With new Universal Analytics, every new referral value triggers a new session:
How excluding referral traffic affects your data
By default, a referral automatically triggers a new session. When you exclude a referral source, traffic that arrives to your site from the excluded domain doesn’t trigger a new session. If you want traffic arriving from a specific site to trigger a new session, don't include that domain in this table.
And then, there is this Referral Exclusion List to make some referrals not trigger it:
- Navigate to a property. If you're not in the settings screen, click Admin.
- Click Tracking Info then Referral Exclusion List.
- Enter the Domain.
- Click Apply to save.
However, I'm not able to find Referral Exclusion List in my Tracking Info. :( Here's a screenshot:
What can be done about it? This effectively prevents me from tracking source of my conversions (payment is handled at external site).
(I even tried manually substituting
ReferralExclusionList/ in Admin dashboard URL, with no success.)