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Okay, so here's a typical time slice of referrals, from the referral page:


Time
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Site
Search Keys OR Hyperlink
Result
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1441.49comTodd+Gerth/forum.php/id=1
1441.37cathe-w.com/index.php
1440.58comthe-w.com/index.php
1440.56comthe-w.com/index.php
1440.08com"jaime+koeppe"/profile.php/id=1727
1439.48comlap+dance/thread.php/id=13590
22955
1438.55comthe-w.com/index.php


Why do so many people get here via a web search on "the-w.com" when it seems much easier to just type "the-w.com" into the location bar of your browser and save a step?



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Since: 10.12.01
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
I've found that there's a decent slice of unsavvy users who don't realize there's a difference between the address bar and the search toolbar they may use. It's an extra click, but since the-w (or whatever) is the first link on the result list, it's not hard to find.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.66
    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    I've found that there's a decent slice of unsavvy users who don't realize there's a difference between the address bar and the search toolbar they may use. It's an extra click, but since the-w (or whatever) is the first link on the result list, it's not hard to find.

Yep, I've seen relatives do that. They go to google, type in the website they want to go to, then they click it when it comes up.



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I actually know of people who install the Google tool bar, and them remove the address bar from their browser, because they don't "need" it anymore.

If you type in a specific web address in the Google bar, it will take you straight to that site. I don't know if that registers as a referral or not, but it is a possible explanation for why you are seeing that.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.42
Another possibility:

I have Yahoo! as my homepage (which is where the referalls above came from). Whenever a new window opens, the text tool is in the search bar on the yahoo page, and I've on several occasions typed in a Web site while forgetting to click in the address bar, and then just had to click on the link after accidentally searching.
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My wife does the exact opposite. She'll type in keywords for things she's looking for in the address bar. Like if she's looking for a specific book title or restaraunt, she'll type the name in the addy bar, then click on the link that best fits whatever she was looking for.

We use the SBC Yahoo! browser (since IE started refusing to recognize that I AM logged on to the internet), so her doing that works just like if she had entered her keyword in a Yahoo.com search. What does IE do in that case?



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Since: 10.12.01
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
In IE, it'll search whatever you've got set up as your default search engine.

In Firefox, or at least with the GoogleBar installed, it'll do a google search on the phrase and pull up the first result.



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I also use My.yahoo.com as my homepage. I keep some bookmark on the MyYahoo homepage so if I use another computer I can quickly get to sites I like. I have notice that when I click on the link to here it will show up as a referral from yahoo
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Since: 11.1.02
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.55
Canadian Google searches for "the-w.com" in November/December would have been from me...I was at work at someone else's desk and didn't want to go through and erase the History and whatnot.





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I think the way I got here, was through an old favorite I had for the Slash site. And I think that was a good year and half after the Slash was being updated...
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Because your stealthily going to The W on someone else's computer, and don't want it showing up in the list of recently visited websites. Erasing the list would be too obvious, of course.



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