Bad Behavior
403 error from bad behaviour delisted my website (3 posts)

  1. tdhandp
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I installed this plugin and everything was fine for a few months. Then my sites pages slowly started to disappear. I had a few on the first page of google. After asking alot of SEO folk and trying to re optimize my site fearing a Penguin penalty I looked deeper into my Google Analytics and found that Bad Behaviour was blocking access to my pages with a 403 error. After being off line for 2 weeks, I removed the plugin and was back on first page in 2 days. I wouldn't recommend this at all


  2. error
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Reports of this type should be sent directly to the author of the plugin, not posted to a third party forum.

  3. patyuen
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This happened to me on one of their updates. I was told I had to make some kind of adjustment because I am using Cloudflare. In the end, I removed this plugin because Google indexing is far more important than spam prevention. My traffic dropped by 50% when it started blocking thousands of index attempts by Googlebot.

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