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  • How to prevent spam traffic to WordPress based websites?

     Stratos updated 2 years, 5 months ago 2 Members · 5 Posts
  • Chiku

    Apr 6, 2018 at 6:53 am

    Hi, Adam

    I just saw a huge hike in the Google Analytics page view graph. After some investigation, I found that it is a spam. It doesn't even visit my website and not spend a second of time on my site. I want to know how to prevent spam traffic to a WordPress based websites. Do you recommend any plugin for this particular purposes?

    Is there any bad effect of spam traffic on SEO?

  • Stratos

    Apr 7, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Do you see the visits to specific posts and pages or in the whole website?

    • Chiku

      Apr 22, 2018 at 6:44 am

      Hi Stratos,
      Thanks for your replay. I just saw a huge hike in analytics graph. It specific to a post.
      It increases the bounce rate.

      My question is, is it normal or a serious issue. Is it affect the SEO. Please replay

    • Chiku

      Apr 22, 2018 at 6:50 am

      Thank you, Stratos, for your replay.
      It is specific to a post only. is it a common issue or serious?

      Is it affect SEO?

    • Stratos

      Apr 25, 2018 at 12:29 am

      In short, bots do not affect the SEO. But I would suggest to install a security plugin like ithemes and set it so the website block an IP if it has more than a number of request per minute. Also you can read this https://moz.com/community/q/do-ghost-traffic-spam-referrals-factor-into-rankings-or-do-they-just-affect-the-ctr-and-bounce-rate-in-analytics

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