How to block Google-Liar.Ru spam in Google Analytics

How to block Google-Liar.Ru spam in Google Analytics

3 Methods: Campaign Source Filter  |  Campaign Referral Path Filter | Language Settings Filter

Russian Vitaly Popov is spamming Google-Liar.Ru referral traffic in your Google Analytics after losing domain name to Google.

A Russian referrer spammer named Vitaly Poplov has been taking some heat from Google lately due to his previous referrer spam efforts and domain names he owns that are similar to the Google.com domain. Vitaly is known to spam webpages of legitimate websites and pages of websites he owns across Google Analytics accounts and Google-Liar.Ru is one of them. If your Google Analytics data is randomly targeted by the spammer you will notice an unusual amount of referral traffic coming from a webpage on google-liar.ru.

google-liar.ru spam

The reason why you are seeing this spam in your Google Analytics reports is because Vitarly Poplov lost a battle with Google due to his ɢoogle.com domain name that appears similar to Google.com (the G is different). Google now has control of Poplov’s ɢoogle.com domain name. Poplov claims that Google lied to acquire his domain name and that he wants the world to know. Although it is very apparent to anyone who has chased down Poplov for as long as he has been around that someone has lied, Poplov has still lost the battle and his domain name.

Vitaly has been spamming many URLs and hidden keywords in promotion of his own ventures for a very long time. The downside to this persistent spammer is that his work can ruin your Google Analytics data and make it hard to monitor your website’s appropriate information. The traffic acquired from referrer spam can affect most of the data in your GA reports. For example, the referrals will appear to land on a single webpage on your website and leave from the same website and this will create a 100% bounce rate. If your website is targeted by referrer spammers you may not be able to identify your website’s actual bounce rate unless you filter the traffic out.

Although referrer spam can ruin your analytical data it will not harm your website or affect your website’s SEO, including your rank in Google search results pages. This is simply spam that wants to get your attention.

The spammer will utilize various tactics in order to make it look like your website received referral traffic from google-liar.ru even though it really did not. This type of web traffic is a specific type of web traffic known as “ghost traffic.” The spammer essentially sends phantom visitors to your website’s Google Analytics account in order to make it appear as if someone visited your website from the referral URL.

Referrer spammers usually 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.

Campaign Source Filter

Only use this filter if you do not wish to receive referral traffic from Google-Liar.Ru. Google-Liar.Ru is a popular website and blocking referral traffic from the website might be the optimal choice. I do not recommend that you block all traffic from this website. To block the exact referral path use the Alternative Filter below.

1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab > Click Filters on the right side in the VIEW section.

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

3. Add Google-Liar.Ru or something you can easily remember as the Filter Name.

4. Select the Custom Filter Type.

5. In Filter Field, find and select Campaign Source in the list. In the Filter Pattern text box, add Google-Liar.Ru 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 | Google-Liar.Ru

Campaign Referral Path Filter

1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab > Click Filters on the right side in the VIEW section.

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

3. Add Google-Liar.Ru or something you can easily remember as the Filter Name.

4. Select the Custom Filter Type.

5. In Filter Field, find and select Campaign Referral Path in the list. In the Filter Pattern text box, add /politics/the-electoral-college-is-poised (or a larger portion of th permalink) and click the blue Save button on the bottom of the webpage

Language Settings Filter

A language settings filter can be used to block language spam in Google Analytics.

1. Log in to your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab

2. In the “View” column select Filters and then click + Add Filter

3. Add a Filter Name: Language Spam (or something you can easily remember)

4. Go to: Filter Type > Custom > Exclude

5. Select Filter FieldLanguage settings

6. Add a Filter Pattern\s[^s]*\s|.{15,}|\.|,

7. Click on the blue text that says Verify this filter to see a preview table of how this filter will work in your account. You should only see language spam on the left side of the table: filter-verification-language-spam

8. After you verify the filter click the Save button on the bottom of the page

How to block Washingtonpost.com referral spam in Google Analytics

How to block Washingtonpost.com referral spam in Google Analytics

3 Methods: Campaign Source Filter  |  Campaign Referral Path Filter | Language Settings Filter

A Russian spammer is spamming Washingtonpost.com referral traffic in your Google Analytics data to show support for Trump.

