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So people can tell where traffic is coming from for my site?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by raggoman, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. raggoman

    raggoman Newbie

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    I recently found out that there are sites on the internet that can tell you where traffic comes from for a site, though not all the time.

    What do people know about this?

    I'm mainly thinking about my AM using this on my site and finding my BH site that incentivises the traffic for it.
     
  2. pavan

    pavan Elite Member

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    yes its quite simple
    if they have tracking banner on ur site they can knw where the site is coming frm
    and when the visitor clicks on the banner
    ur am can knw frm which page the traffic is coming frm
     
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  3. raggoman

    raggoman Newbie

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    Cool, I do indeed use a banner. So not only can they know what page the banner is on, but also where the traffic is coming from for that page?

    Sorry for the ignorance
     
  4. furiouz

    furiouz Power Member

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    watch your language :eek:
     
  5. raggoman

    raggoman Newbie

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    So I guess nobody knows about these websites that can tell you the traffic source for any particular site?
     
  6. yowies

    yowies Regular Member

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    Your not reading the posts Tiger
    pavan answered this..
    The affiliate company that you are advertising products for..can see the site that the buyer of the product has come from.
     
  7. zonecrash

    zonecrash BANNED BANNED

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    noob here, follow up question about this. I accept if I have banners on a site the (am) affiliate manager can know where traffic is comming from, The affiliate company. However my question would be is this a securtiy flaw... can other webmaster steel my traffic ... or redirect my visitors from a website ?? I guess my question is if you have a website (say just a wordpress) is it general secure. should anything else be done to secure it ??? As a website owner, should we be doing something different?
     
  8. blackrainbow

    blackrainbow Newbie

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    When someone clicks on a site from Site A to Site B, Site B (and only Site B, this info generally isn't public) knows that the visitor came from Site A (unless Site A blanks the referrer, do a search to find out how to do this). It's not a security flaw, it's useful to see where your own visitors are coming from. If you're doing something shady, blank the referrer.