DO NOT EVER EVER EVER PUBLISH YOUR LIST OF R3F3RR3RS
I thought it would be fun to show where people visiting my site came from, until nasty porn sites and drug sites started showing up.
Somehow I got on some spammer list. Now I am being bombarded with hits from spammers. My bandwidth has shot through the roof.
I’ve been looking into blocking referral spam with the .htaccess file. It’s mucking about in an area I don’t really understand, so I’m taking some chances. Luckily, braver and more educated souls have forged ahead of me.
It seems to be working. I’ve got code that redirects spammers back to the sites their r3f3rring from, heh heh. I still check my logs to see what’s getting through and adding it to the banned list.