Appreciate the quick follow-up.
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Method #1: rel=canonical tag and you'll see the details there.
The idea, I believe, is that as a blogger, I'm syndicating my content to sqlservercentral and it's be scrapped, great! However, once that is pulled all the google analytics hits on the page don't reflect in that page's metrics because there is no link to the "original appeared on" page it's pulled from. Medium, lifehacker and others support this with the canonical tag to ensure the original source content is properly linked for analytics.
Does that make sense?
I'm not trying to complain, just bring this up as I realized in reviewing the page source that this wasn't the current link and as a result, I realized I've actually had a much higher view count on some articles, but have little way to get insight into this because it's not really linked once it's pulled into this site.
Let me know what you think. cheers