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OldWolf

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3201984 posted 5:57 pm on Dec 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi

Im probably asking this at wrong area but not sure where to ask sorry mods .

Im having strange referrers like www.example.com/b/7/sexual+health

when i go visit their page sure there is nothing related to my domain or my content.

How these happens and is there a way to stop this please.

Thanks

[edited by: mack at 10:46 am (utc) on Jan. 8, 2007]
[edit reason] Examplefied [/edit]

 

jonrichd

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3201984 posted 7:23 pm on Dec 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

Chances are that it's a bot visiting, not a human. It's an old SEO link spamming trick. Their shows up in your logs as a referer. Some sites have their logs (or log analysis) accessible through a link, so they become spidered. There are also some programs that show recent referrers to the page on the page itself. Either way, the spammers get a link.

Another possibility is that the person that put the referrer there wanted you to visit the website for some reason.

I don't believe you can really do anything about it -- perhaps ban the IP that visited with the bogus referrer.

OldWolf

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3201984 posted 8:36 pm on Dec 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

Wasnt know that trick what a waste of time.This is like seasonal it ssuddenly starts for gamble,viagra sites at my referrer logs and after 2 monts they gone for couple months but that makes me sick anyway and sure it wont work banning their IPs since they always come with new domains.

piatkow

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Msg#: 3201984 posted 8:09 pm on Jan 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

Had quite a few of those early last year but they seem to have given up now.

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