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Any advice is appreciated.
Instead, they are sending you robots to spam your logs with referrals.
I so much hate these things, makes log analysis such a trouble sometimes.
Is there a good listing of all known sites generating such fake activities somewhere? So I can filter them all?
This is just another example of how the web has turned into a "war zone" with people just wasting bandwidth. Other webmasters throwing junk on your site in the hope - because their is no guarantee - that you actually publish your weblogs.
...examine my raw logs to see what the incoming IP is of these bots, then block them with an entry or two in my Isapi_Rewrite file...
Also, some control panels (cPanel X for example) allow you to easily block ip's so you don't have to re-write anything -- they do it for you after you enter the IP to be banned. If your server is using cPanel, look for the "IP Deny" icon.
Skiphosts="google.com yahoo.com mattcutts.com live.com" etc.
If the spammer shows up in various URL under the same domain, then you can work with regular expressions.
Then the spammer will still draw upon your server resources, but not show up in Awstats.
[edited by: Martin40 at 5:20 pm (utc) on Mar. 10, 2007]