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External Referral Page URL Tracking

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Team,

 

I would like to track exact referral page to my site not the referring domain. Is it possible to capture? It is working internally for the specific pages but not for the external website pages.

 

Like, if we linked our own site www.ownsite.com/about/me  from the external sites www.linkedin.com/page1/page2  or www.otherdomain.com/page1/page2, we are able to capture ONLY the www.linkedin.com or www.otherdomain.com not the exact page where the links clicked from to our site. 

 

We are using document.referrer to store the referrer page value in one of the evar's. It is working fine for internal page referrer. Same logic is not working for external.

 

Any other way that we can track the external referrer page? 

 

Thanks

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Referrer (the full URL) is tracked by default, Referring Domain is extracted from the referrer.  This uses the same document.referrer. However, some sites don't allow the full URL to be passed, if this happens there is nothing you can do. You can only access what is passed in the headers of your page, if the full URL is not passed, and only the domain, this is unfortunately all you will get.

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Please create UTM Paramater URL of your site for capturing external campaigns data and capture site URL in one variable so that you can get all the details.

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Referrer (the full URL) is tracked by default, Referring Domain is extracted from the referrer.  This uses the same document.referrer. However, some sites don't allow the full URL to be passed, if this happens there is nothing you can do. You can only access what is passed in the headers of your page, if the full URL is not passed, and only the domain, this is unfortunately all you will get.