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How to block diliumsale.xyz referrer spam in Google Analytics

Diliumsale.xyz is one of the latest domain names being used for unethical purposes. If you are a Google Analytics user you may notice referral traffic from diliumsale.xyz and other similar domain names like dancgoods.xyz in your Google Analytics data and you may be curious to wonder what it is. Diliumsale.xyz is a domain name used by Semalt or a Semalt affiliate to spam Google Analytics data with fake referral traffic in order to promote the services on Semalt’s website. When the URL is visited in a web browser the page will automatically redirect to a new page on Semalt.com. Semalt has been involved or associated with this type of spam method for many years.

diliumsale referrer spam

According to whois information (https://www.whois.com/whois/diliumsale.xyz), diliumsale.xyz was created on 2021-10-05 along with other similar domain names which could indicate that the only purpose of this domain names and others is to spam and promote Semalt. In addition, the owner has chosen to keep their information private which is suspicious for a legitimate business to do. Furthermore, the domain name’s A record (https://viewdns.info/reverseip/?host=diliumsale.xyz&t=1) shows that the IP address is shared with other websites that are flagged for spamming the same online services.

Is referrer spam dangerous?

Referrer spam is not particularly dangerous. It does not mean that your website has been infected with malware or is under attack. Referrer spam campaigns are typically random and affect thousand of accounts simultaneously.

Although referrer spam is not dangerous it is considered a nuisance because it can permanently change Google Analytics data. For example, every visitor from diliumsale.xyz is registered as a new and unique visitor; therefore, the average bounce rate is 0%, average page sessions are 0, and the average session duration is 0:00. If this erroneous data is compiled over a long period of time it will permanently modify a website’s genuine analytical data unless the referred source is blocked.

How to block diliumsale.xyz spam

Follow these instructions to block diliumsale.xyz referrer spam in Google Analytics:

  1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to Admin > Filters.
  2. Click the + ADD FILTER button.
  3. Create a Filter Name such as “diliumsale.xyz” or “Referrer Spam.”
  4. Select the Custom Filter Type.
  5. In Filter Field, find and select Campaign Source.
  6. In the Filter Pattern text box, add diliumsale.xyz and click the blue Save button on the bottom of the web page.

To add multiple domain names to the same filter you make a Filter Pattern similar to: “diliumsale.xyz | apkara.com | example\.com” (include the “|” between each URL)

Sean Jackson

Sean is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. Sean's content has been featured in numerous publications.

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