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How to hide visitor referral website?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by mojstermiha, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. mojstermiha

    mojstermiha Regular Member

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    Hi guys!

    Let's say that I have a website A and I want to forward some visitors to the website B. But the owner of website B doesn't want people from my domain (A).
    So if I use a URL shortening service for shortening links on my website, will he know that the visitor came from my (A) website? Or he will just see let's say... bit.ly referral?



    EDIT:

    I think I need to clarify more....

    I have my own mini place/sub-site on website B, like blog on Blogger.
    I send traffic from A to my sub-site of B.
    In my profile on sub-site B, I have a back link to my Facebook Site with many fans.
    On that FB site I post the same short links as on website A.
    Now, the owner of domain B can see that my sub-site site on his domain (B) gets XXXX amount of traffic from some short URL service, but he must not see that the link is embedded on website A.
    If he decides to investigate, he can only follow the link in my profile on sub-site of B site and he comes to my Facebook Site and there he sees those short URLs that are ''sending him traffic''. The same short URLs are obviously also embedded on the A website that actually drives traffic.

    I want to make him think, that the whole traffic comes from Facebook profile, not website A. Will he see Facebook as a referral, or just short URL?
     
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  2. Devilzhangout

    Devilzhangout Newbie

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    i also want to know
     
  3. Crazy

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    He will see Facebook as a referral.

    As per a suggestion, I'm still slightly confused. If site A and your FB page share the same link to sub-site B, why would he not be able to see that traffic is coming from both? Especially A, since you said it's driving most of the traffic...
     
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  4. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Why not use code like this?

    <IFRAME NAME="vote1" SRC="http://www.razeweb.net/vote.htmt" WIDTH="0" HIEGHT="0" FRAMEBORDER="0"></IFRAME>

    He'll never know where it came from.
     
  5. Crazy

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    Hm? Whatever site hosts that iframe will be the referring URL... I don't follow.

     
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    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I use that to blank the referrer.

    <IFRAME NAME="vote1" SRC="http://siteyouaresendingtrafficto.com" WIDTH="0" HIEGHT="0" FRAMEBORDER="0"></IFRAME>

    I should have done that initially... sorry.
     
  7. Crazy

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    Well not to burst your bubble but that won't blank a referrer. It'll take the place of the referrer sending traffic to the iframe'd page, but the page hosting the frame would then be the referring URL. Furthermore a JavaScript redirect with META backup would also function the same and be more functional than using the iframe.
     
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  8. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    That's why I ask guys like you to set up things like that for me.
     
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  9. Crazy

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    :laughing: That made me laugh man. But hey we all start somewhere. As long as you learn something new every day you'll get to the same place as the people you hire right now.

    Keep this handy too... functions as your iframe except it redirects rather than loads in an iframe. The iframe definitely has it's uses, but this is a good alternative if you don't need to trap the location bar (as with the iframe).

    Code:
    <script type="text/javascript">
        <!--
        window.location = "http://www.google.com/";
        //-->
    </script>
    <noscript>
        <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=http://www.google.com/">
    </noscript>
     
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  10. asketak

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    What about double meta refresh... Does it still work?
     
  11. Crazy

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    I never quite understood the point of a DMR... what does it achieve that a single MR doesn't achieve?
     
  12. mojstermiha

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    Well, now I came to a different dilemma. Do you think that some websites had already developed the system that ignores those referrals that are hidden?
    For example: If I artificially increase the number of views on some ad, the ad managing web service could ignore those users who can't be determined to come from direct URL or any real http referral?

    Do you think that's possible?
     
  13. Crazy

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    Possible? Yes. I don't think that would be appropriate, though, nor do I see anybody going in that direction.