How to block monetizationking.net referral spam in Google Analytics
Block monetizationking.net referral spam in Google Analytics
This webpage contains a guide that shows you how to block monetizationking.net referral spam (referrer spam) in Google Analytics by creating an exclude filter.
Monetizationking.net is a referrer spam URL similar to keywords-monitoring-your-success.com that is used to fill-up your Google Analytics reports with fraudulent web data. If you notice monetizationking.net referrals in Google Analytics it means that your account is being targeted by a referrer spammer associated with the adzos.com advertising network. It should be noted that this type of web traffic does not mean that someone from monetizationking.net was actually referred to your website. Monetizationking.net referral traffic does not actually land on your website. It is a type of web traffic known as referrer spam.
Although monetizationking.net referrer 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, monetizationking.net 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 monetizationking.net spamming my website?
The reason why monetizationking.net 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 a website that asks for your email address. The landing page claims to contain information about the “best monetization for your website.” If you submit your email address you will be redirected to https://firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do not recommend websites that engage in referrer spam. Referrer spam is a blackhat SEO tactic that completely disregards your website’s data in order to desperately and recklessly promote online content.
How to create an exclude filter
1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab. Click Filters in the VIEW section on the right side of the webpage.
2. Click the + ADD FILTER button to create a new filter.
3. Add monetizationking.net 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 monetizationking.net 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 | monetizationking.net
Monetizationking.net WHOIS information
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