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Referring Links

Any time a visitor comes to your site, chances are they came from somewhere else. The link the visitor clicked on to get to your site, therefore, is called the "referring link". This report displays the full URL (including the query string) that referred a visitor to your site, in descending order, based on the number of times that URL was the referrer. Inclusing of the actual query string or any other attibute of the link is what separates a Referring Link from a Referring URL.Note: Occasionally, you may see a "No Referrer" listed. This can happen if a visitor navigates to a URL by typing it into the browser's address bar or if the website is set as the browser's homepage. In addition, there are also some scripts and privacy programs that can be used to block referral information when a visitor navigates from one website to another.

Note: This report can be added as a report item to a custom report. For more information on report items, refer to Understanding Report Items.

For a definition of the terms listed on this page, please refer to the Glossary.