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Scott Dickson
Enterprise Systems Architect
Several other folks have commented on their tracking of the Blog Referers. I guess it's maybe a little conceited to see all the ways that folks come upon your page, but it is great fun!
My trouble is I don't seem to be around at the right time to check it at the end of the day. I'm wondering if there is a way with Roller that we can access the logs for more than a single day, whether on the page or through some other means? Anyone know?

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  • John Clingan Wednesday, January 12, 2005

    I sure hope it doesn't come off as conceited, as that's not it's intended purpose. I just ran across it during the Roller upgrade as I was clicking around the new interface. I find it amusing at times how google ranks pages and where The Clingan Zone pops up, which is why I blog on it. Wow, does it really come across as conceited referring to referrers??

    On the topic of greater than one day search, I don't know :(

  • Lance Lavandowska Wednesday, January 12, 2005
    A decision was made a long time ago not to keep a historical record of referers. All unique referers are kept in the database, however, just not on a day-by-day basis.
  • Dave Johnson Wednesday, January 12, 2005
    Lance: I don't think that is correct. We only hold to referrers what have "excerpts" that were extracted by the linkback process. You and I have "linkback extraction" turned on on our blogs, but both JRoller.com and blogs.sun.com have it turned off (for performance reasons).
    It would be nice to keep old referrers around wouldn't it?
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