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Wrong referrer in downloads stats
06/19/2017 01:04 PM
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Question

In my downloads section, I see many referrers that are empty or coming from my own site.

Me and my affiliates are expecting all referrers to be coming from external hosts. Is there something wrong and what can I do with that?

Answer

Please don't worry, the system is working right. If referrer is empty or coming from your own site, it just means that one of the following happened:

1. The user didn't opened any other pages in that tab before coming to download page
2. The external page from where the user is coming from is using a 'no-ref' attribute in <a href> HTML tag
3. The user is using an anonymizer browser or tool (for example, Tor browser)
4. The user's browser didn't reported HTTP referrer for any other reasons.