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Is email obfuscation still helpful in 2019? [closed]

Historically, even simple tricks would prevent mailto: links from being harvested by web crawlers, but I'm curious to know if modern bots are too advanced to be beaten. Is the effort to obfuscate ...
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What is user agent ;__CT_JOB_ID__:?

I've been searching the web for an explanation of the sudden influx we've gotten of user agents of this format: ;__CT_JOB_ID__:68a72eee-353c-4b0b-82ae-0cb6c8ca3e6e; Each visitor has a unique IP. So ...
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How to stop Bot generate Traffic in Wordpress?

My WordPress website recent facing a big problem. Spamming problem. Using a plugin i detect that every single second here coming huge number of traffic which is fake and send by BOT. The traffic also ...
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How do spambots find and submit to email opt-in the end of a funnel?

I have an opt-in page that's being nuked right now with spambots. A simple webpage that I use to allow subscribers into my email list. The only way to get to that page was through one of my tracking ...
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Do crawlers add page views on a forum?

I have a MyBB forum and I get multiple page views on new threads within 3-5 minutes of posting. I manually submit new URLs through Google Webmaster Tools which should if anything account for 1 page ...
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How to block traffic both in Google Analytics and on Server from a certain country? [duplicate]

I am getting traffic instances from Russia from fake referrers of Reddit, LifeHacker etc. I am not sure how did they get to my site. Is there anyway to block them from my site as well as from ...
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Prevent malicious bots from posting spam

I remember a site closed due to misuse and I wonder if bots have a part of it. If the bot is POSTing something to my site what are ways I can combat it? I was thinking of setting some cookies and ...