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Thursday, December 11, 2008

URL Referrer Tracking

"There may be instance when you want to track the source of a request, and a common way of doing so is by using tracking parameters in URLs. Unfortunately, implementing referrer tracking in this way can result in significant issues with search engines. In particular, it can cause duplicate content issues (since the search engine bot finds multiple valid URLs that point to the same page) and ranking issues (since all the links to the page aren't to the same URL). There may be instance when you want to track the source of a request, and a common way of doing so is by using tracking parameters in URLs. Unfortunately, implementing referrer tracking in this way can result in significant issues with search engines. In particular, it can cause duplicate content issues (since the search engine bot finds multiple valid URLs that point to the same page) and ranking issues (since all the links to the page aren't to the same URL)."

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