Referers ?

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Hi - just wondering: In my awstats reports it make reference to Referrers.

If someone entered my site through Google Adwords would the Referrer stats
in my logs still be counted as Google ?


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We use Google AdWords and awstats. It would appear to me that clicks from
AdWords adverts would *not* be counted in the Google search engine referrer
section. This is because if you go to the full list of referrers, you will
see lots of hits from URLs like ..., which
will be the ones from the adverts. (Notice how direct links from standard
Google SERPs aren't in this section.)


Edward Kay
IT and e-Business Manager
Science Marketing International Ltd., Gloucester, UK --

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More specifically, I think that kind of referral URL means it has come from
a Google Adword that was displayed in content targetting (ie on someone
else's webpage as part of their AdSense campaign). If your click comes from
an Adword on the Google search results page, the referral URL seems to look
like it would if it has just come from a plain, free click out of the Google
search results.

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