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Where do no referrals usually come from?

 12:19 am on Jan 14, 2006 (gmt 0)


Analyzing my stats of my site, a whopping 53% of the traffic comes from 'no' referrals'? I don't know if this is normal and who are these 'no referrals'?

Is there any way to find out? Also anyway to guess who they are?



 8:46 pm on Jan 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

About 95% of my referrals are unknown. I still haven't figured it out.


From what I know Referrer = None can be due to the following reasons:

User types in URL.
User uses bookmark to site.
User browser does not send header with referral information.
Bot activity - but not sure about that.

I would be curious to know where the bulk of the other 47% of your traffic comes from? Yahoo, MSN, etc? Do you have any Google referals?


 12:06 am on Jan 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

the rest of my referrals are mainly search engine - say 25%. Google brings in at least 20% of that I would say with it's main sites and all the other country specific sites.

I am still keen to know about the other referrals that i DON'T know about. Like they say, what you don't know can hurt you. Information is key.

Anyone knows how else to find you?


 3:24 pm on Jan 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

email links (they're always "no referrer")


 11:44 pm on Jan 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

but I don't do email marketing.


 11:54 pm on Jan 19, 2006 (gmt 0)



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