Loosing referral on google Analytics https / http


#1

If you are using Google Analytics and you get a referral from a https site (ex. https://sitea.com), while yours is still http before cloudflare, you are loosing the source. That means the referal is not sitea.com, it is direct.

Is there any solution to that problem?

Thanks


#2

Are you saying that you want to redirect all HTTPS traffic to HTTP ?


#3

No.

If you get traffic on a http site from a https site, google Analytics does not know the referral:

So, if I use Cloudflare for the https, I lose all referral informaiton as Google treats the site as http.

Hope that helps.
Thanks


#4

Doesn’t Google Analytics let you specify all the URLs your domain uses? So you’d include all combinations of HTTP/HTTPS and www/non-www.

Is there some way you can install SSL on your server? If it’s cPanel, I believe it’s fairly easy to install an Origin Certificate.


#5

I know that webmaster tools treats HTTP and HTTPS as completely different versions of the site. I think if you’re redirecting all traffic from the HTTP to the HTTPS version and you specify the HTTPS protocol in your canonical tag, then that’s all you can do.

https://varvy.com/rel/canonical.html


#6

Oh, wait. you’re taking about the refer policy.


#7

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