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2:Microsoft's New Internet Search Software Is Officially Launched

2:Live.com is now live



8:07 pm on Sep 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It seems like Live.com does not send referrer info when someone clicks
on a search result. I track my sites with statcounter, and since yesterday am no longer seeing the referrer from visitors I know are coming from live.com.

This is a real problem since I like seeing what keywords people are searching for when my sites come up.


3:30 pm on Sep 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi Praxus,

Yes - this has been noticed over the last few days in a few places.

First by SurfTrack here [webmasterworld.com]

Then it made it to the home page discussion here [webmasterworld.com] which seems to be the best place to keep the thread.


2:30 pm on Sep 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Well here we are on Monday and I am still not seeing butkis for referrers..... the other post is getting kinda lost on other stuff.... I figure I'd BUMP this one

Anyone getting referrers logged yet?


6:11 pm on Sep 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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still getting didley squat unfortunately


7:19 pm on Sep 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

I use sitemeter and am getting no referrer info except for those that may show up under search preview panes.


8:01 pm on Sep 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Bloody drag... I have folks far and why freaking because they think they have lost all MSN traffic. Maybe they have? I sure wouldn't know.

It is strange though that a FEW found they're way through? Looking at a data set over 5 clients, there is ONE site that had ONE search referrer today from MSN.

Try though I might, reproducing that search term and clicking through (on IE and FF ) I cannot get it to pass/record it?

msndude said it 'wasn't by design'and 'We're looking into it.' ... no word as of yet.



1:56 am on Sep 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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i've noticed the same thing on occasion gypsy, the only thing I can think of is that it's possibly some sort of old cached results that are left over from before the switch (where the link isn't hashed)


2:44 am on Sep 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yeah it is curious I had heard around;

1. Was from 'open in new window'
1. FF open in new TAB

Tried these and still nada passing.

I guess it's wait and see... the SEO world's favorite family game!


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