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A serious ? about blanking/faking referrers

Discussion in 'CPA' started by tonlilaz, May 4, 2009.

  1. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP Premium Member

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    is it necessary to blank/fake a referrer on an html file that's not on a website?

    i mean, let's say i do a crazy iframe paged and save it as 'get a free wii now'.html then upload this file to torrent/share sites....

    is it necessary to blank/fake referrer in this case? the aff manager will never ever see this html file....not only that, but you encrypt the html that you make, then it would be hard for the average joe to figure out what you were doing...

    am i missing something?
     
  2. shadowpwner

    shadowpwner Regular Member

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    Looks good to me, but I'm not sure about a localhost referring a URL. (Does it still catch it?)
     
  3. Strider

    Strider Junior Member

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    Use this page to test your referrer.
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    http://refspoof.mozdev.org/referrer.php
    Check it with all the major browsers before you go live. IE 7 tends to be a whore.
     
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  4. MrNoob

    MrNoob Registered Member

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    Probably better to spoof a referrer because they might question where the traffic comes from if it has no referrer. Especially if it doesn't convert.
     
  5. plunge

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    I always prefer to spoof my referer. Even just grab a domain, grab the offer's best looking email creative, post it as the index on the domain. Fake your referer to that. Blank referers are often a red flag if you start doing volume. And it's unnatural. Why draw more attention than necessary?