A famous Russian referrer spammer named Vitaly Poplov has been on quite a campaign lately. He recently started to spam webpages of legitimate websites across Google Analytics accounts and Washingtonpost.com is one of them. If your Google Analytics data is randomly targeted by the spammer you will notice an unusual amount of referral traffic coming from a webpage on washingtonpost.com. Other legitimate (and legitimate-looking) domain names that this spammer has spammed include motherboard.vice.comlifehacĸer.comreddit.comabc.xyz, thenextweb.com, and addons.mozilla.org.

washingtonpost.com referral

The reason why you are seeing this spam in your Google Analytics reports is because Washington Post published an article references Donald Trump’s victory with the electoral college vote (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-electoral-college-is-poised-to-pick-trump-despite-push-to-dump-him/2016/12/19/75265c16-c58f-11e6-85b5-76616a33048d_story.html?utm_term=.6f56a5bfcfd1). Vitaly is a Trump supporter and has spammed secret messages in Google Analytics reports in support of his presidency before.

washingtonpost.com spam

The spammer is doing this all for fun. It is not malicious at this time. Vitaly has been spamming other URLs and hidden keywords in promotion of his own search engine for a very long time and he doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. The downside to this persistent spammer is that his work can ruin your Google Analytics data and make it hard to monitor your website’s appropriate information. The traffic acquired from referrer spam can affect most of the data in your GA reports. For example, the referrals will appear to land on a single webpage on your website and leave from the same website and this will create a 100% bounce rate. If your website is targeted by referrer spammers you may not be able to identify your website’s actual bounce rate unless you filter the traffic out.

washingtonpost.com google analytics

Although referrer spam can ruin your analytical data it will not harm your website or affect your website’s SEO, including your rank in Google search results pages. This is simply spam that wants to get your attention.

The spammer will utilize various tactics in order to make it look like your website received referral traffic from washingtonpost.com even though it really did not. This type of web traffic is a specific type of web traffic known as “ghost traffic.” The spammer essentially sends phantom visitors to your website’s Google Analytics account in order to make it appear as if someone visited your website from the referral URL.

Referrer spammers usually 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.

Campaign Source Filter

Only use this filter if you do not wish to receive referral traffic from Washingtonpost.com. Washingtonpost.com is a popular website and blocking referral traffic from the website might be the optimal choice. I do not recommend that you block all traffic from this website. To block the exact referral path use the Alternative Filter below.

1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab > Click Filters on the right side in the VIEW section.

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

3. Add Washingtonpost.com or something you can easily remember as the Filter Name.

4. Select the Custom Filter Type.

5. In Filter Field, find and select Campaign Source in the list. In the Filter Pattern text box, add Washingtonpost.com 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 | Washingtonpost.com

Campaign Referral Path Filter

1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab > Click Filters on the right side in the VIEW section.

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

3. Add Washingtonpost.com or something you can easily remember as the Filter Name.

4. Select the Custom Filter Type.

5. In Filter Field, find and select Campaign Referral Path in the list. In the Filter Pattern text box, add /politics/the-electoral-college-is-poised (or a larger portion of th permalink) and click the blue Save button on the bottom of the webpage

Language Settings Filter

A language settings filter can be used to block language spam in Google Analytics.

1. Log in to your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab

2. In the “View” column select Filters and then click + Add Filter

3. Add a Filter Name: Language Spam (or something you can easily remember)

4. Go to: Filter Type > Custom > Exclude

5. Select Filter FieldLanguage settings

6. Add a Filter Pattern\s[^s]*\s|.{15,}|\.|,

7. Click on the blue text that says Verify this filter to see a preview table of how this filter will work in your account. You should only see language spam on the left side of the table: filter-verification-language-spam

8. After you verify the filter click the Save button on the bottom of the page

How to block smallseotools.com referral spam in Google Analytics

How to block smallseotools.com referral spam in Google Analytics

3 Methods: Campaign Source Filter  |  Campaign Referral Path Filter | Language Settings Filter

What is Smallseotools.com?

