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    Remember the old days...
    when you looked at your logs and saw cooldomain.com/links.htm or cooldomain.com? well, fast foward to the future and behold the wonderful world of:

    jaja-jak-globusy_com

    the undisputed king of weblog spam.

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    I wonder if stuff like that actually works.

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    I clicked on a few.
    Thought ...Oh who is linked to me and why?
    Now I can spot that crap and don't bother with the click.
    WTF - log spam. These people really need to get a life.
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    I think it moves them up the referral logs that are published (sometime unknowingly) on the Web and maybe some SE's take that into account?

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    Poker sites and pharmy sites shouldn't be allowed to leave the house in the morning...
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    speaking of pharmy sites, does anyone know of a pharmy site that can be legally promoted these days

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drewbert
    I think it moves them up the referral logs that are published (sometime unknowingly) on the Web and maybe some SE's take that into account?
    hmm. now that is something to consider.

    Anybody know a way to block this from happening?

    This is a niche some programer can fill.

    Write the app or script that will block this stuff and $$$ could be made
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cursal
    I clicked on a few.
    Thought ...Oh who is linked to me and why?
    Now I can spot that crap and don't bother with the click.
    WTF - log spam. These people really need to get a life.
    Ditto! It seems so stupid. I have tons of it and have also stopped checking to see who's linking to me. LOL - Duh. The first I saw of this was a few years ago with a nuclear energy place. Finally wrote the web master an email asking WTF?! He was great. Wrote me back and explained he was aware of the situation and was taking steps to stop it. Wish I'd saved his reply. It didn't make sense to me at the time and it still doesn't, especially for this specific nuclear energy site which still every so often appears in my logs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drewbert
    I think it moves them up the referral logs that are published (sometime unknowingly) on the Web and maybe some SE's take that into account?
    I jumped right to a rant in my post without explaining why. Drewbert is spot on.

    For my Joomla sites, a 404 error automatically redirects to my homepage. I can turn that off, but there are reasons for human users that it would be disadvantageous.

    But all the poker and pharmy sites in my referral logs are ALWAYS looking for mydomain.com/submit.php, which doesn't exist. But since THEY don't get a 404 sent back to them, they keep trying.

    So, every once in a while, I'll see 500-1000 sites per day trying to hit that file, normally from 1000+ IP addresses. I can't block all of them, so I take my bandwidth hit and move on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drewbert
    I think it moves them up the referral logs that are published (sometime unknowingly) on the Web and maybe some SE's take that into account?
    but doesnt it also benefit the linkee? (is that a word?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noth
    For my Joomla sites, a 404 error automatically redirects to my homepage. I can turn that off, but there are reasons for human users that it would be disadvantageous.
    my 404 error IS my home page. Is that a bad idea?

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    Nope. For the same reasons I don't turn off the redirect...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noth
    I can't block all of them, so I take my bandwidth hit and move on.
    I wish I had to worry about bandwith!

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    my 404 error IS my home page. Is that a bad idea?
    You mean your 404 error page redirects to your home page. Not that your home page is the 404 page....right?

    I wish I had to worry about bandwith!
    Keep at it and one day you will.

    But remember low targeted traffic is much much better than volumes of trash traffic.
    Targets convert. Trash just chews up bandwidth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cursal
    You mean your 404 error page redirects to your home page. Not that your home page is the 404 page....right?


    Keep at it and one day you will.

    But remember low targeted traffic is much much better than volumes of trash traffic.
    Targets convert. Trash just chews up bandwidth.

    Actually I have a "sorta" replica of my homepage as a custom 404 page.. It has all the nav and menus
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