Referral is in backlist but still shows up on my reports


#1

Hey!

I am seeing “top1-seo-service.com” 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?

Thanks!


(Matthieu Aubry) #2

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


#3

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=http://mydomain.pw/piwik/

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


(Matthieu Aubry) #4

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


#5

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.