How to block quicktraffic.co referrer spam

How to block quicktraffic.co referrer spam

Quicktraffic.co referral traffic is a very big issue for webmasters, website owners, and anyone who values their appropriate website data. Quicktraffic.co is a website that actively engages in referrer spam indexing tactics aimed at your website’s analytical data. The website is typically promoted by third-party URLs (such as webmaster-traffic.com) that forward to Quicktraffic.co. By manufacturing backlinks off your website’s access logs via referral traffic quicktraffic.co can promote the website and boost their rank in Google search results.

Quicktraffic referrer spam and referrer spam in general can destroy your appropriate Google Analytics data, including the Audience, Acquisition, and Behavior analytical data measured by Google. For example, referrer spam can ruin your bounce rate because the spam URL only lands on a single webpage and leaves your website from the same webpage.

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What is quicktraffic.co?

Quicktraffic.co is a website that engages in referrer spam indexing tactics that targets and disrupts your website’s analytical data. Quicktraffic.co referrer spam is designed to produce repeated site requests onto your website at any given time and from any location around the world using traffic bots, computers infected with malicious software, and other blackhat tactics. The benefits that referral spammers have by engaging in referrer spamming is that it will allow them advertise the website they want people to visit and it will improve the spammers search engine ranking by creating backlinks to their website off your website’s access log. In this case, there are many spam URLs used to create referral traffic that forward to quicktraffic.co.

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The downside to unwanted quicktraffic referral traffic is that it can mess up your appropriate Google Analytics data and other website metrics provided by third-party services. In some cases it can also use up your website’s bandwidth by creating repeated site requests.

Referrer spam is a very questionable tactic used to promote online content. Spammers target the referral traffic of your website for several reasons:

  • Referrer spammers want to promote a webpage 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 bot and seen as a backlink to the spam site.

Quicktraffic.co referrer spam is not entirely dangerous to your website. It will most likely not cause any trouble with how your website is accessed by your visitors or ranked by Google. However, in some cases quicktraffic.co spam may use up your website’s bandwidth and CPU by creating multiple site requests to your website. In other cases, the spam URL is served to your analytical data by traffic bots which create ghost hits and never actually land on your website.

How to block quicktraffic.co referral spam in Google Analytics

To block quicktraffic.co referral spam in Google Analytics follow the instructions below. Blocking quicktraffic.co referrer spam in Google Analytics by creating an exclude filter will only mask the spam URL. To block the referrer spam URL at the sources see the instructions below to block quicktraffic.co referrer spam using your website’s .htaccess file.

1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab and click All Filters.

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2. Click the New Filter button to create a new filter.

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3. Add quicktraffic.co as the Filter Name.

4. Select the Custom Filter Type.

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5. In Filter Field, find and select Campaign Source in the list. In the Filter Pattern text box, add quicktraffic.co and click the Save button on the bottom of the webpage.

How to block quicktraffic.co referral spam with your .htaccess file

To block quicktraffic.co referral spam at the source using your .htacess file add the code below to your .htaccess file.

## SITE REFERRER BANNING
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} quicktraffic.co [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} quicktraffic.co
RewriteRule .* - [F]

Sean Doyle

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