How to block Motherboard.vice.com referral spam in Google Analytics

Sean Doyle

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

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9 Responses

  1. Hello! I found you guides on removing these Spammers very helpful and just used your one for 3mapsVitaly, and O-o-8-o-o. I had no idea. For some reason I cant get this one to work. Any other suggestions? I also am seeing results for top10-way with a referral path of /try.php. I am assuming these are spammers as well? I can’t find any information to find out for sure.

  2. Umesh says:

    I had no idea to exclude this referral spam that was coming to my site. Today I excluded it. Thank you so much for such a nice post sir.

  3. Ava says:

    Thank you!!! I just blocked them

  4. None says:

    I asked them to delete their articles numerous time to no avail! They are desperate!

  5. Tonythanh says:

    I am continuos receive visitors from motherboard.vice.com, and I wonder that is it search engine. This post make me so suprise and I understand that our visitors get virus but they dont know. But motherboard drive traffic to my site by what way? Is it good for webmaster like me?

  6. Thank you says:

    Hi , I did try the filters and is not working for me.
    My bounce rate increased and they are constantly on Real Time mainly from mobile, Russia.
    Is it the site motherboard that causing all that trouble?
    Active Page Page Title Active Users
    1. / motherboard.vice.com/read…spamming-google-analytics

    Is really frustrating and is causing a lot of problems as I said the bounce rate increased dramatically. The domain I am referring is not old I bought it 10days ago and bouncing is over 75% cos of it. Please help me …Any alternative solution ? Should i contact google ?

  7. ekoo says:

    Is it possible to block the spam entry completely with this method?

  8. Angry man says:

    This motherfckers SPAM my website everyday im sick of it. Thats abviously his they get visitors misarable bastards..

  9. Mrs says:

    Thank you for this article and the tutorial on how to exclude the referral from google analytics! I’ve had this happening on my website all day and wanted to figure out how or why it was happening. If I create the filter, will that still affect my analytics data or will it just be filtered out entirely from my reports?

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