Block Google Analytics Spam

Most people don’t realise that half their Google Analytics traffic is in fact spam! This phenomenon has increased over the past 12 months – spammers create false views of your website by utilising your unique UA code to send data to the Google Analytics data collectors. Good news! We’ll show you how to quickly and easily block this referral spam and remove it from your analytics data.

Types Of Referral Spam In Google Analytics

Check your analytics data for the following referrers – they’re all spam!

Expand to view list…

floating-share-buttons.com traffic2cash.xyz adf.ly giorgiotave.it get-free-social-traffic.com www.event-tracking.com site37.simple-share-buttons.com snip.to forum.topic50096731.darodar.com o-o-6-o-o.com site4.free-share-buttons.com claim50096731.copyrightclaims.org free-share-buttons.com get-your-social-buttons.info humanorightswatch.org free-social-buttons.com www.Get-Free-Traffic-Now.com theguardlan.com alibestsale.com claim381811.copyrightclaims.org googlemare.com sexyali.com guardlink.org site9.free-floating-buttons.com bestwebsitesawards.com erot.co site3.free-share-buttons.com site30.simple-share-buttons.com satellite.maps.ilovevitaly.com site31077197.snip.to site5.floating-share-buttons.com site1.floating-share-buttons.com googlsucks.com qualitymarketzone.com s.click.aliexpress.com site19440940.snip.to site2.floating-share-buttons.com site24876612.snip.to chinese-amezon.com o-o-8-o-o.com www1.free-social-buttons.com pt.wix.com site19.simple-share-buttons.com site54176081.snip.to buy-cheap-online.info mstreetllc.com site2.free-share-buttons.com santasgift.ml www4.free-social-buttons.com black-friday.ga thaiseoboard.com ilovevitaly.com laymyhat.com quit-smoking.ga site5.free-floating-buttons.com непеѣеводимая.ѣф it.wix.com app.convertexperiments.com site6.free-floating-buttons.com site3.free-floating-buttons.com ukita.co.uk www2.free-social-buttons.com www5.free-social-buttons.com actvtec.co.il businessadvisoressex.co.uk hosting-tracker.com issba.co.uk site2.free-floating-buttons.com site4.free-floating-buttons.com www3.free-social-buttons.com site10.free-floating-buttons.com topseoservices.co webtrh.cz cyber-monday.ga site8.free-floating-buttons.com www7.free-social-buttons.com build-audience.for-your.website rusexy.xyz site1.free-floating-buttons.com sleep-leaders.co.uk www6.free-social-buttons.com e-buyeasy.com forum.unity3d.com hongfanji.com lnkd.in prodvigator.ua projects.totallycommunications.com site6.free-share-buttons.com www10.free-social-buttons.com alert.scansafe.net crm.vcw.local sunbritetv.jira.jcasolutions.com 10.129.16.144:8080 192.168.6.232 200please.com 74.125.224.72 admin.promotelocal.co.uk brokenlinkcheck.com christianforums.com correo.cimformacion.es:3000 doublesdesign.com editors.choice50096731.hulfingtonpost.com egenie.us3.list-manage1.com fler.cz flowdock.com fourstepmarketing.com getpocket.com govome.inspsearch.com gpone.wales.nhs.uk jak-na-webdesign.blogspot.cz mailserver.oh.hu mysearch.com new-look.for-your.website onlinetvseries.me premium.wpmudev.org rednise.com search.us.com shinysearch.com site.co.uk smarter-content.for-your.website sveip.no trafficgenius.xyz vatlas:8080

 

 

Create A Google Analytics Filtered View

The first thing you need to do in order to delete and block this spam from your Google analytics is to create a filtered view. Head to the Admin section of analytics and click on Views, then Create New View.

Give the View a name e.g. “Filtered View”.

We create this new view so we can add traffic filters to prevent the spam effecting our data whilst leaving at least one view “All Website Data” with all data. If we make a mistake, then that’s fine, we still have all our data preserved in that View.

 

Filter Out Spam From Google Analytics

Next we want to actually filter out the spam. The first step is to add a filter that blocks any of the listed know spammers entering our Google Analytics data.

referral spam filter

Create a new filter, set the filter to EXCLUDE the CAMPAIGN SOURCE. Then add in the referrers you want to block.

