January 31, 2004

Welcome! He said in confusion

My referrer logs indicate that I got thirteen incoming links from the 2 Blowhards yesterday. I usually get two or three, but thirteen is unusually high--and I can't see anything on the Blowhards' blog to account for it.

Well, howdy, anyway!

Update: Oddly, I'm also getting a bunch of referrals from something called www.webbuffet.com. When I go there it looks more like a commercial site or something, and it seems to take forever to load. Would anyone care to enlighten me about what it is?

Oh, and how come every day I've got two or three or four links coming in from the Reverend Anti-Christ Pizza's weblog? I've gone and looked at it a couple of times and although I never see anything there that links here, it's been in my logs every single day for months.

Posted by Will Duquette at January 31, 2004 06:22 PM

Jaquandor said:

Sometimes referrer logs will show as a "referral" the last page someone might have been viewing prior to loading yours from their own bookmarks; this used to happen to me a lot although not as much lately. One time, the "false referrer" was InstaPundit...I got all psyched up for an Instalanche, but it wasn't to be. So I suspect that somebody's reading "Reverend Antichrist" before reading you.

Will Duquette said:

That would make sense...but I wonder who they are? It seems like an odd transition.

Johan Svensson said:

Web Buffet are referral spammers. I just wrote an entry about their practices, after having been assaulted by them for four days.

Will Duquette said:

I thought it might be something like that, since there's clearly nothing on Web Buffet's site that relates to me. They've been doing it daily for months now. And it won't help them a bit, because my stats pages aren't public.

ACP said:

Damn yo.

There isn't anything on Antichrist Pizza's weblog that links to you either.

In fact, I've heard a viscous rumor that he wrote the program. Strange but true...