Wealthy Affiliate Not Recognized By Statcounter?

Last Update: June 19, 2016

While I still am figuring out Google analytics and why the stats there are different from Google Webmaster tools, I am using the noob-friendly Statcounter.

I wanted to know where my visitors come from, and in the projects page I can see a breakdown of sites and search engines that referred the traffic to my site, The Healthy Opinion.

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I was surprised that out of 110 total visits yesterday, 60 of them have "no referring link". And that I didn't see Wealthy Affiliate in the referring lists at all.

I decided to do a random and quick experiment. So I cleared my statcounter stats and reset everything to zero, then had my friend from Winnipeg click my website link from my WA profile page.

Her visit came up, with her IP address, location, and internet service provider a match, but no Wealthy Affiliate seen, and it's listed under "no referring link".

I wonder why?

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eddieviray Premium
I have no idea why it is.
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caisaki Premium
Maybe it's just a glitch :)
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danklut Premium
Hey it's possible it may be an auto responder issue . Did you change any optin or landing pages?
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caisaki Premium
I have no idea what optin pages are, but apart from uploading themes, l haven't done much. :p
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danklut Premium
Opt in page is a sign in with a.email page. You connect those directly to your auto responder along with your sales funnel or your thank you page. Which ever route you choose to take. Sometimes problems come up in your auto responder which is why I brought that up. I have never tried using a stat counter so i can't tell you how reliable those are. Or even where to find one for that matter lol
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caisaki Premium
I chose statcounter because many members recommended using it while still figuring out how to understand google analytics. I don't have an opt in page, but now that you mention it, I will look into that to start subscriptions :)
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WaynePro Premium
Yes, good catch. Let's see what Kyle or Carson have to say.

Thanks
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caisaki Premium
Yup, if it were anything significant. :)
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halinphilly Premium
I wonder if Kyle and/or Carson are aware of this and how significant an issue it is or isn't. Maybe drop a support ticket and get some feedback from the top?
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caisaki Premium
The support team has so much work, I didn't want to add to their workload since it's not causing harm to my site. But I was curious haha.
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halinphilly Premium
Well, if you're really curious, it can't hurt to pose the question. That's why they make the big bucks :-)
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caisaki Premium
Will do :)
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KariLee Premium
This is interesting. I have no idea why.
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caisaki Premium
Yeah me too. I'm curious because it might be beneficial to do the same to our sites if it was meant to be done.
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