What is seo-services-with-results.com and how do I filter it?

Seo-services-with-results.com


Learn what seo-services-with-results.com is, why seo-services-with-results.com is spamming you, and how to filter referral traffic in Google Analytics.

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What is Seo-services-with-results.com?


Seo-services-with-results.com is domain named owned and by Semalt.com to promote their questionable online SEO services. If you have noticed seo-services-with-results.com referral traffic mixed into your Google Analytics data it is because Semalt utilizes a blackhat SEO method called referrer spam indexing to make it appear that way; However, no one was actually referred to your site.

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The seo-services-with-results.com domain name is used to spam your Google Analytics data with fake referral traffic in order to get your attention and coax you to visit the website in your browser. It will appear as if someone visited your website from seo-services-with-results.com and landed on a web page on your site that does not exist such as /h/10016924.html.

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If you visit seo-services-with-results.com you will be forwarded to http://seo2.essentially-you.net/?site=http:// or another site with a similar link. This page contains a search field that asks you for your domain name. If you enter your domain name and click ‘START NOW’ you will be forwarded to https://semalt.com/rankings and on this page Semalt tries to peddle you their shady marketing services. Semalt  has previously used the same spamming method with many other domain names including free-seo-help.org, better-seo-promotion.com, and many others.

Seo-services-with-results.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 seo-services-with-results.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 seo-services-with-results.com they might be suspicious as to why someone is visiting their website from a  page on the seo-services-with-results.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 seo-services-with-results.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 seo-services-with-results.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 seo-services-with-results.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 | seo-services-with-results.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 seo-services-with-results.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

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle 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.

22 Responses

  1. winch says:

    Thank you very much It’s just so annoying that I see this every day in real time reporting. I followed the steps above. Will monitor results.

  2. نقل عفش من الرياض الى الاردن says:

    Hey Sean!
    I just wanted to say thanks for this info! I was confused on why I was getting this referral traffic, but it’s good to know that it’s just a shady marketing technique and isn’t affecting my rankings or actually linking to my domain.

  3. pxm.com.au says:

    Thanks for the in-depth information, I’m Definitely going to use this!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Your the man Sean

  5. Greg says:

    Thank you for this post! I followed the steps above. Will monitor results.

  6. odc says:

    This exact referral shows up once your site gets visited from piracy platforms I think.

  7. Paul says:

    Thank You very much, i was thinking it might be a spam. Reading your article was very helpful. I did block this spamers 🙂

  8. Clint says:

    Great read. I put an empty placeholder page at the exact url they’re visiting (“/h/9872074.html” for me), but the results still show. The page has no analytics snippet, do you know how/why it’s still showing on real-time traffic?

  9. Okazje says:

    Hi guys,

    Is there anyway to block it in .htaccess like other bots?

    Thanks.

  10. Joel says:

    Hello, I report this situation and talk to the people of Semalt, I sent the statistics of my site and several screenshots, the representative who spoke with me had the nerve to tell me that those domains had nothing to do with them, they were not nothing professional, somewhat rude and they left the subject.

  11. Ramdane says:

    Thank you very much

  12. Jake Serota says:

    Hey Sean!
    I just wanted to say thanks for this info! I was confused on why I was getting this referral traffic, but it’s good to know that it’s just a shady marketing technique and isn’t affecting my rankings or actually linking to my domain.

  13. masknk says:

    yes i see today this links:
    better-seo-promotion.com
    seo-services-with-results.com

    i block it 🙂

  14. THORDUDE says:

    Sean, thank you for this post. It’s just so annoying that I see this every day in real time reporting. It would be nice to block it server side to never see it again.

  15. Sue says:

    You’ve answered my queries about it – thanks

  16. I started seeing this today morning. Thank You!

  17. Mudassar says:

    Hey Sean, great article. Could you tell this Seo-services-with-results.com puts a bad impact on our ranking? And should we put this link in disavow URL list? And secondly, i also see /h/10016924.html in my analytics every now and then. I have tried to locate this URL on my site but it is not there. How I can stop it from appearing or does it have any bad impact on the site? I will really appreciate your feedback.

    • Sean Doyle says:

      Hello Mudassar, the referral traffic from this domain will not affect your ranking. You do not need to add it to a disavow list because the domain is not actually linking to your website and no one was actually referred to your website from the domain. As you can see, if you visit the URL (Seo-services-with-results.com) in your browser it is forwarded elsewhere; there are no web pages associated with the site. It is a type of referral traffic called phantom or ghost referrals that is just meant as spam. It only targets your Google Analytics account.

      /h/10016924.html will not have a bad impact on your site, it will just appear in your GA data. I plan to produce content to filter any spam domain that uses “/h/10016924.html” in the future.

      • d says:

        I’m currently trying out this regex for filtering out that URL string as the list of domains using the same trick is getting ridiculous \/h\/[0-9]+\.[hHtTmMlL]+

  18. Mok says:

    Thank you Sean for this valuable information!

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