Check That Blog’s Traffic
Tech blog Valleywag calls out high traffic site the Drudge Report by saying that it overly auto-refreshes their web-pages in people’s browsers to hype their traffic. VW says:
A site’s ‘meta refresh’ setting is a web page’s meta tag used to specify a time-interval after which a web browser will automatically refresh the page. Most sites leave it to readers to call for the latest version of a page; but popular news sites often assume that visitors will leave their pages open, and ensure the page is reloaded so that the latest headlines show.