Referrals are defined in website logs, showing where visitors originated from. The referral log also show by which term the website was found. !-- ctxt_ad_partner = "1780786010"; ctxt_ad_section = "10477"; ctxt_ad_bg = ""; ctxt_ad_width = 336; ctxt_ad_height = 280; ctxt_ad_bc = "ffffff"; ctxt_ad_cc = "ffffff"; ctxt_ad_lc = "0000aa"; ctxt_ad_tc = "333333"; ctxt_ad_uc = "fffffd"; // -- Relative link A Relative link does not show a link in its entirety (Example: http://www.YourDomain.com/glossary/Your.page.html) and only shows the relative position from where it originates (Example: /glossary/YourPage.html)
You can refer others to the programs you are a member of, by emailing your friends (beware the strict spam policies of all these programs), buying ads, or through your website, like I am doing here. With some programs, referrals are nearly a must to reach payout at all.
Referrals are the websites from where your visitors come, especially the search engines and directories. Referrals help you find out the links to your website and the path from which you are getting maximum traffic.