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One of my clients has a website and got not spammy backlinks in a Wikipedia article.

When I test it for SEO purposes with Google Analytics (from different IPs), apparently there is no referral information. On the Real-Time view my test visit is visible but with There is no data for this view in the referrals subview. And this visits appear as (direct) / (none) on the Traffic sources view.

Wikipedia is not hiding in any way its links origin, since it is shown in the server visits log. Is Google ignoring Wikipedia as a referral? Am I missing anything else?

Update: Now it works, several days after the link was active. Maybe something is detecting for how long the link was there so that it doesn't work just from the beginning, as a security measure? Many visits are actually not recorded.

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Do you have access to the direct server logs? This will tell you if wikipedia sent a referer URL or not. –  joshuahedlund Aug 15 '13 at 13:02
    
Also, did you access the site from Wikipedia's website or through something like a mobile app? Apps do not pass referer info and show up as direct traffic. –  joshuahedlund Aug 15 '13 at 13:17
    
To add, are you logged into Wiki? is the URL HTTPS? –  bybe Aug 15 '13 at 13:40
    
@joshuahedlund Yes, I just saw the latest visitors log in CPanel and wikipedia url is shown as a referrer. I'll edit my question, thanks. I access from a regular computer browser, not an app. –  Rober Aug 15 '13 at 17:28
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@Rober If you consider this question resolved, please try to add an answer below and accept it when you can - thanks. –  dan Dec 3 '13 at 8:50
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