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@Mentat, what is the subject matter of your abandoned site? Is it in the simmilar area as lolamjambuna (computers and technology)?
If LOGS/ACCESS LOGS of a site are PRIVATE, how REFERRER SPAM is going to hurt our rankings in search engines? Even Google can't access our logs!
Since they don't exist except as fake entries in your logs and stats, the search engines never see them except in rare cases where someone's logs are public. Therefore, they have no effect on your rankings in the vast majority of cases.