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Block unwanted referral traffic Google analytics

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Block unwanted referral traffic Google analytics

  1. 1. Website:www.cgcolors.com Email:hi@cgcolors.com Contact: 347-732-2736
  2. 2. Howto block unwanted Referral Trafficfrom Google Analytics report Website:www.cgcolors.com Email:hi@cgcolors.com Contact: 347-732-2736
  3. 3. Website:www.cgcolors.com Email:hi@cgcolors.com Contact: 347-732-2736 We have been getting emails and messages on social media regarding unwanted and un-relevant traffic from spam sites, and it is spoiling the Google Analytics report of various small business owners and SEO folks such as mentioned by this guy in Google Groups.
  4. 4. Here aresome TIPSand TRICKSto get rid of unwanted referral traffic. Google Analytics provides a facility to filter the bots “bot filtering” where you can block no- human referral traffic. It has two steps. – Go to “admin” – Click on “view settings” – Check the box of bot filtering (as shown below) Website:www.cgcolors.com Email:hi@cgcolors.com Contact: 347-732-2736 1. Exclude all hits from known bots and spiders –(Admin > View Settings)
  5. 5. Difference between Ghost SpamandReferral Spamwith best solution Website:www.cgcolors.com Email:hi@cgcolors.com Contact: 347-732-2736 Ghost spam is directly hit your Google Analytics (GA) and Referral spam hit your website for getting fake visits and promotions. Check image for more detail. You can stop these spamming referrals at some extent from here. Some sites cannot be stopped by GA Bot Filtering, you will have to try another options as well.
  6. 6. – Go to “admin” part – Click on “filters” (see it in the image 2) – Create “new filter” Website:www.cgcolors.com Email:hi@cgcolors.com Contact: 347-732-2736 How to blockdarodarforum,semalt &other spamreferrals 2. AdminFilter(Admin> Filter>NewFilter) – Hereyoucan blockanyspecific Domain by campaign source. Itis very simple techniqueand has 4 simple steps.
  7. 7. Website:www.cgcolors.com Email:hi@cgcolors.com Contact: 347-732-2736 Thistechnique onlyhelpful forspam referralsnotforghostspam. Youcan alsoblock morethanone url. Usepipe“|”toseparatespam url(without space). (Create New Filter > Filter Name > Filter Type > Filter Field > Filter Pattern) Be careful while putting url because wrong url will not help blocking or any filtering.
  8. 8. – If you are getting unhuman traffic from “events, (net-set) data, organic” also that means Ghost Spam – This technique is the best technique, suggested by all analytics experts – Use all valid hostnames and add them in hostnames filter – include – Check how to find valid hostnames, follow the image on the right side Website:www.cgcolors.com Email:hi@cgcolors.com Contact: 347-732-2736 BlockGhostSpamby Hostnamefilter (include)
  9. 9. www.yourdomain.com subdomain.yourdomain.com webcache.googleusercontent.com translate.googleusercontent.com www.youtube.com Website:www.cgcolors.com Email:hi@cgcolors.com Contact: 347-732-2736 List ofallvalidhostnames
  10. 10. Website:www.cgcolors.com Email:hi@cgcolors.com Contact: 347-732-2736 Filter patternforhostnames .*yourdomain.com|.*youtube.com|.*googleusercontent.com (no space) First you have to use hostname filter than use campaign source filter if you still getting traffic from spamming referral sites. Hereis the small list of major spam sites atl4i3util01.web.web.com forum.topic38699690.darodar.com semalt.semalt.com Sadly blackhatworth.com buttons-for-website.com make-money-online.7makemoneyonline.com
  11. 11. You can not only block spam websites from Google Analytics but also from your business website. It is best technique and I will recommend this technique. You can block non human traffic through .Htaccess file easily by fixing simple code. Check code in the image. Website:www.cgcolors.com Email:hi@cgcolors.com Contact: 347-732-2736 Blockundesirable referral trafficthrough.htaccessfile Rewrite Engine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*ilovevitaly.com/ [NC,OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*ilovevitaly..ru/ [NC,OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*ilovevitaly.org/ [NC,OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*ilovevitaly.info/ [NC,OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*iloveitaly.ru/ [NC,OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*econom.co/ [NC,OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*savetubevideo.com/ [NC,OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*kambasoft.com/ [NC,OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*buttons-for-website.com/ [NC,OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*semalt.com/ [NC,OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*darodar.com/ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ – [F,L] Source – moz.com
  12. 12. Mostly spamming visits come from Russia especially from Samara so you can block these unhuman traffics. Follow given steps… Login with Google Analytics account Go to in Admin section Then click on Filters And then add New filter and follow the given steps in image Website:www.cgcolors.com Email:hi@cgcolors.com Contact: 347-732-2736 How to BlockAny City/Region/Countryin GoogleAnalytics
  13. 13. Visits from Personal system or from personal office area is worthless so you can block it easily by Filters Just Follow images and block Spam referral IP or unwanted IP Website:www.cgcolors.com Email:hi@cgcolors.com Contact: 347-732-2736 How to blockSpamor personal IPAddress inGoogleAnalytics
  14. 14. Website:www.cgcolors.com Email:hi@cgcolors.com Contact: 347-732-2736
  15. 15. Website:www.cgcolors.com Email:hi@cgcolors.com Contact: 347-732-2736 Bonus: Filter takes 24 hours to work properly. Click on “verify filter” to save your time. You can take maximum 255 characters in filter pattern and also add more than one ghost spam by using pipe “|” separator.
  16. 16. Website:www.cgcolors.com Email:hi@cgcolors.com Contact:347-732-2736 Cgcolors is a web design, development and SEO based company with office at New York. We are here to help small business and share the knowledge with outstanding SEO folks. We hope that these tricks will help you to create correct Google Analytics report with actual traffic coming to your site instead of wrong traffic prediction due to unwanted referral by different bots. If above tricks aren’t working for you or having any trouble removing unwanted referral traffic, please send us a message on any social media Facebook, Twitter or Google+. We’ll help you out.

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