Block “why.does.spacebarnot.work” spam in Google Analytics

Why.does.spacebarnot.work is a referrer spam URL and keyword spam phrase that forwards to how.to.travel.and.make.money.online.for.free.with.maps.ilovevitaly.com. You might have noticed unusual keywords and referral or organic traffic from why.does.spacebarnot.work or “why.does.spacebarnot.work?” in your Google Analytics data. Do not be alarmed. This is a black hat SEO tactic known as referrer spam. The spammers mix fraudulent web data into your Google Analytics reports in order to provoke you to visit the URL they spam. In this case the URL they are using to spam your Google Analytics data is why.does.spacebarnot.work.

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Why.does.spacebarnot.work referral traffic does not actually land on your website and the search term “why.does.spacebarnot.work?” was never used to find your website. This is a type of website traffic known as ghost traffic that only targets your Google Analytics reports. Why.does.spacebarnot.work referral traffic may also appear land on your website at a nonexistent path such as: /?from=http://why.does.spacebarnot.work/.

The good thing is that why.does.spacebarnot.work referral and keyword spam cannot harm your website or affect your website’s rank in Google search results pages. However, it can ruin your website’s analytical data measured by Google Analytics. In some cases, referrer spam from bots and crawlers can use your bandwidth and create backlinks in your website’s access logs, but this is not the case with why.does.spacebarnot.work referral traffic since it utilizes ghost traffic to create faux data in your analytical reports.

Why.does.spacebarnot.work referral traffic can be a bad thing for people who value their website’s appropriate data. If value your website’s ‘real’ data you will want to block why.does.spacebarnot.work referral spam from mixing into your website’s analytical data before it gets out-of-control. For example, the why.does.spacebarnot.work referral typically “lands” on a single webpage on your website and leave your website from the same webpage. This creates a 100% bounce rate and if this happens multiple times per day it can be catastrophic for your real bounce rate. This is not the only data affected by why.does.spacebarnot.work referral spam. Data that this domain name and referrer spam from other spam URLs such as website-analyzer.info can affect includes pretty much every detail measured in Google Analytics Audience, Acquisition, Behavior, and Conversions reports.

Why.does.spacebarnot.work referrer spammers and referrer spammers in general target the referral traffic of your website 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.

How to block why.does.spacebarnot.work referral traffic

This guide shows you how to block why.does.spacebarnot.work referrals in Google Analytics with a filter that stops why.does.spacebarnot.work referrer spam at the campaign source.

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

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

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3. Add why.does.spacebarnot.work or something you can easily remember 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 why.does.spacebarnot.work 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 | why.does.spacebarnot.work

How to block why.does.spacebarnot.work keyword spam

1. Go to the Admin tab.

2. Select All Filters in the Account section and click + ADD FILTER.

3. For the filter name enter “why.does.spacebarnot.work” or something you can remember to relate to this spam.

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4. In Filter Type choose Custom Filter > Exclude Filter > Field: Campaign Term > Filter Pattern: Enter “why.does.spacebarnot.work” (or whatever keyword was used to spam your Analytics data) and click Save at the bottom of the page.

Also See: How to exclude all hits from known bots and spiders in Google Analytics (Bot Filtering)