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[resolved] hundreds of Last Hits from China (5 posts)

  1. blackogre
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Zhengzhou, Shanghai, Bangkok - I'm getting hundreds of Last Hits an hour from just a handful of cities in China, every day for the last month or so. They don't seem to be from all the same IP, but a it will be a few from one IP that will stay just a few seconds until moving on to the next post (completely random posts), then a few from another IP that will stay for a few seconds until moving on to the next post. This can't be right, right? There's got to be something wrong here. My site is all in English and I don't blog about anything having to do with China - I know that has nothing to do with it, and I totally welcome the views if they are legit. It just seems to me that something isn't right here, especially when the IPs stay for such a short time - literally 1-15 seconds each. Has anybody else experienced this? Thanks!

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  2. WPReady
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi blackogre,
    I usually get a lot of traffic coming from around the world and specially from China and Russia. i don't think that is wrong, but for precaution I use spam filters and cloudflare.

  3. blackogre
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for your response. I, too, get them from various countries, but 1 from Germany, 1 from the UK, just a few here and there. I get 100s and 100s from China, from those 3 cities, over and over, every day, for the last month and a half. My traffic has doubled, tripled, quadrupled just from China traffic alone. They never comment on anything, and only stay on posts and attachments for a few seconds - every single one of them. Something has to be up. I don't see how I would just all of a sudden be a giant hit in China, but maybe?

    Could you please link to the spam filters you use? Or give exact names I could search? I would very much appreciate it. I love this plugin otherwise =)

  4. WPReady
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sure, I would recommend Bad Behavior http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bad-behavior/
    and also SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/si-captcha-for-wordpress/.
    Both plugins worked great putting the spam and traffic issues under control.
    For other side, cloudflare http://www.cloudflare.com/ allowed me to replace plugin cache entirely and also provides lot of extra utilities to catch and suppress undesiderable traffic and spam, including a panel control with statistics. Powerful and lovely at the same time.

    That worked for me, but I encourage you to make your own findings and see what would work for you... and tell us later! :)

    Best luck.
    Fernando

  5. blackogre
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    thanks very much for your help!

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