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Semalt.com fcking up my sites

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by karupoiss, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. karupoiss

    karupoiss Elite Member

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    As you know, there is some nasty robot semalt.com that fucks up the analytics by visiting the site and distorting your analytics via that. I had blocked the semalt with this code in .htaccess file:

    Code:
    RewriteEngine On
    
    
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} semalt\.com [NC, OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} kambasoft\.com [NC]
    
    
    RewriteRule .* - [F]
    
    I had not changed anything with these sites and the code did its job. No more semalt traffic shown in analytics and this worked for months. This morning, 5 of my sites were showing 500 internal server error. The support told that he commented out the code that blocked semalt.com and the sites were working again.

    Why did it fck up the sites now when it worked fine for months?
     
  2. rootz

    rootz Registered Member

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    Was there an update of your apache maybe?
     
  3. karupoiss

    karupoiss Elite Member

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    I don't know. Where can I see that?
     
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