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Old 05-29-2006, 12:30 AM
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Default What does "referring url" mean exactly?

Does it mean that there was a link on that site that took the person to my site, or is that just the page that a person happened to be on before they hopped to my site (like if they perhaps used blogger's "next blog" button)?
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Old 05-29-2006, 03:50 AM
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It's the page they were on before they came to your site by following a link from the page where they were to yours.

Indeed, in a Blogger blog the next link randomly points to other blogs. Since that next blog link is available on all blogs, you can receive visits coming from any other blog, randomly.
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Old 05-29-2006, 12:25 PM
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Old 05-29-2006, 12:35 PM
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It's the page they were on before they came to your site by following a link from the page where they were to yours.

Indeed, in a Blogger blog the next link randomly points to other blogs. Since that next blog link is available on all blogs, you can receive visits coming from any other blog, randomly.
I understand your words, I'm not sure I understand your thought.

If the visitor is on Blog A, where there is a link to "my site", then they "randomly" wander over to Blog Z, the link to "my site" is not there; they would have to go back to Blog A in order to follow the link to "my site"... wouldn't they?
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Old 05-29-2006, 01:01 PM
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The link Next Blog on Blog A points to another blog. Sometimes this could be your blog (Blogger generates these links randomly), or any of thousands of blogs. If the visitor to Blog A clicks on the Next Blog liknk and it happens to be your blog, then you get as a referral the Blog A URL.

If you go visit Blog A you very likley will not have a link to your blog in Next blog because that link is generated randomly and it will point to Blog X at that moment. Refresh the page on Blog A and that link will the point to Blog B, and son on. At one point it will be a link to your blog. But with thousands of blogs all linked reandomly like that it's like chasing a moving target.
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