Vampirestat- How to block them & keep them from hitting blog daily

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Hello all. I assume that many of you have heard of "vampirestat." This site is apparently one of a few infamous sites that hits blogs, spiking the traffic data on the blog's back end, which in turn gives traffic to vampirestat et al., provided that the blogger is naive enough to click on the link going back to vampire et al.

I have read that we can't really do anything about these sites hitting our blogs the way they do, but I'm the type of guy who will go the extra mile to get the activity to stop.

Please let me know if you know of a means of contacting or blocking vampire et al.
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  • Profile picture of the author jonnoryan
    Ah, another one of them 'Stat attacks' . Can you not block the IP address of this website from accessing your site ?
  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Whoa, Big Text?
  • Profile picture of the author NSOLO
    UPDATE (5-21-2013 Tues)-

    Yesterday I put a blog's link on our company Facebook page, and the Vampire struck again! The boss saw the data in Blogger, and yet again he prohibited me from blogging and building our keyword presence on the net, an ignorant move in my opinion.

    He said that I am "destroying the data," a comment that seems to stem from an underlying case of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). With this disorder, upon slight changes in a patient's routine, the patient tends to become highly agitated, immediately becoming desperate for things to return to how they were.

    This brings me to a conclusion I want to share with you all: Upon seeking employment at any given company, it is best for the applicant to confirm the ways in which company leadership manages its staff. A question an applicant could ask the prospective employer is therefore, "What level of artistic license do you grant your staff?"

    Micromanagers are all around us, and it is in my opinion that if an applicant has options regarding places to work, that applicant is best off gaining employment at a company whose leadership is the least dictatorial.

    The applicant should carefully note the interviewer's response and body language upon inquiry into leadership practices. In my case, if I am in the future applying somewhere to run another company's blog(s), I will be sure to mention the likelihood of sites like Vampire paying the blog a visit. I will be sure to ask who is currently responsible for the blog, and are they aware of referral spam sites. I will not get into another situation where my artistic license is more or less revoked due to ignorant management. And eventually, I will be the leader, which will elevate me above those to whom practicing bad company leadership is commonplace. My subordinates will not be practitioners of bad leadership as well, because bad leadership and unnecessary revocations only harm company morale, therefore harming the company itself.
  • Profile picture of the author Osman_M
    So what is the blogger doing? Using your site as anchor to get traffic to there site?
  • Profile picture of the author BlockTrade
    I found out some information on this as I have the same issue on one of my blogger sites. Vampire Stats is considered refer spam. They are hard to block apparently and google blogger will have to make that happen. The problem is, as soon as that site is blocked, another refer spam site is up within hours (so I am told). I found a few bits of interesting information on the google forums:

    Link 1 - this is a good FAQ on the subject

    Link 2 - a quick discussion that gives you an idea of where the problem sits today
  • Profile picture of the author TravisO
    I don't have an answer for this but if I will relate this to a website powered by wordpress you can easily block it. No need of coding. Just install the blocking plugin por you are ready to go.
  • Profile picture of the author Aeon01
    Does anyone know if Vampirestat is a way of looking at your own blog stats?
  • Profile picture of the author carlamae
    I"ve never heard of this one, thanks for the head's up!
  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    I would personally stay away from it, it has a bad reputation and I take it as a warning.

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