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website link indentify which website link was used when link was clicked without UTM codes

how to identify which website my web link came from without using UTM codes

I have a website
www.mycompany.com

now I create a link on my facebook page

www.mycompany.com

and I also create a link on my twitter page

www.mycompany.com


What I want to know is there a way for me to trace which website (facebook or twitter) the person used the link,  I know I can just add utm_source to the web-link as a paramter and create a modified link for each website.
But what I want to do is have the same web link just the www.mycompany.com, and push that link to any website. So that if anyone clicks on that link I will be able to see which website they came from

I am wondering if there is any data that comes along with the link that would enable me to work out which site the link came from
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Jayesh Acharya
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Dirk KotteSECommented:
within the http header you should see the "HTTP referer"
should be logged at the webserver-log.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Referrer
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Allie WattsDemand Generation & Digital Marketing SpecialistCommented:
If you do not want to use utms, you could use Google Analytics site content reports to see a general report with the source of where your traffic is coming from.

Here is more information on setting up Google Analytics, they have a free version. In order to keep your sessions down and be able to view the report at 100% accuracy, view it a day at a time by setting the calendar's date range in the upper right-hand corner.  You can check the session accuracy in the upper left-hand corner using the shield.

Calendar section on reports
calendar.JPGShield for session accuracy
Use this shield to look at the session accuracy on your report
Once you have set up your Google Analytics account, it will start collecting data and after a few days you can view the source of your page traffic. Go to the behavior section on the left rail > site content > all pages. Once you are here you can choose your dates, and even search for specific pages using the search bar on top of the report rectangle.

Report Menu
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Once you are here, add a secondary dimension of "Source" or "Source/Medium" to see where your traffic came from. Here are the definitions of how Google Analytics populates the fields. If you decide to add utm parameters to your urls in the future, you will just have more control on what source of medium is populated.

Setting up a secondary dimension
secondary-dimension.JPG
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Jayesh AcharyaTechnichal ConsultantAuthor Commented:
thank you that gets me started,

now i need to figure out how to read the http information
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