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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Removing Semalt from Your Stats

If you moderate a Blogger account like I do, you probably monitor your stats as well.

One of the most common problems for websites and their moderators is that they receive a lot of fake traffic that mimics that of real humans who are viewing your website or blog. It can be difficult for smaller ones like ours who rely on these stats to understand what websites are our biggest supporters that bring in the most readers.

If you've been receiving some from a website known as "Semalt", there is a solution that can help you.

Semalt understands the frustration that their crawlers are causing and has provided a way for us to remove our websites from their crawlers. Simply head over to this website and insert your website URL names (http://www.wheneverifeellikeit.com/).

I just tried it and they say it may take a while to be completely removed so give it some time.

Also, you can contact Semalt through their Twitter account. It appears they've received backlash from many moderators and are working with them to remove the names from their crawlers. Their Twitter account can be found here.

There are many other crawlers that act this way and they may have similar solutions. I receive a few referrals from some Russian crawlers so I too share your pain.

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