Bot Block – Stop Spam Referrals in Google Analytics

Version: 2.6

Version : 2.6

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Block spam referrals showing in Google Analytics and save bandwidth. Central database of sites, ability to add custom URL's and stats.

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This plugin has two main functions: To stop spam traffic before it reaches your site (which stops spam visits showing in Analytics). Save bandwidth, bots use bandwidth when they visit your site, this plugin stops them before they get the chance to download anything. Spam traffic is an increasing problem, companies like semalt are spamming sites in order to get their website shown within Google Analytics as a referrer (also known as referral spam). More spammers are beginning to take this approach and this causes issues for any Analytics user that relies on the data collected since pageviews and visitors are inflated. Spammers have even taken this a step further by triggering events, which of course can effect conversion data. This plugin is built to stop this, it blocks spam bots before your website loads which not only stops the traffic appearing within Google Analytics but it also saves you Bandwidth. The spam bots blocked are pulled from a central database of known bots, this database is updated as new spam bots are found, you also have the option to add your own referrer URL’s to block. Features Include: Central database containing tons of known spam bots Ability to add your own custom referrer domains to block You can either 301 the spam traffic to another site OR show a...

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About Bot Block – Stop Spam Referrals in Google Analytics

Description

This plugin has two main functions: To stop spam traffic before it reaches your site (which stops spam visits showing in Analytics). Save bandwidth, bots use bandwidth when they visit your site, this plugin stops them before they get the chance to download anything. Spam traffic is an increasing problem, companies like semalt are spamming sites in order to get....

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- 0.03s
/(front page)
- 0.17s
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php
- 0.09s
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
+ 0.07s
/wp-admin/edit.php
+ 0.07s
/wp-admin/index.php
- 0.03s
/wp-admin/media-new.php
- 0.07s
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php
+ 0.09s
/wp-admin/options-writing.php
- 0.12s
/wp-admin/post-new.php
- 0.04s
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
+ 0.04s
/wp-admin/upload.php
- 0.03s

Memory Usage Memory Usage Benchmark

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+ 63.84KB
/ (front page)
+ 32.47KB
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php
+ 3.15KB
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
+ 3.29KB
/wp-admin/edit.php
+ 3.3KB
/wp-admin/index.php
+ 3.3KB
/wp-admin/media-new.php
+ 11.18KB
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php
+ 11.22KB
/wp-admin/options-writing.php
- 0.52KB
/wp-admin/post-new.php
+ 5.05KB
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
+ 4.19KB
/wp-admin/upload.php
+ 11.16KB

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  • [15-Nov-2019 06:01:33 UTC] PHP Warning: date() expects parameter 2 to be integer, string given in /wp-content/plugins/bot-block-stop-spam-google-analytics-referrals/bot-block.php on line 566

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