Block Referer Spam

Version: 1.1.9.2

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Block Referer Spam aims at blocking all (or most) websites that use Referer Spam to promote their – often somewhat dodgy – website content. This is accomplished by bots that simulate human behavior. They do this so well, that they even show up in Google Analytics. This plugin does not require any special configuration after installation. Once active and auto-update is enabled, you will barely see any of those nasty spammers any more. From Wikipedia: Referrer spam (also known as log spam or referrer bombing) is a kind of spamdexing (spamming aimed at search engines). The technique involves making repeated web site requests using a fake referer URL to the site the spammer wishes to advertise. Sites that publish their access logs, including referer statistics, will then inadvertently link back to the spammer's site. These links will be indexed by search engines as they crawl the access logs. This benefits the spammer because the free link improves the spammer site's search engine ranking owing to link-counting algorithms that search engines use. Features Automatic or manual updates of referer spam list Option of adding custom referer spam hosts Two methods of blocking: mod_rewrite or WordPress based Pro Features Pro plans start at only $2/mo. Visit BlockReferSpam.com for more information. Automatic syncing your of custom block lists across all of your sites...

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  • Minimal impact on memory usage
  • Minimal impact on pagespeed
  • No PHP errors, warning, notices
  • No Javascript issues
  • Latest PHP 7.2.16 compatible
  • Latest WordPress 5.2.4 compatible
  • Optimized database footprint
  • No activation errors
  • No resource errors
  • Frequently updated
  • No problems were detected during tests.
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Memory Usage Memory Usage

  • Average memory usage is 13.68 KB
  • This is less than 99% plugins

Page Speed Page Speed

  • Average page loading time is increased by 0.06s
  • This is faster than 99% plugins

Page Tests (after activation)

Memory Usage Block Referer Spam

  • Page URL: /wp-admin/admin.php?page=ref-spam-block
  • HTTP Status: 200
  • Loading Time: 0.23s
  • Memory Usage: 0.45 MB

Memory Usage Blocked Sites

  • Page URL: /wp-admin/admin.php?page=ref-spam-list
  • HTTP Status: 200
  • Loading Time: 0.14s
  • Memory Usage: 0.45 MB

Memory Usage Plugins Page

  • Page URL: /wp-admin/plugins.php?plugin_status=all&paged=1&s
  • HTTP Status: 200
  • Loading Time: 0.28s
  • Memory Usage: 0.44 MB

Memory Usage Front Page

  • Page URL: /
  • HTTP Status: 200
  • Loading Time: 0.18s
  • Memory Usage: 0.41 MB

WPHive User Rating

5

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5

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5

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Value for Money

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+ 0.06s
/(front page)
- 0.03s
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php
- 0.06s
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
- 0.12s
/wp-admin/edit.php
+ 0.07s
/wp-admin/index.php
- 0.05s
/wp-admin/media-new.php
+ 0.06s
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php
+ 0.12s
/wp-admin/options-writing.php
+ 0.07s
/wp-admin/post-new.php
+ 0.38s
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
+ 0.05s
/wp-admin/upload.php
+ 0.2s

Memory Usage Memory Usage Benchmark

  • Before plugin activation
  • After plugin activation

Pages

Benchmark

Change

Average Change
+ 13.68KB
/ (front page)
- 6.53KB
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php
+ 3.54KB
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
+ 3.67KB
/wp-admin/edit.php
+ 3.77KB
/wp-admin/index.php
+ 3.67KB
/wp-admin/media-new.php
+ 3.55KB
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php
+ 3.59KB
/wp-admin/options-writing.php
- 8.14KB
/wp-admin/post-new.php
+ 4.5KB
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
+ 3.65KB
/wp-admin/upload.php
+ 3.53KB

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WP-Options 0

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Errors

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  • The plugin has not been updated in the last 90 days.
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PHP Compatibility Issue

  • The plugin has not been properly activated on PHP 7.2.16. It may not work.
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WordPress Compatibility Issue

  • The plugin may not be fully compatible with WordPress 5.2.4.
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Error Log

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  • [17-Oct-2019 14:11:13 UTC] PHP Notice: Undefined variable: _SESSION in /wp-content/plugins/block-referer-spam/admin/dashboard.php on line 206
  • [17-Oct-2019 14:11:14 UTC] PHP Notice: Undefined variable: _SESSION in /wp-content/plugins/block-referer-spam/admin/blocked-list.php on line 72

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Ease of Use
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Quality of Support
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Value for Money
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Features
5

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  24 Jan, 2020

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5/5
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Easy of Use
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Customer Support
5/5
Feature of Functionality
5/5
Value of Money

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