I couldn’t really figure out a way to title this post without using the word “spamming” in the title, but here you go.

This morning I experimented with a grey hat method of getting links and traffic. The basic premise is changing your referrer to always show a link you want instead of the page you’re actually coming from.

Then when a website owner views their logs/stats, they see your link. Generally you want this link to be something important like your site or a money making site.

Here is my secret tip. Set up your referrer that targets a specific demographic, then start browsing those sites. Click all the links in the comments, the blogroll, the in-post links, etc.

I don’t know how well it will work, but I set up a specific test page and will keep you posted! If it works, I’ll give you the exact method I used and the tools to make it work.