Chapter 3: Measuring Your Best Referrers
In This Chapter
Defining a referrer
No Internet marketing campaign can survive — let alone succeed — without referrers, the web pages that point to your website. (You can find the basics of referrers in the previous chapter.)
But the business intelligence you can gain from this seemingly simple stat goes far, far deeper. It pays to have a really solid understanding of this metric, which is why measuring referrers is the sole subject of this chapter.
You can apply referrer data to improve your online business in so many ways. This chapter barely scrapes the surface of referrer tracking. Here, you find out where referrer information comes from, basics about stats you find in your referrer data, and examples for analyzing referring site data. In the next few chapters, you discover how to start combining other metrics — such as conversion rates and visit quality — to help ...