Traffic

Traffic source dimensions

Source: Every referral to a web site has an origin, or source. Possible sources include: “google” (the name of a search engine), “facebook.com” (the name of a referring site), “spring_newsletter” (the name of one of your newsletters), and “direct” (users that typed your URL directly into their browser, or who had bookmarked your site).

Medium: Every referral to a website also has a medium. Possible medium include: “organic” (unpaid search), “cpc” (cost per click, i.e. paid search), “referral” (referral), “email” (the name of a custom medium you have created), “none” (direct traffic has a medium of “none”).

Keyword: The keywords that users searched are usually captured in the case of search engine referrals. This is true for both organic and paid search. Note, however, that when SSL search is employed, Keyword will have the value (not provided).

Campaign is the name of the referring AdWords campaign or a custom campaign that you have created.

Content identifies a specific link or content item in a custom campaign. For example, if you have two call-to-action links within the same email message, you can use different Content values to differentiate them so that you can tell which version is most effective.

You can use Custom Campaigns to tag links to use your own custom values for Campaign, Medium, Source, and Keyword.