| 12:00 pm on Feb 14, 2000 (gmt 0)|
No referrer usually means (from what I understand) that it was like you say typed in or from a bookmark. Where the person got the URL , if it's word of mouth, no way to know. If it was bookmarked, and the user uses IE5, you could look through your logs for a GET on favico.ico.
For the future you could use a tracking URL i.e. [mydomain.com?ref=SEW...] and logs should show them as separate URL calls.
| 12:02 pm on Feb 14, 2000 (gmt 0)|
Speaking of which, what's the latest on Traxis?
| 5:23 am on Feb 15, 2000 (gmt 0)|
What Happens when a new browser window is opened from the refering webpage? I'll admit I havent done extensive checking on this but i seem to get a ton of these on my page.
| 9:57 am on Feb 16, 2000 (gmt 0)|
>What Happens when a new browser window is opened from the refering webpage?
Same as if it was in the same page - no difference.
We did finally track down the source of the traffic. They'd gotten mention in a pretty big news paper article.
Strange that no one would mention something like that in email or whatever.
| 4:09 am on Feb 22, 2000 (gmt 0)|
Isn't that weird? A friend of mine had the same thing happen...a sudden and dramatic traffic jump from a magazine article that he didn't even know about. One of his e-mails clued him in because they mentioned "I read about your site in (big national magazine)...". You'd think they'd contact you first or something!
| 8:45 am on Mar 3, 2000 (gmt 0)|
Same thing happend right here yesterday - it jumped to 10k for no apparent reason (2x what we normally do). I haven't tracked it down.
Which brings up an interesting question about refering urls and sites setting behind https or password protected sites. What is the logic on sending or not sending a ref url from those types of pages? Appears IE is actually better at blocking them than some other browsers.
| 5:15 am on Mar 9, 2000 (gmt 0)|
Brett, your post on the AV message board (about too many url's submitted) lead me here.
I normally right click on the URL and open in a new window.
| 1:22 pm on Mar 9, 2000 (gmt 0)|
Thanks Shri. I think I have this fixed. When I reorded the boards, strange things started to happen, so I reset everything.