Automotive technology is predicted to progress further this year. One of them is the adoption of a thin and light smartphone screen in vehicle production.
USNews reported, the smartphone screen, especially Gorilla Glass manufactured by Corning Inc., has several times tried to become the windshield. The use of this glass significantly reduces vehicle weight.
One of the leading automotive companies that have used glass used on billions of mobile phones worldwide is the BMW AG. The material is used in interior panels in hybrid sports car BMW i8.
While Ford Motor Co. will become the first manufacturer to use Gorilla Glass for windshield and rear in the latest GT sports car which releases next year. The plan, the engine cover will also use this material.
“This is the most recent thing that happened to the glass since 1923,” said Paul Linden, supervisor of Ford’s exterior body mechanism. To note, 1923 was when Henry Ford began using crushed glass in Model T.
Described, the use of this material can make the windshield lighter by 32 percent. Of course, with a lighter weight, then the fuel was more efficient. “Weight is the enemy,” Linden said.
Despite having many advantages, the use of Gorilla Glass is more massively hit cost constraints. To note, Gorilla Glass is more expensive US $ 2 – 4 per pound than traditional glass. *
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What is referral traffic? Why is it important? Well, Jack Miller, the Senior Customer Success Manager of Semalt, explains that referral traffic is the segment of traffic that lands on your site via another source. The source could be a link from another domain. Google Analytics immediately knows where the web traffic was before landing on your site. As such it (Google Analytics) will display the domain names of these websites as referral traffic source in its reports.
How is your data affected when you exclude referral traffic?
It’s by default that referrers automatically trigger new sessions. However, when you opt to exclude any referral source, then the web traffic from the excluded domains does not trigger new sessions. As is obvious, if you want referral traffic to trigger new sessions then you should not include the domains in this exclusion list.
From the above scenario, you can see that since referrals trigger new sessions, excluding the referrals then implies that it affects how your sessions are calculated. This interaction can be counted as a singular or multiple sessions depending on how you handle referrals. For instance, a user on mysite.com visits your website; yoursite.com then goes back to mysite.com. If you have not excluded your website (yoursite.com), then both sessions are counted. Once every time he/ she lands on mysite.com. If on the other hand, you excluded yoursite.com then only a single session would be triggered. That’s how excluding referral traffic affects how your sessions are counted.
Common applications of referral exclusions
- for third party payment processing
- cross domain tracking
The exclusion list
You should be aware of the fact that only web traffic from a domain and its sub domains can be excluded. Traffic from a domain with sub-string matches is not.
For instance, if you exclude referral traffic from website.com, then web traffic from the domain website.com and sub domain another.website.comis excluded. Web traffic from another-website.com is however not excluded.
How to create a referral exclusion list?
- start by signing into your Google Analytics account
- click on ‘Admin’
- using the drop down menu somewhere on your account column, select a property you’d wish to tweak
- click on Tracking-Info
- click Referral-Exclusion-List
- add the domain name then create your list
- save the changes, and you’re good to go
How to remove a domain from the exclusion list?
If for some reason best known to you to reconsider removing a domain from the exclusion list then you can do so with ease. Use the steps above except for a small detail – rather than add a referral, remove it. Finish off by clicking Delete Domain then save changes.
Test the waters
Ensure that your exclusion list is working by testing it. Experts recommend you to use Google’s Tag Assistant Recording. It will tell you what’s being excluded and what is not.
There are times when traffic excluded still appears in your report. It could happen because:
- users visited your site before you creating the exclusion list
- they could be using bookmarks