[Plugin: Counterize II] please add rel="no follow" to stop referrer spam (1 post)

  1. worldview
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Would like to bring to your attention the problem of referrer spam: http://www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/news/2002/10/56017
    And: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Referer_spam

    Your plugin, though greatly appreciated, has made my site vulnerable to this malicious form of advertising.

    I notice that this issue was brought to your attention on October 4, 2007 (see below for a comment from your own site).

    I suggest that for future versions of Counterize you implement the rel=”no follow” hyperlink structure to the Referrer section: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nofollow

    Furthermore, it would be considerate to add an administrative option to turn off referrer stats.

    I removed the following section of code to achieve the same result:

    <div class="wrap">
    <h2><?php echo __("Most seen referers ",'counterize') . "(" . $amount2 . ")"; ?></h2>
    <?php counterize_most_visited_referrers($amount2,$width); ?></div>

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