Thursday, February 10, 2011

Traffic Spam

I decided to check my blogger stats. I wish I hadn’t. What I found is a little disturbing. Of course I clicked on one of the referring sites. It was an adult site. Argh. So I went in search of answers. I guess this is a common thing and something they can’t fix because of Twitter links that also pop up in traffic. So here is what I found:

This is also happening to me - it's what brought me here.  I'm getting url's like this one:  I'm definitely not amused.
Any help would be appreciated.


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The porn spammers are goosing their traffic, using blog / website owners that publish their Referer Logs, indexed by the search engines.  If you're not publishing your logs publicly, the spam is annoying, and that's it.



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Does that mean we should publish our logs publicly and what does that mean?


  1. I don't know what it means but I did the very same thing this morning and found out the very same thing. I think it is very weird and gross that people looking for something like that should be refered to my site. Makes me want to rethink using my boys as models.

  2. Hi Alicia,

    This is what is happening:

    A spam site sees a blog publishing referrer logs.
    So they send traffic to that blog so that they can appear in your referrer log. They think it might count as a link back to their site - which I doubt. But you really don't want anything on your blog associated with a spam site - Google may look upon your blog as 'endorsing' the spam site by linking to it - and may penalize you as well as the spammer.

    SO - to answer your question, don't post your referrer logs if this is a problem on your blog.

    Does that make sense? :)



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