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How do you block spam traffic from visiting your site?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by miedy, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. miedy

    miedy Senior Member

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    Recently, I have been noticing numerous amount of visitors from random pages on my blog. Checking the traffic it was purely spam traffic 90% bounce rate which will hurt my rankings. And they would only stay for 10 seconds. 90% from homepage which is empty page.

    The traffic don't have specific referrers they are direct traffic and clicky will only show me the image below:

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    Please please help...
     
  2. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Maybe its not spam and they bounce because your homepage is empty?
     
  3. miedy

    miedy Senior Member

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    it's not that empty its just it was less content... and they don't have the reason to visit my homepage (NOTE: DIRECT VISIT) as my contents are on my posts...
     
  4. janny2030

    janny2030 Regular Member

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    Wordpress got you plug-in for blocking spam/bot traffic, try it!
     
  5. miedy

    miedy Senior Member

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    which plugin? I have been using wordfence but no luck! I have constantly blocking ips and they would still arrive..
     
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    vanessasweet Junior Member

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    Upload statpress plugin or check ip's in your stats in your cpanel and you will see which ip's you want to keep and which ip's you would like to block.I think wordpress has a setting in the panel where you can block certain ip's.
    Easy way,find the ip you would like to block and block the range of ip's in your hosting account.Likely it is bot traffic.

    It works for me!
     
  7. JustUs

    JustUs Power Member

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    What you are seeing is is not spam traffic. It is data miners/collectors/aggregators. Blocking them is nearly hopeless because they have so many IP addresses available and they use varying user agents. If you can find the IP ranges that they use, you can block by range just as you wold a country. The con side is that you may slow the site down.
     
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  8. xha44a

    xha44a Power Member

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    I've checked out Project Honeypot and am going to be implementing it on my site. It's basically a cloud honeypot for spam/bad bots. You run it on your site. In exchange you get access to their bad bot/spam traffic blacklist and can automatically block bad traffic. Here's how it works...

    1) Website(s) install project honeypot on their website after creating an account
    2) Project honeypot sets up some traps for bots and spam traffic. Good example - hidden link on homepage pointing to /admin/. Robots.txt says NOBODY goes to /admin/. Bot is super curious and goes to admin.
    3) Bot IP is collected and banned (firewall rules I believe). Not only that, but the IP address of the bad visitor is sent to the cloud blacklist along with what they did.
    4) IF that bot tries to visit my site (running honeypot) I can either provide an extra level of scrutiny or straight up block them

    It seems fairly well thought out. It deploys decoy pages/emails and syncs information back to the project. It blocks harvesters, spammers, dictionary attackers, and comment spammers (sorry BHW). It's very well thought out... for example on the email trap page it does the following...

    1) Each visitor gets a unique email generated on the page. Example: 109alk2309ijgalk@randomdomain.com. Each visitor IP is logged to that email address. If an email is ever directed to 109alk2309ijgalk@randomdomain.com - that IP is blacklisted. They harvested your email address and tried to send to it.
    2) Since your honeypot is syncing with the cloud, that IP is not blacklisted on every site signed up with project honeypot.

    Effective IMHO. That failing here's what I'd use if you can code

    1) Robots enforcement - Specifically list juicy directores (eg /admin/) in the robots.txt and forbid them to all robots. Have any visitor to /admin/ automatically banned (firewall/IPTables) for say 1 day.
    2) Hidden links - make links people can't see. Only bots will pick them up. Same solution as above. This would also be effective with mass downloaders of your website.

    I wouldn't extend the ban for very long (i.e. lifetime) for a couple reasons. First is to keep the banned list of IP's small. Second is to ensure you still get legit visitors. IP's change all the time. Be flexible.

    I'm sure there are other ideas you can develop. This should get you started.
     
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    xha44a Power Member

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  10. miedy

    miedy Senior Member

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    dalinkwent6 Junior Member

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    Ones miners find your page it's really hard to stop them. I read something about the kind of backlinks you build which is used to find you but I'm sorry I have no idea where I read it
     
  12. gary2

    gary2 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    WP has a plug-in that can block this kind of traffic for you... use that its effective
     
  13. analiamiguel

    analiamiguel Newbie

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    hi miedy,
    Were you able to solve this issue? We've been having exactly the same problem for over 7 months and still cannot find a solution. It's not GA referral spam problem, it's something else that is creating a ton of "direct" traffic (unreasonable) to our website's homepage with extremely high bounce rate. We have clicky too and what we see is exactly the same you had in your screenshot. We tried project honeypot too but the IPs (thousands, and all different, mainly from the US)don't seem to be in their database. We suddenly began having this problem from one day to another and cannot find the source or solution. We know for sure that the traffic is not real, we are in a very small niche market.
    Any help or advise from you guys will be appreciated.
     
  14. analiamiguel

    analiamiguel Newbie

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    Please check my post at the end, it's regarding your issue. thanks