Don’t Fall Foul of Website Referral Spam
Spam comes in many different forms; malicious emails phishing for bank details, bot-driven social media posts and last but not least, compressed ‘meat’ in a vacuumed-packed tin. However, are you aware that your business’s website is (probably) being subjected to a less well-known form of spam?
Believe it or not there are untold quantities of websites on the Internet whose sole purpose is to send web traffic referrals to other sites. There is no human being at the other end visiting said websites, just bot software that is programmed to leave (bounce) your site as soon as it arrives.
The majority of the time this is relatively harmless; no malicious software is being installed on your site and no confidential information is being collected (as long as you are protecting it). This article originally appeared on HarveyDavid.com, continue reading here.