Safari not blanking referrer?

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  1. flow

    flow Regular Member

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    I'm using this dmr script:


    When I navigate to the page with firefox, it bounces me to landing page-- when I navigate to it with Safari, it bounces me to Google. Any ideas?
     
  2. drkenneth

    drkenneth Regular Member

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    Safari doesn't clear the referer on a meta refresh apparently. (I just tested and verified this myself.) At least the script makes sure the referer doesn't get passed on to your affiliate :)

    I do not know any good ways to blank the referer for Safari. So, you have three real options.
    A. Take the Safari users as a loss (3.5-4% of web users)
    B. Make all the traffic appear to come from a certain page that looks legitimate. (i.e. has an affiliate banner on top when normally displayed, but acts as a javascript bounce page (which leaves Referer) when being used as a bouncer.
    C. Make only the non-cleared traffic to appear as in B, as opposed to all of it, though this might look weird to the affiliate
     
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  3. daymrogersmith

    daymrogersmith Junior Member

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    what about if you use 2 different domains with a meta refresh?