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Strange links in stats referring urls

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dowser, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. dowser

    dowser Power Member

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    I was just checking my stats (Awstats) and I've noticed a lot of supposed referring pages from some strange urls, mostly Russian.

    I realize they are fakes, but why are they there? What's the reason for their presence in my logs? Is it to entice me to click or...???

    Is it some sort of script that accesses my stats program? What is the benefit?

    The reason I'm asking is that it could be reverse engineered maybe...:D
     
  2. Autumn

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    Referrer spam or automated scripts looking for known vulnerabilities in CMSs. You'd have to post some example urls for a better answer.
     
  3. dowser

    dowser Power Member

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    No, I think they are looking for a stats page that is displayed by certain web formats. I did backlink check and those two represent majority of those links.

    http://www.softepic.com/referers/

    http://eagle.he.net/~abnet/.status/web.html

    Clever!