[thelist] Link to my site I can't fathom

Anthony Ettinger apwebdesign at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 22 11:33:40 CDT 2005

I've noticed the same thing. A thread in my forums
title "sponge bob hemp pants" is my #1 ranking Google
search phrase. Hard to imagine.

My guess was somebody automated a script that pounded
the site with that google referrer, why? I have no

--- Dominick Cancilla
<dominick.cancilla at buckconsultants.com> wrote:

> I've had an enormous increase in traffic to one of
> my client's sites over
> the last week or so, and for the life of me I can't
> figure out where it's
> coming from. 
> I use Urchin 5 for my site stats. The vast majority
> of the new hits are
> listed as coming from "search.yahoo.com/search".
> Normally I'd think that we
> just got a high listing on Yahoo and that this is
> what is leading to the
> hits. But in this case, when I look at statistics
> for what search terms are
> being used to find my site, I see that almost 100%
> of these Yahoo links are
> coming from searches for one specific phrase:
> "eating spiders while asleep".
> This does relate to the content on the site, but I
> find it extremely
> unlikely that so many people would all be searching
> for this subject using
> exactly those words.
> We've gone from an average of about 250 hits a day
> to more than ten times
> that, so I'd really like to know where all the
> traffic is coming from. Can
> anyone share wisdom on other things to look for in
> the logs that might give
> me a clue what's going on? Or perhaps something I
> can search for on the Web
> that might reveal the link that I might not have
> thought of?
> Thanks for the help!
> --Dominick
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