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Old 03-30-2012, 11:51 PM
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Default Strange Russian backlinks to my website

Thought I'd post here because I have no idea what is going on here or how
these backlinks are showing up in AwStats.....

When I visit these sites to check their source they contain no links to my
site, maybe they are just there for a short time? Here's a sample of the
them. I'm worried that some of these sites might be blacklisted and I don't
want links from a blacklisted site....

- hxxp://kituramicenter.ru 6 6
- hxxp://myltivarka.ru 6 6
- hxxp://low-kick.ru 6 6
- hxxp://grand-mu.ru 5 5
- hxxp://www.good-avto.ru 5 5
- hxxp://ruseo.net 4 4
- hxxp://0027.ru 4 4
- hxxp://zoub.ru/files/quantum-effect.pdf 4 4
- hxxp://serialz.com.ua 3 3
- hxxp://imaluta.mybb.uz 3 3
- hxxp://twofile.ru 3 3
- hxxp://pravteh.ru 3 3
- hxxp://lepkind.com.ua 3 3
- hxxp://repetitmaster.ru 3 3
- hxxp://anime-mania.ru 3 3
- hxxp://blog.savetop.ru 3 3
- hxxp://cable-rzn.ru 3 3
- hxxp://omeditacii.info 3 3
- hxxp://ra-1.ru 3 3
- hxxp://regdomens.ru 2 2
- hxxp://w3host.ru 2 2

As far as traffic goes, this month I've had around 300 USA visitors, 34
Russian, 26 Chinese. Should I block the Russian traffic, or are these real
backlinks that are helping my SERPs? They just started showing up in
AwStats about 5 months ago.
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:05 AM
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Might want to hxxp those links, just in case they're malicious
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:15 AM
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Not sure if this helps or not, but did a WOT search on some of the links:

http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/lo...n-popup-donuts

http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/ru...n-popup-donuts

http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/00...n-popup-donuts


Etc. etc...seems like most of those sites are SEO spam/type sites; something like that.


I don't see how the backlinks could hurt your search rankings; I could be totally wrong, but that just wouldn't be fair if Google (or other) demoted your website just because an undesirable website linked to it.
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Not all backlinks are good. Bad irrelevant backlinks could easily get your site put into the sandbox for a long, long, time.

Too many backlinks to fast and google will think that you are trying to game the system.

I would block them.

Not to be a cynic, but if that happened to me I would think it was a competitor trying to take down my site.

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Well worst case scenario is that its a competitor trying to do reverse SEO (i think that's what its called). But essentially a competitor gets someone to link your website to tons of malicious sites as fast as possible Google then sees this and downgrades you for it.
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Well I did some reading up and this is simply a case of referrer spam, nothing
exciting like a competitor trying to sandbox me, lol.

For those that haven't heard of referrer spam, here's how it works. Spammer
wants traffic to his website. He runs an automated script to send HTTP GET
requests to thousands of web sites, using a spoofed source IP address which
is the IP of the website he wants traffic to. At that point the server logs of
his victims show "referral" traffic from the spammer's website. The webmasters
wonder where this traffic is coming from and click the link in the logs to check
for a backlink (of course there is no backlink), and BOOM, traffic from thousands
of webmasters.

Ever see those ads for thousands of unique visitors for $9.99 or whatever?
This is what they do to get you that traffic, lol.
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Interesting. ...learn something new every say.
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Well I did some reading up and this is simply a case of referrer spam, nothing
exciting like a competitor trying to sandbox me, lol.

For those that haven't heard of referrer spam, here's how it works. Spammer
wants traffic to his website. He runs an automated script to send HTTP GET
requests to thousands of web sites, using a spoofed source IP address which
is the IP of the website he wants traffic to. At that point the server logs of
his victims show "referral" traffic from the spammer's website. The webmasters
wonder where this traffic is coming from and click the link in the logs to check
for a backlink (of course there is no backlink), and BOOM, traffic from thousands
of webmasters.

Ever see those ads for thousands of unique visitors for $9.99 or whatever?
This is what they do to get you that traffic, lol.
Thanks for the info! I'm new here and already found this place to be a great resource of information. I look forward to learning and contributing more.
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