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Spam Bot Semalt Logs - Please stop

Hi,

I found only one of my websites quite a lot of traffic logs. It made me happy first but then I found it was always from the same source. I searched the net for an answer and actually I`m not the only one with this problem.
Can Clicky team do something about it to stop to show logs from them?
Below is forum where people writing about it.

http://www.onlinethreatalerts.com/article/2014/1/1/what-is-the-website-www-semalt-com-about/

Adam

Posted Tue Mar 4 2014 1:28am by adamim


Hi,
just put this in your .htaccess

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} semalt.com [NC]
RewriteRule ^.* - [F,L]

Posted Tue Mar 4 2014 1:34am by sardus2014


+1 for Clicky to filter these out. Much simpler than everyone editing htaccess on all their sites.

Posted Tue Mar 4 2014 6:54pm by dpmain


Totally agree. Very annoying!

Posted Wed Mar 5 2014 6:30am by lazydaisypetcare


a large majority likely don't want certain bots, but Clicky's purpose is to show you WHO visited, so if they started filtering visits globally then it would hinder people who do research on bot visits or some other need. Also, you can block from all your sites with a UID or IP, most of the annoying bots I am able to do this easily vs. htaccess for all my sites.

Posted Wed Mar 5 2014 9:30am by einstein999


Thank you a lot :-)

Posted Wed Mar 5 2014 9:59am by adamim


In the last few days, I, too, have been getting traffic from Semalt. In the last few days, my blog has been getting bombarded with a few hundred spam comments, which has never happened before. Coincidence? After reading the comments from the link above, I think not. Obnoxious website.

Posted Wed Mar 5 2014 5:37pm by callmeringo


It would be nice if the filter functionality in preferences could be extended beyond using only IP / UID to filter -- adding filtering by Hostname would accomplish what we are wanting to do.

I went the htaccess route to correct the issue, but I could see hostname filtering being useful for other situations.

Posted Wed Mar 5 2014 6:13pm by ryoung81


I input code from above to htaccess, but it looks like it doesn`t work. I`m unable to filter inside Clicky Admin area either. As mentioned above, filter should be extended beyond using only IP/UID. Besides, my IP is dynamic and it always shows my own visits even though I filter with UID. The most interesting thing is that semalt.com only attack one of my websites, not all of them.

Posted Fri Mar 7 2014 4:32am by adamim


I found this code which can be added to your htaccess file. It should block them from your website completely:

# block visitors referred from semalt.com
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} semalt.com [NC]
RewriteRule .* - [F]

I only just added it yesterday, but so far, it seems to be working for me.

Posted Fri Mar 7 2014 3:34pm by callmeringo


We will be doing something soon to block these "visitors" from showing up.

Posted Mon Mar 17 2014 10:22am by Your Friendly Clicky Admin


Thanks callmerino. I will try new code

Thank you admin for thinking of this issue. I hope it will be done soon

Posted Mon Mar 17 2014 3:41pm by adamim


Ok we just pushed a change live to ignore "visitors" from any (*.)semalt.com referrer.

Posted Mon Mar 17 2014 4:33pm by Your Friendly Clicky Admin


Can anyone confirm our fix worked? We have one user who emailed in to say Clicky is still logging them.

Posted Thu Mar 20 2014 10:50am by Your Friendly Clicky Admin


Thanks admin. It looks like they are gone according to my last 7 days stats.

Posted Sat Mar 29 2014 3:20pm by adamim


There is a new spam referral site. Please block this - buttons-for-website.com

Posted Thu Nov 6 2014 3:11am by Lanber


Confirm this one: "There is a new spam referral site. Please block this - buttons-for-website.com"

Posted Thu Dec 25 2014 8:01pm by ivicad


Yes, please block buttons-for-website.com as well, spammers...

Posted Mon Apr 13 2015 9:37am by startupconf


buttons-for-website was blocked a while ago, looks like now they have buttons-for-YOUR-website... just blocked that. and best-seo-offer too.

Posted Mon Apr 13 2015 10:54am by Your Friendly Clicky Admin


Hi guys

I have a lot of hits showing up for clictune.com, which is also referal spam

How can i filter it out? Or you guys from Clicky maybe can?

Thanks!

Posted Sun Sep 6 2015 8:26pm by youeverysecond


I've been getting a new one daily (from Brazil):

video--production.com

Posted Sun Sep 27 2015 4:53pm by callmeringo



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