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Why Google Scholar Traffic Is Considered As Referral Traffic But Not Organic Traffic

I have tried analyzing Google Analytics Acquisition Reports for one of the websites that I work on (Publishing Platform). I see that traffic from Google Scholar here is considered as Referral Traffic. Isn't it supposed to be considered as Organic Traffic as Google Scholar is also a type of Search Engine?

Am I missing something? Or is this an exception?

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Answer

Because it is not recognized as a Google Search Domain.

Here you can find list about default search engine list recognized ad organic-search sources: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2795821?hl=en#zippy=%2Cin-this-article

The related definition for Google is All Google Search domains. Here you can find list of all Google search domains: https://www.google.com/supported_domains and https://scholar.google.com/ is not in the list.

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source: stackoverflow.com
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