What is my-seo-promotion-service.com and how do I block it?

My-seo-promotion-service.com


Referral traffic from my-seo-promotion-service.com combined with your Google Analytics data can be an issue if you want to know the real analytical data for your website. This type of referral traffic can essentially ruin your real analytical data with bogus metrics from spam sites. For example, the spam URL could make it look like your site received 100 referrals with a 100% bounce rate which can inflate your bounce rate. Fortunately, the guide on this page will help you understand what my-seo-promotion-service.com is, why the website is spamming you, and how to block referrer spam from the website in Google Analytics.

What is My-seo-promotion-service.com?


My-seo-promotion-service.com is a domain name similar to my-seo-promotion.com that promotes online SEO services associated with Semalt. The my-seo-promotion-service.com domain name is used to spam your Google Analytics data with fake referral traffic in order to attain your attention and coax you to visit the website in your browser. It will appear as if someone visited your website from my-seo-promotion-service.com even though they really didn’t.

my-seo-promotion-service.com referral

If you visit my-seo-promotion-service.com you will be forwarded to http://seo2.brightideaslab.com/?site=http://. This page contains two fields that ask for your domain name and email address. If you provide the information and click ‘Get my report’ you will be directed to https://semalt.com/project/3621087 where Semalt tries to peddle you to purchase their marketing services. Semalt  previously used this same method with your-seo-promotion.com and made it look like someone was referred to your website from [your domain.]your-seo-promotion.com.

my-seo-promotion-service.com spam

My-seo-promotion-service.com employs 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 Semalt services.

Website owners and other people who monitor Google Analytics data will notice real-time and historical referral traffic coming from my-seo-promotion-service.com 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.

When a website owner or someone monitoring the data sees the large amount of referral traffic from my-seo-promotion-service.com they might be suspicious as to why someone is visiting their website from a  page on the my-seo-promotion-service.com website. The website uses this technique to dupe people into searching for the website on a search engine such as Google and visiting the website by typing it into the address bar in order to obtain potential customers.

Although this sort of traffic might sound innocent, referrer spam can actually ruin your website’s analytical data and make it difficult to understand your website’s exact 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 website and this will create a 100% bounce rate. If your website is targeted by referrer spammers you may not be able to identify your website’s actual bounce rate unless you filter the traffic out.

Campaign Source Filter


A campaign source filter can be used to block all my-seo-promotion-service.com 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 my-seo-promotion-service.com 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 my-seo-promotion-service.com 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 | my-seo-promotion-service.com

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 my-seo-promotion-service.com 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

31 Responses

  1. Glad to see this post because I found my-seo-promotion-service in my analytic that’s make me confused.
    I have try your tutorial and working perfectly

  2. Hi Sean,

    We were having similar issue with referral traffic bots and this information really helped.

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. This referral traffic path really helped me to block a few of them
    Thanks for this information

  4. navneet says:

    This information is much more helpful to me. Thanks for helping us.

  5. I was getting this referral traffic from a month but Google search didn’t yield any result that time, now I got to know and blocked it right away.

  6. Joe says:

    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…
    Im stuck at Add a permalink from the referred URL..
    WHat permalink am i supposed to enter in the field?

  7. Indiaongo says:

    Thanks for the information mate, first I thought I am alone. Now, I knew many people are affected with it and it won’t affect rankings.

  8. Thom says:

    Thanks for this, very useful indeed!
    And the tip about adding more than one URL is particularly neat, as they seem to have come back with my-seo-promotion.com today – which I can just add in to the filter I set up before.

  9. Milan says:

    As I was about to execute your advice today, I noticed that Google Analytics has handled it on their own. my-seo-promotion spam has disappeared from the statistics. I did not need to lift a finger. Perhaps you could add a word that readers might just wait 24 hours to see if this would self-remedy. Thank you for the article.

  10. This blog has Some interesting valid points! I appreciate on your blog this is well written and the rest of the website is extremely good.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Please, this is not working for me. What should I do? I keep receiving the same hits from the same link. I’
    ve used both campaigns source and referral paths. None seems to be working.

  12. Mrr Zveat says:

    Hi, thanks for the articles . I noticed it today and I’m glad your message was born instead of going to their site. Remove!

  13. SEO LENART says:

    Thank you very much. It’s really helpful to me

  14. Discover says:

    Thank you so much, that was very helpful.

  15. Nikki says:

    Thank you for this! It turns out this isn’t the first time I’ve blocked a bot like this, but I had forgotten how. This was a useful post.

  16. Danke für die hilfreiche Anleitung!
    Grüße aus Österreich
    Thomas

  17. Marc says:

    Google should do this for use, can’t do this every week with all new referalls

  18. Rahul says:

    Hi, I have a question regarding this.
    Will it affect the ranking of my website on Google?

  19. Triptipedia says:

    Triptipedia has recently been flooded with these, thanks for the info!

  20. Frank says:

    I recently started seeing huge amount of refers frrom my seo promotion.com, and it was starting to get anoying, thatnks for this detailed tutorial on howbto block it.

  21. Randy says:

    Thank you very much. Worked great for me!

  22. Merci beaucoup pour ces articles très intéressant. Je cherchais justement des informations sur ce nom de domaine.

  23. Marcio says:

    Exelente artigo. Muito obrigado.

  24. Glad to see this post because I found my-seo-promotion-service in my analytic that’s make me confused.
    I have try your tutorial and working perfectly

  25. Thanks for this. I noticed it today and very glad that your post came up instead of going to their site. Removed!

  26. Otticonline says:

    Hi, thanks for the content. I was wondering if 100% bounce rate can affect what google “thinks” about my website. Thanks a lot

  27. Janice Baker says:

    Thank you so much for this article – I noticed this link in my analytics yesterday.

  28. Jared says:

    Amazing content… I just searched for this bogus spam website and found this wonderful article leading me though what to do. Thanks Sean. I applied the filter do I need to block their ip too?
    Thanks,
    Jared

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