Smallseotools.com is a referrer spam website that provides questionable online marketing tools including a Plagiarism Checker, Reverse Image Search, and Article Rewritter. The website and tools provided by the website are not to be trusted due to the way the website is marketed.

smallseotools.com referral

Smallseotools.com utilizes referrer spam to promote itself. Referrer spam is a blackhat marketing tactic that allows the spam site to target Google Analytics accounts around the world with deceptive referral traffic. The spam site will make it appear as if visitors were referred to your website from the website even though no one actually stepped foot on your server. In some cases, referrer spammers use bots and crawlers that can eat up bandwidth; However that does not seem to be the case here.

smallseotools.com spam

Although referrer spam can ruin your analytical data it will not harm your website or affect your website’s SEO, including your rank in Google search results pages.

Campaign Source Filter

A campaign source filter is a simple exclude filter that blocks referrals from a domain name in Google Analytics.

1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab > Click Filters on the right side in the VIEW section.

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

3. Add Campaign Source Filter as the Filter Name.

4. Select the Custom Filter Type.

5. In Filter Field, find and select Campaign Source in the list. In the Filter Pattern text box, add Smallseotools.com 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 | Smallseotools.com

Campaign Referral Path Filter

A campaign referral path filter can be used to block a string of the URL path if you are getting spammed by webpages on legitimate websites. This filter will not block referrals in Google Analytics from the entire domain name; just the webpage.

1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab > Click Filters on the right side in the VIEW section.

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

3. Add Campaign Referral Path as the Filter Name.

4. Select the Custom Filter Type.

5. In Filter Field, find and select Campaign Referral Path in the list. In the Filter Pattern text box, add a partial string of the URL (permalink) and click the blue Save button on the bottom of the webpage.

Language Settings Filter

A language settings filter can be used to block language spam in Google Analytics.

1. Log in to your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab

2. In the “View” column select Filters and then click + Add Filter

3. Add a Filter Name: Language Spam (or something you can easily remember)

4. Go to: Filter Type > Custom > Exclude

5. Select Filter FieldLanguage settings

6. Add a Filter Pattern\s[^s]*\s|.{15,}|\.|,

7. Click on the blue text that says Verify this filter to see a preview table of how this filter will work in your account. You should only see language spam on the left side of the table: filter-verification-language-spam

8. After you verify the filter click the Save button on the bottom of the page

How to block analytics-ads.xyz referral spam in Google Analytics

How to block analytics-ads.xyz referral spam in Google Analytics

3 Methods: Campaign Source Filter  |  Campaign Referral Path Filter | Language Settings Filter

What is analytics-ads.xyz?

Analytics-ads.xyz is a website that claims to be owned by well-known Russian spammer Vitaly Poplov; However, Vitaly does not own it. The website is used by an unknown spammer trying to profit on Vitaly’s name. The spammer will spam your Google Analytics data with fake referral traffic from the webiste in order to get your attention and provoke you to visit the URL in your browser. This is a blackhat SEO tactic known as referrer spam. The website acts as an advertising platform for the spammer and his alleged blackhat Google Analytics services. The website claims “Your advertising will see 7816821 webmasters. If you are interested in Webmaster traffic, email me.” The website also says “Vitaly rules Google” on the homepage.

analytics-ads.xyz referral

Referrer spam is a blackhat online marketing strategy that allows a spammer to target Google Analytics accounts around the world with deceptive referral traffic. The spammer will make it appear as if visitors were referred to your website from a third-party domain name even though no one actually stepped foot on your server. This is not the type of service you want associated with your website. If your website is associated with referrer spam it is likely that you will become blacklisted around the web as spam.

analytics-ads.xyz spam

Although referrer spam can ruin your analytical data it will not harm your website or affect your website’s SEO, including your rank in Google search results pages. This is simply spam that wants to get your attention. Here are a few ways to block analytics-ads.xyz referral spam in Google Analytics:

Campaign Source Filter

A campaign source filter is a simple exclude filter that blocks referrals from a domain name in Google Analytics.

1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab > Click Filters on the right side in the VIEW section.

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

3. Add Campaign Source Filter as the Filter Name.

4. Select the Custom Filter Type.

5. In Filter Field, find and select Campaign Source in the list. In the Filter Pattern text box, add Analytics-ads.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 | Analytics-ads.xyz

Campaign Referral Path Filter

A campaign referral path filter can be used to block a string of the URL path if you are getting spammed by webpages on legitimate websites. This filter will not block referrals in Google Analytics from the entire domain name; just the webpage.

