WP referrer spam blacklist (fight 521+ Referrer Spammers in (Google/Piwik) Analytics)

Omschrijving

List of spammers in FAQ.

No need for configuration! Plugin in background redirects referral spammer to blank page ( about:blank ). Redirect link can be altered via filter wp_referralblock_redirect_uri.

NO auto update, as we see that as possible as security hole. We do not wan’t Your site to get hacked.

Plugin is for sites that can’t edit their .htaccess or configure NGINX or Apache servers.

Via my LinkedIN post: Few months ago I started to collect referral spam pages in private file un bitbucket.org. Problem was that I did not know all spammers. Then, few weeks ago, I found that Piwik (Open source analytics) started their own “project”, and they did the same thing I did – collected referral spam sites to block them from Your website.

On my own server I do that at server level, but some of my clients have hosting, where You can not edit server settings. This week I came up with another solution – WordPress plugin “WP referrer spam blacklist”. I will update list every week from Piwik’s community-contributed list of spammers.

If You have WordPress site and no knowledge about or access to server settings, I made that for You!

From Wikipedia:

Referrer spam (also known as log spam or referrer 
bombing) is a kind of spamdexing (spamming aimed 
at search engines). The technique involves making 
repeated web site requests using a fake referer URL 
to the site the spammer wishes to advertise. Sites that 
publish their access logs, including referer statistics, 
will then inadvertently link back to the spammer's site. 
These links will be indexed by search engines 
as they crawl the access logs. 

This benefits the spammer because the free link improves 
the spammer site's search engine ranking owing 
to link-counting algorithms that search engines use.

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Installatie

  1. Upload to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the WP referrer spam blacklist plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Gereed

WP-CLI

wp plugin install wp-referrer-spam-blacklist --activate

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the WP referrer spam blacklist plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Gereed

WP-CLI

wp plugin install wp-referrer-spam-blacklist --activate
What sites included?

These from Piwik’s referrer-spam-blacklist:

