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Old 01-07-2008, 04:32 AM
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Hi all,

One of my website is continuously getting traffic from adult based search engines and unnecessary websites including [text removed] And I don't how and why all this happening??

I am using Awstats and it's all shows in "Links from an external page" section from the Stats.

Please help!!

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Old 01-07-2008, 05:26 AM
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Hai Mate!
I encountered the same problem and even my cpanel statistics showed external links from these tvsetmp3.com, freeliveporno.org etc. But I referred those sites for the presence of my link but it was not there! Then how come they send traffic to my site which is in no way related with porn? Who sends this mysterious traffic?
 
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:32 AM
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Oh god!

Google tagged my website with "This site may harm your computer".

Now, what to do??
 
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It shows because of your meta tags that you're using. Apparently it's your keywords or the use of your meta tags. Also if you could, you might want to watch your link advertising on the forums, advertising adult pornography links (in text) is not good for the little eyes. Just an FYI
 
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Old 01-07-2008, 08:09 AM
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It shows because of your meta tags that you're using. Apparently it's your keywords or the use of your meta tags. Also if you could, you might want to watch your link advertising on the forums, advertising adult pornography links (in text) is not good for the little eyes. Just an FYI
Have you seen anything "porn" tag in my meta tags??

And I am not doing any kind of porn link promotion.
 
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No I don't see any adult text in your meta tags, you can get support on this from an SEO expert as to why this is on Google.

As for the link promotion, I was regarding towards the adult link you have in text content which is still viewable for any little eyes to simply type in. I am simply looking out for you to keep you from getting a negative rep or a warning from a mod.
 
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No I don't see any adult text in your meta tags, you can get support on this from an SEO expert as to why this is on Google.

As for the link promotion, I was regarding towards the adult link you have in text content which is still viewable for any little eyes to simply type in. I am simply looking out for you to keep you from getting a negative rep or a warning from a mod.
Which adult link buddy!!

can you explain it to me. I am not seeing any adult link in the text.
 
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My apologies, see your first post for the text link. ends with .org
 
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My apologies, see your first post for the text link. ends with .org
That was just text, not link BTW. And that was to clarify everybody about that adult websites/engines i m getting that traffic and just suddenly after 6 days I have got tagged by google - that my website can harm your computer..

and I have already sent a mail to Google to review my website again from G webmaster tools.
 
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Steven, those are some pretty strong comments to be making in a public forum, without facts to back them up. Mit was asking a sincere question, and requesting help. A quick look at the sites in his signature do not indicate any issues with his Meta tags that would cause this issue. The text links (not live) that he referred to in his post were simply trying to explain what was showing up in his stats and him not understanding why.

@mit - There is not a lot you can do about who is linking to you. As long as you are not linking to those sites, you do not have to worry though. As a side point, your web stats are password secured, correct? Sometimes these companies do this for links from insecure web stats that end up indexed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Referer_spam
 
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Old 01-07-2008, 08:29 AM
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That's correct Cricket. I am totally agree with you.

But the issue is critical here now, my site has pretty good positions with some of good keywords/phrases in Google and now it is showing with the underline tag that "This site may harm your computer."

Tell me some strong way to keep my website out from this safely.
 
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Old 01-07-2008, 08:39 AM
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That is something that can only be handled through Google. I am assuming you have already followed the instructions Google provides conerning this matter.

Looking at your site, I am not immediately seeing what the issue might be, but with more than 50 coding errors on the front page alone, it may be causing erroneous errors to show in your flash, which may have triggered it as being insecure. Sorry I cannot be of more help.
 
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P.S. I am not sure why this thread is in the Webmaster Marketplace though, as this is a Google issue.

Moving this thread to our Google Forum.
 
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These sites are not actually linking to your website. They are just from spiders and the what you are seeing is called referrer spam. Just ignore these links in your stats and make sure they are secured with a password.
 
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That is something that can only be handled through Google. I am assuming you have already followed the instructions Google provides conerning this matter.

Looking at your site, I am not immediately seeing what the issue might be, but with more than 50 coding errors on the front page alone, it may be causing erroneous errors to show in your flash, which may have triggered it as being insecure. Sorry I cannot be of more help.
Cricket, I am already well-aware of the error by which Google has done this to my website. But I have fixed them now.

I want to know, how much time it will take to back in the results? (with having that underline tag).
 
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These sites are not actually linking to your website. They are just from spiders and the what you are seeing is called referrer spam. Just ignore these links in your stats and make sure they are secured with a password.
Is there an echo in here?
 
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Cricket, I am already well-aware of the error by which Google has done this to my website. But I have fixed them now.

I want to know, how much time it will take to back in the results? (with having that underline tag).
Not being Google, I have no way of answering for them concerning how long it will take them to correct the issue for you. This is something you would need to ask them.
 
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Not being Google, I have no way of answering for them concerning how long it will take them to correct the issue for you. This is something you would need to ask them.
OK Thanks Cricket.

I am waiting for their (Google's) answer now. Lets see how much time it will take?
 
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Mit, please post what Google tells you because I have the same problem. My site is the last site that should have links from those nasty sites. My webmaster area is pw protected, so it's a bit odd. I'm VERY, VERY, VERY worried.

Here's some info from my statistics. Maybe it will give you a clue regarding spiders and how they relate to the issue.

Robots/Spiders visitors (Top 10) - Full list - Last visit
11 different robots* Hits Bandwidth Last visit
Googlebot 358+13 4.55 MB 07 Jan 2008 - 21:24
LinkWalker 242+1 3.12 MB 03 Jan 2008 - 06:02
Inktomi Slurp 60+22 1.13 MB 07 Jan 2008 - 16:57
MSNBot 58+8 792.68 KB 07 Jan 2008 - 01:16
AskJeeves 3+3 35.10 KB 07 Jan 2008 - 02:44
Alexa (IA Archiver) 2+4 16.45 KB 06 Jan 2008 - 23:36
SurveyBot 1+1 11.81 KB 07 Jan 2008 - 17:14
Unknown robot (identified by hit on 'robots.txt') 0+2 2.57 KB 03 Jan 2008 - 16:48
InternetSeer 2 0 01 Jan 2008 - 03:42
Unknown robot (identified by 'crawl') 1+1 9.90 KB 01 Jan 2008 - 11:06
Others 1 10.72 KB

I also have quite a few visits to a file called adaptive.php but this file doesn't exist on my website. What's that all about?

Thank you.
 
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There seems to be a solution. I found this site which lets you block those ugly sites with your htaccess files. I'll probably work on it tonight and see what happens.

Here it is:
http://www.spywareinfo.com/articles/referer_spam/
 
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