Referrer Detector WordPress Plugin

By Daniel Scocco

Many bloggers and website owners like to greet visitors coming from specific websites with a tailored message. There are many plugins that will make this for you on WordPress, but a cool one that I came across recently is called Referrer Detector.

referrer detector plugin

It basically allows you to create messages that will be displayed to visitors that come to your website from a specific place, say Digg.com or Google. Right after installing the following places will already have a custom message:

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  • Del.icio.us and Delicious.com
  • Digg
  • Gizmodo
  • Google Search
  • Lifehacker
  • Live Search
  • Reddit
  • StumbleUpon
  • TechCrunch
  • Technograti
  • TechRadar
  • Twitter
  • Yahoo Search

The plugin also comes with many customization options, including the ability to select if you want the message to be displayed before or after the posts (which is something I found problematic on related plugins).

Finally, there are many things that you could accomplish with this piece of code. For example, you could display an advertising box with AdSense just for the visitors coming via Google search, which would increase your CTR and remove the annoyance for loyal visitors at the same time.



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40 Responses to “Referrer Detector WordPress Plugin”

  • Çizgi Film

    Thx. Very good plugin.

  • Firas Steitiyeh

    I think that it’s exactly the sam as “WP Greet Box” EXACTLY the same

    though it’s great plugin and i love it 🙂

    Regards,
    Firas

  • Skaizer

    Nice plugin I’l try it on my blog with PPC, thx for a post.

  • Alex

    Either Greet box or Referrer Detector, I do enjoy working with both, but switched to Greet box a couple of weeks back.

    Cheers for the article, will have another look at WP referrer detector! 🙂

  • WebSuccessDiva Blog Marketing

    I absolutely love this plugin, it’s a great way to personalize 😉

  • Shrihari

    @Thaya, Very nice that you implemented it so soon 🙂

  • Ujank

    Looks like a good plugins. We can also get data about refferal page by using sitemeter at sitemeter.com. I look that it is complete enough to see many data related to our visitor.

    By the way, I have wrote about Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) Virus thay may you need to know about it. This virus is dangerous enough. You can read more here http://www.hol-service.com/2008/12/02/arp-virus-a-network-virus-can-infected-all-computers-in-your-network/

  • Thaya Kareeson

    To be fair, Referrer Detector version 2.1.1 fixes the security flaw. You guys should try it (and WP Greet Box) out to see what works best for you. Cheers!

  • Thaya Kareeson

    WP Greet Box version 4.3 now has the feature @Shrihari commented about (detecting search terms and using those to perform site search). The search text is not customizable yet, but it will be in due time. Check it out!

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