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Re: Meaning of No Referer in webstats
From Inachu on 3 Feb '01
replying to Meaning of "No Referer" in webstats posted by Jim Perry

I believe they are using Norton Internet Security which disables
everything transmitted by a browser and where they came from(except the ip address)

I have been using NIS and Zonelabs in tandem and it works great!
This also happens if they click on your hyper link from within their
bookmarks or favorites.

You can try to force the referer maybe by using the favicon technique.
But this may or may not work depening on how they reach your site.

Inachu


>In the web usage stats which I get for my site, I often encounter a
>"no referer" line in the fields where the refering URL is given. Here
>is an example from yesterdays web usage stats:
>
> 3 33K /palmares/reed.htm
> 2 http://www.wcrpalmares.org/index.htm
> 1 http://www.google.com/search
> 10 143K /palmares/reinhart.htm
> 2 http://dir.yahoo.com/Recreation/Sports/Cycling/Cyclists/Reinhart__Nicole/
> 2 (no referer)
> 2 http://www.wcrpalmares.org/index.htm
> 2 http://search.yahoo.com/bin/search
> 1 http://www.google.com/search
> 1 http://www.wcrpalmares.org/
> 3 24K /palmares/rossner.htm
> 1 (no referer)
> 1 http://www.wcrpalmares.org/index.htm
> 1 http://www.wcrpalmares.org/
>
>As I read this, 3 people called up the reed.htm file, 10 called on the
>reinhart.htm file, and 3 called the rossner.htm file. Five of the 10
>calls on reinhart.htm came from search engines, 3 of them were from
>within the Palmares web site, and 2 are listed as "no referer". Does
>this mean that those calls resulted from somebody typing in the URL
>(wcrpalmares.org/palmares/reinhart.htm) directly into the URL address
>field in their browser and getting to the page in that fashion?
>
>Jim Perry




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