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Initial referrer are always showing $direct

  • 9 November 2021
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Hi Everyone,

I want to track initial referrer of a visitor. sometimes the initial referrer value is correct but most of time its $direct or undefined.

what i need to do to fix this, can any one through some light on this. 

Let me know if you need more information.

Cheers,

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Best answer by bolter 9 November 2021, 18:02

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$direct is as it sounds. People who got to the page directly.

Unknown could be a bunch of different reasons such as no track tools, ad blockers, etc. 

What are you looking to answer with that data?

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If I understand the need you might be looking to track where the users came from. The best way I suggest is sending users from those sources with UTM params and Mixpanel SDK supports that natively 

Hope it helps

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