Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Referrer Spam

From time to time, I have some very odd url/domains hitting my blogs. I used to wonder how one got from there to one of my blogs.

The answer is, they don't. It's an automatic process that hits web sites hoping that the referrer log will be posted, therefore giving them a much wanted hit in search engine stats. I found it doing a search on one of the more persistent referrers and found it mentioned in the Blogger help forums.

Don't ever click a link from an unknown url in your stats. It will only encourage them and they could have some nasties waiting for silly souls if you do.

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