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Block magento-developer.net spam in Google Analytics

Block magento-developer.net spam in Google Analytics

Magento-developer.net is a referrer spam URL that utilizes ghost traffic in order to hit your Google Analytics data with deceptive direct and referral traffic from the URL. Magento-developer.net referral traffic is designed to boost the website’s rank and gather your attention in order to provoke you to visit the website which currently forwards to magento-crew.net. The website this spam URL forwards to provides questionable magento development and maintenance services.

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Magento-developer.net referrer spam and referrer spam from other URLs such as top1-seo-service.com is becoming a big issue and hot topic of discussion for many webmasters, website owners, and anyone who values their website’s appropriate data. Unwanted magento-developer.net referral traffic can ruin your website’s analytical data. For example, the spam URL usually appears to land on a single webpage on your website and leave from the same webpage which interfere with your appropriate bounce rate. This is not the only Google Analytics data that magento-developer.net referral spam can ruin. It can essentially mix useless data into everything provided in Audience, Acquisition, and Behavior reports.

Spammers target the referral traffic of your website 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.

Fortunately, we have created a guide to block magento-developer.net spam in Google Analytics by creating an exclude filter that targets the Campaign Source. This will stop magento-developer.net referral traffic from interfering with your data measured by Google Analytics.

How to block magento-developer.net spam

1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab and click All Filters.

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

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3. Add magento-developer.net or something you can remember as the Filter Name.

4. Select the Custom Filter Type.

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5. In Filter Field, find and select Campaign Source in the list. In the Filter Pattern text box, add magento-developer.net and click the blue Save button on the bottom of the webpage. To add multiple address you can make a Filter Pattern like this: example.com | magento-developer.net

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

Sean Doyle

Sean is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. He is featured in several publications.

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