I’m confused. This template is supposed to be like DrudgeReport, but it appears to be setup like a regular blog. How do I go directly from a homepage link to the outbound webpage–which is what Drudge does?
I have the interruption page setting turned off. My outbound links go directly to the offsite source. (See http://liveoffshore.com).
But when I look at AWStats, the interruption pages are listed as pages that people went to or were clicked. Why? I can provide an AWStats picture of what I’m seeing if that would be clarifying. If the setting is turned off, why would these pages be showing up in AWStats?
A few things could be happening here … one, those are just web crawlers being counted as visitors so nothing 2 worry about. Two, those pages could still be accessible and showing up in search engines. Or three, it could be counting visits from you if you’re clicking “View” in the admin to see those pages. Either way, it’s probably not a big problem.
It doesn’t look like your sitemap has any of the posts listed, so that’s good. There is a setting on the Other tab of the Options page that can auto-redirect visits to the post pages to either the home page or to the outbound link. Set that to something and see if those numbers go away.