Weekly Spam Report: Dec 27 – Jan 02

weekly spam report

Last week was a very interesting week for referrer spam. Many new referrer spam domain names came into play with provocative URL strings like “happy.new.year” and “build-a-better-business.” These types of referrer spam URLs could potentially garnish a lot of attention in Google Analytics.

с.новым.годом.рф

If you visit this referrer spam URL in your browser you will be forwarded to http://xn--q1a.xn--b1aube0e.xn--c1acygb.xn--p1ai/ which contains the words “Happy New Year” on it.

happy.new.yeartwit.com

If you visit this referrer spam URL in your browser you will be forwarded to Twitter. If you are logged into your Twitter account a compose window will appear with Happy New Year! ❄*:.。.゜゚・*ヽ🎅丿*・゜゚.。.:*❄ ☃🎄 С.Новым.Годом.РФ #HappyNewYear in it.

new-look.for-your.website

If you visit this referrer spam URL in your browser you will be forwarded to teslathemes.com; a WordPress theme and plugin publisher.

build-a-better-business.2your.site

If you visit this referrer spam URL in your browser you will be directed forwarded to ontraport.com. They provide paid website and marketing automation services.

build-audience.for-your.website

If you visit this referrer spam URL in your browser you will be forwarded to easyvideosuite.com and other landing pages.


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.