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Bots causing trouble?

     
11:17 am on Nov 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I checked the Webalizer stats and found some ip's created considerably more VISITS than others. I guess those are bots crawling my websites and they may be responsible for sometimes unexplainable sudden drops in CTR and eCPM. Am I right?

Do anybody have same sort of issues and how do you deal with them?

11:50 am on Nov 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Its unlikely the bots are causing falling epc - its unusual for a bot to pull javascript, so they rarely 'count' in adsense stats
12:32 pm on Nov 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Just confirmed the bots are from a spamming organization.
I don't know what they are doing on my website, but I believe they care nothing about my website and could do anything harmful.
So even if most bots wouldn't normally trig adsense, could they do?
12:53 pm on Nov 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Ban them. They can suck up your bandwidth as quickly as that.
2:43 pm on Nov 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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There is a bot-banning script at [webmasterworld.com ]

You might also consider banning proxies by checking server variables such as
"HTTP_FORWARDED"
"HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR"
"HTTP_VIA"
"HTTP_CONNECTION"
But this may also catch good proxy servers as well as open proxies.