Regarding entries on the dashboard widget "Referrers":
Okay, I have just had my first weird referrer crop up, and the whole
affair has me scratching my head and wondering how all this works.
Traditionally my referrer traffic has been very lean to nonexistent and
has come consistently from verifiable and reliable sources -- usually
from wordpress support or comment links, and then I have one guy
who followed me over from the news forums I sprang forth from, I can
always tell when he's visited because I get a yahoo mail referrer entry
in the widget. So in the end I may have 2 or 3 daily hits cataloged as
referrers, or none at all. And when they have come in, the "value" as-
signed to them over at the far right has invariably been "1" -- one hit
per referrer, never more.
But this morning when I looked over the Referrer widget, I found 1 hit
each from three of the usual suspects, then EIGHT from a spammy-
looking URL I'd never seen before. As I commenced to checking it
out, red flags went up: it appears to be a valid blogsite, "Beautiful Na-
ra" and powered by wordpress. But it's apparently located in Malay-
sia and every bit of the contents is in Maylasian, or whatever they
speak. It's apparently a thriving blog, as there's lots of posts and
comments and such, but again, it's all in a foreign language.
But there's also tons of ads. In fact, when I clicked on the referrer
link, it opened up a full-page web-hosting ad, with an option to "skip
to the blog". And in cruising around looking for any evidence of one
of my own blog articles or any links to my site (none of which were
ever found) I encountered 2 or 3 different varieties of URLs in the
navigation bar. Finally, although it was dificult to arrive at an author-
itative assessment, the general flavor I got was that the content of
the blog bore no resemblance to my own content.
So what gives? None of this seems logical to me, and I'm really
wanting to know what this is all about and if it's bad for me and if
so then how to make it go away. I mean, naturally I could use the
hits, and international exposure sounds good too. But nothing about
this adds up, and that's what's really bugging me. If it's some sort
of a scam I'd like to try and nip it in the bud, if possible. Thanks...
I am located here: http://thedirtylowdown.wordpress.com/
although it appears they may be linking directly to this page:
This is the referrer: (now I'm showing 12 hits from them) : Opens with:
[spam referrer links removed]
The blog I need help with is thedirtylowdown.wordpress.com.