What is for-marketersy.info and how to filter it in Google Analytics

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For-marketersy.info


Learn what for-marketersy.info is, why it’s referrer spamming you, and how to filter for-marketersy.info referral traffic in Google Analytics.

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What is For-marketersy.info?


For-marketersy.info is a referrer spam domain name used by pingl.net to promote their online services. Pingl.net employs the for-marketersy.info domain name to spam your Google Analytics data with fake referral traffic in order to get your attention and persuade you to visit the website in your browser.

If you visit for-marketersy.info you will be forwarded to https://www.pingl.net/?ck=[ID removed]. The site you are forwarded to promotes various free and paid services including notification referrer service.

For-marketersy.info utilizes various blackhat methods to make it appear as if someone was referred to your website from the domain name. However, no visitor was actually referred to the website from the URL. It is simply a gimmick to persuade you to visit the URL in your browser so you can view services provided by pingl.net and potentially become a customer.

Website owners and other people who monitor Google Analytics data will notice real-time and historical referral traffic coming from for-marketersy.info mixed in with real analytical data. Most of the time the spam will make it appear as if someone was referred to your website multiple times in order to position the referral traffic data at the top of the accumulated list in your reports.

Although this sort of traffic might sound harmless, referrer spam can actually ruin your website’s analytical data and make it difficult to understand your website’s actual traffic metrics. The traffic acquired from fake referrals can affect most of the data in your GA reports. For example, the fake referrals will appear to land on a single web page on your website and leave from the same page. This will create a 100% bounce rate.

Campaign Source Filter


A campaign source filter can be used to block all for-marketersy.info referral traffic 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 for-marketersy.info 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 for-marketersy.info 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 | for-marketersy.info

Campaign Referral Path Filter


A campaign referral path filter can be used to block single webpages.

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 for-marketersy.info 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 a permalink from the referred URL and click the blue Save button on the bottom of the webpage

Language Settings Filter


Some spam may appear in your language settings as keywords, phrases, and searched terms. 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

Sean Doyle

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