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I sometimes see this as a referer in my logs
I sometimes see this as a referer in my logs

 9:57 pm on Jan 11, 2001 (gmt 0)


Anyone? Brett?



 3:32 pm on Jan 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

Extremely strange. As far as I can see, that page has no external links at all. I'll alert my learned collegues and see if they can figure this one out. Hang on in there.


 3:33 pm on Jan 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

thanks dude....


 4:29 pm on Jan 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

I do server and spider research and delvelopment from time to time. I'm in the middle of perfecting a new crawler/se for a niche market. I need urls to crawl to look for specific topics - hello ODP under certain categories. I need to send a referral to id myself - hello Search Engine World.


 6:53 pm on Jan 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

Just yesterday i got referer that has ABSOLUTELLY no links to my site.No banners nothing. I checked also html code but found nothing that would lead to my site. I dont know how can this URL be refferer.Happens to me from time to time.


 8:26 pm on Jan 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

Heppens to me quite frequently. I get a referring page, but when I visit it, the page has NOTHING to do withour site... no links, not even about the same subjects. Not sure how that happens.


 8:29 pm on Jan 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

JonB, I am having this phenomenon - an enormous number of hits from delphi and delphi forums, with not a clue why.


 8:33 pm on Jan 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

my first thought when I come acorss something like this is that someone has harvested on of my pages and is now hosting it on the refering domain...cloaking?


 8:49 pm on Jan 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

Browser referrals from sites that are framed, is a crap shoot.

It could be coming from anyone framing the site in question.

Say I were to build a frame a page right here consisting of a frame set page from search engine world, and a target frame page from webmasterworld. Someone clicks a link in the frame set page on search engine world to get to your site. Some browsers will send the frame set page (sew), and some will send the target page (ww). Thus, you don't know where the hit actual came from.

The current worst generator of bogus referral data for me; is Ask Jeeves.

Throw in home pages, indirect start pages, java script execution glitches, bookmarks, browser that block referrals, browsers that leak wrong referrals, and I think you can toss out 25% of most referral logs.


 5:07 pm on Jan 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

I got that one today too...



 2:49 am on Jan 16, 2001 (gmt 0)


"I found this place through Search Engine World, found SEW through this reference in my log files


 5:34 pm on Feb 9, 2001 (gmt 0)

stealth marketing ;)


 6:00 pm on Feb 9, 2001 (gmt 0)

I remember discussing this one with Brett and a few others at the other place one or two years back. There were a couple of other possibilities...

1. Someone uses a "page like this" utility?????

2. They go straight to your site after viewing a page. No physical link, but i'm convinced this is the major precursor of these mystery referrals, though its hardly a cause. Something to do with multiple browser windows open? Ive seen this happen with one of our small sites where I recognised one mystery referrer as one I had visited myself around the same time, not linked through, just typed in or visited our page through a bookmark after viewing it

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