My site is getting bots traffic (mostly page views, it is 5 6 times the total users). It is coming from 1 of December and it is badly affecting my site ranking since the bot traffic started coming to my site. Maybe some of my competitors doing this. First, there was a total of 2.04k page views and 1.44k users per day because at that time when there was no bots traffic. You can check the current page views on the screenshot I attached. It has a total of 6.02k page views and 1.5k users. You can clearly see it is almost more than 4 times which is not normal at all.
I could not find the IP address of the bot traffic. I also contacted my hosting provider they also could not find any IP address of the bots. So I connected my site to Cloudflare and I also purchased its Pro plans But it also failed to block bots traffic. I also enabled and blocked all 4 options in Super Bot Fight Mode but nothing happened.
Kindly help me out as it is affecting my site ranking day by day.
I doubt much can be done within the $20 budget. If the bot is somewhat sophisticated and uses Chromium with some tweaking, it’s likely to go through SBFM.
Unless we are missing information and there are some apparent flags on the bot that we can’t see given the limited data, your best bet would go to jump into mid/high-end solutions (CF Bot management or similar).
It is so expensive, isn’t it? How someone like a student can afford that plan who is earning barely $1000 per month? What is the benefit of getting the pro plan when this Cloudflare can not block bots?