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October 14th, 2005, 05:59 PM #1weird urls in my referral stats
Ok I KNOW these clowns aren't linking to anything on my family
site but the same URLs have appeared in my referral stats
(prominently enough for me to notice because of bandwidth) for
the past few weeks. There are others,too. They're not linking to
Last year, a nuclear energy company URL was appearing in my
referral stats with alarming numbers of "hits" and I sent an
email to the contact adddy on the site. A very nice someone
answered and said they were aware of the issue and would get it
to stop, which they did only to have the same URL reappear a
few months later in big numbers again and still to this day.
Any idea what this is about and why this happens? Should I be
Last edited by Leader; October 15th, 2005 at 02:46 AM. Reason: Neutered the links
October 14th, 2005, 06:04 PM #2
October 14th, 2005, 06:07 PM #3Originally Posted by nyfalcon
October 14th, 2005, 06:38 PM #4
When I first started I had the same question but was too afraid to ask as the urls were all porn related lol. My site went from a pr 3 to being banned and the only thing I could think of was maybe the bots read the porn pages. I know its very very unlikely but thats how I found out what was going on. I called the web hosting company and my site was moved to a new server and I got different urls in the stats but they were all clean. I had nothing to lose by moving to a new server since I was in Google jail at the time.
October 14th, 2005, 07:19 PM #5
- Join Date
- January 18th, 2005
- Los Angeles
It's log-spamming, looking for open stats that get spidered. It's for the backlinks.
October 14th, 2005, 09:36 PM #6
They're just a couple of the ones that are also spamming my forums big time. Bastards
October 14th, 2005, 09:56 PM #7Originally Posted by webworker
And Packy is seeing the same URLs spamming his forums? Weird weird weird.
I'm sorry I posted their links in here now ... someone feel free to remove the links. I only posted them because they were SO not-family friendly and obviously something weird was going on.
October 14th, 2005, 10:47 PM #8
"nuclear energy company"
I had the same govt. nuclear energy company (I believe) pounding one of my sites a few years ago. I don't remember the host, but the referrals eventually stopped.
October 14th, 2005, 10:57 PM #9Originally Posted by simcat
I really don't understand why they would be 'pounding' OUR sites ... what's the point? I can kinda understand WebWorker's explanation of log spamming but a nuclear energy company? WHat's the purpose?!
October 14th, 2005, 11:14 PM #10weird urls in my referral stats
If you break the URL's like this:
http:// ciberia.ya. com/ texas-holdem
http:// diet- pills.hk. to/
I don't know who they're, but if they're up to no good, then they don't deserve another free backlinks help.
October 15th, 2005, 02:49 AM #11
To easily prevent links from appearing in your posts:
1) Use the "advanced" posting method.
2) Below the post-entry box on that screen, there're some checkboxes. UNcheck the one for "automatically parse links."
The URLs in that post then will not linkify.
If you edit your post later, remember to re-uncheck that box, or they will turn into links after the edit!There is no knowledge that is not power. ~Hemingway
October 15th, 2005, 02:58 AM #12
Thank you for the explanation Leader & Mr Sal!
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