Support » Plugin: WP Statistics » I have visitors despite “Discourage search engines from indexing this site”

  • Resolved Florent

    (@frappi)


    Hello,

    I have checked by searching on Google, Bing, Yahoo and DuduckGo and it appears that my website has never been indexed from any search engine, due to the option that says “Discourage search engines from indexing this site”. Looks like it works well!

    My problem is this plugin show me 418 visitors and 2507 visits over the last 365 days and 71 – 346 over the last 30 days. I work on this website for severals months.

    What could be the reason and is there a possibility to detect and remove those fake visitors (boths ?) from the stats ?

    Thank you,

    Florent

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  • Plugin Contributor Greg Ross

    (@gregross)

    They’re likely robots/spambots that are ignoring the setting.

    You can setup the exclusions and other settings to try and catch as many as possible, however you’ll never remove 100% of them as they try and look like real users as much as possible.

    Thread Starter Florent

    (@frappi)

    Does it mean the robot list is incomplet ?

    That would be great if I could have all the IPs of all the robots that visited my site this pas few months but unfortunnatly in the visitors section I can’t export them all.

    EDIT : I just excluded tons of robot’s IPs for most of the search engine (from here https://www.ip2location.com/free/robot-whitelist). Hope it’ll work!

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by Florent.
    • This reply was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by Florent.
    Plugin Contributor Greg Ross

    (@gregross)

    Search engines that behave correctly (aka the big ones like Google, Bing, etc.) are already excluded as they identify themselves well.

    However there are lots that don’t play nice and bots for nefarious purposes that actively hide their true nature which are not caught in this kind of situation.

    Thread Starter Florent

    (@frappi)

    Hi Greg, thanks! I added IPs by thousands I’ve found, I will see in the coming days.

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