1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab > Click Filters on the right side in the VIEW section.

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

3. Add Campaign Referral Path as the Filter Name.

4. Select the Custom Filter Type.

5. In Filter Field, find and select Campaign Referral Path in the list. In the Filter Pattern text box, add a partial string of the URL (permalink) and click the blue Save button on the bottom of the webpage.

Language Settings Filter

A language settings filter can be used to block language spam in Google Analytics.

1. Log in to your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab

2. In the “View” column select Filters and then click + Add Filter

3. Add a Filter Name: Language Spam (or something you can easily remember)

4. Go to: Filter Type > Custom > Exclude

5. Select Filter FieldLanguage settings

6. Add a Filter Pattern\s[^s]*\s|.{15,}|\.|,

7. Click on the blue text that says Verify this filter to see a preview table of how this filter will work in your account. You should only see language spam on the left side of the table: filter-verification-language-spam

8. After you verify the filter click the Save button on the bottom of the page

How to Block Advertise.ru Referral Spam

How to Block Advertise.ru Referral Spam

3 Methods: Campaign Source Filter  |  Campaign Referral Path Filter | Language Settings Filter

Advertise.ru is a blackhat advertising network that offers referral spam packages to desperate websites.

Advertise.ru (also known as Okout.ru) is a Russian advertising network that is quite a nuisance. The adverting network offers a referral advertising (referrer spam) program for websites who want to spam their content around the web. If you are spammed by the Russian ad network you will notice unusual amounts of referral traffic in your Google Analytics reports from paths like: okout.ru/a00af605. Websites spammed by Advertise.ru may contain very graphic content and malware.

advertise.ru referral spam

Referrer spam is a blackhat marketing tactic that allows an entity to target Google Analytics accounts around the world with deceptive referral traffic. The spammer will make it appear as if visitors were referred to your website from a third-party domain name even though no one actually stepped foot on your server. In some cases, referrer spammers use bots and crawlers; However that does not seem to be the case here.

advertise.ru referral in google analytics

Although referrer spam can ruin your analytical data it will not harm your website or affect your website’s SEO, including your rank in Google search results pages. This is simply spam that wants to get your attention.

Campaign Source Filter

A campaign source filter is a simple exclude filter that blocks referrals from a domain name in Google Analytics.

1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab > Click Filters on the right side in the VIEW section.

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

3. Add Campaign Source Filter as the Filter Name.

4. Select the Custom Filter Type.

5. In Filter Field, find and select Campaign Source in the list. In the Filter Pattern text box, add Advertise.ru 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 | Advertise.ru

Campaign Referral Path Filter

A campaign referral path filter can be used to block a string of the URL path if you are getting spammed by webpages on legitimate websites. This filter will not block referrals in Google Analytics from the entire domain name; just the webpage.

1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab > Click Filters on the right side in the VIEW section.

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

3. Add Campaign Referral Path as the Filter Name.

4. Select the Custom Filter Type.

5. In Filter Field, find and select Campaign Referral Path in the list. In the Filter Pattern text box, add a partial string of the URL (permalink) and click the blue Save button on the bottom of the webpage.

Language Settings Filter

A language settings filter can be used to block language spam in Google Analytics.

1. Log in to your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab

2. In the “View” column select Filters and then click + Add Filter

3. Add a Filter Name: Language Spam (or something you can easily remember)

4. Go to: Filter Type > Custom > Exclude

5. Select Filter FieldLanguage settings

6. Add a Filter Pattern\s[^s]*\s|.{15,}|\.|,

7. Click on the blue text that says Verify this filter to see a preview table of how this filter will work in your account. You should only see language spam on the left side of the table: filter-verification-language-spam

8. After you verify the filter click the Save button on the bottom of the page

How to Block Okout.ru Referral Spam in Google Analytics

How to Block Okout.ru Referral Spam in Google Analytics

3 Methods: Campaign Source Filter  |  Campaign Referral Path Filter | Language Settings Filter

Okout.ru referral spam promotes advertisements and websites in your Google Analytics data.

