A small update updating the dashboard and its widgets to reflect changes on my website. Links to the forums and such have been updated. The stats widget of Analytics Spam Blocker has been simplified a bit as well.
Did you get version 3+ yet?
Starting with Analytics Spam Blocker 3.0 you no longer require a subscription to get blocklist updates. This system didn’t really work as expected so I’ve removed it. Instead when you report your website gets listed in my database as a reporter. More for reference than anything else. If you don’t report for a while this listing gets removed.
When you then make a new report, you’re simply added again. Simple as that. No buttons to click, no subscriptions and server communications, no tracking, no hassle or failing synchronizations. It sort of just works.
What happens with your report
Reporting domains is easier than ever and what’s even better, the domains you report get added to your own blocklist immediately. If a few people report the same domain it’ll be included in the standard blocklist in a future update. Analytics Spam Blocker then figures out a new list when you update and removes the double entry. So there is never any confusion
Reporting referral spam is important. And to get rid of referral spam the best way is to make it obsolete. This is easily done with Analytics Spam Blocker and its reporting tool in your dashboard. Quickly report referral spam domains to my server, if several people report the same domain it’ll be included in the blocklist and ultimately will no longer show up in peoples website Analytics like Google Analytics or Matomo anymore.
When enough domains get reported, and consistently so, hopefully one day the internet will be free of referral spam. Only with your help we can make this happen – so keep reporting your referral spam domains via the Analytics Spam Blocker dashboard in the Tools menu.
Changes for version 3.0.3
- Updated dashboard sections
- Updated support links
- Updated stats widget
The download for Analytics Spam Blocker should pop up in your dashboard shortly. Or you can download the plugin here: https://ajdg.solutions/product/analytics-spam-blocker-for-wordpress/