What is referral traffic?

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  1. sonamg

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    Hi, can anyone please explain what is referral traffic?
     
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    Visitors that come to your website from sites other than the major search engines are considered referral traffic. When someone clicks a link on a website or social network and is then taken to another site, tracking software, such as Google Analytics or HubSpot, counts that visitor as referral traffic.

    Referral traffic is important to inbound marketers because it sends potentially qualified visitors to your website from trusted websites.
     
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    When a user follow your websites link which is present on a websites other than social media websites & search engines. This kind of user traffic is called referral traffic.
    Your website traffic is divided into 4 parts:
    1. Direct Traffic (User Directly typed in the website URL)
    2. Social Traffic (User visited to your website via your website's link on a social media website)
    3. Organic Traffic (User visited your website from a search result of search engine)
    4. Referral Traffic (As explained above)
     
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    Referral traffic is Google's method of reporting visits that came to your site from sources outside of its search engine. When someone clicks on a hyperlink to go to a new page on a different website, Analytics tracks the click as areferral visit to the second site.
     
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    Where do you get your information? This is about as wrong at is gets.

    It's got nothing to do with Google or tracking.

    @VITS USA explained what referral traffic is.

    Referrals dwarf search engine traffic. I saw a figure a while back suggesting referrals account for 90% of all internet traffic.
     
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    It's really very easy to understand Referral traffic by just name, Referral traffic is means traffic coming from other sources not direct.

    FOR EXAMPLE:

    If you're using Facebook & you click on share link on Facebook that will be called as Referral traffic.
     
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    Referral traffic is Google's strategy for announcing visits that went to your site from sources outside of its internet searcher. When somebody taps on a hyperlink to go to another page on an alternate site, Analytics tracks the snap as a referral visit to the second site.
     
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    No it's not.

    Referral traffic has got nothing to do with Google.
     
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    It's very simple - A traffic comes from other's website to your website than it is consider as Referral Traffic.
     
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    Referral traffic is one of Google's way to report visits that came to your site from source outside of its search engine.
     
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    Google has got nothing to do with it.
     
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    Referral traffic means a visit from direct link on other website rather than directly or from search engines.
     
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    Referral traffic is Google’s way of reporting visits that came to your site from sources outside of its search engine.

    For example, when someone clicks on a hyperlink to go to a new page on a different website, Google Analytics tracks the click as a referral visit to the second site.
     
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    Referral traffic has go nothing to do with Google. Referral traffic is simply visitors who land on your site from sources other than the search engines. It's got nothing to do with analytics either.
     
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    Referral traffic is from other websites, search engines, any link clicked to your website or redirect from another site. Google can report referral traffic, but google can also be a source of referral traffic.
     
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    Referral traffic is important for your website because it sends possible buyers to your website from other sites. By checking the list of referrals
     
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    Referral traffic is used to describe visitors to your site that come from direct links on other websites rather than directly or from searches.

    Direct traffic means the visitor comes directly typed in the website URL
    Organic traffic means traffic visited your website from a search result of search engine
    Referral Traffic means visitor comes from other sites where you share your link like Medium
    Social Traffic
    means user comes from different social media sites like Facebook, Quora, Pinterest etc
     
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    @Business Loan Leads

    You have missed a whole load of traffic sources: email marketing, advertising, QR codes, SMS marketing and so on.
     
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    Referral traffic is important for your website because it sends possible buyers to your website from other sites that might have the same target group and people trust their recommendations already.
     
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    Basically it refers to the origin from which the user landed on your website.
     
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