Is Google search query a paid option?


(wroot) #1

I have tried searching, but i’m not sure about this. When i check my detailed visits page i often see Google as the source without any other information. But with Bing it shows the actual search query that lead visitor to my site. If this is a paid option, then Bing should probably also not show up. Or maybe this is a bug/misconfiguration for Google queries?


(Lukas Winkler) #2

Hi,

Google has stopped sending the exact Referrer when visiting your site from Google Search years ago.

So all that Matomo (and every other software) can detect is https://www.google.com/ with no way to find out the search query.

Google shows a report about the search queries used to find your website on https://search.google.com/search-console/about and you can use Search Engine Keywords Performance - Matomo Plugins Marketplace plugin to import this data (and the equivalent from Bing) into Google.