Our stats/analytics have been over run with semalt and buttons-for-website bots. How can we place filters to block these bots/webcrawlers?

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Our analytics has been over run with semalt and buttons-for-website bots. How can we place filters to block these bots / webcrawlers? Big problem.
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I did set up a google analytics account and placed the code into head tags on each page of my website.  Within google analytics i "excluded" semalt.com and buttons-for-website.com.  Shall see if we get results.
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Excluding them from within Google analytics would be your best bet. Unfortunately there wouldn't be a way for us to block the web crawlers from our side. We can by using the robots.txt file, but this would block ALL web crawlers including the good ones. 
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William, I would hope that certainly Homestead could add exclusions as they become known without much initiative.  I would guess that more and more of your customers are getting hit with these and when our search results are compromised, it is much more of a business problem than just an inability to add multiple photos at one time, right?  Is someone on this?

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