So, I check my referrers. I like to see who’s linking to my writings because, well, I’m vain like that. OF COURSE I’m vain. I HAVE A BLOG. Duh. Well, anyway, so I see this this morning.
Obviously, I am number one with a bullet with maintainers of porn sites! I’m a little suspicious though. I mean, sure, my old site practically invented breast obsession, but that’s only in an MMO sense. Generally, I’d think that people looking for pictures of, well, whatever you filthy people are looking for today would be somewhat disappointed to see some idiot rambling about game theory for 6 paragraphs.
And I was right. Apparently, there are now spam programs designed just to reach vain people like me.
Reffy is a Windows-based mass referrer spammer tool, which means that it will make a connection to a list of URLs with any referrer URL and User-Agent that you specify. This accomplishes several things. Firstly, it generates webmaster traffic from webmasters checking their referral statistics. Secondly, it boosts your link popularity and thereby your Google PR, because a lot of sites have public referral stats with linked entries.
Reffy comes with a pre-generated list of 3047 active blog websites, and a good User-Agent list of real User-Agents taken from real statistics is also included.
I’m not linking to it, because, well, you know, I don’t want them to know I exist. They ALREADY know I exist too damned much apparently. Do this Google if you’re really consumed with a desire to spam my referrer logs with porn sites.
Seriously, people, crap like this is why we can’t have nice things. STOP IT.
You can read more about “leveraging blogs for pr0n profit!” here, here, here, here and here. Really, I’m not making it up!