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Page Count off because of Referral button?

Page count has rocketed, but only accoring to AS

10:00 am on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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After adding one referral button per page to a site with about 20k page views per day, my stats looks a mess.

It seems as if every referral button impression is counted as a seperate page view, which messes with CTR as well as eCPM values.

I sure hope the smart pricing algoritm takes out the referral impressions, or I'm looking at some difficult times...

10:24 am on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yeah same happened to me .. I took the button off, now it seems to be about OK.
10:52 am on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I noticed the effect on ctr and CPM.

More serious problem is the (eventual)consecuence over smart price algo.

May somebody at Google clarify this? Please...

Than you.

12:15 pm on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Posted Nov 5th. I haven't heard a word about a fix. Good to know it still doesn't work.
I don't think referrals will catch on until this is fixed.