Hiding Referrers

What is a referrer?

An HTTP referrer is a message sent by a visitor’s browser to a server providing a web page that shows the web address of the page the visitor was on immediately prior.

This helps webmasters know which sites are referring traffic. Webmasters can see the referrers in their analytics.

Wiping referrers

Sometimes marketers prefer to hide the source of traffic.

Linkly can do this using the Hide referrer function.

  1. Click Create a Link.

  2. Fill in the Destination and Nickname fields.

  3. Under Referrers, select Hide referrer from the drop-down menu.

You can wipe HTTP referrer headers being sent when a user passes through a Linkly link.
You can wipe HTTP referrer headers being sent when a user passes through a Linkly link.

Things to Know about HTTP Referrers

  • Referrers are only transmitted when the destination site address starts with https. Sites that start with http will not receive referrer headers from Linkly.

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