After I blogged about my bout of referral spam a couple of months ago, the barrage of fake urls disappeared for awhile. But now, like spring pollen, they are back in force. It’s enough to make a grown woman cry. Or sneeze. Or want to stop blogging.
The referrers have ridiculous names & urls (cz.cc is a common url suffix) but the quickest giveaway is having your site traffic suddenly jump for no reason. I love my readers and am happy to grow slowly and continuously and see that people are poking around all my posts. But the spammers head straight to your home page (whatever is there at the moment) and they disappear as quickly.