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How To Block Czechia and Seychelles Bot Traffic On Your Blog

Have you been noticing an unusual spike in (bot) traffic from Czechia and Seychelles and you don’t know how to block it? If your answer is yes, you are in the right place.

The funny thing about the traffic from Czechia and Seychelles is that is that it is from organic search per Google Analytics.

Usually, bot traffic hits your site directly and not from organic search. However Czechia and Seychelles traffic is different.

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Is Traffic From Czechia and Seychelles Bot Traffic?

Well, to put it straight, the traffic from Czechia and Seychelles is bot traffic. Wait, let me prove it to you.

Go to your Google Analytics and find out the session time from Czechia and Seychelles. You’ll find out that they have no session time at all.

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traffic from Seychelles on Google Analytics
Zero Average session time is unusual for over 500 traffic. Bot effect.
Czechia traffic on Google Analytics
Abnormal or unusual pattern in session time too is a bot effect.

On the other hand, this is how a normal session time trend should look like:

average session time from USA traffic
The normal pattern of human traffic.

Why You Should Block Czechia and Seychelles Bot Traffic

Now that we have established that traffic from Czechia and Seychelles is from bot, it time to find out why you need to block it from your website.

Well, one important reason why you should block this bot traffic is that it distorts your report.

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Once your report is not accurate, you can hardly make the right decision.

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Again, these bot traffic give false hope especially to growing blogs who have little traffic. They’d think their SEO game is starting to yield success.

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In this case of Czechia and Seychelles bot traffic, it is a subtle one because the traffic comes from organic search and hits different pages of your site.

It is easy to be caught unaware.

However, as mentioned, it is necessary to block bot traffic from Czechia and Seychelles.

Block Czechia and Seychelles Bot Traffic

If you want to block bots traffic from Czechia and Seychelles, follow these steps below.

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  1. Login to your Cloudflare account. If you don’t have one, create an account and connect your site to Cloudflare now.
  2. Choose the site domain you want to work on. This applies if you have more than one domain connected to your Cloudflare account.
  3. Navigate to Security > WAF. This you’ll find on the left hand side of your Cloudflare dashboard. See the image above.
  4. Create a Firewall rule. This will help you block bot traffic from Czechia and Seychelles.

How to create a Web Application Firewall to block Czechia and Seychelles traffic

Now, you need to create a Web Application Firewall on Cloudflare to block Czechia and Seychelles bot traffic.

Assuming you have clicked the Create firewall rule button, fill all column according to these instructions:

  • Rule name: Give your Firewall rule a name. For example, Seychelles Bot block or any other thing that describes the rule.
  • Field: Select “country“.
  • Operator: Select Equals.
  • Value: Type in the country you want to block. i.e. Seychelles. One country per rule.
  • Choose an action: Select “Block“.
  • Click “Deploy Firewall rule” to activate.
Create Firewall rule on Cloudflare to block bot traffic from Czechia and Seychelles.

Follow the same process to block other bot traffic from Czechia or other countries plaguing your blog.

Cloudflare WAF activated to block Czechia and Seychelles bot traffic.

What to keep in mind

All traffic from this country would be blocked completely. This includes human traffic too.

You may choose to unblock this later in the future when you are sure that these traffic are not from bots anymore.

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Conclusion

For now, this method is super effective to block bot traffic from Seychelles and Czechia.

If you found this article useful, you may do well to share this useful information to everyone who may need it. Also, you could simply link to this article on your blog 😉.

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