HoosierBuff

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Hi,

This is tangentially local SEO, but, I've posted on Google's forum and gotten nothing.

I have a bank, and they are showing referrals from the online banking software (which is on a different domain than the bank itself). The referrals come from users who exit the online bank, and then are referred back to the banks domain.

I am wondering if I should put the online bank on the self referral list. Where I'm slightly hung up is, I feel like if I am a user, and I went to bank domain > Online Bank Domain > bank domain then, wouldn't that not count as a referral because the session is likely still active? and if so should I not exclude those referrals?

I'm trying to make sure the data is clean, but, don't want to wipe out legitimate traffic. As far as I can tell, few people start on the online bank domain without going to the main bank domain first.
 
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