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Using redirect from unique other site to unique page on this website

Using redirect from unique other site to unique page on this website

Hello, When my users come from one specific other website to this website where Chameleon is installed (there is a .htaccess 301 redirect on the other site to redirect to the index page of this site) I would like Chameleon to direct their browser to a specific page on the site with Chameleon installed. I can use either IP or name of site(s) for the details. Can I do this? I have tried a few options but cant seem to make it work. Thanks. ~d

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Re: Using redirect from unique other site to unique page on this website

Hi drc3,

I've just been looking at StackOverflow where there is some discussion of what happens with referrers when you use 301 redirects. If I understand correctly, the 301 redirect usually maintains the ORIGINAL referrer and will not use the URL of the site/page where the 301 redirect was produced.

There are several options discussed whereby the 301 redirect could add the referring site name to the URL as a URL parameter. In that case, Chameleon could pick that up and make a decision based on that.

See here:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3676 … t-referrer

Also see here for discussion of different ways to do a redirect, and their effects on referrer:
http://www.receptional.com/blog/how-to- … -analytics

Hope that helps,

Stephen Brandon
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