Preventing spam referrers on a wordpress.COM blog?

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  • #624006

    My stats are not accurate because I keep getting referrals from a site which I know does not actually link to me blog. I attempted to send the website a cease and desist letter but their contact form is “broken.” This is irritating because it means that I have to subtract my spam views from my actual views to see how many views I have. Is there any way to prevent this site from spamming me?

    The blog I need help with is hangingdice.wordpress.com.

    #624201

    timethief
    Member

    Hello there,
    There is no security risk here, to you or to you blog. It’s just an annoyance we are enduring. These spam referrers do not in any way affect your blog’s Google page ranking.
    1. Do not click the links.
    2. Do not post the URL or names of the site into forum threads.
    3. Please read the sticky post at the head of this forum. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/regarding-referrer-spam?replies=1

    #624207

    Thank you very much! :)

    #624212

    timethief
    Member

    You are not alone in this and it’s frustrating. You’re welcome. :)

    #624250

    Growl. I dislike this kind of spam. Looking forward to the “report as…” feature. Thanks!

    #624252

    timethief
    Member

    We all dislike it but it’s only annoying and not in anyway damaging. :)

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