December 22, 2015

The alltime best referer

After more than 10 years, the amount of traffic USS Clueless gets is very much attenuated. Which isn't surprising and is actually welcome, because when the Qube finally dies I probably won't replace it. (No suggestions, please.)

So the majority of my traffic these days is actually SEO, mostly from the former Soviet bloc. Here's one of the best:

http://' + (location.hostname.indexOf(':')>=0?'['+location.hostname+']':location.hostname) + ' -> /Chizumatic/

As is commonly the case, this one came from Ukraine. Somehow or other a lot of people in Ukraine are involved in feeding bogus refers to various servers (like mine) presumably because they, or their customers, think it will increase their Google ranking (or that of other search engines). In my case it doesn't work because my referer log isn't available on a public web page, so the search engine spiders never see it.

Nonetheless, it would be hilarious if it weren't so infuriating to see so much effort going for such a small return, especially among those who are blithering incompetents.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Site Stuff at 02:42 PM | No Comments | Add Comment
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