Tons of hits from spam domain?

  • Author
    Posts
  • #559551

    wordsmiff
    Member

    Hi – fairly new blogger and my stats are growing (phew). But over the last couple of days, the majority of my hits have come from akusangathensem.xpac.info. The link takes me to an Amazon ad for Kindle. I can’t find a damned thing on either Google or WhoIs – what is going on, and should I be worried?
    Thanks much.

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

    #559649

    ibc4
    Member

    Would love to hear more on this.
    Just taken the biggest daily hit on my blog and over half came from this very same site.
    Concerned, but not overly – at the moment.

    Stay in touch.

    #559652

    timethief
    Member

    This is a known issue and discussing it on a public forum where the same folks that could be responsible can tune in does not sound bright to me.

    Staff has requested:
    1. Do not click the links.
    2. Do not post the URL or names of the site into forum threads.
    3. Report all spam referrals to Staff directly .
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    #559653

    I’m having the same problem on my blog today. I did click the link though. How bad is that?

    #559654

    travnurse
    Member

    I’ve gotten 41 hits from this same site in the past two days.

    #559656

    travnurse
    Member

    Thanks, timethief.

    #559662

    tommcqueen
    Member

    timethief, it’s nice you post reasonable info, but putting someone down for asking a good question which many people are wondering about is lame. Besides, you just inferred you’re not that bright.

    #559667

    tau0
    Member

    Same here – big spike in traffic from that place. I like getting hits, but not this way.

    #559668

    lokijki
    Member

    I’ve been getting all of my views from them, and I was happy that I was getting views. But sad if they are fake views. :<

    #559671

    raincoaster
    Member

    Report them to staff via your Help button on the dashboard. Then staff can take them off your stats.

    #559673

    I am getting the same thing, but know that the majority of my readers are reading from blackberrys, iphones, etc. Maybe a mobile domain? I only started my blog a few days ago so was hoping these are all legit….darn if they are not!

    #559674

    notsosahm
    Member

    I’m getting lots of hits from that same site as well. :(

    #559676

    whalefinance
    Member

    I am getting about 1/10th my hits from them today. Will this be fixed?

    #559677

    Ditto… I am getting lots of hits from this. It started immediately after I posted a new blog… Not before. A little research indicates the words are in Malay. I assumed that one of my friends had posted it somewhere. I told friends on Facebook… That’s it. Any other Facebook connections?

    Yes I was sent to an Amazon site. Though I suspect Amazon has nothing to do with this.

    #559678

    I’ve also had this problem. Curiosity got me and I went to the site but it doesn’t exist…? Didn’t do anything to my computer from what I can tell. I got 41 hits from it today which is throwing my stats off. Lame.

    #559680

    Me too! Impressive…

    #559681

    Thanks, Raincoaster for the tip on getting these robo-hits wiped from my stats.

    I haven’t tried it yet – but it”s pretty annoying and here’e hoping that external source can be blocked from wordpress.

    #559694

    timethief
    Member

    @tommcqueen
    I bef to differ whith your POV. It’s clearly stated in the forum sticky posts that members search first and post only if they cannot find an approptiate thread and there are numerous threads on this subject of spam referrers in the forum searchbox. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/7-things-to-know-before-posting-in-wordpresscom-forums?replies=1

    #559695

    timethief
    Member

    Staff has requested:
    1. Do not click the links.
    2. Do not post the URL or names of the site into forum threads.
    3. Report all spam referrals to Staff directly .
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    We Volunteers have no solutions. Please do as Staff have asked you to do.

    #559700

    tommcqueen
    Member

    Response from staff:

    Thanks for reporting this – we are aware of this problem and are working hard to find a solution to fix it.

    Some background: what you’re experiencing is called “Referrer Spam”, and it’s an unfortunate side effect of the way statistics tracking works. Spammers take advantage of the referrer logs and visit your blog from phantom URLs that they are actually trying to promote, in the hope that you see them in your logs and click them.

    In the meantime, you can rest assured that there is no security risk here, to you or to you blog. It’s just an annoyance, but one we will hopefully be able to get rid of very soon.
    —–

    So, this should answer everyone’s questions about this.

The topic ‘Tons of hits from spam domain?’ is closed to new replies.