4853Re: Ancient History - Log File Question
- Jan 5, 2006Hi,
Am interested. Please post the URL.
--- In email@example.com, "elizkolb"
> As Stephen said, you shouldn't use a client-side redirect. Instead
> you'd want to use a server-side redirect, so that the user actually
> visits that interim page on your site before being redirected (this
> happens practically instantaneously, so the user doesn't know it
> happened), but it does call the server, which is the key. A server-
> side redirect should retain the original referrer in the log. We
> have a knowledgebase article about redirects that I can share with
> you directly if you would like.
> Elizabeth K. Robillard
> Strategic Business Analyst
> WebTrends Relentless About Results
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, kathy.m.french@p... wrote:
> > We are trying to redirect some URLs to our main site. We use
> WebTrends 6.1c
> > and log files. After much testing, it looks to us that the
> Referring URL is
> > only captured in the logs (and in WebTrends) as a referrer when
> the visitor
> > has to actually click a link. When we try and automatically
> redirect them,
> > we don't see the URL in the referrer column in the log file.
> > Does this sound right? Are we doing something incorrectly?
> > Kathy French
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