Help! Why is my site getting Adfly traffic?

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I just noticed that my site is starting to get crappy adfly users, who stay on it for all of 5 seconds & leave, which is affecting the site's bounce rate.

Any ideas on how to block my site from adfly?

I have never used them, ever, so I'm not sure what started this.

Thanks for any help!
Ken
#adfly #site #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author MCO
    This is happening to me too! I wonder why... I am even getting Adfly traffic on my WordPress website.
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  • Profile picture of the author munir ahmed
    Hi,
    Thats something new i heard,
    I can not figure out why,

    BUT
    what i can do is suggest few things,

    - Make sure you understand all
    the plugins you have installed

    - Delete the plugin that are
    not in use

    - update the WordPress to the
    latest version

    - Install word-fence security and
    that should help a bit.

    I hope you figure out why and wish
    you the very best of luck....
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    • Profile picture of the author Ken_Stone
      Originally Posted by munir ahmed View Post

      Hi,
      Thats something new i heard,
      I can not figure out why,

      BUT
      what i can do is suggest few things,

      - Make sure you understand all
      the plugins you have installed

      - Delete the plugin that are
      not in use

      - update the WordPress to the
      latest version

      - Install word-fence security and
      that should help a bit.

      I hope you figure out why and wish
      you the very best of luck....
      I have Wordfence installed. I just ran a scan yesterday & it found nothing. Just ran it again & nothing.

      15% of my traffic this week has been Adfly...GRRR!
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    Could it be referrer spam? This is a fair possibility.

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    • Profile picture of the author Ken_Stone
      Originally Posted by Raydal View Post

      Could it be referrer spam? This is a fair possibility.

      -Ray Edwards
      How does "Referrer spam" work and how can I stop it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken_Stone
    AHA!

    There seems to be an article addressing this here.
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    • Profile picture of the author neteater
      Originally Posted by Ken_Stone View Post

      AHA!

      There seems to be an article addressing this here.
      its really great share, i use to get traffic from free-floating-buttons .com althogh it was not that high so i simply ignored it.
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  • Profile picture of the author irawr
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    Originally Posted by Ken_Stone View Post

    I just noticed that my site is starting to get crappy adfly users, who stay on it for all of 5 seconds & leave, which is affecting the site's bounce rate.

    Any ideas on how to block my site from adfly?

    I have never used them, ever, so I'm not sure what started this.

    Thanks for any help!
    Ken
    Who cares, bounce rate? If they came from adfly, then that's not how that works. Ignore it and do other things with your life.

    Seriously, who cares? It's a spammer 100% for sure, just ignore it unless there's an actual problem (I highly doubt it.)
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    • Profile picture of the author Ken_Stone
      Originally Posted by irawr View Post

      Who cares, bounce rate? If they came from adfly, then that's not how that works. Ignore it and do other things with your life.

      Seriously, who cares? It's a spammer 100% for sure, just ignore it unless there's an actual problem (I highly doubt it.)
      My worry is that the bounce rate affects Google's perception of quality/rankings etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author kimanierick
    just scan and add more security measures. I have never experienced such a problem but i would think its spam. nice time
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    • Profile picture of the author irawr
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      Originally Posted by kimanierick View Post

      just scan and add more security measures.
      Sigh no, you guys don't understand what's going on here.
      Adfly is a url shortener service that pays people to use it.
      The spammer, spams your web logs, so you as the site owner go to the url to see what it is.
      And then they earn money.
      This does not effect your google ranking, in any way. Just ignore it.

      Originally Posted by Ken_Stone View Post

      I have Wordfence installed. I just ran a scan yesterday & it found nothing. Just ran it again & nothing.

      15% of my traffic this week has been Adfly...GRRR!
      It's fake traffic. Wordfence will not help you here.

      Originally Posted by Ken_Stone View Post

      How does "Referrer spam" work and how can I stop it?
      You can't, just ignore it. If you feel you need to filter it out of analytics, you can.
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  • Profile picture of the author counter2015
    If you dont want it use 301 redirects to redirect the traffic from adfly
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