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How to block unwanted referral traffic from google analytics report

Website: www.cgcolors.com

Email: [email protected]

Contact: 347-732-2736


How to block unwanted referral traffic from google analytics report

How to block unwanted Referral Trafficfrom Google Analytics report

Website: www.cgcolors.com

Email: [email protected]

Contact: 347-732-2736


How to block unwanted referral traffic from google analytics report

  • 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 andSEOfolks such as mentioned by this guy in Google Groups.

Website: www.cgcolors.com

Email: [email protected]

Contact: 347-732-2736


How to block unwanted referral traffic from google analytics report

Here are some TIPSand TRICKS to get rid of unwanted referral traffic.

1. Exclude all hits from known bots and spiders

– (Admin > View Settings)

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 “viewsettings”

– Check the box of botfiltering (as shown below)

Website: www.cgcolors.com

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Contact: 347-732-2736


How to block unwanted referral traffic from google analytics report

Difference between Ghost Spam and Referral Spam with best solution

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.

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How to block unwanted referral traffic from google analytics report

How to block darodarforum, semalt & other spam referrals

2.Admin Filter (Admin > Filter > New Filter) – Here you can block any specific Domain by campaign source.It is very simple technique and has 4 simple steps.

– Go to “admin” part

– Click on “filters” (see it in the image 2)

– Create “new filter”

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How to block unwanted referral traffic from google analytics report

(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.

This technique only helpful for spam referrals not for ghost spam. You can also block more than one url.

Use pipe “|” to separate spam url (without space).

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How to block unwanted referral traffic from google analytics report

Block Ghost Spam by Hostname filter (include)

–  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

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How to block unwanted referral traffic from google analytics report

List of all valid hostnames

www.yourdomain.comsubdomain.yourdomain.comwebcache.googleusercontent.comtranslate.googleusercontent.comwww.youtube.com

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How to block unwanted referral traffic from google analytics report

Filter pattern for hostnames

.*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.

Here is 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

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How to block unwanted referral traffic from google analytics report

Block undesirable referral traffic through .htaccess file

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.

Rewrite Engine onRewriteCond %{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

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How to block unwanted referral traffic from google analytics report

How to Block Any City/Region/Country in Google Analytics

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

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How to block unwanted referral traffic from google analytics report

How to block Spam or personal IP Address in Google Analytics

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: [email protected]

Contact: 347-732-2736


How to block unwanted referral traffic from google analytics report

Website: www.cgcolors.com

Email: [email protected]

Contact: 347-732-2736


How to block unwanted referral traffic from google analytics report

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.

Website: www.cgcolors.com

Email: [email protected]

Contact: 347-732-2736


How to block unwanted referral traffic from google analytics report

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.

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.

Website: www.cgcolors.com

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