Blog2005 ≫ Dodgy referers

Just written some code to plug into my refererCode scripts1 to stop this referer spam nonsense... it's sure to be a bit too strict at first, but what it's going to do is check each new referer I get in my logs, request that page to see if there really is a link to my page on it, and if there's not log it. Too many pages without a proper link to me, and you're out of the game!

It's a shame to have to generate extra web traffic like this, hopefully it will be kept to a minimum though.

Going to set this message as the referer, so if you see this, you know what's going on! Any comments, leave them below...

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Paul Clarkeʼs blog - I live in A small town, Kent. Wed + dad to two, I am a full-stack web engineer, and I do js / Node, some ruby, other languages ect ect. I like pubbing, parkrun, eating, home automation and other diy stuff, history, genealogy, TV, squirrels, pirates, lego, + TIME TRAVEL.