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Nowadays i am getting spam traffic from lots of bot sites i think. I can see lots of referral traffic from analytics; alt text

I am trying to stop them with .htaccess files. I use this codes;

# spam
Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} floating-share-buttons\.com [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} 4webmasters\.org
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} webmonetizer\.net
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} site4\.floating-share-buttons\.com
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} site3\.floating-share-buttons\.com
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} site2\.floating-share-buttons\.com
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} trafficmonetizer\.org
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} success-seo\.com
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} www\.event-tracking\.com
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} www\.Get-Free-Traffic-Now\.com
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} traffic2money\.com
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} e-buyeasy\.com
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} buttons-for-website\.com
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} videos-for-your-business\.com
RewriteRule .* – [F]

But still i can see they are continue to getting. How can i stop them?

asked 28 Jul '15, 09:06

cotr
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You need to include [NC,OR] at the end of every RewriteCond (except for the last one).

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answered 28 Jul '15, 17:59

seanf
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Hmmm... some of the referral spam you posted are ghost spam. You cannot use .htacess to block ghost spam because they don't really exist! They hit on the Google GA servers only and not on your site, hence they never really visit your website at all. You can read about ghost spam on our MalleableByte (MB) blog site if you are interested in what they are about. ;)

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answered 16 Sep '15, 09:41

Ivan Tay
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yes, this is old question :) i learn a lot about ghost spam and there is no way to block them. We can just filter them on the analytics. But this is insane :) why google don't block them?

(16 Sep '15, 09:49) cotr
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