I was reviewing my web statistics today, and I saw a couple of unexpected "Referrer URLS" from [domain deleted so as not to give them free advertising] in my top twenty. Ever curious, I pasted the addresses into my browser and found that they led to online casino gaming sites. I found a few other gaming site URLs further down the list, as well as a couple of "performance enhancement pill" dealers.
I know these guys aren't actually linking to me, so this must be a new (to me, at least) tactic to boost traffic to their web site. I am guessing that they have some sort of spam bot that plucked my URL off a search engine and generated a "click" to it from their URL. Interesting idea, but I doubt that they would have much luck with this sort of tactic. Then again, it worked on me, although I didn't stay for long--just long enough for a big popup window to appear. When I closed it, three more popups appeared. With a design that obnoxious, do they ever get returning visitors?