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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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no spamI 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

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StatSurfer – WordPress Statistics plugin

By Pieter Hartsook / November 11, 2010 / 1 Comment
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StatSurfer dashboard widget doesn’t use Google Analytics.

StatSurfer is the evolution of StatPress and StatPress Reloaded, the plugin is therefore consistent with the data of the two StatPress systems.

I like the aggregate display graph and the alternative view of the site traffic that doesn’t run through Google.

statsurferThe plugin allows you to

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