Is there a way to block the Semalt bot?
Question asked by Mandy Cochrane - 9/3/2014 at 7:47 AM
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The referring sites data on many of the sites we manage is being completely distorted by various incarnations of the semalt.com search bot. Their various sub-domains account for a substantial proportion of visits to smaller sites and of course, the bounce rate from this bot is 100%. Does Smarterstats have a way of filtering out (or ideally blocking completely) visits and associated data from Semalt?
 
Suggestions welcome! Many thanks.

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Grady Werner Replied
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Post the user agent you're seeing from Semalt and I will see if I can get you a recommendation on what to change to detect it as a bot.
Grady Werner
SmarterTools Inc.
www.smartertools.com

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