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September 22, 2005

Welcome, Readers Of Juicy Matures!

I've been flattered yet confused to see this site's referral logs reporting a great deal of traffic coming here from such fine establishments as:


and of course:

•, which appears to be a German site offering "Preview of Tranny Porn Movies and shemale beauty"

So, what the fuck is going on? The general phenomenon seems to have started in April. Does it have something to do with comment/trackback spam? Or have these sites somehow surreptitiously stuck something on my server that they're linking to? For instance, this site once (though no longer) had this in its source code:

this.document.write(" left caret img src= + Math.random() + "' width='1' height='1' border='0'>"

Any insight/advice from the Internet Overbrain would be greatly appreciated.

Posted at September 22, 2005 05:51 AM | TrackBack

Also—by "not publicly visible," do you mean not visible to search engines, or to anyone but me?

Posted by: Jonathan Schwarz at September 22, 2005 12:09 PM

I'm not John, but I always wanted to play one on teevee. "not publicly visible" means sort of the same as not visible to the public, which really means I can't just clickityclick my way to your traffic data. If you hide it from me you'll also hide it from search engines because search engines are kinda like people, except they read every page in your web really fast over and over. Oh and they don't forget what they read but they read it again anyway just because.

I don't know MT software, but based on what I see on your main page you need to ditch the link to your webalizer thingie. If you can, it's probably a good idea to rename the webalizer folder. If MT has a normal way to display stats that you're not using you gonna hafta fight the battle there as well.

See, spammers ain't like people. They don't follow links and they don't think about things: they just do. They know various blog apps, so they know how to hit you without ever having seen your web. They also know how to find you in search engines, and once they got you they DO NOT let go. Ever. They simply won't say to themselves "oh gosh tinyrevolution thwarted our dastardly spambot so we might as well edit the code and remove his domain from our target list". It's easier for them to just leave you there.

Anyway that's why I say remove the webalizer link and rename the folder, and find out if MT normally has a stats page display and what you can do to wipe it off the face of your server. You can't stop them, but you can stop them from getting in, and you can stop future generations of little tiny spambots from growing up into big pains in your butt. Another benefit is that the robots that have indexed your webalizer page (and all the pages that page links to and so on and so on) will keep coming back because *they* know that page is there. Make it go away by renaming the folder. You'll still have access to that groovy data, but spam-bots won't and the search bots will finally just forget they ever crawled that area.


Posted by: EdB at September 22, 2005 05:06 PM

Come for the jokes. Stay for the juicy, immoral wives.

Posted by: Axis of Evel Knievel at September 23, 2005 12:49 AM