How to find referral traffic in google analytics
It is very important to know that where from Referral Traffic is Coming Out
Many People have no idea to check referral traffic in google analytics it’s simple and few step process
this post will help to find your referral traffic in google analytics after reading this post you loved this post
First, let us know that what is referral traffic
Why not use UTM parameters?
I know one question that is going to pop up in your mind is “Why not use UTM parameters?” I agree, UTM parameters are the best way to find out exactly where your traffic is coming from, but those are available to you only when you are the one who places the link. If someone else uses your link in a tweet, post, group, etc., they probably won’t tag it for you. Hence, reviewing referral paths is a good strategy to use as a backup for finding out about links you can’t tag with UTM parameters.
Tweets on Twitter
Which tweets drive the most traffic to your website? Who tweets them? The answer is in the referral paths. Start by going to Traffic Sources > Sources > Referrals and clicking on t.co. There, you’ll find the following.
Not too interesting, right? But don’t worry, there’s a way to figure out which tweets these came from. The Campalyst Tweet Lookup Plugin is a Google Chrome extension that changes all of these ugly t.co referral paths into actual tweets. This plugin is $5 a month (unless you want to analyze only 5 days worth of data at a time).
While it doesn’t gather information for most tweets before the plugin was installed and connected to your Google Analytics account, it will work going forward. Until then, your t.co referral paths will look like this.
How to Use This Information
Finding out which tweets are driving the most traffic to your website will help you identify your strongest and most influential brand advocates on Twitter. Be sure to thank them regularly when they tweet your content, and build a relationship with them so that they continue to do so.
Pins on Pinterest
You know how to find out which images from your website are pinned most often using the following URL and replacing domain.com with your domain…
But which pins actually drive traffic to your website? Now you can find out by going to Traffic Sources > Sources > Referrals and clicking on pinterest.com. There, you’ll find the following.
Except for the one labeled offsite, you can click on the outgoing link icon next to each to see the pin that drove traffic to your website.
How to Use This Information
In addition to thanking the Pinterest users who shared your image, you can use this to see what types of images get pinned. These are the types of images you will want to use again or replicate in the future. You also can encourage Pinterest users to click through to your website.
Which Images Rank in Google Image Search?
Curious about which images rank well in Google Image Search and drive traffic to your website? This one isn’t an exact science, but it will point you in the right direction. Start by going to Traffic Sources > Sources > Referrals and clicking on google.com. Then click on the /images referral path. Use the secondary dimension drop-down and select Landing Page under Traffic Sources. There, you’ll see the following.