Stop reading if you are not a Google Analytics pro.
We have an OSCommerce website for which all Google Analytics codes have properly been installed (in the footer). Everything works properly and traffic data as well as E-commerce data is collecting right now.
However, our own website shows as a referral in our traffic sources.
Not only is our own website a referral to ourselves, but 100% of our sales supposedly come from this referral which is our own site.
To be exact, [url removed, login to view] shows as a referral to www.example.com. Moreover, all sales come from this referral which means we have no way of actually knowing the real source of transactions.
So if you come to [url removed, login to view] via adwords and make a purchase, in analytics instead of saying a transaction was made and the traffic originated from adwords, it will say the traffic originated from [url removed, login to view]
This issue should be fixed.
Additionally, the freelancer is expected to set up tracking for a referral campaign with another website.
In all cases, the freelancer should explain specifically what changes he has done.