Referers?


#1

How do I tell where my website’s hits/visitors are coming from? I don’t see addresses on the web stats page.


#2

I did turn on the referer report in the panel. It seems like the referers listed on my stats page are just the sites I link to from my site. I want to find out where the people coming to my site are coming from. Am I missing something?


#3

I agree with you, but I am linking to things like news articles on CNN, etc. In which case they wouldn’t be linking back to me.


#4

Is there any chance you are using Movable Type? I think it may be a side effect of the TrackBack ping. I see the same thing for certain links that I include in posts to my Movable Type blog. I don’t fully understand why it happens, though.


#5

Yes, I am using Movable Type. I am not using any of the TrackBack capabilities though. Do you think it would still effect my referers?


#6

I’m afraid I don’t know. I’ve just noticed that when I publish MT entries with external links, that in many cases I see those links appear in the Referers section of my site reports. I’ve also been curious about the cause, but have not had time to sort it out.


#7

That seems to be exactly what is happening to me. Please let me know if you ever find a solution. Thanks!