hits via postworthy.com on private blog

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  • #137282

    qulog
    Member

    I have a private blog, nobody should be able to read it except me. But the Stats show that on August 13, I got two hits, from a link at postworthy.com. How can this happen?

    The link doesn’t seem to be there (anymore?), so I figured this may be yet another type of spam. I think I had that before on my old wordpress.org-blog, referrer-spam, but I’m surprised that it happens on a completely Private blog. This particular blog has never been anything but Private.
    To be sure, I’ve tried to find it via Googe, technorati and the wordpress-tags pages. google and Technorati don’t show it, the tags-pages of wordpress do show my tags, but no links to the blog (even though I’m logged in).

    Sounds familiar to anyone?

    -Florine

    #137638

    raincoaster
    Member

    What did the links from Postworthy look like? Not to give the URL of your private blog (although it should just bounce us back to WordPress.com’s main page) but did they look unusual, were they links to the blog as a whole, to the About page, or to specific posts?

    #137641

    qulog
    Member

    Well, I don’t know about the links at postworthy, because they aren’t there anymore.
    But on my Statspage it says there were two hits, and it listed postworthy.com as referrer.

    #137642

    It’s not the blog that I can see now when clicking your name, is it?

    #137643

    qulog
    Member

    No, that’s Qulog, my public blog :-)
    (The private one is called “werknotities”.)

    -Florine

    #137644

    sulz
    Member

    i received postworthy as referrers several times. the few times i click on the link it does not show anywhere a link to my blog. the referrer link is simply postworthy.com.

    #137645

    qulog
    Member

    So maybe it is just referrer-spam… are they just trying to get their own hitcount up.
    I still don’t see how they could do that on a private blog though.

    #137646

    raincoaster
    Member

    If they have the URL they could do it. Maybe they got it via your profile? Is it listed there?

    #137647

    qulog
    Member

    No, not that I’m aware of…
    But does that mean that when someone types in the url of my private blog, they get listed in the Stats, even though they are redirected to wordpress.com?

    #137648

    raincoaster
    Member

    I don’t know. I know that if you password protect a single post, they count as a hit even if they only hit the password box and can’t get in. I would ask staff that question.

    #137674

    arizonad
    Member

    I just received a referal from this postworthy.com, too! I followed the link, with the same results as Qulog and Sulz. Creepy.

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