Saturday, 20 April 2013

The Last Word...

I have done some research into the whole filmhill/blogger thing, it's been really interesting reading my Comments on my last post.... including smarty-pants Susan who was the only one to suggest that while my blog is fun & informative (her words, thanks my friend♥) it's not worth that many hits! I totally agree with her... 
Anyway, I digress... as with the Comments here, my searching shows that 'filmhill' has become a problem for the wider blogging community, including many of us crafty ladies.

I found some interesting information in a Google Groups forum for Blogger users. Here is a breakdown...
It's called 'referer spam'
No one is actually reading the blog from the site (filmhill in my case)
Yes the spam hits will skew your Blogger stats
DO NOT click on the links in your Stats, this is the only way to stop the spam.
More info & links HERE (No it's not a bogus site!)

So in the end, while I cannot stop 'filmhill' showing up, I can at least continue to be watchful of activity and take action if anything genuinely untoward happens.
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Not much sewing going on in the last few days... the furbaby Site Manager was sick and needed some extra love... extra work at school... my back has been sore with muscle spasm that has finally settled... and today I spent an hour on my knees in the kids bathroom, rubbing acetone on the floor to remove the purple sparkle nail polish that got splatted far & wide by Miss.

The upside is that mr12 is now on school holidays for the next two weeks, & the girls are at the start of a week of 'uni study break' (yes they do study during these times!)... all my babies at home... yum!

☺Happy Sunday☺

16 comments:

gracie said...

After reading your post that day, I checked and found that I too had that site listed...but alas, not as many hits as you! Thanks for the info and let's all keep a watch out for each other....

shez said...

enjoy your time with your family Anthea.xx

Maria said...

Have fun with the kids even if they sprinkle nail polish everywhere...LOL

Charlie and Wendy said...

Interesting reading! Have fun with the kids, hope your back improves. xx

Heather said...

Thanks for the blog info Anthea, I'd love to have that many hits from real people!
It's a good feeling having the kids around again.

Sandra Sews said...

Thanks for the info, Anthea, and enjoy them all being home, even (especially?) when they're studying ;-)

Chookyblue...... said...

it irritates me so much that people have nothing to do except cause spam and virus etc......

Susan said...

Thanks for the info. Have fun with all your kids at home.

Fiona said...

There we go.... interesting to find that out .....
Hugz

marina said...

thanks for investigating that. I went to that site you refrred to and someone said that they put their word verification back on and it had cut the spam. Might try that too.
enjoy everyone home for the holidays!

Deb R said...

Thanks for the info, is nice when everyone is home!!!

Marilyn said...

So much to find out about this cyber space stuff isnt there. Thank you for the info. I just read your previous post and havent been to check my stats yet.

Susan said...

Thanks Sherlock! I hope people DON'T start turning on word verification because of this. I'll be cutting my comments to a minimum if that happens.
Sparkly nail polish is lovely - on fingers and toes - not so lovely on the bathroom floor!! I'm sure that didnt help your back.

katherine said...

They have visited me too although not so many hits. Only 11. There was another funny one too but can't remember what they were called. Enjoy having your family home this week too.

EclectChic said...
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EclectChic said...

I have 30 filmhill hits, and made the mistake of clicking on them a while back. Wonder if it would work to turn on word verification for a week or so and then back off? Or would it even do anything if they don't comment anyway?

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