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What is the difference between referrers and referring domain report in Adobe Analytics?

RashidJorvee
Level 4
Level 4

Is there any difference between referrers report and referring domain report in Adobe Analytics. I can see both the reports are under Acquisition. 

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Thank you in advance.

Rashid

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AnbazhaganCTS
Correct answer by
Level 2
Level 2

Referring domain:
The ‘Referring domain’ dimension reports which domains visitors click through to reach your site. This dimension is useful to understand which third-party sites drive the most traffic to yours

Referrer :
The ‘Referrer’ dimension reports which URLs visitors were on when clicking through to reach your site. This dimension is useful to understand which specific URLs drive the most traffic to your site.

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pabloc82923542
Level 9
Level 9

Referring domain report 

lists domain name in ranked order

yahoo.com

gooogle.com

etc....

 

referrers report looks at the unique referring URLs that brought users to your site. Often will be serp results urls 

 

Think of domains as high level and referrers as specific urls.

 

good luck.

 

shinnara
Level 2
Level 2

The ‘Referring domain’ dimension reports which domains visitors click through to reach your site. This dimension is useful to understand which third-party sites drive the most traffic to yours. A link must exist on the external site and a visitor must click it in order for the dimension item to show up.Referrers have query and strings included path details. .

Khurshid_Alam
Employee
Employee

Referring domains are just domain. Referrers have path and query strings included.

AnbazhaganCTS
Correct answer by
Level 2
Level 2

Referring domain:
The ‘Referring domain’ dimension reports which domains visitors click through to reach your site. This dimension is useful to understand which third-party sites drive the most traffic to yours

Referrer :
The ‘Referrer’ dimension reports which URLs visitors were on when clicking through to reach your site. This dimension is useful to understand which specific URLs drive the most traffic to your site.

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jeff_bloomer
Level 8
Level 8

Well, I accidentally hit the "Me Too" button, but really, all I wanted to say was all of these answers are perfectly good.  Just think of it this way:

  • Referring domains are a roll-up of the domains (high level) listed in the larger list of all the Referrers (more granular).

Hope you found the answer you needed.