How to Block Arendovalka.xyz spam in Google Analytics

What is arendovalka.xyz?

arendovalka.xyz is a referrer spam URL that mixes fraudulent referral traffic data into your website’s Google Analytics reports. The spam URL will utilize various black-hat SEO tactics in order to make it look like your website received referral traffic from arendovalka.xyz. However, the referral traffic that appears in your Google Analytics reports did not actually occur. This type of web traffic is known as ghost traffic. This type of traffic produces phantom visitors in your website’s data in order to make it appear as if someone visited your website from the referral URL.

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The reason why arendovalka.xyz is spamming your website’s Google Analytics data is to get your attention and persuade you to visit the URL in your browser. If you visit the URL in your browser you will be forwarded to another website, including the long path listed below:

http://money.get.away.get.a.good.job.with.more.pay.and.you.are.okay.money.it.is.a.gas.grab.that.cash.with.both.hands.and.make.a.stash.new.car.caviar.four.star.daydream.think.i.ll.buy.me.a.football.team.money.get.back.i.am.alright.jack.ilovevitaly.com/#.keep.off.my.stack.money.it.is.a.hit.do.not.give.me.that.do.goody.good.bullshit.i.am.in.the.hi.fidelity.first.class.travelling.set.and.i.think.i.need.a.lear.jet.money.it.is.a.secret.%C9%A2oogle.com/#.share.it.fairly.but.dont.take.a.slice.of.my.pie.money.so.they.say.is.the.root.of.all.evil.today.but.if.you.ask.for.a.rise.it's.no.surprise.that.they.are.giving.none.and.secret.%C9%A2oogle.com

It is not recommended to trust known spammers and websites that engage in referrer spam. Referrer spam is a blackhat SEO tactic that disregards your website’s data in order to promote spam content. Someone who engages in referrer spam does not care about ruining your website’s analytical data. They would rather promote their website despite the repercussions and acquire you as a customer by any means necessary. Referrer spam is not a tactic used by legitimate and trustworthy companies and websites.

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Referrer spammers typically target your website’s data for several reasons:

  • Referrer spammers want to promote a website and want you to visit the webpage or search for it online through Google search engine results pages.
  • Referrer spammers want to boost their rank on Google search engine results pages by creating backlinks. They do this by logging requests into your website’s access log, which is then crawled by Google’s indexing bots and seen as a backlink to the spam site.

arendovalka.xyz Google Analytics referrer spam can ruin your website’s analytical data measured by Google Analytics. It can affect most of the data in your reports with fake web traffic and data. For example, arendovalka.xyz referrals will appear to land on a single webpage on your website and leave from the same website, which will create a 100% bounce rate. If your website is targeted by referrer spammers you may not be able to identify your website’s bounce rate. The same can be said about other data measured in most Google Analytics reports.

How to block arendovalka.xyz referrer spam

This guide explains how to block arendovalka.xyz spam in Google Analytics by creating an exclude filter that stops arendovalka.xyz referrer spam and unwanted referral traffic at the campaign source. This is the method recommended by Google to block referrer spam in your Google Analytics account.

1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab> Cick Filters on the right side in the VIEW section.

2. Click the + ADD FILTER button to create a new exclude filter.

3. Add arendovalka.xyz or something you can easily remember as the Filter Name.

4. Select the Custom Filter Type.

5. In Filter Field, find and select Campaign Source in the list. In the Filter Pattern text box, add arendovalka.xyz and click the blue Save button on the bottom of the webpage. To add multiple URLs to the same filter you can make a Filter Pattern similar to this with a | between each URL: Example.com | Example\.com | arendovalka.xyz

Also See: How to exclude all hits from known bots and spiders in Google Analytics (Bot Filtering)


Sean Doyle

http://Botcrawl.com

Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.

Comments ( 4 )

  1. ReplyAnonymous
    Damn blackhats Thanks Sean
  2. ReplyStephanie Gaida
    Hi Guys, I would love to know more about the whole thing. I am just splitting up with my business partner and I just find this Today under her ID traffic was the link to this bloody arendovalka.xyz. Could it be possible that she put this on the website to change the reports or push me to click on it to find out what it is ? Could she follow all my traffic ?? Could you check my website to see if there is anything wrong with it ? It would be much appreciated. I am not a geek at all and I am starting to be really worried :(
    • ReplyAuthorSean Davis
      Nothing is wrong with your website. It is just spam trying to get your attention. It happens to a lot of people and will not affect your website at all.
  3. ReplyAnju lamba
    such a great information for our blog for killing spammers. thanks Admin