Referral is in backlist but still shows up on my reports


I am seeing “” referral spam in my analytics but it should not appear there as it is already in the blacklist. My piwik is up to date also.

How can I block myself some referrals and/or IPs?


Make sure you use our latest version and then the referrer spam blacklist should automatically update every week.

Also to be sure, check you have setup: How to Set up Auto-Archiving of Your Reports - Analytics Platform - Matomo

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Hey! Thanks for answering!

I have Piwik up to date.

About the auto archiving, I tried to do it though the example is a bit confusing there but then I found I already have some cron task set up already with piwik that has the word “archive” in it.

The code I already have there is:

php /home/cpanelusername/public_html/piwik/misc/cron/archive.php – url=

I’m not sure what this code does but it kinda seems to be like the same thing…

Try to remove the space after -- so it reads --url - does it fix the issue after few hours when this command runs?

I haven’t seen that referral anymore but I don’t know if it was due to modifying the cron job entry or because the referral spam bot hasn’t visited my site.