This is a topic I have brought up before and I have never gotten it right! Searching online gives me instructions on by setting up an Exclude Filter in my analytics but still loads of referrer spam comes through and it is seriously annoying.
During my search today I found something I have never seen before and that is an option within your View Settings to Exclude all hits from known bots and spiders which I activated for all my websites.
Then I noticed yesterday that there is a feature within All In One Seo that blocks bad bots.
I would just love to know what is meant by “bad bots” and would activating this feature block some referrer spam?
That got me thinking maybe there is a nice plugin to block bots from my websites and I had a look and there are plenty! What do you think of adding a plugin to my websites to block bots?
This sounds the most appealing to me since I would prefer to block the actual bots from my website and not just exclude that information from my analytics.
Please share your thoughts about referrer spam traffic and what you do about it! I'm not sure about you but for some reason bot referrer traffic really gets to me. I want them gone!