A lot of sleazy people find my site. I have come to accept that this is the reality of the way search engines–and the internet in general–work. I am fairly sure I do not give them the information they want. I have commented about the random, and sometimes gross or sleazy, ways that people find my site via search engines in Who are you people? and Google: a tool or just a randomizer?
Another way that blogs pick up readers is when another blog “links” to them. For example, when I tell you to send luck to Looky Daddy, or congratulate Mamacita Chilena for selling her photography to the embassy, or practice your spanish with Julieta, I am linking to them. Usually I am trilled when people link to me. It is a great way to increase traffic, make new blog-friends, and get a different perspective.
That said, today I was not so happy! I have had over 203 hits in just a few hours on my Is Chile having a sexual revolution? blog. When I looked at my stats, I realized that the majority of them were all coming from one reference site. In fact, the site has jumped to #7 in all time referrals (with 143 referrals) to my site behind bloggersinchile.blogspot.com (498 referrals), wordpress.com/tag/sex-tourism (474 referrals), coming2cambodia.wordpress.com (279 referrals), ohquepasa.blogspot.com (246 referrals), wordpress.com/tag/human-trafficking (189 referrals), and lovetotravelchile.com (165 referrals).
I decided to check it out as it was not a blog I was familiar with. Turns out that it is an online chatboard for where to find prostitutes in South America and reviews thereof. Needless to say– eww! Now, I already get a lot of these people on their own. And, yes, I do talk about prostitution in Chile. But still. And, my blog is right their on the board.
So, since I can’t do anything about it besides gripe (or give up blogging), I decided to put an update on the article. In case you are too lazy to scroll down the page (and because I think it is important enough to post twice), here it is:
For the hundreds of you who are finding this link of the conversation board on where to find the best hookers and hook-ups in South America, I want to point out that the below article is about clubs for teens. If you are a US citizen and go abroad and have sex with a minor you can be prosecuted back in the United States under the PROTECT act. In fact, one of the earliest cases tried and won was against a US man who went to Chile and had sex with minors.
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