Traffic source


#1

Hello, Im Marcus and Im starting a blog. Its been a month and Im getting around 50 visitors a day. I was happy until today when I saw that the majority of my traffic is comming from US (direct), I live in Brazil and I belive that my whole traffic is being made by bots.
Im not sure what to do right now, I dont know if they are good bots or bad bots. Im not sure if they are really bots or what should I do. Once I posted my website link on a youtube comment looking for guidance, I thought it could be it that was driving traffic to my website, but it wasnt and US channel, so I don`t know what this is. I just deleted the comment and will probably wait till tomorow if this will affect my analytics.

Thanks.


#2

It’s quite possible it’s search engines. I find that most bad bots come from outside the US.

What is telling you that most of the traffic is from the US?


#3

Hi! It’s all based on Google analytics app.

When I check the network it shows amazonnaws.


#4

Updating the stats. 65 visitors 42 from the US. :sob:
Any help?


#5

Traffic sources really isn’t a Cloudflare issue. Other than getting traffic from a country you don’t need visitors from, is something broken?

If you really don’t want foreign traffic, you can block it with Firewall Rules:
Something like: For http host “example.com” and “Not a known bot” and “Not Brazil” then block.
https://developers.cloudflare.com/firewall/cf-firewall-rules/


#6

I just wanted to know if it was a bot. I came here because cloudflare blocks bots. Since I don’t know much I thought I could have some help in here…
If it’s not bad bots thanks a lot…


#7

Cloudflare can block malicious bots and known bots. It doesn’t do much against low-level crawler bots unless you custom configure some settings you’d need to figure out for your particular situation.


#8

you need to get your server logs to examine their behavior and user agent, if its a good bots you will know immediately.


#9

You can add this firewall rule to block the most common bots (this saves me from about 9 bot requests a minute.

Or you could check your server logs and look for the ip making the request. You cant get this information from Analytics unfortunatly

(http.user_agent contains “semrush”) or (http.user_agent contains “SemrushBot”) or (http.user_agent contains “AhrefsBot”) or (http.user_agent contains “dotbot”) or (http.user_agent contains “MJ12bot”) or (http.user_agent contains “rogerbot”) or (http.user_agent contains “SMTBot”) or (http.user_agent contains “BLEXBot”)


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