Support » Plugin: WP Statistics » A lot of strange visitors.

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    I installed this plugin on a website and it seemed to work great so i decided to install it on another one as well (because seeing the numbers and countries is just fun).
    Anyway, on the second site there suddenly where like 300+ visitors from countries like russia. Which is really strange because it’s a website for my mum her biking club. (it’s a very small one so i don’t get what russia has to do with it). So i thought about the fact that it probably be like bots and i searched for lists and added them to the exclusion list. Then i reset the statistics but they just keep coming.
    Is there like an “ultimate list of bots” that i can add? Or is there another problem?

    Oh and i also am asking this because on site nr 1 the plugin just did what is supposed to do & there weren’t a ton of strange visits.

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  • Plugin Contributor Greg Ross


    You’re probably getting hits from a botnet, detecting and excluding these are the hardest problem we face and we do the best we can, but some do still get through.

    If you have GeoIP enabled and know your visitors should only be from your country you can setup your country in the “Included countries list” in the GeoIP Exclusions section of the Access/Exclusions settings page.

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