Bot Block – Stop Spam Referrals in Google Analytics

Version: 2.6

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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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  • 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 5.3 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 63.84 KB
  • This is less than 99% plugins

Page Speed Page Speed

  • Average page loading time is increased by 0.03s
  • This is faster than 99% plugins

Page Tests (after activation)

Memory Usage Bot Block Options

  • Page URL: /wp-admin/options-general.php?page=bot_block
  • HTTP Status: 200
  • Loading Time: 1.36s
  • Memory Usage: 0.44 MB

Memory Usage Plugins Page

  • Page URL: /wp-admin/plugins.php?plugin_status=all&paged=1&s
  • HTTP Status: 200
  • Loading Time: 5.61s
  • Memory Usage: 0.45 MB

Memory Usage Front Page

  • Page URL: /
  • HTTP Status: 200
  • Loading Time: 0.29s
  • Memory Usage: 0.45 MB

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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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  • After plugin activation

Pages

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Change

Average Change
+ 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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Database Tables 2

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  • The plugin has not been properly activated on PHP 7.2.16. It may not work.
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  • The plugin may not be fully compatible with WordPress 5.3.
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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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Overall Quality
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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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