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4889RE: [webanalytics] Re: Ancient History - Log File Question

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  • Jackson, Janet (GE Healthcare)
    Jan 9, 2006
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      I didn't see the URL posted for the redirects article...could you please
      send that?

      Janet M. Jackson
      E-Commerce Marketing Specialist
      GE Healthcare
      640 Wright Brothers Drive
      Salt Lake City, UT 84116
      T: (801) 536-4544
      F: (801) 517-6523
      D: 8*255-4544
      E: janet.jackson@...

      -----Original Message-----
      From: webanalytics@yahoogroups.com [mailto:webanalytics@yahoogroups.com]
      On Behalf Of rony_robert1
      Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2006 10:49 PM
      To: webanalytics@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [webanalytics] Re: Ancient History - Log File Question


      Am interested. Please post the URL.


      --- In webanalytics@yahoogroups.com, "elizkolb"
      <elizabeth.robillard@w...> wrote:
      > Kathy,
      > 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.
      > Best,
      > Elizabeth
      > Elizabeth K. Robillard
      > Strategic Business Analyst
      > WebTrends - Relentless About Results
      > --- In webanalytics@yahoogroups.com, 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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