I installed a copy of Owen ‘s WordPress webserver stats plugin – BAStats and was delighted with it.
It did, however, highlight to me how many referrer spammers were hitting my site making my referrer stats meaningless. And this despite my constantly updating my .htaccess file to keep spammers out.
I recently heard mention of a referrer spam plugin for WordPress from Dr. Dave called Referrer Karma so I decided to download it and try it out. The install is not straightforward – esp. compared to the BAStats which is a doddle to setup but the results more than make up for it.
Now, looking at the referrer stats in BAStats is a joy – I can now see where my site’s traffic is coming from, updating in realtime and no longer poisoned by referrer spam.