Proactive Refferal Spam Blocking

Introduction to the Problem and .htaccess Usage I’ve had a few weird hits over time from “normal” websites containing “abnormal” content.  Take today, for instance…. According to my Wassup log and the stats that appear on the main screen widget, I got reffered by: https://www.space.com/common/community/profile.php?u=1078916 Click this if you will.  It’s an ad for male… Continue reading Proactive Refferal Spam Blocking

Peter Hook Meets the Plumber, the Astronomer, and Crawling Chaos

a.k.a.   How Internet Sites strip out Content for Their Own Purposes These are called feed harvesters or content scrapers amongst other terms and exist solely to copy other people’s content for the purpose of serving adverts, charging folks for getting good hit rates, hosting malware… etc I came across one while checking a Google… Continue reading Peter Hook Meets the Plumber, the Astronomer, and Crawling Chaos