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Referrer spam, what is it, should you worry about it, and what can you do about it?

By Pieter Hartsook / December 6, 2010 / 0 Comments
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I first became aware of the Referrer Spam problem after installing and using the WordPress plugin Stat Surfer. One of Stat Surfer’s statistics categories is Top Referrers. I noticed on a business-client’s site they were getting referral traffic from porn sites and other unlikely sites. Looking into why this was happening surfaced what apparently is a widespread abuse by spammers that tie up YOUR site resources and help boost search engine rankings for the spam […]

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