Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Russia Has Taken Over Our Blogs Or Referring Spam...




What the heck!!

Need some feedback...

I have been getting tons of hits from Russia!!
When I say a ton I mean it!
I had 1716 pageviews, But it does not land on any blog posts!
All my traffic is from Russia...

At first I was so excited thinking, wow I am getting out there!
NOT...

I have lost sleep over this disturbing thing that is being none on
MY sweet little blog...

Danger, Hackers have invaded blogger!
Or we are being Spamed To Death...

But yet I have had no extra
spam or no traffic on any post!

Please let me know if any of you are experiencing the same thing!

So after some investigating I now think I am just a little blogger
with a URL that got on a hot list.



This is called referer spam.

Nobody is actually viewing your blog from these sites - and nobody knows about these links, but you, since only you can see your Stats logs.

There are no actual links to your blog, from these websites - nor is your blog content being read, from anybody's computer. Neither your blog's page rank nor reputation is affected, one way or the other, by referer spam.

Referer spam never stops. You'll stop seeing a specific spam URL, when the spammer switches to a new URL. They only switch to new URLs when Google blocks the spam advertising the current URL. 

Do NOT check out the very odd names of referring URL,
as this sends you to unknown sites with some bad stuff.
And can also cause you to make the problem worse!
They actually hope you will do this!
Do Nor Click On UNKNOWN URL addresses.


So I guess I will just be grateful that I am going to be
seen as not productive as with running with the big dogs!

Geesh, what ever happened to plain and simple
And safe and sound??

So now, I think this warrants some blog post on Russia!

They really do have such lovely blue and white china...





My Comment;
I will not fear or be afraid! I do find it all very weird and I do not like it! I think these things are going to happen with all our technologies and such. But it does make one to be very aware of what you put on your blog posts! And people are stealing what you write and post! You have to be very careful and we should be cautious! But I guess they feel they can take what is not theirs and use it for profit is sad.

I was told that it may eventually stop, but if not I am not sure what we can even do about it!

Roxy...

I think they may be trying to crash our sites and confuse blogger in the long run!
This is like Spamming Zombies!
I have heard of this, but not a clue as how to do it-
Locking IPs and Visitors by Country, 
Blogger will have to address this problem or all our analytics will be  off and we all could be hacked blind!

This will affect our server load and our safety vulnerabilities, Do not open the unknown names of the sites that show  ity-ibity, check your site,  so many of them, I cannot name them, but if it is not from another friends blog or a name you trust if you follow it back it caused more spam and bad traffic from a spammer zombie!!




Dear Russian Ladies, if you're really reading our blogs would you be so kind as to leave us a comment?


16 comments:

  1. Yes, indeed, Roxy I am getting just the same thing, masses of hits from Russia each day. I'm glad you shed some light on it, but I dont feel comfortable with it and have been thinking about changing to a different blog address. However, that is a shame that we have to change to fit in with them whoever 'they' are!

    I know just what you mean about a sense of the sweet purpose of your blog being invaded.We do try to create little spaces of peace and calm which are hopefully an escape from the crass commercialism (and much worse) that is everywhere 'out there'.
    God bless, and I hope you can find a way through that suits you.

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  2. While I haven't noticed an uptick in traffic from Russia on my blog, I do know for a fact that there is a Russian blogger by the name of Marietta that steals content and photos from bloggers for her own massive site. And it doesn't matter that you've watermarked your photos and posted copyright infringement notices. She'll post watermarks and all and then put hers right beside them. How brazen! I've counted so many of mine and others on her site. She's always waiting and lurking for a new post to steal! I blog and create crafts for enjoyment and don't have the resources or energy to start a battle with her or anyone else for that matter.

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  3. Thank you!!!!!!
    I just noticed this yesterday!!!
    I was so worried...
    I know next to nothing about that stuff. : )
    Great post, my friend.

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  4. I will not fear or be afraid! I do find it all very weird and I do not like it! I think these things are going to happen with all our technologies and such. But it does make one to be very aware of what you put on your blog posts! And people are stealing what you write and post! You have to be very careful and we should be cautious! But I guess they feel they can take what is not theirs and use it for profit is sad.
    I was told that it may eventually stop, but if not I am not sure what we can even do about it!
    Roxy

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  5. Thank you for this information and in looking at my stats, I see that is true there. What do we do?

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  6. I have noticed this also Roxy, I think sometimes about not blogging,but there are good and bad people everywhere and we can't let them ruin our lives.
    Thanks for this info.

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  7. If you do banking on your computer; these hackers can find inroads into your identity and sending and taking all the places you visit to other companies to create spam and data and such! Not sure where this is all going... But the web is getting a bit scary for a country girl! LOL
    I did hear from a person that said they are not sure where this is all going...
    I also awoke to thinking maybe blogging is not as safe as it once was!
    Darn and I thought my sweet blog was getting a big audience...
    I would rather not have the traffic here...

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  8. I had not heard of anything like this happening. Technology is so hard to understand.

    But it is lovely that there are so many sweet blogs out there. I hope we will keep writing and blogging regardless.

    We are to "occupy" until the Lord comes. So we should create, bring joy, do the Lord's work, even if it is constantly put down or destroyed. Keep getting up and doing the beautiful work for His glory.

    It makes a tremendous difference! And so does your blog, Roxy!



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  9. Yes, We are told to occupy until He returns and this is what we shall do! I appreciate all the ladies out there that encourage and inspire us all with their crafts and stories and what a woman of God should be thinking about and pursuing... Thank you Mrs. White!

    It really does make us bolder to stand and hold our field that the Lord has given us!

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  10. Thanks for the info. I've just noticed mine and it's all from San Jose, USA! And I just changed my URL too. Hmmm...let's see what happens next.
    Cheers,
    Pingxo

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  11. I am so glad you brought this up, I to have had a lot from Russia then yesterday I had a lot from France and today more from Russia. Like you say it makes the numbers look good but is very concerning.I wonder if it is just blogger or if wordpress is getting them also.
    Connie

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  12. Yes, here too. I wonder if they are visiting the blogs of those that comment here? I haven't had as many as you but some.

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  13. I think many Ladies are experiencing this and others not at all! I just hope in the grand scheme of things someone is blessed by the Lord reading these posts and your comments!
    We are called to be the light and we can not allow fear or the unknown to stop us from what God has taught us and we need to share this with each other and the lost in this world...
    Thank you all for your input!
    God Bless Russia...

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  14. Yes, they are called bots. They troll around looking for sites. It's quite annoying but I understand there is nothing to do about it if you use blogger. BooHoo!!!

    As for content being stolen, just be sure and watermark ALL your photos! I've even seen where people put disclaimers at the end of their posts that say something like "this CONTENT(<<<name of blog post) was first published on BLANK BLOG (<<<name of blog) on this DATE (<<<date it)."

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  15. I don't look at my stats so I don't know if I am getting more hits or when they might be coming from. I guess I should check it out.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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  16. A while back I was seeing a big audience from Russia according to my statistics. I wondered about it at the time. Maybe some of it is regular people, but maybe it is some sort of suspicious activity. I also wish that if it is just people who stumble across my blog in some way, that they would leave a comment. If they write it in Russian it's OK, I'll use Google translator to understand their comment.

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Blessings, Roxy