Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
April 29, 2006
BLOG: Referrers

Question for other bloggers: know where to get a good referrer log? I used to have a code at the bottom of each page that showed how much incoming traffic I got from every external source - with the unreliability of Technorati and the near-total demise of the trackback function, it had become my best resource for finding out who had linked to me, and by far the best way to track which links provided a lot of hits (Site Meter doesn't connect traffic to particular pages to particular links). Unfortunately, that code - from a site called TrueFresco.org - has gone to a registration-required pay service (see here). Fair enough; I decided their service was worth paying for and signed up, sending via PayPal $17.95 to sign up. And: nothing. I can't log in. They won't answer my emails. Is it a scam, or just bad service? I have no idea. But I'd love to find a substitute, if anyone has a better idea.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:29 PM | Blog 2006-13 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)
Comments

Could you use a standard Web log analysis software?

Awstats has an ugly interface, but it's free and does show referrers.

I was wondering what happened to trackbacks. It doesn't work on Baseball Musings either. Is this a general problem?

Posted by: Henry at May 1, 2006 9:34 AM

Use extreme-dm.com
There's a free and pay version (Pay if you don't want a visible button) Very good tracker and more reliable than most I've used.

Posted by: msl at May 10, 2006 9:10 PM
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