Mon, 17 Nov 2003

Dirty weblog referrer robot trick

While browsing my web server logs, I noticed something that appears to be a dirty little trick to drive traffic to other weblogs. I'm getting hits from a handful of sites that get only the default page (no css, images, etc.), have referrer fields that point to other weblogs, and have user agent fields set to MSIE 6.0.

Since many weblogs automatically create a links for referrer they detect, I assume this is just a ploy to get those weblogs to drive a bit of traffic to the offenders sites.

Time to install a bot trap.

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