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A tricky question about how redirections work

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by trozma, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. trozma

    trozma Newbie

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    Hey. I have a quick question. Let's suppose:
    1. I send an email to person A on gmail. The sent email contains a link to my site mysite.com .
    2. Person A opens his gmail and clicks on the link within the email that I sent to him.
    3. mysite.com opens in the person's A browser. Person A takes a look at mysite.com and then clicks on an affiliate link to an offer offer.com.
    4. offer.com opens in the person's A browser.

    What would the owner of offer.com see as the referrer?
     
  2. sksugo

    sksugo Junior Member

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    mysite.com would be the referrer. It wouldnt show any history of the person getting to the site form the email.
     
  3. trozma

    trozma Newbie

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    Ok. I get it :) Thx
     
  4. Extropy

    Extropy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Exactly. Referrer just stores the last place the user was before they hit the web site.
     
  5. trozma

    trozma Newbie

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    If the referrer is so important to CPA networks and online business in general, why don't browsers implement functionality to store more than the last referrer?
     
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    bertbaby Elite Member

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  7. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    LOL. Because CPA companies aren't writing the code for the browsers.

    Even if a browser came out that did that, it would be seen as a privacy issue and people would avoid it like the plague.