0n-line.tv, 1-99seo.com, 1-free-share-buttons.com, 100dollars-seo.com, 100searchengines.com, 12masterov.com, 1pamm.ru, 1webmaster.ml, 24×7-server-support.site, 2your.site, 3-letter-domains.net, 4istoshop.com, 4webmasters.org, 5forex.ru, 6hopping.com, 7makemoneyonline.com, 7zap.com, abc.xyz, abcdefh.xyz, abcdeg.xyz, abclauncher.com, acads.net, acunetix-referrer.com, adcash.com, adf.ly, adspart.com, adtiger.tk, adventureparkcostarica.com, adviceforum.info, advokateg.xyz, affordablewebsitesandmobileapps.com, afora.ru, akuhni.by, alfabot.xyz, alibestsale.com, allknow.info, allnews24.in, allnews.md, allwomen.info, alpharma.net, altermix.ua, amazon-seo-service.com, amt-k.ru, anal-acrobats.hol.es, analytics-ads.xyz, anapa-inns.ru, android-style.com, anticrawler.org, arendakvartir.kz, arendovalka.xyz, arkkivoltti.net, artparquet.ru, aruplighting.com, autovideobroadcast.com, aviva-limoux.com, azartclub.org, azbukafree.com, azlex.uz, baixar-musicas-gratis.com, baladur.ru, balitouroffice.com, bard-real.com.ua, best-seo-offer.com, best-seo-software.xyz, best-seo-solution.com, bestmobilityscooterstoday.com, bestwebsitesawards.com, bif-ru.info, biglistofwebsites.com, billiard-classic.com.ua, bio-market.kz, biteg.xyz, bizru.info, black-friday.ga, blackhatworth.com, blogtotal.de, blue-square.biz, bluerobot.info, boltalko.xyz, boostmyppc.com, brakehawk.com, brateg.xyz, break-the-chains.com, brk-rti.ru, brothers-smaller.ru, budilneg.xyz, budmavtomatika.com.ua, buketeg.xyz, bukleteg.xyz, burger-imperia.com, burn-fat.ga, buttons-for-website.com, buttons-for-your-website.com, buy-cheap-online.info, buy-cheap-pills-order-online.com, buy-forum.ru, call-of-duty.info, cardiosport.com.ua, cartechnic.ru, cenokos.ru, cenoval.ru, cezartabac.ro, chcu.net, chinese-amezon.com, ci.ua, cityadspix.com, civilwartheater.com, clicksor.com, coderstate.com, codysbbq.com, compliance-alex.xyz, compliance-alexa.xyz, compliance-andrew.xyz, compliance-barak.xyz, compliance-brian.xyz, compliance-don.xyz, compliance-donald.xyz, compliance-elena.xyz, compliance-fred.xyz, compliance-george.xyz, compliance-irvin.xyz, compliance-ivan.xyz, compliance-john.top, compliance-julianna.top, conciergegroup.org, connectikastudio.com, cookie-law-enforcement-aa.xyz, cookie-law-enforcement-bb.xyz, cookie-law-enforcement-cc.xyz, cookie-law-enforcement-dd.xyz, cookie-law-enforcement-ee.xyz, cookie-law-enforcement-ff.xyz, cookie-law-enforcement-gg.xyz, cookie-law-enforcement-hh.xyz, cookie-law-enforcement-ii.xyz, cookie-law-enforcement-jj.xyz, cookie-law-enforcement-kk.xyz, cookie-law-enforcement-ll.xyz, cookie-law-enforcement-mm.xyz, cookie-law-enforcement-nn.xyz, cookie-law-enforcement-oo.xyz, cookie-law-enforcement-pp.xyz, cookie-law-enforcement-qq.xyz, cookie-law-enforcement-rr.xyz, cookie-law-enforcement-ss.xyz, cookie-law-enforcement-tt.xyz, cookie-law-enforcement-uu.xyz, cookie-law-enforcement-vv.xyz, cookie-law-enforcement-ww.xyz, cookie-law-enforcement-xx.xyz, cookie-law-enforcement-yy.xyz, cookie-law-enforcement-zz.xyz, copyrightclaims.org, covadhosting.biz, cubook.supernew.org, customsua.com.ua, cyber-monday.ga, dailyrank.net, darodar.com, dbutton.net, delfin-aqua.com.ua, demenageur.com, descargar-musica-gratis.net, detskie-konstruktory.ru, dipstar.org, dividendo.ru, djekxa.ru, djonwatch.ru, dktr.ru, dogsrun.net, dojki-hd.com, domain-tracker.com, dominateforex.ml, domination.ml, doska-vsem.ru, dostavka-v-krym.com, drupa.com, dvr.biz.ua, e-buyeasy.com, e-commerce-seo.com, e-commerce-seo1.com, e-kwiaciarz.pl, easycommerce.cf, ecommerce-seo.org, ecomp3.ru, econom.co, edakgfvwql.ru, egovaleo.it, ekatalog.xyz, ekto.ee, elmifarhangi.com, erot.co, escort-russian.com, este-line.com.ua, eu-cookie-law-enforcement2.xyz, euromasterclass.ru, europages.com.ru, eurosamodelki.ru, event-tracking.com, eyes-on-you.ga, fast-wordpress-start.com, fbdownloader.com, fix-website-errors.com, floating-share-buttons.com, for-your.website, forex-procto.ru, forsex.info, forum69.info, free-fb-traffic.com, free-floating-buttons.com, free-share-buttons.com, free-social-buttons.com, free-social-buttons.xyz, free-social-buttons7.xyz, free-traffic.xyz, free-video-tool.com, freenode.info, freewhatsappload.com, fsalas.com, gearcraft.us, generalporn.org, germes-trans.com, get-free-social-traffic.com, get-free-traffic-now.com, get-your-social-buttons.info, getlamborghini.ga, getrichquick.ml, getrichquickly.info, ghazel.ru, ghostvisitor.com, girlporn.ru, gkvector.ru, glavprofit.ru, gobongo.info, goodprotein.ru, google-liar.ru, googlemare.com, googlsucks.com, guardlink.org, handicapvantoday.com, havepussy.com, hdmoviecamera.net, hdmoviecams.com, hongfanji.com, hosting-tracker.com, housediz.com, howopen.ru, howtostopreferralspam.eu, hulfingtonpost.com, humanorightswatch.org, hundejo.com, hvd-store.com, ico.re, igadgetsworld.com, igru-xbox.net, ilikevitaly.com, iloveitaly.ro, iloveitaly.ru, ilovevitaly.co, ilovevitaly.com, ilovevitaly.info, ilovevitaly.org, ilovevitaly.ru, ilovevitaly.xyz, iminent.com, imperiafilm.ru, increasewwwtraffic.info, insider.pro, interferencer.ru, investpamm.ru, iskalko.ru, ispaniya-costa-blanca.ru, it-max.com.ua, jjbabskoe.ru, justprofit.xyz, kabbalah-red-bracelets.com, kambasoft.com, kazrent.com, keywords-monitoring-success.com, keywords-monitoring-your-success.com, kino-fun.ru, kino-key.info, kinopolet.net, knigonosha.net, konkursov.net, landoftracking.com, laptop-4-less.com, law-check-two.xyz, law-enforcement-ee.xyz, law-enforcement-bot-ff.xyz, law-enforcement-check-three.xyz, law-six.xyz, laxdrills.com, legalrc.biz, littleberry.ru, livefixer.com, lsex.xyz, lumb.co, luxup.ru, magicdiet.gq, makemoneyonline.com, makeprogress.ga, manualterap.roleforum.ru, marblestyle.ru, maridan.com.ua, marketland.ml, masterseek.com, mebelcomplekt.ru, mebeldekor.com.ua, meduza-consult.ru, med-zdorovie.com.ua, meds-online24.com, minegam.com, mirobuvi.com.ua, mirtorrent.net, mobilemedia.md, mockupui.com, monetizationking.net, moneytop.ru, mosrif.ru, moyakuhnia.ru, muscle-factory.com.ua, myftpupload.com, myplaycity.com, net-profits.xyz, niki-mlt.ru, novosti-hi-tech.ru, nufaq.com, o-o-11-o-o.com, o-o-6-o-o.com, o-o-6-o-o.ru, o-o-8-o-o.com, o-o-8-o-o.ru, online-hit.info, online-templatestore.com, onlinetvseries.me, onlywoman.org, ooo-olni.ru, ownshop.cf, ozas.net, paidonlinesites.com, palvira.com.ua, petrovka-online.com, photokitchendesign.com, piulatte.cz, pizza-imperia.com, pizza-tycoon.com, popads.net, pops.foundation, pornhub-forum.ga, pornhub-forum.uni.me, pornhub-ru.com, pornoforadult.com, pornogig.com, pornoklad.ru, portnoff.od.ua, pozdravleniya-c.ru, priceg.com, pricheski-video.com, prlog.ru, producm.ru, prodvigator.ua, prointer.net.ua, promoforum.ru, pron.pro, psa48.ru, qualitymarketzone.com, quit-smoking.ga, qwesa.ru, rank-checker.online, rankings-analytics.com, ranksonic.info, ranksonic.net, ranksonic.org, rapidgator-porn.ga, rcb101.ru, rednise.com, replica-watch.ru, research.ifmo.ru, resellerclub.com, responsive-test.net, reversing.cc, rightenergysolutions.com.au, rospromtest.ru, rumamba.com, rusexy.xyz, sad-torg.com.ua, sady-urala.ru, sanjosestartups.com, santasgift.ml, savetubevideo.com, savetubevideo.info, screentoolkit.com, scripted.com, search-error.com, semalt.com, semaltmedia.com, seo-2-0.com, seo-platform.com, seo-smm.kz, seoanalyses.com, seoexperimenty.ru, seopub.net, sexsaoy.com, sexyali.com, sexyteens.hol.es, share-buttons-for-free.com, share-buttons.xyz, sharebutton.io, sharebutton.net, sharebutton.to, shop.xz618.com, sibecoprom.ru, simple-share-buttons.com, site-auditor.online, site5.com, siteripz.net, sitevaluation.org, sledstvie-veli.net, slftsdybbg.ru, slkrm.ru, slow-website.xyz, smailik.org, smartphonediscount.info, snip.to, snip.tw, soaksoak.ru, social-button.xyz, social-buttons-ii.xyz, social-buttons.com, social-traffic-1.xyz, social-traffic-2.xyz, social-traffic-3.xyz, social-traffic-4.xyz, social-traffic-5.xyz, social-traffic-7.xyz, social-widget.xyz, socialbuttons.xyz, socialseet.ru, socialtrade.biz, sohoindia.net, solitaire-game.ru, solnplast.ru, sosdepotdebilan.com, speedup-my.site, spin2016.cf, spravka130.ru, steame.ru, success-seo.com, superiends.org, supervesti.ru, taihouse.ru, tattooha.com, tedxrj.com, theguardlan.com, thesmartsearch.net, tomck.com, top1-seo-service.com, top10-way.com, topquality.cf, topseoservices.co, track-rankings.online, traffic-cash.xyz, traffic2cash.org, traffic2cash.xyz, traffic2money.com, trafficgenius.xyz, trafficmonetize.org, trafficmonetizer.org, trion.od.ua, uasb.ru, unpredictable.ga, uptime.com, uptimechecker.com, uzungil.com, varikozdok.ru, vc.ru, vesnatehno.com, video–production.com, video-woman.com, videos-for-your-business.com, viel.su, viktoria-center.ru, vodaodessa.com, vodkoved.ru, w3javascript.com, wallpaperdesk.info, web-revenue.xyz, webmaster-traffic.com, webmonetizer.net, website-analytics.online, website-analyzer.info, website-speed-check.site, website-speed-checker.site, websites-reviews.com, websocial.me, weburlopener.com, wmasterlead.com, woman-orgasm.ru, wordpress-crew.net, wordpresscore.com, works.if.ua, ykecwqlixx.ru, youporn-forum.ga, youporn-forum.uni.me, youporn-ru.com, yourserverisdown.com, zastroyka.org, zoominfo.com, zvetki.ru, годом.рф, грузоподъемные-машины.рф, лечениенаркомании.com, непереводимая.рф, профмонтаж-врн.рф, снятьдомвсевастополе.рф, холодныйобзвон.рф

