My latest project was featured on a design showcase gallery.
That showcase gallery uses two ways to link to my website:
1.The URL shortener bit.ly
2. A direkt link pointing directly http://geschenkhamster.de/
The URL shortener - bit.ly - preserves the referrer so it does not show up in my Piwik stats.
But: I am also tracking with Google Analytics and Omniture. While Omniture does not show the real referrer, Google Analytics recognises the referrer:
Visits from a certain showcase gallery:
Google Analytics: 1 494**
*Probably visitors using the direct link.
** Visitors using the direct link + bit.ly
Why does Google Analytics know the referrer? Is there a way to make Piwik also realize the real referrer?