Thursday, 20 October 2011

referrer spam

 A quick message to fellow bloggers.............

I suppose like me you check the Stats button on the dashboard
to see how many views your blog is getting.
 There are some peaks of course but nothing like the peak witnessed at exactly 11.oo a.m. last Sunday......152 views! 
          Fine in a whole day but not at a specific time.
The "invalid"  traffic source would appear to from  "google correction" and other sites.
 Research reveals that this activity is called "referrer spam" and apparently  it is designed to encourage us to do the natural thing and click on their site and others; but the advice is that  we should ignore it and eventually it will go away!
                Any one else receiving extraordinary view traffic from these sources?

It's a shame really because it obviously distorts the real traffic figures and is a bit of a nuisance.

1 comment:

  1. yup, i've got the same problem. My blog is spammed by a few (already known) sites. Got over 200 visits in 1 day from them.