Comments: Troubled

I'm not certain about this, but as I understand it, there is a particular browser that will report the last site visited as a referred, even if it was actually a visit via a Favorites list or directly typing the link into the browser. However, that would explain an occasional hit, not repeated hits from the same site. Unless you have an admirer who likes your site and that site very much, and bounces between them all day. Do the visits come from different IP addresses?

Posted by Andrew at March 11, 2004 02:50 PM

I don't know how to see the IP address, but the URL is exactly the same every time.

I don't mind if a hundred people come to this site after visiting a sex site, although I think it's a bit odd, as long as it's not some weird scam.

Posted by Anne at March 11, 2004 04:14 PM

Anne, was the word "fisting" involved? I'm getting a lot of referrers, all via MSN search, with variations of that word, and it's creeping me out majorly. I don't think I've ever even used the word on my blog, so why it would show up in that kind of search is just plain weird...

Posted by Elayne Riggs at March 12, 2004 08:37 AM

Elayne, No it wasn't. There's no odd skewing toward sex-related words in my stats, just over a hundred refers from this site in the first 8 days of this month.

I'm not being deliberately coy by not saying which one it was, I just don't want this blog showing up as a referrer to a big sex site. (So let's not all dash over there from here, okay?)

The URL the "refers" are coming from is I checked it out, in spite of the name, and was immediately sorry because I was at work at the time.

Posted by Anne at March 12, 2004 09:17 AM