Live.com Is Not Passing Referer Information

Sep 16, 2006 | 1,876 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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MSN Search engine has now been replaced by Windows Live Search.  Apart from other changes, one finds that Live.com is not passing referer data, unlike MSN Search which did pass the referer information. This means, that you cannot know the number of visitors you got from Live.com and what keywords were used to find you in the free results. While there has been nothing from Live.com, it seems like they are using some JavaScript without using a URL string to track the click. Perhaps, the JavaScript strips out the referer data.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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