What do you do about spam referrers to your blog?

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Thought I’d call on the wisdom of crowds to help solve a blog mystery. While I love to see my site stats go up, when a lot of the new traffic isn’t from all you kind and generous readers but from some shady urls and ads, it makes me a tad nervous.  Why are they sending traffic my way? How did I get on their radar? How can I stop it?

I couldn’t find anything on WordPress  so I’m hoping some of you WPies  can help me lose the fog of spam.

It’s Friday!

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5 Responses to What do you do about spam referrers to your blog?

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  3. Mark says:

    This is an increasingly popular (and irritating) phenomenon known as “referrer spam”. Basically, the spammer hopes your access logs are public so they can get a free link. They also count on webmasters visiting the site for an additional source of traffic.

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  4. Marilise says:

    WP seems to be good at catching spam posts from with their filters.

    A lot of these spam things are automated. For what it’s worth, I’m with you– I can’t stand it. You can’t really do anything about it, other than let the spam filter do their work though…

    Do you mean that you’re getting lots of spam comments?

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    • nobluehair says:

      I’m not getting spam comments but my site traffic shows lots of hits coming from referrer sites which–when you click on them to see who they are– are clearly spam sites.

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