Stop claim42465581.copyrightclaims.org referrals in Google Analytics

If you see referral traffic from claim42465581.copyrightclaims.org in your Google Analytics account do not be alarmed. The URL is not linked to a copyright complaint. Claim42465581.copyrightclaims.org is a referrer spam URL that targets your website’s analytical data. Claim42465581.copyrightclaims referral traffic in Google Analytics is designed to promote the website spammers want you to visit and to essentially boost the spam URL’s rank in Google search result pages by creating backlinks off your website’s access logs. However, by doing so it can cause many problems with your website’s appropriate data.

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Claim42465581.copyrightclaims.org referrer spam and referrer spam in general is a big problem for many webmasters, website owners, and anyone who values their website’s analytical data. Referrer spam can ruin website data measured by Google Analytics. The website data it can affect includes everything measured in the Audience, Acquisition, and Behavior areas. For example, claim42465581.copyrightclaims.org referrer spam can destroy your bounce rate because the spam URL typically only lands on a single webpage on your website and leaves your website from the same webpage.

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What is claim42465581.copyrightclaims.org?

Claim42465581.copyrightclaims.org is a URL that forwards to alibestsale.com. THE spam URL is associated with copyrightclaims.org. A fake copyright website used for spam purposes. These URLS actively engage in referrer spam indexing tactics aimed at your website’s analytical data. Claim42465581.copyrightclaims.org referrer spam is designed to hit your website with repeated requests at any given time and from any location around the world using traffic bots, computers infected with malicious software, and other blackhat SEO tactics. The benefits that referral spammers have by engaging in referrer spamming is that it will allow them advertise the website they want people to visit and it will improve the spammers search engine ranking by creating backlinks to their website off your website’s access log.

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The downside to unwanted claim42465581.copyrightclaims.org referral traffic for website owners is that it can mess up the appropriate Google Analytics data and other website metrics provided by third-party services. In some cases it can also use up your website’s bandwidth by creating repeated site requests. However, this is not the case with this URL since it primarily generates ghost hits that do not actually land on your website.

Spammers target the referral traffic of your website for several reasons:

  • Referrer spammers want to promote a webpage 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 bot and seen as a backlink to the spam site.

claim42465581.copyrightclaims.org referrer spam is not entirely dangerous to your website. It will most likely not cause any trouble with how your website is accessed by your visitors or ranked by Google. However, in some cases referrer spam may use up your website’s bandwidth and CPU by creating multiple site requests to your website. In other cases, the spam URL is served to your analytical data by traffic bots which create ghost hits and never actually land on your website, which happens to be the case with this URL. They often target your GA ID number.

How to stop claim42465581.copyrightclaims.org referral spam in Google Analytics

To block claim42465581.copyrightclaims.org referral spam in Google Analytics follow the instructions below. Blocking claim42465581.copyrightclaims.org referrer spam in Google Analytics by creating an exclude filter will only mask the spam URL. To block the referrer spam URL at the sources see the instructions below to block claim42465581.copyrightclaims.org referrer spam using your website’s .htaccess file.

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 claim42465581.copyrightclaims.org 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 claim42465581.copyrightclaims.org and click the Save button on the bottom of the webpage.

How to stop claim42465581.copyrightclaims.org referral spam with your .htaccess file

To block referrer spam at the source using your .htacess file add the code below to your .htaccess file.

## SITE REFERRER BANNING
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} claim42465581.copyrightclaims.org [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} claim42465581.copyrightclaims.org
RewriteRule .* - [F]

How to stop claim42465581.copyrightclaims.org referral spam with WP Referrer Spam Blocker plugin

Botcrawl.com has published a plugin for WordPress website called WP Referrer Spam Blocker. Our free Referrer Spam Blocker plugin for WordPress can be used to automatically block “most” referrer spam URLs aside from ghost traffic which no plugin can do.

  1. Download Referrer Spam Blocker plugin for WordPress.
  2. Go to Plugins > Add New and click Upload Plugin.
  3. Click Choose File and select the referrer-spam-blocker.zip file and click Install Now.

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.