- Referrer report: Displays all previous URLs linked to your site that do not match internal URL filters.
- Referring Domain report: Similar to the Referrer report, it combines all referring URLs to just their root domains.
- Original Referring Domain report: Success metrics get credit for the first referring domain a visitor entered your site on, regardless of subsequent referring domains.
- Referrer report and Referring Domain report: If all similar domains in a referrer report were combined, it would match the referring domain report. Though these two reports report the same data, they are organized differently.
- Referring Domain and Original Referring Domain report: Comparing these two reports don't yield accurate results. A user's original referring domain doesn't always match the more recent referring domain that contributed to a success event. For example:
- A visitor comes to your site through google.com, browses your products, then leaves.
- That same person comes back several days later via msn.com and makes a purchase.
The Referring Domains report would attribute an order to msn.com while the Original Referring Domains report would attribute an order to google.com.