Referring link from answers.yahoo.com shows as direct


#1

Hello,

Just upgraded to the newest piwik version and am looking to track referrers to the individual pages on my site.

I have done some tests and I am noticing that the referrer visitors to my piwik-enabled website are showing as Direct when they are indeed coming from the answers.yahoo.com.

I have also created a simple link from one of my blogs and clicking on that link does produce a “Referrer” entry in piwik.

Also, I have noticed a Search visitor from bing.

So Direct/Search/Referrer mostly works but it does not work for answers.yahoo.com.

Why do people who come through the links from answers.yahoo.com show as direct? What can I do about it? Yahoo may be doing some redirects but I coud not verify that by simply looking at the browser.

Thanks in advance!


#2

Floranik, I don’t think this has anything to do with windows pc repair. And I think you are spamming.

This is a simple issue why a visitor from a link from http://answers.yahoo.com (a q&a site) is showing as a Direct visitor instead of a Referred visitor by http://answers.yahoo.com


(Matthieu Aubry) #3

Maybe they show as “direct” because the referrer is lost because the page are HTTPS maybe? or are also pages on HTTP lost?


#4

The referring pages indeed start with https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=201… so they are https:// I have not found a page that would be http://

I have 55% of my visitors coming from “direct” links which is a bit high. I wonder if there is any way to show referrers even if they come from https://answers.yahoo.com.


(Matthieu Aubry) #5

There is no way to see referrers for pages in HTTPS (ssl) as this is “by design” that browsers will not send the HTTPS referrer (it is a privacy benefit of using SSL, but it’s less data to the webmasters of the website!)