Okout.ru (also known as Advertise.ru) is a Russian advertising network that offers a referral advertising (referrer spam) package for websites who want to spam their content around the web. If you are spammed by the ad network you will notice unusual amounts of okout.ru referral traffic in your Google Analytics reports from paths like: okout.ru/a00af605. Beware of the webpages spammed by okout.ru, they might contain very graphic content.

okout.ru referral

Referrer spam is a blackhat marketing tactic that allows a person to target Google Analytics data. The spammer will make it appear as if visitors were referred to your website from a third-party domain name even though no one actually stepped foot on your server. This website offers this blackhat SEO service to websites desperate enough to purchase it.

okout.ru spam

Although referrer spam can ruin your analytical data it will not harm your website or affect your website’s SEO, including your rank in Google search results pages. This is simply spam that wants to get your attention.

Campaign Source Filter

A campaign source filter is a simple exclude filter that blocks referrals from a domain name in Google Analytics.

1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab > Click Filters on the right side in the VIEW section.

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

3. Add Campaign Source Filter as the Filter Name.

4. Select the Custom Filter Type.

5. In Filter Field, find and select Campaign Source in the list. In the Filter Pattern text box, add Okout.ru 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 | Okout.ru

Campaign Referral Path Filter

A campaign referral path filter can be used to block a string of the URL path if you are getting spammed by webpages on legitimate websites. This filter will not block referrals in Google Analytics from the entire domain name; just the webpage.

1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab > Click Filters on the right side in the VIEW section.

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

3. Add Campaign Referral Path as the Filter Name.

4. Select the Custom Filter Type.

5. In Filter Field, find and select Campaign Referral Path in the list. In the Filter Pattern text box, add a partial string of the URL (permalink) and click the blue Save button on the bottom of the webpage.

Language Settings Filter

A language settings filter can be used to block language spam in Google Analytics.

1. Log in to your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab

2. In the “View” column select Filters and then click + Add Filter

3. Add a Filter Name: Language Spam (or something you can easily remember)

4. Go to: Filter Type > Custom > Exclude

5. Select Filter FieldLanguage settings

6. Add a Filter Pattern\s[^s]*\s|.{15,}|\.|,

7. Click on the blue text that says Verify this filter to see a preview table of how this filter will work in your account. You should only see language spam on the left side of the table: filter-verification-language-spam

8. After you verify the filter click the Save button on the bottom of the page

How to Stop o-o-8-o-o.com Spam in Google Analytics

How to Stop o-o-8-o-o.com Spam in Google Analytics

3 Methods: Campaign Source Filter  |  Campaign Referral Path Filter | Language Settings Filter

O-o-8-o-o.com spam junks up your Google Analytics data with referral traffic and unusual language reports.

O-o-8-o-o.com is a domain name owned by a Russian spammer named Vitaly. Vitaly promotes his search engine by use of blackhat SEO tactics including referrer spam indexing, language spam, and keyword spam. If your Google Analytics account is targeted by this spammer you might notice unusual language dimensions, keywords, and referral traffic from o-o-8-o-o.com and other referrer spam URLs he owns such as Secret.ɢoogle.com.

o-o-8-o-o.com spam

In addition, Vitaly will bolster his website around the web by spamming the webpages of websites that contain content about him and his websites. He recently did this with a post on motherboard.vice.com and a forum thread on blackhatworld.com.

o-o-8-o-o.com language report

The spammer will utilize keyword and language spam to send hidden messages to people who monitor Google Analytics data. Here is an example of two sentences found in Google Analytics’s language reports:

o-o-8-o-o.com search shell is much better than google!

Google officially recommends o-o-8-o-o.com search shell!

Language spam can be blocked by creating a language settings filter.

o-o-8-o-o

Referrer spam is a blackhat marketing tactic that allows a person to target Google Analytics data. The spammer will make it appear as if visitors were referred to your website from a third-party domain name even though no one actually stepped foot on your server. Vitaly is known to employ deceptive referral traffic in order to promote his websites.

o-o-8-o-o.com referral

Although referrer spam can ruin your analytical data it will not harm your website or affect your website’s SEO, including your rank in Google search results pages. This is simply spam that wants to get your attention.

Campaign Source Filter

A campaign source filter is a simple exclude filter that blocks referrals from a domain name in Google Analytics.

