Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Why Does A YouTube Video Appear To Be Visiting My Blog?

Malaysian female spammers are notorious for employing this technique. It's called referrer spam. Google explains it is an automated script that anybody can make: they take another URL and make it appear that that particular URL was visiting your blog, when in fact it was not.

“A referer is just a simple HTTP header that is passed along when a browser goes from one page to another page, and it normally is used to indicate where the user’s coming from. Now, people can use that, and change the referer to be anything that they want.” ~ Matt Cutts

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