A suspicious website viewing my blog

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  • #1625964

    I need to block a website from viewing my blog – titled semalt.com
    Recently I have been having quite a few views from this website and after doing some research so have many others – it appears to be ‘spam’ views or they are accessing blogs to gather information somehow, I am not quite sure. How can I block this website from viewing my blog, if at all?

    The blog I need help with is reeceajchambers.wordpress.com.

    #1626065

    ifmomsaysok
    Member

    You can’t block anyone from viewing a public blog. The best you can do is set your site to private.

    If the other site is on WordPress (dot) Com, and you believe it to be spam, you can report it. Click on the blog title in the top left portion of the black nav bar for a drop down menu, select “Report this Content” and fill out the information box.

    #1626260

    smws1976
    Member

    Semalt is on my site too. I’ve reported it so hopefully it’ll disappear soon. If I set my site to private how do I let people see my site?

    #1626261

    timethief
    Member

    Hello folks who failed to search and locate this thread tagged for Staff attention and to post into it > https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/unbelievable-views-vs-visitors-stats?replies=4

    #1626271

    timethief
    Member
    #1626272

    timethief
    Member

    I’m sorry folks. I apologize for the thread to thread run around.

    @staff
    Please remove that same semalt.com spam referrer spam from my blogs too.

    #1626283

    jackiedana
    Member

    Please rest assured that there are no security issues here, and we have already taken preliminary measures to address this issue. Semalt.com is on our radar and we will continue to monitor the issue.

    #1626296

    amycmyers
    Member

    What has been done about this? I, too was receiving a lot of hits from semalt. It stopped temporarily (for about 10 days) and now they’re back. The spam comments are ‘up’ as well. I’m certain they’re coming from semalt. Can you please do something about this? thanks

    #1626297

    bhunter839
    Member

    Do we have any reason to be worried about this semalt/crawler site? I’ve been suspicious because I’ve gotten a number of hits from this site today. Can it compromise my account? I have not clicked on the link just noticed it in my stats as well as an astronomical increase in the number of blog views I’m getting.

    #1626298

    timethief
    Member

    Please rest assured that there are no security issues here, and we have already taken preliminary measures to address this issue. Semalt.com is on our radar and we will continue to monitor the issue.

    No it cannot compromise your account.

    #1626299

    deidrerose52
    Member

    Hmm, this is a bit scary, haven’t seen it on my site yet, but then I have not been very active, busy trying to clear snow out of my yard a few buckets at a time!

    #1626300

    timethief
    Member

    It is nothing to be scared of. It is annoying and it is screwing up the integrity of our stats.

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