Block law-enforcement-dd.xyz referral spam

Block law-enforcement-dd.xyz referral spam in Google Analytics

This webpage contains a guide that shows you how to block law-enforcement-dd.xyz referral spam (referrer spam) in Google Analytics by creating an exclude filter.

law-enforcement-dd.xyz referral

Law-enforcement-dd.xyz is one of the most recently used referrer spam websites. It is part of a series of other referrer spam domain names including law-enforcement-aa.xyz through law-enforcement-ii.xyz. If you notice law-enforcement-dd.xyz referrals in Google Analytics it means that your Google Analytics account is being targeted by a very desperate spammer who wants to scare you into thinking that your website does not comply with the European Union Cookie Law; a law that does not exist.

If you visit law-enforcement-dd.xyz in your browser you will be directed to a landing page that contains a fraudulent “official free solution to the European Union Cookie Law.” The page claim that webmasters must copy and paste a code before the </body> tag on your website. if you visit this page, do not enter the code into your website. It is a scam that can eventually affect your website’s rank in Google Search results. It is not recommended to embed links like this into your website’s files.

Although law-enforcement-dd.xyz referral spam is not harmful to your website and will not affect your rank in Google Search Results Pages, it can ruin the data collected in your Google Analytics reports. For example, law-enforcement-dd.xyz 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.

Why is law-enforcement-dd.xyz spamming my website?

The reason why law-enforcement-dd.xyz is spamming your website’s Google Analytics account is to get your attention and provoke you to visit the URL in your web browser. If you visit the URL you will be redirected to a webpage that says ” This domain belongs to a crawler that searches for websites that do not comply with the European Union Cookie Law. European laws require that digital publishers give visitors to their sites and apps information about their use of cookies and other forms of local storage. These laws also require that consent be obtained.”

block law-enforcement-dd.xyz referral spam

The webpage might threaten a fine and provide you with a green recommended solution button. If you click the button you will be directed to http://cookie-consent.org/. The http://cookie-consent.org/ webpage contains a script that they want victims to embed into the body of their webpages.

If you are affected by law-enforcement-dd.xyz do not embed this script into your website. This is a referrer spam URL that is trying to deceive you and nothing more. It is recommended to block law-enforcement-dd.xyz referral spam in Google Analytics by creating an exclude filter.

How to create an exclude filter

1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab. Click Filters on the right side of the webpage.

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

3. Add law-enforcement-dd.xyz 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 law-enforcement-dd.xyz 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 | law-enforcement-dd.xyz

Law-enforcement-dd.xyz WHOIS information

WHOIS information for law-enforcement-dd.xyz could not be provided. The WHOIS record for the associated domain name has been recovered and listed below.

Domain Name: COOKIE-CONSENT.ORG
Domain ID: D188667657-LROR
WHOIS Server:
Referral URL: http://www.moniker.com
Updated Date: 2016-05-16T15:53:29Z
Creation Date: 2016-05-16T15:48:18Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2017-05-16T15:48:18Z
Sponsoring Registrar: Moniker Online Services LLC
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 228
Domain Status: serverTransferProhibited https://www.icann.org/epp#serverTransferProhibited
Registrant ID: MWP13480421200
Registrant Name: Moniker Privacy Services
Registrant Organization: Moniker Privacy Services
Registrant Street: 2320 NE 9th St
Registrant Street: Second Floor
Registrant City: Fort Lauderdale
Registrant State/Province: FL
Registrant Postal Code: 33304
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.8006886311
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +1.9545859186
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: .whoisproxy.org
Admin ID: MTP13715800319
Admin Name: Moniker Privacy Services
Admin Organization: Moniker Privacy Services
Admin Street: 2320 NE 9th St
Admin Street: Second Floor
Admin City: Fort Lauderdale
Admin State/Province: FL
Admin Postal Code: 33304
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.8006886311
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +1.9545859186
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: .whoisproxy.org
Tech ID: MAP14144407310
Tech Name: Moniker Privacy Services
Tech Organization: Moniker Privacy Services
Tech Street: 2320 NE 9th St
Tech Street: Second Floor
Tech City: Fort Lauderdale
Tech State/Province: FL
Tech Postal Code: 33304
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.8006886311
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +1.9545859186
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: .whoisproxy.org
Name Server: NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM
Name Server: NS2.DIGITALOCEAN.COM
Name Server: NS3.DIGITALOCEAN.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned

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.