Referrer

Third party website or source (i.e. search engine, link, banner, email) through which a visitor reaches your site. Search engines are the primary example, but other sites with links leading to your site are also referrers. Some examples are forums, banners, links, directories, portals, shops, homepages, etc. See Opentracker User Forum for'recognized search engine list'. Email can also be a referrer. If a person clicks on a link from an email to your site this is captured if they are using an online mail client.

WAA Definitions: 
​The referrer is the page URL that originally generated the request for the current page view or object.
The internal referrer is a page URL that is internal to the website or a web-property within the website as defined by the user. 
The external referrer is a page URL where the traffic is external or outside of the website or a web-property defined by the user.
The search referrer is an internal or external referrer for which the URL has been generated by a search function.
The visit referrer is the first referrer in a session, whether internal, external or null.
​The original referrer is the first referrer in a visitor's first session, whether internal, external or null.


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