I have around 50 websites listed with Bay9.com. Traffic counts on sites that I have listed were moderate up until the 5th of January when traffic dramatically increased. Before the 5th around 75-85% of the click-thrus had a referral tag in my log files. Since the boom in traffic on the 5th only around 25% of the clicks brought back a referral tag which leads me to beleive Bay9 is involved in some fishy activity.
Is anyone else out there having this problem? I'm not qualified to say exactly why there is no referral tag. If anyone has any ideas on what is happening please inform.
Not familiar with Bay9.com but check theuser agents for AOL installed on their browsers. AOL users using AOL search will not return any referring information because of their proxy servers. Are your sites listed in AOL Search?