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    Why do certain sites link to mine?


    When I check the traffic stats of our website Ocean Machinery, I see hundreds of .ru sites that are supposedly linking to mine. Does anyone know why this is happening and how to stop it? Our site really has nothing to do with Russia at all!
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    They are supposedly linking to you? what do you mean by that?
    either they are or aren't.

    Traffic stats are going to show you your traffic, Are you looking at your referrals, which would be the links?

    With the limited information it's hard to say whats happening.
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    I meant they are "supposedly" linking to mine because I couldn't see links from their sites to mine but they are listed as referring sites within Awstats. It just seems strange that so many .ru sites would be linking/referring traffic to the site. Does that make a little more sense? It's a Monday...
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    I am guessing because at one time you paid someone to do SEO on your website.

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