What is referrer spam and how do I block it?

Sean Doyle

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

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  1. digitalgirlie says:

    Ugh! Novice here struggling to understand instructions. I have a list of exclusions I need to put in place and I’m trying to understand which filter setting I choose.

    For example, I followed the directions for compliance-brian.xyz article that you published. In that post, you say to chose Campaign Source. Was wondering why I wouldn’t choose Campaign Referral Target URL instead.

    All my spam entries in analytics are to URLs like this one below which Google Analytics labels “Page Title.”


    I have one that is not a URL. It simple reads Vitaly Rules Google. Do I also select Campaign Source or should I choose something else?

    Any help you or anyone else could throw my way would be most appreciated.

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