/adsense/community?hl=en
/adsense/community?hl=en
9/21/11
Original Poster
OCardec

Any relation between AdSense and PU.GG Torrent Tracker?

I wonder if there is any relation between Blogger or AdSense and PU.GG Torrent Tracker. Is someone else making money out of my uploads? I keep showing it (pu.gg) as a referring URL on my stats. Please advice.

Community content may not be verified or up-to-date. Learn more.
All Replies (16)
Gracey
9/21/11
Gracey
A referring URL means someone is visiting your site from that URL, but that wouldn't have anything to do with Adsense or Blogger.
StevenG
9/21/11
StevenG
That means that there is a link on pu.gg which is linking to your site for which people are clicking on to see your website.
You shouldn't be using torrent sites as even if the files you uploaded to a torrent site is legal for you to do, torrent sites are havens for piracy.
9/21/11
Original Poster
OCardec
First, we are very well aware of what a referring URL is. Second, no one had said that we have uploaded files into a torrent site. We know the nature of pu.gg and that's the reason we are trying to get Blogger or AdSense involve to investigate if another entity is taking advantage of Blogger.
ExtremeGaming
9/21/11
ExtremeGaming
I just started my blog three days ago and haven't even added AdSense to it, and have a total of 15 page views mostly from me setting up the posts, and one of them is that pu.gg link.

I went to it, never in my life have I ever gone there before, and never even heard of it until now, nor does any of my family/friends even have the link to my blog to have even came to my site yet.

I also wonder how someone came from that torrent site to my blog, when I have done zero promotions yet.

I surely hope that this does not affect me when google sees that someone came to my site via there, and how that happened God only knows.
If it happens anymore I will try to somehow block it, but I am new and have no clue even if I can.

last thing I want is to be linked to a torrent site
Overall rating
 
Google user
9/21/11
Google user
I would like to know the same thing. I have an educational blog. So the only things that I upload are worksheets and such. But in the past week, I have had 5 visits from the pu.gg site. I have clicked on the site, because when I googled the name it shows that it is not a safe place. How can I block this site from being linked to my blog, or is that possible?
tsvaishnav.vaishnav
9/21/11
tsvaishnav.vaishnav
I too have seen this as a referring url. I find it a suspicious one. Please help.
StevenG
9/21/11
StevenG
OCardec,

Did mean that somebody might have added some of your free files that are available for download on your site  to a torrent site? Because some torrent sites are created by spidering sites for free downloadable content, such as .pdf's .mp3's, .avi's, .mpeg's, etc.

I've seen some where they link back to the site they got the files from originally.
Gracey
9/21/11
Gracey
There's nothing we can do about this. It's simply a referring URL and adsense has nothing to do with this. The place to ask about it is Webmaster Tools.

Basically, it can be a couple of things - the site in question has a link to your website, or they have a search bar on their site and someone searched for something and found your site, or it's an injected referrer's URL which is basically garbage. There are spammers out there who simply try to inject their site URL in any search results.

I am not sure why anyone would expect Adsense to have a solution for this. Adsense has no control over who visits your site.
tsvaishnav.vaishnav
9/21/11
tsvaishnav.vaishnav
@Gracey madam: I understand that this can not be the appropriate forum. Actually pu.gg seems to be torrent site. So getting traffic from it...can it be a problem?
Gracey
9/21/11
Gracey
I don't know. That depends on how the traffic got there. If it's through a search carried out on their site, then I don't think that's a problem.

Generally these types of things are injected, and you aren't really "getting traffic" from them, what's happening is they're injecting their URL as a referrer...making you visit the site to see why you're getting traffic from there.

Ask for help at webmaster tools, that's all I can tell you. 
5 MORE
StevenG
10/9/11
StevenG
Actually they want more than just traffic, they want clicks on the ads, so I think they didn't get what they wanted.
Were these replies helpful?
How can we improve them?
 
This question is locked and replying has been disabled. Still have questions? Ask the Help Community.

Badges

Some community members might have badges that indicate their identity or level of participation in a community.

 
Expert - Google Employee — Googler guides and community managers
 
Expert - Community Specialist — Google partners who share their expertise
 
Expert - Gold — Trusted members who are knowledgeable and active contributors
 
Expert - Platinum — Seasoned members who contribute beyond providing help through mentoring, creating content, and more
 
Expert - Alumni — Past members who are no longer active, but were previously recognized for their helpfulness
 
Expert - Silver — New members who are developing their product knowledge
Community content may not be verified or up-to-date. Learn more.

Levels

Member levels indicate a user's level of participation in a forum. The greater the participation, the higher the level. Everyone starts at level 1 and can rise to level 10. These activities can increase your level in a forum:

  • Post an answer.
  • Having your answer selected as the best answer.
  • Having your post rated as helpful.
  • Vote up a post.
  • Correctly mark a topic or post as abuse.

Having a post marked and removed as abuse will slow a user's advance in levels.

View profile in forum?

To view this member's profile, you need to leave the current Help page.

Report abuse in forum?

This comment originated in the Google Product Forum. To report abuse, you need to leave the current Help page.

Reply in forum?

This comment originated in the Google Product Forum. To reply, you need to leave the current Help page.