Just got my access to Site Analytics and noticed the the biggest referrer is yandex.ru, which is Russian a Search Engine.

So given that it is one, maybe it should be placed in the Search Engines column.

yandex.ru under "Referring Sites", Google under "Search Engines"

This is not a duplicate of Why is duckduckgo.com listed as referrer rather than search engine on analytics page? as the answer there says that sites don't show as search engines if Google doesn't have it on the list of default search engines (DuckDuckGo wasn't on the list at the time). However, per the most up to date listing of default search engines from Google, Yandex is on their list of default search engines. As Google Analytics client sites can customize which sites are on their list of search engines, this needs a response from Stack Exchange as to why they decided to de-list Yandex or if the issue is somehow on Google's end.

  • I like their Net Income...ha ha.
    – leeand00
    Feb 17, 2023 at 22:13
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    While the question I linked to mentions another search engine, the answers apply here too.
    – Laurel
    Feb 18, 2023 at 0:11
  • @Laurel Not really a duplicate. The answer there is that Google lists several default search engines, and neither DuckDuckGo nor Yandex were ones at the time that question was posted. However, the most up-to-date listing of the search engines from Google does have Yandex in the list, so this is either a misconfiguration on SE's end (since GA users can customize which sites show as search engines in their analytics) or on Google's end. Per this staff comment, DuckDuckGo began appearing when Google added it Feb 18, 2023 at 6:42
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    I agree with Laurel, and our cross-site duplicate is here: meta.stackoverflow.com/q/305496/3648282
    – Rob
    Feb 18, 2023 at 7:24
  • Ah, so it's an upstream problem...
    – leeand00
    Feb 18, 2023 at 20:23


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