An external referrer is any site that links to your Confluence instance. Each time someone clicks on the external link, your Confluence site can record the click as a referral. By default, Confluence records the number of hits made to a page from any link on an external site. If you turn this option off, Confluence will not record the hits.
To ignore external referrers:
- Choose the cog icon , then choose General Configuration under Confluence Administration
- Choose 'Manage Referrers' in the left-hand panel.
- Deselect 'Record External Referrers'.
Screenshot: Managing external referrers