Tip, use the pipe symbol | to seperate the referrers or

click here for a ready made list that you can copy & paste

floating-share-buttons.com| traffic2cash.xyz| adf.ly| giorgiotave.it| get-free-social-traffic.com| www.event-tracking.com| site37.simple-share-buttons.com| snip.to| forum.topic50096731.darodar.com| o-o-6-o-o.com| site4.free-share-buttons.com| claim50096731.copyrightclaims.org| free-share-buttons.com| get-your-social-buttons.info| humanorightswatch.org| free-social-buttons.com| www.Get-Free-Traffic-Now.com| theguardlan.com| alibestsale.com| claim381811.copyrightclaims.org| googlemare.com| sexyali.com| guardlink.org| site9.free-floating-buttons.com| bestwebsitesawards.com| erot.co| site3.free-share-buttons.com| site30.simple-share-buttons.com| satellite.maps.ilovevitaly.com| site31077197.snip.to| site5.floating-share-buttons.com| site1.floating-share-buttons.com| googlsucks.com| qualitymarketzone.com| s.click.aliexpress.com| site19440940.snip.to| site2.floating-share-buttons.com| site24876612.snip.to| chinese-amezon.com| o-o-8-o-o.com| www1.free-social-buttons.com| pt.wix.com| site19.simple-share-buttons.com| site54176081.snip.to| buy-cheap-online.info| mstreetllc.com| site2.free-share-buttons.com| santasgift.ml| www4.free-social-buttons.com| black-friday.ga| thaiseoboard.com| ilovevitaly.com| laymyhat.com| quit-smoking.ga| site5.free-floating-buttons.com|непеѣеводимая.ѣф| it.wix.com| app.convertexperiments.com| site6.free-floating-buttons.com| site3.free-floating-buttons.com| ukita.co.uk| www2.free-social-buttons.com| www5.free-social-buttons.com| actvtec.co.il| businessadvisoressex.co.uk| hosting-tracker.com| issba.co.uk| site2.free-floating-buttons.com| site4.free-floating-buttons.com| www3.free-social-buttons.com| site10.free-floating-buttons.com| topseoservices.co| webtrh.cz|cyber-monday.ga|site8.free-floating-buttons.com| www7.free-social-buttons.com| build-audience.for-your.website|rusexy.xyz| site1.free-floating-buttons.com| sleep-leaders.co.uk|www6.free-social-buttons.com|e-buyeasy.com|forum.unity3d.com|hongfanji.com|lnkd.in|prodvigator.ua|projects.totallycommunications.com|site6.free-share-buttons.com| www10.free-social-buttons.com|alert.scansafe.net|crm.vcw.local|sunbritetv.jira.jcasolutions.com|10.129.16.144:8080|192.168.6.232|200please.com|74.125.224.72|admin.promotelocal.co.uk|brokenlinkcheck.com|christianforums.com|orreo.cimformacion.es:3000| doublesdesign.com|editors.choice50096731.hulfingtonpost.com|egenie.us3.list-manage1.com|fler.cz|flowdock.com|fourstepmarketing.com|getpocket.com|govome.inspsearch.com|jak-na-webdesign.blogspot.cz|mailserver.oh.hu| mysearch.com|new-look.for-your.website|onlinetvseries.me|premium.wpmudev.org|ednise.com|search.us.com|shinysearch.com|site.co.uk|smarter-content.for-your.website|sveip.no|trafficgenius.xyz|vatlas:8080

Check this list carefull to make sure that none of these are genuine referrers to your website. But beware! Some look legit but as misleadingly spelled!

 

Blocking Spamming Website (Hosts) From Google Analytics

Blocking the referrers is the first step, but you will also see spoof page views in your web analytics and you’ll want to get rid of that too.

To check if you are being affected, view the Hostnames that are sending data to your account. The quickest way to do this is download my custom report from the Google Analytics Solutions Gallery – which you can find here

Run the report and see the websites that are sending data to your analytics.

I found the following hostnames that I didn’t recognise & want to exclude.

(not set) copyrightclaims.org dktr.ru rusexy.xyz www.aafslc.eu www.abtmf.co.uk www.atocyftwhr.net www.bgziidow.au www.bvlqvkqzp.cn www.bybewjtormg.org www.cdmzonjylumk.ru www.cjjtip.au www.cjmeuyte.co.uk www.cviijqhbypgv.br www.dnphsy.eu www.dqurh.net www.essxopikb.us www.eswyjcivc.info www.hqmyaiygofac.ru www.jttocjvz.net www.khtjkeffxf.br www.kkmrfmaqjmmz.info www.lbrmhtkhikk.it www.lolxkupfac.cn www.lseasl.it www.oedyfdqbzjts.it www.ohdalatywq.net www.oqlakurcpk.co.uk www.ovliccpx.cn www.pwgaduxjtj.ru www.qbrmglmqqw.us www.qhcqbw.eu www.qhhyaofv.ru www.qhwkmevk.ru www.qjtynzduzq.au www.rvlyohct.br www.sotsveq.cn www.tfglesycolmf.ru www.thtktjdsmf.cn www.wsywyljvawg.net www.wxjxhpn.cn www.xzexqwxexloq.it www.yckgz.com www.yhyhggvpe.org www.zorgbgtw.eu www.zzojmv.us

 

To exlcude these spammer hostnames from your analytics, again head over to the admin section and create a new filter. Now you have two choices, you can either enter the list of spammers and EXCLUDE them. Or, you can add an INCLUDE filter that only includes data from your website.

My preference is to use the include filter as this will require less maintenance over time as new spammers appear – they’ll be automatically blocked. Anyway, here’s how to do it.

 

hostname filter

Create a filter and set to Include Only, then type in your website (leaving out any www. portion). And that’s it. Your analytics data in this new view will be spam free!

 

If you need any help with setting and configuring you account, we’re happy to provide advice, drop us a line with your question.