How do I block Semalt on IIS

Checking my Google Analytics I'm getting a lot of traffic from semalt.com. I know this is a traffic spam tactic, so I want to completely block their requests and stop it from turning up in my...

Referrer not blocked by htaccess

I am trying to help a black funeral home stop harassment by a racist site. One request they made was that I prevent direct linking from the racist site to theirs. The following is the whole...

Block semalt.com crawler with web.config

I am sorry if this question has been answered elsewhere. I am trying to block the semalt spiders from crawling a site but on a windows system (no IIS Access). after a few hours of googling i came...

Using .htaccess to block referrer spam with wildcard subdomains

I have been trying to block some referral spam to our WordPress sites using .htaccess code similar to that shown below. This seems to be fairly effective in blocking the primary domains...

blocking semalt referrers with htaccess rules

I have implemented the following code to htaccess but are still seeing referrers from semalt, such as: 74.semalt.com 89.semalt.com The code: # Block visits from semalt.com RewriteEngine on...

rails - getting lots of traffic from semalt and buttons-for-websites.com

I just completed an app for a client, and within the first week of registering with Google were seeing around 80% of our traffic from Semalt and buttons-for-websites.com. Im seeing alot of...

htaccessClass code not working in wordpress

I am new in .htaccess file. I have been trying to edit the htaccess file to add some new codes and and block some of the websites. I have tried adding the codes but it ends up to a 500 error while...

Why bots are spamming my referral traffic / Analytics stats?

There is a lot of resources here and on the web explaining how to avoid biaised statistics coming from referals such as Darobar, semalt, iloveitaly, etc. and how to block these malicious bots. My...

Rewrite rule not filtering referral spam correctly (anymore)

I've added below rewrite rule to my web.config. It has worked perfectly, blocking all mentioned referral spam sites. However, today suddenly I noticed that social-buttons.com popped up in my...

Block bot sites through .htaccess

I just wrote some rewrite conditions in order to block a bunch of bot sites. I successfully blocked many of them except three containing a hyphen (dash). So, since they all contain also the word...

blocking subdomains spam referrals using .htaccess

I want to block the referrals for the subdomains and the main domain of the spam bots and hence am using the following code. RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER}...

Apache .conf in conf.d overwriting .htaccess

I'm trying to block some referrer spam server-wide by placing this inside /etc/apache2/conf.d/ref.conf : <directoryMatch /var/www/vhosts/(.*)/httpdocs/> RewriteEngine on RewriteCond...

Apache .htaccess RewriteRule to send semalt referrer spambots back to source

Referrer spam is a huge problem in my analytics right now and I have been combating it for months. I'm aware of the botnet discussions surrounding semalt.com (and other referral spammers). I'm...

Filtering Google Analytics Segments via API

As some of you may be aware, over recent months there has been a sharp rise in the number of spam referral bots inflating analytics statistics (for example, increased hit count, bounce rate, time...

Windows Firewall to block Semalt, Fraud countries, spam, hacking and more

I've found a .VBS script to protect my server but I'm not a programmer. This script blocks Fraud countries, Anonymous Proxy and Semalt infected servers. Our server is only intended for the...

Creating filters for Google Analytics to remove spam

I have successfully managed to filter out hits from certain spammy sites from Google Analytics. It's an ongoing battle, as new sites are popping up all the time and polluting my...

Using .htaccess to block a domain, except for specific pages

Our website receives visits which originate from our advertisements on www.mywedding.com For some unknown reason, we are also receiving spurious referrals from other advertisements on that site...

Removing spam referrals in Google Analytics doesn't work anymore for some referrers

I set up some filters in Google Analytics to remove spam referrals. It works great for the majority of the referral links but since last week, three websites are showing up again. What's the...

Changes to my .htaccess file made my site very slow. What did I do wrong, and how can I fix?

I recently made changes to my .htaccess file as instructed on http://www.roimarketing.co.nz/articles/what-is-referrer-spam-how-can-you-block-it/ I had been having problems with bots crawling my...

blocking referrer spam not working with my htaccess file

From every example on the net it seems this is the config to use to block referrer spam. I am still getting traffic from trafficmonetize.org. Can anyone tell me or give me some ideas what to look...

.htaccess block semalt with wildcard regex

I have the below rewrite rule to block semalt.com. It blocks all traffic referred by them (i.e. 1.semalt.com). Recently they create a new referrer url (semaltmedia.com). How can I modify the...

blocking spam referer domain with web.config

I'm trying to block spam referer domains with web.config. I have it (mostly) working. Here's the code I'm using: <rule name="abort referer spam requests" stopProcessing="true"> <match url=".*"...

Blocking automatic Spam Traffic

I saw that my website is receiving spam traffic from floating-share-buttons.com, Get-Free-Traffic.com, event-tracking.com, forum.topic64300434.darodar.com, etc. automatically. I searched on google...

Python list comprehension conditional filter syntax

I have list of tuples. Some tuples have to be excluded from the list based on their item values. An example of the list with 2 tuples is below: orig_list = [('mydomain', '20150726',...

How can I block all website traffic except for specific bots and valid browser user agents?

Sorry if this has been asked before, but I've been researching for hours now with no real definitive answer. I am working on a site that has had some serious security flaws in the past. These have...

How to remove .php extensions in nginx config?

I know there are a lot of threads about this topic but none seemed to work for me. I am not sure if it is because I have to do it to both server blocks, or I was doing something wrong. Please help...

how sessions disabled by .htaccess

I am using the wordpress for my website, i create sub domain and use some php code for it,it works good. the problem is this: when i use the .htaccess for wordpress, my php code can not store the...

Website down due to htaccess why? please

My website was down for more than 8 hours it started before midnight. I called godaddy everything is okay as my other websites are good. It wwas not my CDN as I changed the DNS back to the Godaddy...