Block fix-website-errors.com referral spam in Google Analytics
This webpage contains a guide that shows you how to block fix-website-errors.com referral spam (referrer spam) in Google Analytics by creating an exclude filter.
Fix-website-errors.com is another semalt.com referrer spam website that spams your Google Analytics data with deceptive information in order to get your attention and provoke you to visit the website. If you visit the URL in your browser you will be forwarded to a landing page on semalt.com.
Although fix-website-errors.com referral spam is not harmful to your website and will not affect your rank in Google Search Results Pages, it can ruin the data collected in your Google Analytics reports. For example, fix-website-errors.com 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.
Why is fix-website-errors.com spamming my website?
The reason why fix-website-errors.com is spamming your website’s Google Analytics account is to get your attention and provoke you to visit the URL in your web browser. If you visit the URL you will be redirected to semalt.com. Semalt.com is a SEO website that has a been using the referrer spam tactic for a very long time. They use various spam URLs to fill your Google account with useless data.
How to block fix-website-errors.com referral spam
1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab. Click Filters on the right side of the webpage.
2. Click the + ADD FILTER button to create a new filter.
3. Add fix-website-errors.com or something else that you can remember as the Filter Name. If you plan to add more spam URLs to the list you can name the list something like “Referrer Spam Filter.”
4. Select the Custom Filter Type from the two options.
5. In Filter Field Field select Campaign Source.
6. In the Filter Pattern box, add fix-website-errors.com 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 | fix-website-errors.com
Fix-website-errors.com WHOIS information
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