leaseman — 2013-11-05T18:31:02-05:00 — #1
Google Analytics is showing an unusual amount of traffic from this website: http://www.carolinetest.com/category/trucks-articles
The problem I have is that I can't find my link anywhere on the site so how is Google Analytics showing that I'm getting traffic from this here?
I wouldn't care but it's throwing off my Analytics numbers big time.
zakelijk — 2013-11-06T04:38:05-05:00 — #2
Couldn't it be a advertisement on there website based on cookies? So many people on carolinetest website gets to see your ads?
wayneliew — 2013-11-06T09:18:53-05:00 — #3
Google Analytics only shows the root domain of a referring source so it is unlikely that you can pinpoint a particular page based upon the referral report alone.
You can, however, perform a Google site search on the referring domain for your domain name. For example, "site:carolinetest.com [your URL]
This is what I usually do when I get new referring domains in GA that I'm curious to learn more. Let me know if this trick works for you.
leaseman — 2013-11-06T12:01:03-05:00 — #4
I did a site search as you suggested and nothing came up. When I click on the root domain in GA it takes me to specific page the traffic is coming from, the url I mentioned above. I still cant figure out how it can be referring me traffic if my url is no where to be found on the site/page.
technobear — 2013-11-06T12:28:17-05:00 — #5
McAfee SiteAdvisor shows:
Not very informative, but I'd tread warily if you visit that site.
leaseman — 2013-11-06T12:39:15-05:00 — #6
Not sure, I'm not much of a coder. Is there anyway to get rid of this? Thanks for your help by the way.
technobear — 2013-11-10T13:25:07-05:00 — #7
leaseman — 2013-11-11T17:35:05-05:00 — #8
Thanks TechnoBear. Thats exactly the advice I was looking for.