The last couple of weeks I see an increased amount of contact forms
asking for advices on useless and a-waste-of-time stuff. Well, it's
rude to say that but when you get questions that can be answered if the
question-er knows where to look for answers instead of asking.
Sad. Isn't it?
Don't get me wrong. I actually LOVE to receive contact forms, doesn't
everybody? It's always such a merry thing to see a contact form.
Besides, it's the best way to know what people are thinking about your
site. And it also tells you of any bugs that's been floating around.
One of the messages I received was regarding Azwani
. She complains (everybody complains) that the Referer.org
script she implemented on her site isn't working. She provided a very good follow up of what she did:
1) contacted Referer.org
2) got a reply from Referer.org
3) contacted Blogdrive.com
4) no reply from Blogdrive.com (not surprised)
Anyway, the responce she get from referer.org is pretty amazing. The
team told her that her script, despite being inserted correctly, isn't
being indexed by their spider bot
. They (Referer.org) claim that Blogdrive.com
has filtered the script out of the source code.
Damn, that's one very bold statement
to make coming from Referer.org.
But anyway, I took a look at the site and found that it's somewhat
true. Their mirror page did not actually showed a filtered version of
her blog, rather it's showing a 404 page
Now, there's only two explanation to this scenario:
1) Referer.org hasn't updated their database with the Azwani's blog, Or,
2) Blogdrive have set the 404 page to turn up when it's being queried by Referer.org
Could it be true? I have no idea but I do know that the BD admin did
mention about some third party websites spidering their pages taking up
bandwidth. Makes sense but why block them?
Or, I could be entirely wrong because I overlooked certain things. What do you think?