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comment Spam bot constantly hitting our site 800-1,000 times a day. Causing loss in sales
@DisgruntledGoat Thats what I thought too, that receiving a high bounce rate could only affect you if it came from a google search and not from a 3rd party site. Its just that I have been working on this site for the past 3 years and this is the first time we have notice a major and constant decrease in sales / real traffic. It could be a coincidence but who knows.
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comment Spam bot constantly hitting our site 800-1,000 times a day. Causing loss in sales
Blocked them with your suggestion above, now just have to hope that our natural search rankings start to go back up. Thanks for your insight!
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comment Spam bot constantly hitting our site 800-1,000 times a day. Causing loss in sales
I considered the thought that it might be human traffic that was tricked into coming to our site. However when it first started we were receiving all of these hits from only 10-15 different IP address. Once I blocked those a new 10-15 IP address's appeared but where in the same block. IE; 58.97.238.39 - 58.97.149.253. I don't know that much about ISP's and how they assign users their IP address's but I do know every time I buy an IP address from my Hosting provider its always super close to the current IP's I already have with them. So I just assumed it was coming from their data center.
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comment Spam bot constantly hitting our site 800-1,000 times a day. Causing loss in sales
oh those spammers will try and do anything to make a buck. Well hopefully they realize they aren't making any money off of it. I called our google adwords rep and she took down their domain name information.
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comment Spam bot constantly hitting our site 800-1,000 times a day. Causing loss in sales
Sorry your going through the same thing and thanks for the htaccess code that you provided I am implementing it now. And I will just take both yours and @Heather advice with the google analytics. Thanks again!
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comment Spam bot constantly hitting our site 800-1,000 times a day. Causing loss in sales
Thanks for the suggestion using mod_rewrite, I was looking into how to block the referring URL since they keep getting new IP's. And now I know, thanks again!
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comment Spam bot constantly hitting our site 800-1,000 times a day. Causing loss in sales
Thanks for informative response, I will look into the google analytics referrer spam link you provided. I have visited their sites and they are essentially just a 5 page website written in another language with no adsense. So not sure why they would want me to visit the site. And yes I have looked at this in GA and on our server logs, so they are definitely hitting the site on a daily basis. I am just hopping they stop soon and our SEO can start to climb back up again.
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comment MS Bing web crawler out of control causing our site to go down
@PeeHaa, thanks for the response, yeah I guess I can't trust that a crawler will respect my robots.txt file. But I updated my question with some server stats. If you have any other insight I would greatly appreciate it.
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