Recently my website was slow and I tried to search for possible causes.
While checking network traffic in google chrome, I found that my website was making request to “b.scorecardresearch.com” and reputation is not good at all for this site. I did my research on wordpress forums and found that “addthis” plugin was making requests to this site and there is no way to restrict it.
I am writing this post, so that readers would know that one of WordPress plugins that makes request to “b.scorecardresearch.com” is addthis. I have decided to remove this plugin from my blog as I don’t want my visitors information to be traced and slow website.