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New way of advertising or my imagination?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by TheWiTchDocter, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. TheWiTchDocter

    TheWiTchDocter Registered Member

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    Hello all

    I've Noticed something lately on many blogs i own that many people are sending refers from sites that my links are not on.

    Most of the domains that send the refer are related to link building or internet marketing which doesn't line up with the niche.

    Is this just random or are people trying this technique to get webmaster traffic?

    Same as mass commenting webmasters about products related to internet marketing etc but think they mass ping with there domain as a referrer hoping to get webmaster traffic

    or is it just my imagination?
     
  2. jhkoenig

    jhkoenig Newbie

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    I'm seeing the same thing. Trying to draw in web admins? That's a losing game.
     
  3. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    People have been doing this since at least 2005.
     
  4. Baraba

    Baraba Regular Member

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    Some web sites have public AWStats. With sending website as referrer spammers can get a backlink for free from high PR sites. I have such referrer spam on my website logs since day 1 (9 years in a row) all the time.
     
  5. angelas111

    angelas111 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    prstorm. this is old but works for some niches still.