Question

Digital Ocean Inc. Is spamming my website.

My google analytics shows 50+ visits per day to my website. Why are you guys running a bot to my website. Its messing up my analytics and I believe its an attempt from someone to mess with my seo / leech bandwidth. I have been forced to filter you from my analytics and ban all visitors from this service via htaccess…

I saw a post about someone else griping about the same thing from you guys…

WHAT IS THE DEAL? WHY WHO HOW… IDE LIKE A ANSWER.

Subscribe
Share

We’ve got the same issue only 4,000+ hits in last 30 days. Trying to exclude also.

In the last week my GA is showing 248 sessions, 202 with new users. and avg. session duration of .05 all from Digital Ocean. Stop it.

This comment has been deleted


Submit an answer
You can type!ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

From a separate post from two years back:

ryanpq MOD April 7, 2015 If you are seeing visits where the ISP shows as DigitalOcean these are visits coming via another droplet in one of our data centers most likely. Several decent sized VPN services utilize our services so the most likely explanation is that you are getting visits from users using a public VPN service or someone running a crawler or bot on their droplet.

Post is here

same here… getting lots of records in Analytics from digitalocean llc based in Santa Clara 😣

We’ve seen 4,000+ hits in the last thirty days. They are obviously providing service to bot/spider users.

We had to make sure we had “Exclude Known Bots” activated in our Google Analytics (It wasn’t). and I am working with our host dev team to exclude the ISP IP Addresses. Network Domain shows forthnet.gr as the source.

I’m getting unisolicited spam emails from Digital Ocean IP addresses all the time. Seems like this service provider is not doing anything to control their clients use of their (and my) resources.

Best just to have your firewall block all traffic from their IP addresses 165.227.0.0 - 165.227.255.255

Why is it that designedbychris.net is displaying my logo, website copy and articles even after I have sent you a cease and Desist letter? Does this person work for you? Why is designedbychris.net falsely claiming that they have worked in the fashion business or graphic design, displaying our articles and taking credit for someone else’s work?

This is a direct violation of dmca laws.