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Is it possible to check on the end (3) that user visit came from (1) my shortened link? No, because "(1) my shortened link" is not the referrer. The web page that contains "(1) my shortened link" is the referrer and it's this that is potentially*1 passed down the line by the browser. For example: Webpage-X contains "my-shortener-...


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You are filtering on the wrong thing. You have the filter field set to Hostname. That will filter Google Analytics hits that claim to be recording statistics for that site. If you filter on the host name to prevent GA spam, you would usually exclude all host names that don't match the domain name for your site. According to this article and this Google ...


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You will not get duplicate data this way. That referral traffic logic only works and is meant to work for attribution purposes. You don't want to use attribution reports to analyze how users go between subdomains. Because that info will be influenced by your attribution model and overwritten accordingly to it and other channels. You should still be able to ...


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It seems that <meta name="referrer-policy" …> has never been a standard nor a draft. So <meta name="referrer-policy" content="unsafe-url"> was presumably ignored by Microsoft Edge 16. And regarding Referrer Policies, Can I Use reports that Microsoft Edge versions 12 to 18 initially supported an early draft of the ...


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There is a way to do something close to @StephenOstermiller's answer with "Motion charts" but without having to use Flash (as of today, with Flash disabled in the browser, "Motion charts" don't work). It's called Plot rows:


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