How To Check What Referrer Data Google, Bing or Yahoo Pass to Your Secure Site?

Now days most of the people aware of the search engine, and they also aware of the major search engine are Google, Yahoo, and Bing across the Globe.

This is a bit of surprising but the fact, they are looking for immigrate for their default searches to secure search, as we know the secure search refers to the search based on SSL/HTTPS over the search engine. This is going to be a huge impact in SEO industry basically for the consumers and webmasters, actually they are anxious regarding, what kind of referrer and analytics data would be providing to them or what won’t.

If you believe in resources, Google and Yahoo made default searches for everyone now, whereas Bing is also on the way to adopt the same process but Bing currently testing SSL before its implementation.

In October 2011, Google launches this new feature in terms of the privacy criteria, Google added SSL encryption for the users, as well as searches from the Chrome omnibox to provide the users more protection and customizing their security policies.

Examine Referrer Data from HTTPS to HTTP URL

Now the default protocol which is being used for the passing the referrer from an HTTPS URL to a non HTTPS URL will not pass any referrer data now at any cost. On the other hand both Bing and Yahoo admit that Google passed Google.com as the referrer data in this case. How one can get to know this?

Following are the steps to check you referrer?

1 – Add <a href="http://xyz.com/what-is-my-referer.html">what is my referrer?</a> to one of your page.

2 -  Click on the link of your website.

3 – If your  URL appear there then simply your browser is not skipping your referrer. If you want to hide browser referrer. Go to anonymity section.

4 – Now  add http://www.xyz.com/? to all your links. like <a href="http://xyz.com/?http://xyz.com/what-is-my-referer.html">what is my referrer? </a>

5 – If there is no referrer / hidden’ is appeared on click link it means the owners of the website will not  be able to track your visitor’s source.

What is referrer?

In a simple word you can say that, your referrer is a specific page you’re coming from. But the question is, why do you want to know your referrer? Simply you can say it refers that which website you visited just a second ago?

If you search for the same on Bing and Yahoo they do not pass any referrer data, as it could be – due to the HTTPS protocol.

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