Solved

Redirects and referral pages

Posted on 2010-11-18
3
546 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-18
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?
0
Comment
Question by:Geoff Kenyon
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:Codebot
Codebot earned 100 total points
ID: 34162799
Yes it will show or both
0
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
AndyBeard earned 400 total points
ID: 34165317
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.
0
 
LVL 16

Author Closing Comment

by:Geoff Kenyon
ID: 34182675
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.
0

Featured Post

Space-Age Communications Transitions to DevOps

ViaSat, a global provider of satellite and wireless communications, securely connects businesses, governments, and organizations to the Internet. Learn how ViaSat’s Network Solutions Engineer, drove the transition from a traditional network support to a DevOps-centric model.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Sending an input value from a view to a controller in MVC 3 45
migrating to phpbb forum from vBulletin 4.2 3 97
SP result not being displayed 5 69
Secure log in 'box' 4 45
This article will inform Clients about common and important expectations from the freelancers (Experts) who are looking at your Gig.
CTAs encourage people to do something specific to show interest in your company, product or service. Keep reading to learn why CTAs should always be thought of as extremely important, albeit small, sections of websites.
Explain concepts important to validation of email addresses with regular expressions. Applies to most languages/tools that uses regular expressions. Consider email address RFCs: Look at HTML5 form input element (with type=email) regex pattern: T…
The viewer will get a basic understanding of what section 508 compliance can entail, learn about skip navigation links, alt text, transcripts, and font size controls.

710 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question