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    ABW Ambassador writerguy's Avatar
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    How woud the atomic energy commission get in my stats??
    I was looking through "Today's Stats" in my SAS affiliate dashboard and found a "Last Page Clicked" with this URL:

    http://www.iaea.org

    That goes to the International Atomic Energy Agency??

    How would that get into my daily stats??
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    It's not new. I saw them in my stats these last 10 years maybe more. And I assure you, I'm not selling secrets and I don't have a product related to their activities, not even an atomic clock.
    I assume they have a spider searching all the sites.

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    Could be someone bored at work...or could be a little stats playing around. See the recent threads on porn sites showing up in your stats, and I'll bet this is the same sort of thing.
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    I thought last page clicked was the page with your ad on it.

    I don't see how SAS would know about any pages before that. I assume they're fetching the URL using $HTTP_REFERER, which will tell you the last page a visitor was on before arriving at your site (through a clicked link).

    I don't see any ads on the iaea.org site either. This *is* curious.

    I wonder if referrer URLs can be spoofed.

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    I used to get these clowns in my site referral reports, too. I finally emailed them and asked WTF?! Some poor guy there said he was getting tons of email about it, that it was something he had to run by his web designer, etc. and he had no answer.

    Whatever the reason they plague our reports, I can't tell you but there must be a reason or explanation somewhere. I don't understand the point of spamming people's reports or referral logs.
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    See, what I don't get is this: The atomic energy URL is listed in my SAS dashboard's "Today's Stats" section as a "Last Page Clicked" entry. It's not in any website stats on my part.

    Actually, as I wrote that I just realized I haven't checked any of my website stats to see if they're showing up there. I'll have to take a look at Google Analytics for that site and see what it shows.

    (*Darn* -- guess that's what I get for all those anti-Bush blog entries. Now they've probably got the CIA, FBI, and everybody else after me. Shades of Nixon's "Enemies List"!!!)
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    Just lately the log spammers, crackers, and wild bots are going crazy on all my sites. I have been having a spider trap on each site for a long time and each time one gets blocked it emails me with the IP and time. Some days I get 10 emails.

    I have been trying to learn more about using CIDR to cut down on the number of entries in .htaccess as too many entries will eventually slow down my page load.


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    They used to spider me a lot when I had atomic clocks pages, so I had figured that they'd somehow picked up the keyword "atomic."

    But then I was wandering around Google a few months ago and found some posts (maybe on WMW...not sure now) saying that it's really some rogue spider or email scraper that's just spoofing the IAEA referrer. The advice was to ban it.

    So who knows. In my case it seemed to be most interested in the site with the atomic clocks and stopped coming so often when my focus shifted, so I'm leaning toward it really being the iaea. Of course, in order to have any idea what's on any site, they'd have to spider the heck out of everything at some point...either that or get a list of "possibilities" off of some SE...
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    Life is Supposed to be Fun! Rexanne's Avatar
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    I don't remember the exact circumstances but I know it was enough to make me send them an email complaining over something - it was a few years ago so I don't remember exactly what tripped my wire about them showing up in my referral reports. There is nothing to do with anything atomic on my site so that wasn't the draw. I know others at ABW were seeing the same URL in their reports and/or stats at that time, too.

    Writerguy, do a search on ABW for that url and you might find an older thread about it.

    This is weird and I'd love to know why this particular URL keeps coming up as bothersome.
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    Domain Addict / Formerly known as elbowcreek Thomas A. Rice's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by writerguy
    See, what I don't get is this: The atomic energy URL is listed in my SAS dashboard's "Today's Stats" section as a "Last Page Clicked" entry. It's not in any website stats on my part.


    Actually, as I wrote that I just realized I haven't checked any of my website stats to see if they're showing up there. I'll have to take a look at Google Analytics for that site and see what it shows.

    (*Darn* -- guess that's what I get for all those anti-Bush blog entries. Now they've probably got the CIA, FBI, and everybody else after me. Shades of Nixon's "Enemies List"!!!)

    I thought that mustache in your photo looked kinda fake.... we're onto you, Mr. Troublemaker Writer guy!!!
    Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elbowcreek
    I thought that mustache in your photo looked kinda fake.... we're onto you, Mr. Troublemaker Writer guy!!!
    Well at least ONE of us doesn't hide behind a mask, Elbow Creek Boy!
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    Domain Addict / Formerly known as elbowcreek Thomas A. Rice's Avatar
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    Hey, this here is PURE silk, imported from some really important sounding place. It's not a disguise, it just accentuates my manly chin stubble.
    Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.

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