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    Click Bombing
    I have seen I have got over 1000 click on a site which usually have just 50 per day. It is click-bombing for sure.

    What can i do about that and has this happened to you recently?
    Last edited by Zoki; February 13th, 2013 at 05:08 AM.

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    Should I report it to CJ? I guess they wouldn't be able to delete the invalid clicks. It is an IP from Israel by the way and I now blocked the entire IP range.

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    Yes, contact CJ support and ask to have the clicks reversed. Also contact the merchant and let them know. I have three like that that I am working on now.

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    Thanks. What do you do to block bad bots like this one.

    I mean, a got a smaller attack today, from another IP and the common factor is that the user agent is blank so it could probably be blocked in htaccess.

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    If you can identify the IP, just block it in htaccess..

    This has been discussed here as well:
    http://www.abestweb.com/forums/commi...ay-162589.html

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    This is what I have done already. On the thread you mentioned there still isn't a solution to the problem, except for blocking IP's.

    But what wordpress plugin/hack do you recommend to identify and block these bad bots? There are many out there, but I am not sure which one to use.

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    Never mind the code bellow should probably be the solution. It block all bots that have following user agents "-" or "".

    Code:
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^-?$
    RewriteRule ^ - [F]
    The only question is are there normal visitors that have the blank user agent. Ones with "-" are likely all bad.

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