Recently we've seen a major increase in IE 7 direct traffic as well as a major increase in bounce rate. There also has been a drop in ranking & traffic that correlates to the increased bounce rate. It appears that this issue may have been caused by a tracking pixel known as AdRoll that was hacked by bots (https://www.seroundtable.com/direct-traffic-ie7-analytics-18897.html
). Unfortunately, removing the pixel hasn't solved the problem. I've read solutions that suggest blocking IE 7 or redirecting IE 7 traffic to a subdomain. Neither of those solutions sound appealing...but even if we were to block IE 7, I don't know how to on a windows server so that the traffic is ignored? Any ideas? Or an alternative solution?