@Lamy-ux opened this Issue on November 18th 2019

In Google Analytics, you can define so-called reference exclusions in tracking, for example to track a payment page such as paypal.com not as a reference or home page. It isn't possible with Matomo. Since many of these had already been requested in the forum:

It would be very nice if you could implement that.

@mattab commented on January 21st 2020 Member

@Lamy-ux it is possible to exclude some websites from being marked as "Referrers" to your visit.
To do this, simply define these website URLs as "Alias URLs" on your website in Matomo.
You can do this by editing the websites in Administration > Websites > Edit, and entering your URL of your payment gateway under Alias URLs.

@FITZKRAWALLDO commented on October 18th 2020

@mattab We searched for that "alias url" section. Is it still there? Was is like renamed? We cannot find it.

We want to exclude paypal because matomo list all client which comes back to our thank you page from paypal will be listed under "pages" at ecommerce/sales report "Website: www.paypal.com"

@Findus23 commented on October 18th 2020 Member


Matt is referring to the URLs section of the individual website settings in Administration > Websites > Manage:


@FITZKRAWALLDO commented on October 18th 2020


okay so I will add "www.paypal.com" to the section where "http://example.com" is placed? I entered the website-name of the shop as well. Is that right?

So, that is like:

Do I have to update the trackingcode?

Thank you!

@webberian commented on July 14th 2022

This issue can probably be closed, as discussion in #18612 has lead to fix #19302.

This Issue was closed on July 14th 2022
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