Block website-stealer-warning-alert.hdmoviecams.com referral spam

Website-stealer-warning-alert.hdmoviecams.com is one of the most recent referrer spam URLs we discovered that spams Google Analytics account with fraudulent data in order to provoke victims to visit the website in their browser. If you notice website-stealer-warning-alert.hdmoviecams.com referral traffic and other data from the domain name mixed into your Google Analytics reports it means that your Google Analytics account is being targeted by spammers. The referrer spam wants it to appear as if someone was referred to your website from website-stealer-warning-alert.hdmoviecams.com; However, no one was referred to your website from the domain. Web traffic from website-stealer-warning-alert.hdmoviecams.com does not actually land on your website. It only appears in your Google Analytics reports. This is a type of web traffic commonly known as ghost traffic.

website-stealer-warning-alert.hdmoviecams.com referral

If you visit website-stealer-warning-alert.hdmoviecams.com in your browser you will be directed to one of several websites, including survey-scam websites and landing pages that only contain third-party advertisements.

The website-stealer-warning-alert.hdmoviecams.com URL is designed to be eye-catching. It contains the string “website-stealer-warning-alert” in the URL path in order to trick victims into thinking their websites or content on their website might have been stolen by another party. There are a few other referrer spam URLs that utilize this same deceptive tactic including website-stealer.nufaq.com and website-stealer-warning.hdmoviecamera.net.

Why are website-stealer-warning-alert.hdmoviecams.com referrals spamming my website?

The reason why your Google Analytics account is being targeted by website-stealer-warning-alert.hdmoviecams.com referrer spam is to get your attention and persuade you to visit the URL in your web browser. If you visit the URL you will be directed to one of several different websites that contain untrustworthy surveys and a list of advertisements. One of the webpages also asks users to provide them with an email address in order to obtain a chance to win a new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone.

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.

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.

Is website-stealer-warning-alert.hdmoviecams.com referrer spam harmful?

Website-stealer-warning-alert.hdmoviecams.com referral spam is not essentially harmful to your website and it will not affect your rank in Google Search Results Pages; However, website-stealer-warning-alert.hdmoviecams.com referrer spam can ruin the data collected in your Google Analytics reports if you do not block it from targeting your account. For example, if website-stealer-warning-alert.hdmoviecams.com referrals appear to land on a single webpage on your website and leave from the same website it 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 website-stealer-warning-alert.hdmoviecams.com referral spam

These instructions show you how to block website-stealer-warning-alert.hdmoviecams.com referral spam and other referrer spam URLs in Google Analytics by creating an exclude filter. This is the method recommended by Google to block this type of referrer traffic.

1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab. Click All Filters on the left side.

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

3. Add website-stealer-warning-alert.hdmoviecams.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 website-stealer-warning-alert.hdmoviecams.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 | website-stealer-warning-alert.hdmoviecams.com

website-stealer-warning-alert.hdmoviecams.com WHOIS information

Domain Name: HDMOVIECAMS.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1999828399_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.publicdomainregistry.com
Registrar URL: www.publicdomainregistry.com
Updated Date: 2016-04-04T02:19:13Z
Creation Date: 2016-02-03T15:46:22Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-02-03T15:46:22Z
Registrar: PDR Ltd. d/b/a PublicDomainRegistry.com
Registrar IANA ID: 303
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID: 
Registrant Name: Jon Smith
Registrant Organization: NA
Registrant Street: Los Canelos 10941 
Registrant City: AL
Registrant State/Province: Bulqizë
Registrant Postal Code: 12341
Registrant Country: AL
Registrant Phone: +014.4567787421
Registrant Phone Ext: 
Registrant Fax: 
Registrant Fax Ext: 
Registrant Email: emartinez@lxcore.com
Registry Admin ID: 
Admin Name: Jon Smith
Admin Organization: NA
Admin Street: Los Canelos 10941 
Admin City: AL
Admin State/Province: Bulqizë
Admin Postal Code: 12341
Admin Country: AL
Admin Phone: +014.4567787421
Admin Phone Ext: 
Admin Fax: 
Admin Fax Ext: 
Admin Email: emartinez@lxcore.com
Registry Tech ID: 
Tech Name: Jon Smith
Tech Organization: NA
Tech Street: Los Canelos 10941 
Tech City: AL
Tech State/Province: Bulqizë
Tech Postal Code: 12341
Tech Country: AL
Tech Phone: +014.4567787421
Tech Phone Ext: 
Tech Fax: 
Tech Fax Ext: 
Tech Email: emartinez@lxcore.com
Name Server: ns1.hdmoviecams.com
Name Server: ns2.hdmoviecams.com
DNSSEC:Unsigned
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse-contact@publicdomainregistry.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1-2013775952
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2016-04-25T22:38:21Z <<< For more information on Whois status codes, please visit https://icann.org/epp Registration Service Provided By: IDMOZ.COM Domain Name: HDMOVIECAMS.COM Registry Domain ID: 1999828399_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.publicdomainregistry.com Registrar URL: www.publicdomainregistry.com Updated Date: 2016-04-04T02:19:13Z Creation Date: 2016-02-03T15:46:22Z Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-02-03T15:46:22Z Registrar: PDR Ltd. d/b/a PublicDomainRegistry.com Registrar IANA ID: 303 Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited Registry Registrant ID: Registrant Name: Jon Smith Registrant Organization: NA Registrant Street: Los Canelos 10941 Registrant City: AL Registrant State/Province: Bulqizë Registrant Postal Code: 12341 Registrant Country: AL Registrant Phone: +014.4567787421 Registrant Phone Ext: Registrant Fax: Registrant Fax Ext: Registrant Email: emartinez@lxcore.com Registry Admin ID: Admin Name: Jon Smith Admin Organization: NA Admin Street: Los Canelos 10941 Admin City: AL Admin State/Province: Bulqizë Admin Postal Code: 12341 Admin Country: AL Admin Phone: +014.4567787421 Admin Phone Ext: Admin Fax: Admin Fax Ext: Admin Email: emartinez@lxcore.com Registry Tech ID: Tech Name: Jon Smith Tech Organization: NA Tech Street: Los Canelos 10941 Tech City: AL Tech State/Province: Bulqizë Tech Postal Code: 12341 Tech Country: AL Tech Phone: +014.4567787421 Tech Phone Ext: Tech Fax: Tech Fax Ext: Tech Email: emartinez@lxcore.com Name Server: ns1.hdmoviecams.com Name Server: ns2.hdmoviecams.com DNSSEC:Unsigned Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse-contact@publicdomainregistry.com Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1-2013775952 URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/ >>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2016-04-25T22:38:21Z <<<

For more information on Whois status codes, please visit https://icann.org/epp

Registration Service Provided By: IDMOZ.COM

website-stealer-warning-alert.hdmoviecams.com Technical Information

Registrar: PDR LTD. D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM
Whois Server: whois.PublicDomainRegistry.com
Creation Date: 03-FEB-2016
Updated Date: 03-FEB-2016
Expiration Date: 03-FEB-2017

Nameserver: NS1.HDMOVIECAMS.COM
Nameserver: NS2.HDMOVIECAMS.COM

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 ( 3 )

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