Referring Domains Report

Shows the domains that referred the customers that most impacted your site's success metrics. Referrers fall into two main categories: Domains and URLs. Domains refer to the domain name, and appear as the base domain without the query string or subdirectories attached. URLs include the base domain name, as well as any query strings or subdirectories.

Allocation, Expiration, and Special Values

Marketing reports & analytics (SiteCatalyst) Ad hoc analytics Data warehouse
Metric Allocation

Most Recent

Most Recent (can be changed to linear using the linear version of a metic)

Most Recent

Values Expire After Visit - can be shortened but not lengthened Visit Visit
Value Limits None None None
Special values

" Typed/Bookmarked": visits with no referring domain.

" Typed/Bookmarked": visits with no referring domain.

" Typed/Bookmarked": visits with no referring domain.

Notes

  • The referrer, referrer type, and referring domain are set on the first hit of the visit, or during a visit when the referrer is external (for example, if a visitor leaves your site, uses a search engine, then returns to your site before the first visit expires). These values are set at the same time and persist across the visit.
  • The Typed/bookmarked line item does not include other referrer types such as no Javascript or inside your site. Therefore the line items won't match the total because of these omissions.
  • Before July 2012, mobile traffic did not appear in this report.
  • In Data Extract and Excel Client, when All Referring Domains is requested, v14 does NOT include Typed/Bookmarked in the total. v15 does include Typed/Bookmarked.

Report History

Date Change
1/16/2014 Data warehouse was updated to match the logic used by marketing reports & analytics. Before this date, referring domains did not persist across the visit.