(sigh) Russian bot "visitors"

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by GanChan, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. GanChan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2005
    There's nothing more dispiriting than setting up a new website and then seeing the Russian bots glom onto it and mess up your Google Analytics metrics -- especially when completely new to this sort of thing, as I am. After some DIY trial and error, I finally managed to filter out traffic from Samara (where all this crap seems to be coming from) -- only to see new web hits coming in, this time with an origin point labeled "Samara Oblast." So there's ANOTHER filter I have to apply?

    I swear, it's like playing Russian Internet Whack-a-Mole.

    Any advice?
  2. 960design macrumors 68030

    Apr 17, 2012
    Destin, FL
    There are many tricks to filtering out spam bots... I could tell you some... but you might be a bot. :)

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