Beoordelingen

Stopping using it.

I stopped using it when people that typed “www.mysite.com” in the URL field of their browser saw the site but if they typed “mysite.com” they saw a “Stop Spamming!” message. This plugin is the only one with that text in all the plugins that I use, so it is clearly the cause of the problem.

Awesome!

Finally! I love that this plugin is regularly updated and pulling it’s blacklist from the community-contributed list of referrer spammers maintained by Piwik, the leading open source web analytics platform. Thank you for doing this right!

No more updates needed?

The plugin seems to work, though it takes a while for the spammers to disappear from the top 5 list.
Also I still see sessions from domains that are on the list when I check the recent Analytics, is that normal? (so in stats from after the plugin install)
I also would have expected more frequent updates, since the referrers seem to be using new domain names all the time…

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Bijdragers & ontwikkelaars

“WP referrer spam blacklist (fight 521+ Referrer Spammers in (Google/Piwik) Analytics)” is open source software. De volgende personen hebben bijgedragen aan deze plugin.

Bijdragers

Changelog

1.2.201707101

  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.29)

1.2.201705311

  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.28)

1.2.201701181

  • EXPERIMENTAL: W3 Total cache DONOTCACHE if hit by spammer
  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.27)

1.2.201612101

1.2.201610241

  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.25)

1.2.201610061

  • Enhance: better way to get domain name

1.2.201610051

  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.24)

1.2.201609061

  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.23)

1.2.201608031

  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.22)

1.2.201607041

1.2.201606241

  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.21)

1.2.201605231

  • FIXED: PHP 5.5+ Warning: Missing argument 1 for wpReferralBlacklist::wpReferralblockRedirectUri()
  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.20)

1.2.201605111

  • FIXED: missed spam domains
  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.19)

1.2.201604171

  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.18)

1.2.201604111

  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.17)

1.2.201603251

  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.16)

1.2.201602241

  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.15)

1.2.201602141

  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.14)

1.2.201601131

  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.12)

1.2.201512301

  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.11)
  • Enhance: check if PHP class exists

1.0.13

  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.10)

1.0.12

  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.9)

1.0.11

  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.8)

1.0.10

  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.7)

1.0.9

  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.6)

1.0.8

  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.5)

1.0.7

  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.4)
  • Enhance: compatibility with WordPress 4.3
  • Enhance: information about auto update of list

1.0.6

  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.3)

1.0.5

  • Enhance: spammer list updates (list version 1.3.2)

1.0.4

  • Enhance: spammer list updates

1.0.3

  • Enhance: spammer list updates + extra spammers which are not in PIWIK’s list

1.0.2

  • Enhance: minor updates

1.0.1

  • Enhance: Better naming, code comments and my wishlist
  • FIX: E_WARNING Missing argument 1 for wpReferralBlacklist::referral(),

1.0.0

Proof of concept