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A lot of Google referrers


Ive recently started to get referrers from urls like this: http://google.com.ua/imgres?imgurl=http … nh=128&tbn

These hits also show as unique visits and it would be nice to block them. Can I block them with http://google.com.ua/imgres etc. in the referrers field in the preferences?

Shaun Inman
Mint/Pepper Developer
Posted on Mar 27, '10 at 10:01 am

No, ignored referrers are currently based on domain name, not domains with paths. Unless I’m mistaken Google Images used to use a frameset instead of an iframe. I’ll see if there’s something I can do at the Pepper level.

I see. Thanks for replying Shaun!

Posted on Apr 20, '10 at 06:38 pm

Just to add my name to the list of people starting to see this referrer. Thanks for looking into it!

Posted on May 07, '10 at 05:08 am

I’m also seeing http://google.com/imgres?imgurl=* URLs in my feed.

These URLs along with the facebook.com/l.php?u=* URLs are quite annoying.

Thanks for looking into this! I really appreciate it and hope you have a fix soon!

Posted on May 13, '10 at 10:04 am

They seem to have changed their image search urls recently. I have the following in my ignore preferences to try and filter all the Google hits out.

google.com googel.fi google.ae google.am google.pl google.ba google.co.nz google.bg google.com.sg google.com.br google.lv google.bi google.bs google.ca google.ch google.ci google.co.id google.co.il google.co.im google.co.in google.co.jp google.co.ke google.co.ma google.co.th google.co.uk google.co.uz google.co.ve google.co.vi google.co.za google.co.zm google.com google.com.ag google.com.au google.com.bd google.com.bz google.com.co google.com.cu google.com.ec google.com.eg google.com.et google.com.hk google.com.ly google.com.mt google.com.mx google.com.ni google.com.np google.com.om google.com.ph google.com.py google.com.qa google.com.sa google.com.sb google.com.tj google.com.uz google.cz google.de google.dj google.es google.fr google.gg google.gl google.gr google.hn google.hr google.ht google.hu google.is google.it google.jo google.kg google.lk google.lu google.md google.ms google.mu google.nl google.no google.nr google.off.ai google.org google.pt google.ru google.rw google.sc google.se google.sh google.si google.sm google.sn google.tm google.to google.tp google.tt google.vu

(Not sure how to display this as a long list.)

Posted on May 20, '10 at 05:00 am

Thanks for that list. This will suffice until a bugfix is released.

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