How to see exactly where my referral came from

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  • #2315986

    culturallife
    Member

    I check my blog stats on a regular basis and just now I saw that “Google News” referred someone to my blog today. I’m really curious about this! Does it mean that an article in Google News has linked to my blog? Is there a way of finding the Google News link that has brought people to my blog? Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is culturallife.wordpress.com.

    #2316102

    timethief
    Member
    #2316104

    culturallife
    Member

    Thanks timethief. :) Having been blogging for a few years now, I know what referrers and search engine terms are — my question is whether it is possible to find the page on Google News that links to my blog.

    #2316105

    raincoaster
    Member

    Google News referrals are great news! It means that your blog has extra chances to appear on Google and that Google considers it to be a true news source rather than just some random blog.

    Unfortunately, sometimes we can see exactly where a GN referral came from in terms of which link, what story, what it looks like on Google, and sometimes we can’t. It’s just something Google does and I’m afraid we have no control over that.

    #2316108

    timethief
    Member

    @culturallife
    raincoaster said it all. I have nothing to add.

    #2316111

    culturallife
    Member

    Thank you both for your help! I’m glad that a Google News referral = great news! :)

    #2316113

    timethief
    Member

    Best wishes for effective blogging. :)

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