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    Web Ho - Design B!tch ~Michelle's Avatar
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    I have had some strange things showing up in my stats referrals.

    Here is one that is giving me a bunch of incoming traffic, and I can't figure out why. Plus my site is not related to that one topic wise at all. I can't even find a link to my site anywhere.

    (this is nothing sex realted on the landing page even though the URL would make yout think so.)
    http://sextop.seat4bike.com/intercosexdy/epassloan.html

    The page you get is a fake, view the the source.


    Here is another, same story, no link to my site, but I am getting traffic from them.

    http://www.jonkoping.nu/panorama

    How is this happening?
    ~Michelle
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    this could be referer spamming. They visit your site, change the referer to their site. When you run your stats program, and their site shows up on the report they gain a link to their site from your site, giving them rank, etc...

    Google bans people that do this, and if your stats reports are not online for Googlebot to find they are just an annoyance.

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    Web Ho - Design B!tch ~Michelle's Avatar
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    "They visit your site, change the refere to their site."

    I am lost here. How would they go about doing that?

    And yes, Google is locked out of the stat reports. They are password protected.
    ~Michelle
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