Blocking Semalt.com from your Analytics – partly

I am starting my research on eliminating “semalt.com” from an Analytics report. One person suggests putting the following in your .htaccess file.

# block visits from semalt.com
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} semalt\.com [NC]
RewriteRule .* – [F]

I haven’t tried this yet but I plan on it. The following is a link I started to use. I am sure there will be more to follow.

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!searchin/webmasters/remove$20semalt/webmasters/VdmF4xDYnDE/aP93-oRwMIQJ

UPDATE:

I went to Semalt and registered some sites through their tool. I will try to update with the how it worked out.

http://semalt.com/project_crawler.php

I hope this helps someone out there…

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