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    Questions about Google Analytics


    Hello Everyone,

    I posted this question in Google Optimization. I wasn't aware that there's an analytics board. Here's my question:

    I have my site set up on Google Analytics. I have great visibility in Google, MSN and Ask. Not listed at all on Yahoo. This is my question: Under Visitor Segment Performance > Referring Source.... why is Yahoo[organic] my top referring source. I'm confused. I'm not an analytics pro, so if there's something I'm missing please let me know.

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    I just wanted to clarify that my site has ZERO visibility in Yahoo, so the fact that Yahoo[organic] is my top referring source just doesn't make sense to me

    Thanks,
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    Originally Posted by KAMaster
    Hello Everyone,

    I posted this question in Google Optimization. I wasn't aware that there's an analytics board. Here's my question:

    I have my site set up on Google Analytics. I have great visibility in Google, MSN and Ask. Not listed at all on Yahoo. This is my question: Under Visitor Segment Performance > Referring Source.... why is Yahoo[organic] my top referring source. I'm confused. I'm not an analytics pro, so if there's something I'm missing please let me know.

    Thanks,
    -D
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    Kamster next time please post in the most appropriate board and in that board only. It will slow the process of answering if everyone posts the same questions in a bunch of boards.
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    Thanks for the tips Visio!

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    Would have been nice if Visio had some feedback to your question ....

    One thing I noticed was that traffic through Yahoo Search Marketing (formerly overture) showed up as Yahoo(org) until I added a custom tracking URL. There is a tool through Google analytics which lets you fill out the campaign, source, etc. These are automatically carried over for adwords campaigns, and although Yahoo does add tracking URLs, it was not showing up in GA until I edited the tracking url on the yahoo ads.

    By chance are you running any Yahoo or Overture pay per click ads?
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    try this for GA tracking


    I found this post while I was trying to answer this question for myself. I actually found the answer via Yahoo Search of the Google Analytics site (?!?). Google didnt give this page to me. I wanted to come back here and post the answer for anyone else hunting for this.

    You can find the answer by searching for "Google analytics url builder"

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