understanding referrers

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  • #868639

    soosieboo
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    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.

    #868801

    timethief
    Member

    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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    #868981

    soosieboo
    Member

    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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