kapow - 12:11 pm on Jun 8, 2005 (gmt 0) This is NOT referrer links in my stats, it is log-spam in my stats. NOTES: What is log spam? What does log spam do? Why do they do it? Why is it bad? Why are Google doing it?
Today I noticed Google in my 'log spam'
ie in my 'request report' I see
Oganisation setup a system to visit every domain (website) and 'request' their own domain (as if it were a page on the site).
The result of this is in the logs (and therefore your stats page) in the request report (NOT to be confused with the referrer report) within the stats for the popularity of each of YOUR web pages you see links to the log-spammers pages.
- Mainly to get links pointing to their site from stats pages,
- Partly to encourage visits from those viewing stats pages.
Sure, most stats pages are password accessed or have a 'noindex' meta tag, however there are many stats pages that are open or even have some PR.
Log spam messes up your stats reports, e.g. you don't have a page called [ebay...]
but your stats report says that page has been viewed (requested) 100 times.
Yahoo do it, ebay do it and lots of other companies do it, I am amazed however that now even Google do it. I thought google had real respect and value for the internet.
This is NOT referrer links in my stats, it is log-spam in my stats.
What is log spam?
What does log spam do?
Why do they do it?
Why is it bad?
Why are Google doing it?