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- Strange spam ?
- Eric Johnston
June 2, 2004, 6:51 pm
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which appeared to come from links on pages like as follows (my x x inserted)
at approx 10 minute intervals.
220.127.116.11 - - [02/Jun/2004:05:58:19 +0100] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 12702
"http://www.myhikxari.com/?discount-dental-insurxance " "Mozilla/5.0
(compatible; Konqueror/2.2.2; Linux 2.2.19; i686)"
All hits were from different urls but all vaguely similar and did not appear
"human" as the visitor never went further. Since I tend to go back to
investigate all novel incoming pages am I being conned into increasing the
traffic to these sites ? Do my return hits help these pages in the Google
if I have the toolbar on ? Does anyone else see this ? Any ideas welcome.
Best regards, Eric.
Re: Strange spam ?
This is called "referer spam". What they're trying to do is get themselves
listed among the "top referers" in your webstats folder.
You could try doing a WHOIS on their IP numbers and reporting them. You
could also block them with a .htaccess file in your root folder.
This page explains things a bit more:
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