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    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
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    Todd,

    Can you explain to me under what specific circumstances a click would have a zero referrer?

    Haiko


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    zero, or not present?

    Some Possibilities:

    User is using some privacy software and/or proxy or firewall (Zone Alarm, Norton) which kills referrer headers (some anti-ad software does this also.)

    Opera user with Prefs | Privacy | "Enable referrer logging" unchecked.

    Ways to block referrer in NS/mozilla, and even IE.

    Some browsers may not send it with javascript links.

    User bookmarks or right click | copy shortcut your affiliate link and then stores or pastes it into another browser.

    User clicked on a URL from an https page (Most browsers will not send the referrer header if its https), for example an SSL web based email appliation.

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    Aaahh, what he said. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

    Thanks Joseph - I could not have said it better.

    Todd Crawford
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    No problem [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

    Also,
    I've seen the browser just glitch the referrer header at times for unknown reasons..

    An aside..funny story.. I'm talking to a few friends one time in an online chat and I ask them to check out a URL on my site... in real-time i see the hits come in and one has a referrer of some online dating service. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] I checked the URL and realizing the city/state it was related to I knew who it was and outed him [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] (privately of course).. was amusing.

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