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Site URL: https://www.machinevisionbar.com

Hi! 

While analysing my Traffic Source on the Squarespace Analytics I noticed that almost 50% of my referrals were coming from my own website (https://www.machinevisionbar.com) 

I'm not quite sure what it means? 

Does it mean that my traffic number might be false, and that 1 unique visitors is actually counted as a few visits? 

I'm not sure if what I'm saying is clear, but please let me know if you have experience the same thing, happy to discuss. 

thanks !

Marianne 

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A self referral, which is what you are describing would generally happen if the previous step was being noted as your own domain. So when you are saying that you are seeing your own domain as the self

A self referral, which is what you are describing would generally happen if the previous step was being noted as your own domain. So when you are saying that you are seeing your own domain as the self-referral the only thing that comes to mind is some kind of redirection that happens before your main website loads.

My suggestion is to download screaming frog SEO spider and do some URL analysis and to to check your domain is mapped properly with DNS. I'd also check with support as this is connected to an analytics issue which might need checking by them

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On 5/12/2021 at 7:46 AM, GlynMusica said:

A self referral, which is what you are describing would generally happen if the previous step was being noted as your own domain. So when you are saying that you are seeing your own domain as the self-referral the only thing that comes to mind is some kind of redirection that happens before your main website loads.

My suggestion is to download screaming frog SEO spider and do some URL analysis and to to check your domain is mapped properly with DNS. I'd also check with support as this is connected to an analytics issue which might need checking by them

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Hi, 

yes after a lot of search I've noticed that some links in my website were the https links to other pages of my website, rather than the "page" option (not sure if I'm clear) ... 

but it works now 🙂

 

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This might have to do with the way that these links were formatted. By using the PAGE option you can be sure that the right types of links are being added. For example http and https links from an ads campaign can null the source/medium information if they are not consistent.  Something like that SEO spider will help you ID anything that is standing out. You can also force HTTPS on all sessions using the options in SS to make sure that the links are going through https. I'd enable that before running the spider so you can ID those links that might have been hardcoded in the way that you have mentioned and probably would not therefore be rewritten server side by the checkbox enable option on https 🙂

 

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