A two-year-old answer of mine suddenly got 7 upvotes today, almost doubling its score. Is there a way I can find the HTTP referers [sic] for this Question or Answer so I can find out where the sudden popularity is coming from?

Can other people on an encrypted Wi-Fi AP see what you're doing?

...but rather than just knowing the answer this time, I'd like to know how to find out for myself in the future. I tried a few Google "link:" searches for the long and short versions of both the Question and my specific Answer links, but didn't turn up anything external, just a few links from the FAQs for a couple tags.

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    You just referred me :P
    – Ivo Flipse
    Aug 6, 2012 at 20:37

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This is not possible (even if you are a mod).

You might get lucky and see if some user gets an announcer/booster badge for your question, but that will get you a user (and therefore a link) and not its location.

You could try:

  • looking up its URL in a search engine and see if it's linked on a page out there in the wilderness
  • scan Twitterverse for possible hints or mentions
  • reddit via reddit.com/domain/superuser.com/?sort=new
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    Mods can see some analytics, but not by specific question.
    – nhinkle
    Aug 6, 2012 at 20:07
  • @random, thanks.
    – soandos
    Aug 6, 2012 at 20:32

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