How to block “getrichquickly.info” referral spam in Google Analytics

Getrichquickly.info referral spam is a growing problem for many webmasters around the world. If you notice getrichquickly.info referral traffic mixed in with your website’s Google Analytics data it means that your Google Analytics account is being targeted by a spammer. Getrichquickly.info referral traffic is designed to desperately gain your attention and provoke you to visit the website. The referrer spam landing page promotes various get-rich-quick schemes, work-at-home scams, and advance-fee scams.

getrichquickly.info referral google analytics

Getrichquickly.info referral spam is not essentially harmful to your website and it will not affect your rank in Google Search Results Pages; However, if you do not block getrichquickly.info spam from accessing your account it can ruin the data collected in your Google Analytics reports. For example, getrichquickly.info 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.

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The reason why getrichquickly.info is spamming your website’s Google Analytics data is to get your attention and persuade you to visit the URL in your browser. As previously mentioned, the webpage is promoting work-from-home scams, like legitonlinejobs.com, that claim you can earn money online. The spam website also contains affiliate links for writing-jobs.net and other websites.

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.

How to block getrichquickly.info referral spam in Google Analytics

These instructions show you how to block getrichquickly.info referral spam 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 getrichquickly.info 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 getrichquickly.info 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 | getrichquickly.info

Getrichquickly.info WHOIS information

Domain Name: GETRICHQUICKLY.INFO
Domain ID: D503300000007639254-LRMS
WHOIS Server:
Referral URL: http://www.ovh.com/
Updated Date: 2016-04-04T12:12:10Z
Creation Date: 2016-04-04T12:04:13Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2017-04-04T12:04:13Z
Sponsoring Registrar: OVH sas
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 433
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: serverTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#serverTransferProhibited
Domain Status: addPeriod https://icann.org/epp#addPeriod
Registrant ID: ovh57025a19ofu6
Registrant Name: Dariusz Gniadek
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: getrichquickly.info, office #9307085
Registrant Street: c/o OwO, BP80157
Registrant City: Roubaix Cedex 1
Registrant State/Province:
Registrant Postal Code: 59053
Registrant Country: FR
Registrant Phone: +33.899498765
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: swt9cfcst6oomzixvl3a@u.o-w-o.info
Admin ID: ovh57025a19e9on
Admin Name: Dariusz Gniadek
Admin Organization:
Admin Street: getrichquickly.info, office #9307085
Admin Street: c/o OwO, BP80157
Admin City: Roubaix Cedex 1
Admin State/Province:
Admin Postal Code: 59053
Admin Country: FR
Admin Phone: +33.899498765
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: ml5avwat14dbzlsy720h@y.o-w-o.info
Tech ID: ovh57025a19e9on
Tech Name: Dariusz Gniadek
Tech Organization:
Tech Street: getrichquickly.info, office #9307085
Tech Street: c/o OwO, BP80157
Tech City: Roubaix Cedex 1
Tech State/Province:
Tech Postal Code: 59053
Tech Country: FR
Tech Phone: +33.899498765
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: ml5avwat14dbzlsy720h@y.o-w-o.info
Billing ID: ovh57025a19e9on
Billing Name: Dariusz Gniadek
Billing Organization:
Billing Street: getrichquickly.info, office #9307085
Billing Street: c/o OwO, BP80157
Billing City: Roubaix Cedex 1
Billing State/Province:
Billing Postal Code: 59053
Billing Country: FR
Billing Phone: +33.899498765
Billing Phone Ext:
Billing Fax:
Billing Fax Ext:
Billing Email: ml5avwat14dbzlsy720h@y.o-w-o.info
Name Server: DNS9.LINUXPL.COM
Name Server: NS9.LINUXPL.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2016-04-05T02:57:35Z <<<

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


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.