How to use the Referrals in your project ?
Referrer (HTTP Referrer) is one of the settings of any visitor coming to any website and it identifies where the visitor came from, in other words from which website they were referred to your website.
To understand better , here is an example, if a visitor came from Google to your website while searching for “Keyword”, his referent would be https://www.google.com/search?q=Keyword – Google’s search page for “Keyword”.
it should be noted that almost any website/webpage on the Internet can do the same thing.
If a visitor comes from a search engine, this traffic is qualified as organic, if a visitor comes from a social network, it falls under “Social traffic, if we leave the Reference field empty, this traffic is called direct.
In our system, you can control the above-mentioned parameter using the Reference field on the settings page of your project.
In the example below, traffic will come from the site Upseo.io from several pages:
It is not necessary for backlinks to be present on the original page. The result of such a setting would be similar to the following in your Google Analytics:
Keep in mind that the web page in your Referrer field must at least look real, for example because many of our customers have mistakenly simply put http://www.google.com, http://www.facebook.com, http://www.twitter.com etc. in the
Referrer field and then contact our support with complaints that these Referrers do not reflect in their Google Analytics.
Obviously, no website in the world can get traffic from the main page of Google.com or Facebook.com, so Google Analytics simply filters these fake referrers.
At the same time, it is quite normal for traffic to come from, for example, https://www.google.com/search?q=Keyword or your own Facebook page, so we strongly recommend that you put real web pages on so that the traffic you receive looks natural.
In your project settings, you can have several URLs and domains, but the total field size is limited to 1064 characters, so be careful not to put too many links because the last one will be cut off if the field size is exceeded.
In conclusion, you can imitate traffic from any URL and website and it works in Google Analytics and almost any other traffic counter.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us!