How to analyze and detect suspicious traffic?

pabitra

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Hi guys,
I have a website around 800 UVs daily, its traffic is from more sources as social networks, seo, advertising..

Today I have just realized that it has more hits or page views (100K) when I saw it from web analytic tools of my web hosting control panel. They seems to be bots or crawlers.

I would like to know are there some ways to analyze and detect suspicious traffic?
 

ericplotz1

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Using a CDN like cloudflare (free) or MaxCDN (paid) should clean up quite a bit of that.

I thought you already answered your own question. I guess your question was supposed to be "how to find the source of the traffic". I know in most circumstances, it's important to find the source in order to stop the issue. In IM that's not the case a lot of the time. Just figure out how to stop the attacks from bots and stop worrying about what and why.

I do life coaching and I tell people all the time:

"Don't focus on the problem, focus on the solution."
 

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Add something like cloudflare or MacCDN as already mentioned by 'ericplotz1' and then see what traffic is actually doing what.
 

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You can also add a script in your header file to detect mouse movement. If there is no mouse movement then definitely its a bot and you can redirect it. EASY
 

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You can check via bounce rate and page/visit.If the visitor has higher bounce rate then you can consider what is it.
 

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To detect Spam traffic you can look in the traffic sources in Analytics, if you see strange domains not related to your topic like seo-buttons.com and the time on site is 0:00 it is bots. And unfortunately there are a lot of bots today massing our analytics reports. Usually I try to look at organic traffic in the Analytics but sometimes it is also massed with bots.
 

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If you are using WordPress than there is a plugin called "Wordfence" This is a security plugin and also have the ability to block fake bots and traffic.
 
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