| 2:45 pm on Dec 19, 2011 (gmt 0)|
log spamming or referrer spamming as it is sometimes called is a technique some spammers use to market their sites.
Effectively they send referred traffic to your site in the hope that you will then come and look at their site.
| 3:16 pm on Dec 19, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for your reply Ian.
I believe I have an account of what is going on now. We started a campaign doing display ads on an ad network. The very next day we started receiving traffic from these spam sites. I believe that the spammer discovered our website through these ads, and started "referrer spamming" us in hopes of getting linkbacks.
This would explain why we continue to get traffic from these spam sites even though the display ad campaign has been shut off.
| 9:28 am on Dec 20, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Hey Ian, can you please shine a light on the technical side of "referrer spamming"?
OnionSEO said he didn't see any links or banners pointing to his site from target sites. is this some form of cloaking or smth?
| 4:20 pm on Dec 20, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Most http programs have a way of setting the referrer - a simple command line bat file or cron job using wget is all you need at the simplest level.
If you use one of these to go to a site with the HTTP Referer header set to your site or a page on your site - you don't actually need a link on that page to the target site.
| 9:57 am on Dec 21, 2011 (gmt 0)|
haven't heard about that :) thanks a lot!
| 7:25 am on Dec 23, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts Ian. I was also not aware that in this way also spammers can bombard your website with fake visits.
| 11:40 am on Dec 29, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Hello I am new in this community
| 7:27 pm on Dec 31, 2011 (gmt 0)|
@stelaviz: Welcome to Webmasterworld!