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understanding referrers

  1. On my stats for today there is a WP blog link under the referrer section. My understanding of this is that there is a link on this blog to mine.. is that right??
    If so then I can't find it.
    IF there is a link on there somewhere wouldn't I get a ping back?

    If there isn't a link on there how would some one be referred from that blog to mine?

    The blog I need help with is soosieboo.wordpress.com.

  2. No every blog is set up to send out pings. Default Article Settings > http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#default-article-settings

    The referrers section lists other blogs, web sites, and search engines that link to your blog. A view is counted as a referrer when a visitor of the other site clicks a link and lands on a URL of your blog. ... Some search engines don’t reveal search terms for privacy reasons. That’s why we don’t always know which search terms were used by visitors who arrived at your site from a search engine. When we don’t know the search terms, we show them as “Unknown search terms”.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/#referrers

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/

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  3. I'm sorry I'm still confused.
    In the referrer section the link was to a specific WP blog. If this blog is showing as a referrer then doesn't that mean there must have been a link to my blog somewhere on that WP blog?

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