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Date: 5/30/12 5:40 AM

Anyone else when the look at their blog stats get a little alarmed by some of the traffic sources? I wonder if its all bots sometimes. I've notice some of them in the past have been dating sites and once something about dentistry.

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Date: 5/30/12 7:41 AM

I've noticed that too and have not posted a link to mine, especially here.

After a photo of me was stolen from a website and used on a dating site without my permission (because the user wasn't me), I'm very leery of anything anymore.

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Date: 6/10/12 12:45 PM

I've noticed this alot on Facebook that they seem to pull photo's of garments made from this site. I also noticed a bloggers photo used to sell a Vogue Pattern on Ebay. I really want to blog and share my stuff, but I don't want it where I don't want it. Someone recently warned a blogger to "watermark" her photos. Does that stop the theft??
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Date: 6/10/12 2:59 PM

Watermarking doesn't. I have a program that I can add or take the layer off, even if there isn't really a layer.

Not that I do it, of course, but I know how to do it.

ETA: It will help some just because it takes a bit of time to take them off, but even then it is not fool proof.
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Date: 6/10/12 3:12 PM

I've just started a blog with wordpress. It appears so far to have been quite good at spotting potential spam and screening it for me to delete. Maybe some sites are better than others? I dont know enough about the different ones.

I have enjoyed seeing how world wide the sewing community is in terms of countries visitors originate from. I had just though PR was mainly America, Australia and England. I have had to re evaluate my assumptions!

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Date: 6/11/12 9:51 AM

rmusic - I agree. I have been surprised at some of the things wordpress has blocked as they sounded generically fine.

I also enjoy the stats about which country viewers are from. Even on a tiny blog with few viewers like mine, it is fun to see people from Denmark and Australia have visited. I tend to think they are PR folk, but of course I don't really know.

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Date: 6/11/12 10:37 AM

I blog on Blogger and do check where the traffic comes from..lately there have been some weird trafic sources...when i click on them.. a naked lady appears..not exactly what I think of as being connected to my content. But i do see traffic coming from fellow bloggers from here and from other sewing friends...Much of the traffric does make sense.. what I really dislike are comments that have been written just to drive traffic to a commercial site. I tend to just delete those comments rather than posting them.


it has been nice seeing where my blog has been read

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Date: 6/11/12 2:30 PM

Where do you check where the traffic is from (on wordpress)? I saw a column with a tab marked 'referrer' and sometimes something a little weird seems to appear there.

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Date: 6/12/12 8:57 AM

I use blogger. I've found since I changed the visible on google search off I've stopped getting such odd refferals. Now its mainly PR, coletterie and sew retro.

Oh and someone pinned a pic from a post on pinterest...which has got me about 200 hits?!?!
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Date: 6/12/12 9:00 AM

I know I can watermark my photos on eBay, which I believe prevents them from being taken and used elsewhere. To check to see if watermarking works, right click on the photo and see what comes up. If a menu that lists things like View Image, Copy Image, Copy Link Location, Save Image, etc. comes up, it's not watermarked.

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