UPDATE FEB. 2017
The plugins below still work and are great for keeping prying eyes out of your PBN’s (Private Blog Networks)
I wanted to update this to let you know about another GREAT plugin to stop snoops. It is called Spyder Spanker!
It is however a paid tool, but it works very well. If you would like to find out more search for “Spyder Spanker” in your fav. search place. (im not linking yet)
Ok so many of us know that people like to snoop around and fuck your site up or find out how you are marketing something and try to steal your hardwork.
Well here are 2 great plugins for WordPress that I use that will keep snoopers and bot stealing bandwidth hogs away. And help secure your SEO hardwork from competitors.
Wanna keep your backlinks outta places like https://ahrefs.com/ and the others? How about Moz and Majestic SEO too?
Wanna watch in real time who and what is accessing your site and block them or not with the click of a button?
Then use theses two plugins below. And the best part is they are both FREE!
The first is https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/
Here is a description of what it does:
“Wordfence Security is a free enterprise class security and performance plugin that makes your site up to 50 times faster and more secure.”
I don’t use the cache portion personally but this is a kickass plugin. Install it now from the site above. Also make sure to turn off “Live Traffic” if your site is loading slow. No need to run it all the time.
The second one is called Link Privacy. You can download it for free here http://linkprivacy.com/
Watch the video on their site to learn more about it. Basically it blocks all the bots that try and collect your backlink/etc info. And ones that are hogging up bandwidth.
It is super easy to get going as is WordFence.
Seriously install them now and save your hardwork!
And the cool thing is both plugins can be updated by you to secure from all sorts of things.