How to Prevent your WordPress blog from Fake Traffic

How to Prevent your WordPress blog from Fake TrafficFew days ago I was happy because my new website start getting a good amount of traffic.I have a good feeling that peoples are visiting my website and happy with it’s content, but analytics system shows something worst to me about my website.

Analytics service shows me an unknown source of traffic, it was the fake traffic which is driving by Spambots.In other words, we can say that it was the fake traffic which can harm my website ranking in the future or can make my website spammy.

If you’re new to Fake traffic or spam traffic, so don’t worry we explained “what is Fake traffic or spam traffic“.It’s a beginner guide and anyone can read this.

What are the Fake Traffic and unknown source of Traffic?

Generally, unknown sources of traffic known as Fake traffic which is generated by Spambots.Automatically clicks and impressions are also known as Fake traffic, but do you know why you’re getting fake traffic?You’re not only one, almost every website on the internet are getting fake traffic.

Fake traffic may harm your website because this is generated by hackers to crash your server or steal the technology or secret you’re using to get more traffic on your website.

If your website is running on WordPress then it’s very easy to prevent your WordPress blog from Fake traffic.Read the full tutorial here.

How to Prevent your WordPress blog from Fake Traffic

It’s not easy to prevent your blog from Fake traffic unless you’re a genius developers, coding master or ethical hacker.You can deny the access your site to unknown bot or websites, but before doing this you need to know that which website is driving fake traffic to your blog.

Popular referral spam domains

Here is the list of popular referral spam domains which you can deny to access your website or blog by edit your .htaccess file.

  • econom.co
  • ilovevitaly.co
  • semalt.com
  • darodar.com
  • buttons-for-website.com
  • see-your-website-here.com

How to Use Your .htaccess file

Editing .htaccess file isn’t so easy, first you have to found the .htaccess file.If you’re using Yoast SEO then open SEO Yoast>>Tools>>File Editor.

Now Copy this code and paste into your .htaccess file.

# Block Russian Referrer Spam
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*ilovevitaly\.com/ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*ilovevitaly.\.ru/ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*ilovevitaly\.org/ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*ilovevitaly\.info/ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*iloveitaly\.ru/ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*econom\.co/ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*savetubevideo\.com/ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*kambasoft\.com/ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*buttons\-for\-website\.com/ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*semalt\.com/ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*darodar\.com/ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ – [F,L]

Prevent your WordPress blog from Fake Traffic with WordPress Plugins

1.Fake Traffic Blaster

Fake traffic blaster is developed by Hesham Zebida who is the owner of Wpleaders.com.This plugin prevent your WordPress site from fake traffic by redirecting suspicious visitors away from your blog.
This plugin blocks the untrusted IPs or spam bots to access your blog which prevent your blog from getting ban by Google search bots.

2.Wordfence Security

Wordfence Security is a firewall for your WordPress blog which secure your blog with any type of threats like hackers, spammer, fake traffic, malicious program or script etc.This plugin is very popular and it has over 1 million active installs which show it’s popularity.
Wordfence Security plugin always looking for Login Security, Security Scanning, WordPress Firewall and others.

3.All In One WP Security & Firewall

I personally recommend All In One WP Security & Firewall to all my readers because I personally experience its security.As I told you I was happy because my new website getting a good amount of traffic, but it was fake traffic.After installing this plugin on my blog, my blog becomes the more secure than before.

All in one WP security & Firewall limit the login attempts, changes the login URL to your desired location.All in one WP security & Firewall secure your database so no one can steal your content from the outside and no can enter to the un-authorised files.

4.Do not use WordPress default Commenting system

There is no doubt that WordPress default commenting system has many features, but it attract fake traffic.You can use Disqus comment plugin on your blog so you restrict those peoples or bots who visit your blog only for comments.

Read Here Best WordPress Comment Plugin

Final Words

Finally, we’re in the ending of the article and my first question is about how valuable is this article for you? give us your feedback by commenting about your thoughts.

These methods are not the only methods of How to Prevent your WordPress blog from Fake Traffic, but these are one of the best methods which can prevent your blog.

Do know other methods?

If you know other methods to prevent WordPress blog from Fake traffic or spam bots then share with us.
We’ll mention your name in the ending of the post which you contribute on ewebtip.

36 thoughts on “How to Prevent your WordPress blog from Fake Traffic

  1. Hi Vinayak Sharma,

    Great post indeed!
    The first question in my mind is, what is main purpose of those people that give fake traffic?

    If it is harmful for our site ranking then we should must use these plugin or coding.
    I am using WordPress SEO by Yoast and it is very easy for me to put this code.

    I think for beginner, WordPress plugin is best option for this purpose.
    Any way thanks Vinayak Sharma for sharing such informative post with us.
    I will must use this code in my site to prevent from fake traffic.

    Regards:
    Areesha Noor!
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