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#262251 02/05/2019 9:02 AM
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A simple question I hope,

in UBB Control Panel / Referer Log
the logs shown what do they mean?

does it mean that someone clicked on a link on example google or another webpage to get to our forum?
or does it mean only that the visitor came from another page/url and then typed in our forum url or used a shortcut on his own browser?
99% looks to come from Google but then there are some disturbing links. I just want to understand how it works if our visitor clicked on a link from that site refered as 9 min ago or if that was the previous site visited before going to our forum.
Thanks for your advice

1 minute ago https://www.google.com/
3 minutes ago https://www.google.com/
4 minutes ago https://www.google.com/
5 minutes ago https://www.google.com/
6 minutes ago https://www.google.com/
6 minutes ago https://www.google.co.nz/
8 minutes ago https://www.google.co.uk/
9 minutes ago http://lesbian.rape.xxxxxxxx.xxx

Last edited by Morgan; 02/05/2019 9:04 AM.

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Referral Spam
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Referrer_spam

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Referrer spam (also known as referral spam, log spam or referrer bombing) is a kind of spamdexing (spamming aimed at search engines). The technique involves making repeated web site requests using a fake referrer URL to the site the spammer wishes to advertise. Sites that publish their access logs, including referrer statistics, will then inadvertently link back to the spammer's site. These links will be indexed by search engines as they crawl the access logs, improving the spammer's search engine ranking. Except for polluting their statistics, the technique does not harm the affected sites.


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Thank you.


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