Geo Country IP Block

I’m about to do something horrible and it’s really hard on me. This article is just reflection. It does not contain any advice, review or anything like that. My coaching blog (https://blog.aurorasa-coaching.com) has more and more and more problems with spam, hackers, scrapers and other negative occurrences. News like this are not news anymore. It happens every day:¬†https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2017/04/home-routers-attacking-wordpress/ The problem can be pinpointed (80% of attacks) to several countries (and proxies.) It’s a few countries where I have no subscribers, no social interaction and no buyers. On one hand, I would love to offer my content to everyone who might benefit from it – no matter if they would or… Read More

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Should you block bot traffic?

Why I block bot traffic Recently my site has become pretty popular. Especially with bots. Even though I upgraded my hosting, my site was hardly able to cater hundreds of visitors every second. “Visitors” might not be the appropriate term because most of them were not human. I am not talking about spam bots. I am not talking about referral spam. I am not talking about crawlers from search engines. Even though they are annoying too. The old pest I don’t know anything about the technical side of things so that I will not even go there. As far as I know, referral spam doesn’t actually hit your web page… Read More

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