The Referrer Feed began a few
years ago when TrueFresco Art Network founder - Fresco
Artist iLia Anossov
(fresco) added a small complementary service for
students and artists through TrueFresco Art Network's Server
when he came across Stephen Downes' perl script. Initially it
was intended solely for Fresco School's students to help
them get more traffic to their sites and to help unite
online fresco community by cross linking their sites -
easy. Contemporary Fresco Painting Resource Center is the
largest Fresco Resource on the Internet, since 1998 it was
visited daily by thousands of people from around the world
and it was fun to see hundreds of links we had no idea
existed - News Papers, Schools, Colleges, Directories were
linking to the fresco painting articles and galleries at the
Contemporary Fresco Gazette, Resource Center and
Although Server was stressed by running the Referrer Feed's
backend processing tens of thousands page views and
registering the referrers to TrueFresco it also had to
handle additional thousands of referrer records for non-art
TrueFresco's page. It was later, that the
TrueFresco server finally blew the limits. The "avalanche of bloggers :) had descended" on TrueFresco and
iLia Anossov (founder) had to lease additional servers to keep his Fresco
Painting Center, TrueFresco Art Network functional and at
the same time provide free server power to, as it looked
like, the whole world - Sites from Europe, Russia, Japan,
Australia and both Americas were using the free referrer
feed originally intended for a handful of non-profit art
We are committed to provide
server resources for Referrer Feed Service free of charge to
Non Profits, Charities, Schools as before! Small
subscription fee applies only to all other websites.
We have to limit Free
Referrer Feed to what we can handle without jeopardizing our
own goal - "To See Fresco being painted in every town" - a
Modern Renaissance of Fresco Painting!"
True Fresco Art Network
"They" also promised $5,000
in cash to anyone who can show them a web hosting service with better (or
even comparable) traffic ranking results for their clients' web sites. Guess
what? Nobody could find one... and all that (including domain name and
for under $30 per month!)
PS. If you want your site to
fail, skip these links.
What Is It For?
An instant reciprocal link generator that you do not need to
setup or maintain - someone links to your page, clicks on the link a
reciprocal link will appear in the list and as soon as the link to you is
removed it will automatically disappear from your page.
A Scout/Reporter of how do people find your site - someone
visits your page from anywhere on the web and the link is displayed by the
A way to say Thank You to the to the site that has a link to
you and sends you visitors.
What Is It Referrer?
Referrer - commonly
misspelled as "referer"; misspelling is so common, in fact, that
it made it into the official specification of HTTP - the communication
protocol of the world wide web. When visiting a webpage, the referer
(sic) or referring page is the URL of the previous webpage from which a
link was followed. More generally, it is the URL of a previous item
which led to this request - the referer for an image, for example, is
generally the HTML page on which it is to be displayed. The referer is
part of the HTTP request sent by the browser program to the web server.
(source - Wikipedia)
TrueFresco Art Network
All Sites that desire to use
our Referrer Feeds require registration! New Referrer Feeds will
be provided after registration and approval.
We are cleaning up our service so all members will benefit from
fast Referrer Feed load speed!
GOOD NEWS! -
Subscriptions have been implemented. For Subscribing
Members Art-Ad-Box and other links back have been
removed from the Referrer Feed.
Complimentary Subscriptions is now available for
Non-Profit, Charity and Schools.
EXAMPLES OF STYLING REFERRERS AND .HTACCESS TRICKS
TrueFresco Referrer Feed Home Page -