Beginner Question Regarding Traffic

It seems to me that this is simply referrer spam which happens to many websites.

The error 502 indicates that the webserver behind the Cloudflare IP isn’t reachable. CF is just a proxy in front of this server and not serving the page at all.

There are many reasons why the origin does not respond. From misconfiguration up to a take down by the hoster / provider due to abuse reports. Referrer Spam is annoying but harmless for you in most cases. It’s used to spam search engines. If you have public access logs on your page, Google and Co will crawl it which results in a higher ranking of the “advertised” page.

Just don’t visit the pages :wink: If you do, use a virtual machine and throw it away after your visit. Or restore a snapshot. Nobody knows what’s running there.

Click bait, ads, viruses, malware…

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