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Does email campaign show referrer?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by pNuker, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. pNuker

    pNuker Junior Member

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    I am wondering if there is a blank referrer or if the email host is the referrer when somebody clicks on a link from within an email. I did a test and I couldn't find any referrer in my cookies but I just want to be sure on this.

    So here's what I'm trying to do. I want to blank out the referrer when somebody clicks on a link from a myspace message and make it look like I'm running an email campaign with a certain cpa offer. Is this doable?
     
  2. biglevel

    biglevel Guest

    Some people use web-based email, which will not always "blank" the referrer when the person clicks the link from your "email" sent out. To answer your question, this would be inconsistant- some yes, some no.
     
  3. biglevel

    biglevel Guest

    You could also do a normal meta refresh from https:// and that would blank the referrer as well.
     
  4. pNuker

    pNuker Junior Member

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    But if it is usually inconsistent, wouldn't it be a red flag to the AM if all of your referrers were blank?
     
  5. bhnoobz

    bhnoobz BANNED BANNED

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    Then have your email traffic hit a page that has an iframe of some elite flash c0dez that will allow you to 'forge' the referer :D
     
  6. Sacrilege

    Sacrilege Regular Member

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    No. Because it is common for e-mail marketers to use a redirect. As a matter of fact, a lot of networks will REQUIRE you to use a redirect.

    I'm looking at my filinet screen right now and in big bold red text it says:

    "Emailers must host all images on their own server and mask the Filinet redirect with their own redirect."

    Therefore, if anyone asks you about it you can just tell them that you use a redirect and it blanks the referrer.
     
  7. pNuker

    pNuker Junior Member

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    Ok, that's good to know. I'm actually not using any email, I just want it to appear that way so I don't have to worry about landing pages & impressions/click ratios. I'm getting all my traffic through myspace messages.