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Stanislaw Czech, MCIL  Identity Verified
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Jun 22, 2009

About half of visits to my profile in the field: "from" are described as: Direct Link/Unknown. I am wondering what does it mean - there are not too many links to my profile on the Internet so I guess that most of this visits must originate at Proz.com, but than why are they not marked as for instance Forum, Kudoz, Glossary, etc...?

I suppose that I am not the only person in this situation - would it be possible to do something about this entries so that we could have more full information about the origin of visits?

Cheers
Stanislaw


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Claudio Porcellana  Identity Verified
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I see a lot of them (a majority)
"anonymous browsing", I think
put this in google and see
;-D

Claudio

[Modificato alle 2009-06-22 23:56 GMT]


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Patricia Rosas  Identity Verified
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crawlers? Jun 23, 2009

Stanislaw Czech wrote:

About half of visits to my profile in the field: "from" are described as: Direct Link/Unknown. I am wondering what does it mean - there are not too many links to my profile on the Internet so I guess that most of this visits must originate at Proz.com, but than why are they not marked as for instance Forum, Kudoz, Glossary, etc...?

I suppose that I am not the only person in this situation - would it be possible to do something about this entries so that we could have more full information about the origin of visits?

Cheers
Stanislaw


You're not alone. I seem to remember 2 other threads that discussed this (and many people began to notice the same situation for their own profiles). But if memory serves me (and maybe it doesn't!), these are web crawlers, which are indexing files for search engines.


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Yasutomo Kanazawa  Identity Verified
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Not always Jun 23, 2009

Patricia Rosas wrote:

Stanislaw Czech wrote:

About half of visits to my profile in the field: "from" are described as: Direct Link/Unknown. I am wondering what does it mean - there are not too many links to my profile on the Internet so I guess that most of this visits must originate at Proz.com, but than why are they not marked as for instance Forum, Kudoz, Glossary, etc...?

I suppose that I am not the only person in this situation - would it be possible to do something about this entries so that we could have more full information about the origin of visits?

Cheers
Stanislaw


You're not alone. I seem to remember 2 other threads that discussed this (and many people began to notice the same situation for their own profiles). But if memory serves me (and maybe it doesn't!), these are web crawlers, which are indexing files for search engines.


Some of them are crawlers, especially which makes hundreds of visits in total or 10 visits a day. But there are human beings who come from completely different or unknown links. Like Patricia pointed out, there has been a few forums about people getting worried about "unknown" visitors.


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Stanislaw Czech, MCIL  Identity Verified
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Some of them are crawlers Jun 23, 2009

Especially those with hundreds of previous visits, but I am sure that some of them are from within Proz.com, they are just not marked as such - for example I have several glossaries with over 2000 units altogether but I never had an entry marked glossary. So most likely some of these unknown entries come from glossaries.

I think that there is simply no tracking functions for some areas of Proz what results in this direct links.

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S


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