1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab > Click Filters on the right side in the VIEW section.

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

3. Add Campaign Source Filter as the Filter Name.

4. Select the Custom Filter Type.

5. In Filter Field, find and select Campaign Source in the list. In the Filter Pattern text box, add O-o-8-o-o.com 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 | O-o-8-o-o.com

Campaign Referral Path Filter

A campaign referral path filter can be used to block a string of the URL path if you are getting spammed by webpages on legitimate websites. This filter will not block referrals in Google Analytics from the entire domain name; just the webpage.

1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab > Click Filters on the right side in the VIEW section.

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

3. Add Campaign Referral Path as the Filter Name.

4. Select the Custom Filter Type.

5. In Filter Field, find and select Campaign Referral Path in the list. In the Filter Pattern text box, add a partial string of the URL (permalink) and click the blue Save button on the bottom of the webpage.

Language Settings Filter

A language settings filter can be used to block language spam in Google Analytics.

1. Log in to your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab

2. In the “View” column select Filters and then click + Add Filter

3. Add a Filter Name: Language Spam (or something you can easily remember)

4. Go to: Filter Type > Custom > Exclude

5. Select Filter FieldLanguage settings

6. Add a Filter Pattern\s[^s]*\s|.{15,}|\.|,

7. Click on the blue text that says Verify this filter to see a preview table of how this filter will work in your account. You should only see language spam on the left side of the table: filter-verification-language-spam

8. After you verify the filter click the Save button on the bottom of the page

How to Block Website-analytics.online Referral Spam

How to Block Website-analytics.online Referral Spam

2 Methods: Create an Exclude Filter | How to Filter Language Spam in Google Analytics

What is Website-analytics.online?

Website-analytics.online is a Ranksonic.org referrer spam URL used to spam Google Analytics with fraudulent referral traffic. The reason why your Google Analytics account is getting spammed by website-analytics.online referral traffic is because the spammer wants to obtain your attention and provoke you to visit the URL in your browser.

website-analytics.online referral

The spammer will utilize various tactics in order to make it look like your website received referral traffic from website-analytics.online even though it really did not. This type of web traffic is a specific type of web traffic known as “ghost traffic.” The spammer essentially sends phantom visitors to your website’s Google Analytics account in order to make it appear as if someone visited your website from the referral URL.
what is website-analytics.online

Referrer spammers usually 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.

Referrer spam is not harmful to your website, your server speed, bandwidth, ranking on search results pages, SEO, or anything like that. However, it can ruin your website’s Google Analytics data and that is why it is recommended to block it.

Create an Exclude Filter

1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab> Click Filters on the right side in the VIEW section.

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

3. Add Website-analytics.online or something you can easily remember as the Filter Name.

4. Select the Custom Filter Type.

5. In Filter Field, find and select Campaign Source in the list. In the Filter Pattern text box, add Website-analytics.online 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 | Website-analytics.online

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

How to Filter Language Spam in Google Analytics

How to Filter Language Spam in Google Analytics

1 Method: How to Block Language Spam in Google Analytics

Google Analytics spam is quickly growing and becoming a concern with many webmasters and website owners. Spammers are using more methods to spam Google Analytics accounts than ever before and ways to block spam in Google Analytics changes as spammers find ways to get around them.

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One new way spammers are using to get into our Google Analytics data is by using the language dimension with a message. Spammers are using the Language dimension to send messages to those who monitor Google Analytics data. One of the most recent instances occurred with a Russian spammer started to use the Language dimension to spam his support for Donald Trump.

How to Block Language Spam in Google Analytics

In order to block language spam in Google Analytics it is recommended to create an exclude filter for language spam using the “language setting” filter type.

1. Log in to your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab

2. In the “View” column select Filters and then click + Add Filter

3. Add a Filter Name: Language Spam (or something you can easily remember)

4. Go to: Filter Type > Custom > Exclude

5. Select Filter FieldLanguage settings

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6. Add a Filter Pattern\s[^s]*\s|.{15,}|\.|,

7. Click on the blue text that says Verify this filter to see a preview table of how this filter will work in your account. You should only see language spam on the left side of the table: filter-verification-language-spam

8. After you verify the filter click the Save button on the bottom of the page