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Referrer tracking and conditional content

Discussion in 'PHP' started by kipling, Jun 22, 2005.

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    I'm looking for a way to track if visitors are coming from a site and then returning to it from another.

    Ideally I would like to serve up very slightly different content depending on whether the referrer is this other site or not. What's the best way of doing this? PHP?

    Thanks in advance
    SEMrush
     
    kipling, Jun 22, 2005 IP
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    If you want to alter the content then yeah PHP is the way to go.

    Use $_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER'] to get the referrer URL. Bear in mind not all clients send referral information.

    Good luck :)
     
    davedx, Jun 22, 2005 IP
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    Thanks davedx :)

    Does anyone have any advise about the best way to code for this? I'm a bit of a PHP novice.

    Good web sites would be useful too - I will look myself but I'm just wondering if anyone wanted to offer me the benifit of their experience/knowledge.
     
    kipling, Jun 23, 2005 IP