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How did I get this referral - mail.google.com/mail/

I haven't seen this before



6:09 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I got this referral in my logs:

I guess it must have come through Google, or Froogle search. I have lots of widgets listed in Froogle.

What is the system that generates this referral? I would like to see if I can get more referrals like this one.

Maybe I need to sign up for a Google Mail account to see what's going on here...but I don't really want a Google mail account.

Maybe it's a fluke where someone sent my URL to themselves on Google Mail.

Any ideas anyone?


9:16 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Maybe someone emailed your URL to one of their friends who clicked on it in the mail? Stranger things have happened. :)


9:17 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I would assume someone emailed your link. I have seen that referral as well. A lot of people are getting Gmail these days.

Tropical Island

10:28 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I wonder if the use of the web search function in Gmail would generate this referral?


10:46 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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These are from links being emailed around. Good sign. Means someone thought the site was worthwhile and told a friend. I like seeing these in my logs.

You can be sure that visitor was very well targeted.



12:53 am on Feb 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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That visitor made a purchase, and so I didn't want to immediatley assume it was an email referral.

Thank you all for your thoughts on that!


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