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Spam Bots on my Site???

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ph33nd, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. ph33nd

    ph33nd Newbie

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    Hey guys I got a question... I've gotten a few hits for almost exactly the same number of hits from a UserAgent Java/{Some version}... my research tells me this is most likely a spam bot, so what course of action should I take here? My thought was to just place some sneaky ass redirects to my link exchanges and get hits that way ;-) but I'd like to hear what you guys have to think about this. I attached an image of the database I use to manage hits, where they come from, and what they're up to. It shows exactly what I'm talking about. So let me know what you guys would do here.
     

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  2. nicker

    nicker Registered Member

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    maybe some articles grabber :)

    just use latest .htaccess spam bots block list :)
     
  3. everypcneed

    everypcneed Newbie

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    Is there a site we can use to obtain the most up to date information to be used in the .htaccess file?
     
  4. ph33nd

    ph33nd Newbie

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    I just said fuck it and auto-block each ip coming in with a Java/1.x.x UserAgent. Not worth my time.
     
  5. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    I'm pretty sure your solution is spot on in this case, but I'd be careful blocking entire UserAgents.
     
  6. ph33nd

    ph33nd Newbie

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    I usually wouldn't block an entire UserAgent, but these in particular had exactly the same patterns so they've been blocked :)