How to filter krumbleate-ads.info referral traffic in Google Analytics

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Krumbleate-ads.info


Learn what krumbleate-ads.info is, why they’re spamming you, and how to filter krumbleate-ads.info referral traffic in Google Analytics.

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What is Krumbleate-ads.info?


Krumbleate-ads.info is a domain name utilized by a questionable Amazon advertisement automation service called Krumble. Krumble uses the krumbleate-ads.info domain name as a tool to spam your Google Analytics data with fake referral traffic. The unethical tactic of projecting fake visitors in your Google Analytics data is recognized as referrer spam indexing. Referrer spam indexing allows Krumble to target your Google Analytics data and show you fake referral traffic in order to obtain your attention and persuade you to visit krumbleate-ads.info.

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When you visit krumbleate-ads.info you will be forwarded to https://www.krumble.net/#ck. The new website says “Automation of Amazon Affiliate Program for Publishers” and “Krumble is a simple and reliable technology that automates the management of the Amazon Affiliate Program for Publishers.”

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The reason why Krumble has spammed your Google Analytics data with fake referral traffic is to get you to visit this site and read it. They consider it something you might be interested in since you are a website owner or someone who monitors data.

However, in my personal opinion, businesses that spam your data with fake referral traffic are not trustworthy. They disregard your data in order to benefit themselves. They show that they do not care about ruining your website’s data as long as you become aware of who they are.

Referrer spam may sound harmless to some people but it can actually ruin your website’s analytical data and make it difficult to understand your website’s real traffic information.

Fake referral traffic can affect most of the data in your reports such as your bounce rate. For example, the fake referrals will appear to land on a single page on your site and leave from the same page. This will create a 100% bounce rate. To add to this, the spammers usually hit your data with multiple fake visits which can inflate the bounce rate even more.

Campaign Source Filter


A campaign source filter can be used to block all krumbleate-ads.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 krumbleate-ads.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 krumbleate-ads.info and click the blue Save button on the bottom of the web page. 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 | krumbleate-ads.info

Campaign Referral Path Filter


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

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 krumbleate-ads.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 web page

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.