Exclude referrer domains from Google Analytics tracking

Modified on: Tue, 23 Jul, 2019 at 5:30 PM


Understand Referral Traffic and Referrer Domain

Google Analytics offer Referral Traffic report, which shows which websites bring traffic to your store. When readers click the link to your online store from a blog, for example, the blog is regarded as a source of traffic to your store.

There might be some sources you don't want to appear in the Referral Traffic report. For example, after a customer goes to checkout page, visit PayPal, then returns to your store to continue shopping, paypal.com might be listed as a source. This domain is called Refferer Domain.

Remove Referrer Domain

To remove unwanted domains in your Referral Traffic report, please follow  Google's instructions to add those domains to your Referral exclusion list.

To get the most out of your referral data, consider adding the following domains to your referral exclusion list:

- The primary domain of your online store (such as yourshopbasestore.com)

- Any external payment providers that you are using (such as paypal.com)


If you need our assistance with the steps, don't hesitate to shoot an email. We are here to help!

ShopBase team.


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