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Anyone have an idea on how to track down where that traffic came from? It was a substantial four fold increase over a three day period on a site that has been doing predictable traffic for a year.
No one has mentioned anything in email to the webmaster, but I assume the site must have gotten a reference in a news or magazine story. Very curious.
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.
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.