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Posted on 2010-11-18
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If I do a meta refresh/redirect from A to B, or a JavaScript Redirect from A to B, will Google Analytics show A as the referring page? What about with a 301?
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Yes it will show or both
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Things start to get very browser dependent.

Affiliates are often trying to hide referrer which is what GA works on.

Even a double meta redirect isn't a guarantee on all browsers, but it does cover most.

If you search on double meta redirect you will find some interesting articles, mainly on blackhat and affiliate forums.
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Thanks guys appreciate the info.

Andy - in this case, strange as it may be, I'm actually looking to make sure the referrer is passed.
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