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    Correct referrers

    If I look to my website statistics, I see that there are lots of referrers from sites that I don't know. Most of them are weird Russian sites. These sites haven't put any link to my website, strange how they get to my site.

    So I wonder how they get to my site, and why they're counted as a referrer.

    Probably they have some sort of script somewhere on their website, that redirects constantly to other sites, so the other sites see them as referrers?

    My question: which statement is (in)correct, or are they all (in)correct:
    - if you click on a link on a website X, it is counted as a referrer from site X ?
    - if a javascript redirects you to a website X, is it counted as a referrer from site X ?
    - if a site opens in an iframe on a website X, is it countedd as a referrer from site X ?

    Anyone can help me with this strange question?

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    - if a site visits a page with a spoofed HTTP header, the spoofed referer header counts as a referrer

    My guess is because some sites have publicly visible logs, these are attempts to get backlinks to those sites.

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    Can you do anything against it?

    If you get framed by some other site, you can do this:
    <script type="text/javascript">
    if (top.location != self.location)
    top.location = self.location;
    </script>

    but what about that http header spoofing stuff?


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