Saturday, April 16, 2011
A Note About Referral Spam
If you have your own website or blog, you may have been excited when you've checked your traffic analytics to see that an unexpected website has been sending you traffic. Then, you've visited that referring website, only to find that a link to your site doesn't exist anywhere. The scenario that I've described may be a case of referral spam. I've noticed that a lot of referral spam URLs end with the .ru suffix. In many cases, the owners of these referral spam sites are hoping that you will visit their sites, and click on an ad, or follow a link to a product page, from which you will make a purchase. Be aware of what you're doing when you visit a site from a phantom referrer.