Does Wordfence Stop Bots? (Explained For Beginners)

If you’re looking for a security plugin for your WordPress site, you may be wondering if Wordfence protects against unwanted bot traffic. Both the free and premium versions of Wordfence will stop bots that the plugin identifies as being malicious. No service is perfect, but you can also set up your own block lists within … Read more

Does Wordfence Affect SEO? (Important Facts)

Wordfence can affect SEO in both positive and negatives ways. The positive far outweighs any negative aspects. This article goes through how Wordfence helps your website SEO. We also discuss two main issues that can make Wordfence affect SEO, and how to prevent them. But we’ll look at the good points first. Wordfence Protection From … Read more

3 Ways To Remove Wordfence (With Pictures)

 If you use the standard way of deleting a WordPress plugin to remove Wordfence, you will not completely remove the security plugin. That will become clear if you reinstall Wordfence: your configuration options and other data will reappear. This may be what you want. Perhaps you are testing Wordfence behavior with other plugins. This article … Read more

Does Wordfence Slow Down Your Website? (Complete Guide)

If you look at older reviews about Wordfence, you’ll see reports that it slows down a website. But recent changes to the Wordfence plugin have greatly increased performance. I tested the latest version of Wordfence on four of my websites this year. Here’s my verdict: Wordfence doesn’t slow down most of my websites. I’ll discuss … Read more

Scarecrow Bandits

Let’s take a trip down memory lane to take a look at the Scarecrow Bandits. Their takedown used techniques way back in 2008 that are commonly known today but were more akin to spy thrillers back then. We’re talking about cellphone tracking through the triangulation of cell towers. A Brief History Of The Scarecrow Bandits … Read more

Suspect Gallery

A while ago, I was looking at Google Analytics for a young website and I noticed a spike in traffic. This is usually a social media mention. but I noticed it was due to a new traffic source: “”. That didn’t look right. This article will show you how to identify bad bot traffic using … Read more