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Strange Referral traffic

7:47 am on Apr 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

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In the last few months I have had an enormous spike in traffic from the following "site" and it is targeting one single page of a 1000+ page website. [It] seems to be some kind of ppc advertising site but we do not advertise whith them at all. Generally I would not be too concerned but it is targeting a page that is a "vital keyword page" for the whole site and is delivery bad bounce and drop off (by the thousands). Has anyone else experienced this and should I be concerned of the long term damage.....and if so what should I do about it.....thanks

[edited by: phranque at 10:17 am (utc) on Apr 18, 2013]
[edit reason] removed domain specifics [/edit]

10:58 am on May 15, 2013 (gmt 0)


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i assume it's providing an HTTP Referer header which would give you an opportunity to block the referral with a 403 Forbidden or 410 Gone status response.
if you're on an apache server this is easily accomplished wioth mod_rewrite directives.

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