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Block why.does.keycode28709263.spacebarnot.work referrals in Google Analytics

Why.does.keycode28709263.spacebarnot.work is a referrer spam URL on the spacebarnot.work domain that will show up in your Google Analytics data as a referrer. If you see an increase in referral traffic from why.does.keycode28709263.spacebarnot.work in your website’s analytical reports it means that your Google Analytics account is being targeted by a very well known spammer who operates and maintains multiple referrer spam websites.

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Referrer spam allows spammers to promote their websites and services by mixing fraudulent data into Google Analytics reports around the world. However, in doing so, the spammers completely disregard the websites they target and can ruin data measured in Google Analytics reports.

It may appear as if someone visited your website from why.does.keycode28709263.spacebarnot.work, but no one actually did. The referral traffic is ghost traffic that only targets your Google Analytics data.


The reason why why.does.keycode28709263.spacebarnot.work is spamming your website’s Google Analytics data is to get your attention and persuade you to visit the URL in your browser. If you visit the URL in your web browser you will be redirected to ilovevitaly.com; an entitle behind many referrer spam domain names.

Why.does.keycode28709263.spacebarnot.work referrer spam can ruin your website’s analytical data in Google Analytics reports. It can affect most of the data in your reports with fake web traffic and data. For example, why.does.keycode28709263.spacebarnot.work referrals will appear to land on a single webpage on your website and leave from the same website, which will create a 100% bounce rate. If your website is targeted by referrer spammers you may not be able to identify your website’s bounce rate.

Why referrer spammers target your data

Referrer spammers typically target your website’s data 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.

Why.does.keycode28709263.spacebarnot.work WHOIS information

Domain Name: spacebarnot.work
Domain ID: 2148715-MMd1
WHOIS Server: whois-dub.mm-registry.com
Referral URL: 
Updated Date: 2016-02-24T14:31:11Z
Creation Date: 2016-02-24T14:31:11Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2017-02-24T14:31:11Z
Sponsoring Registrar: Regtime
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 1362
Domain Status: ok https://icann.org/epp#ok
Registrant ID: 2148714-MMd1
Registrant Name: Vitaly A Popov
Registrant Organization: Private person
Registrant Street: Aurory str. 70-141
Registrant City: Samara
Registrant State/Province: Samara
Registrant Postal Code: 443070
Registrant Country: RU
Registrant Phone: +7.9608143259
Registrant Phone Ext: 
Registrant Fax: 
Registrant Fax Ext: 
Registrant Email: 
Admin ID: 2148711-MMd1
Admin Name: Vitaly A Popov
Admin Organization: Private person
Admin Street: Aurory str. 70-141
Admin City: Samara
Admin State/Province: Samara
Admin Postal Code: 443070
Admin Country: RU
Admin Phone: +7.9608143259
Admin Phone Ext: 
Admin Fax: 
Admin Fax Ext: 
Admin Email: 
Tech ID: 2148713-MMd1
Tech Name: Vitaly A Popov
Tech Organization: Private person
Tech Street: Aurory str. 70-141
Tech City: Samara
Tech State/Province: Samara
Tech Postal Code: 443070
Tech Country: RU
Tech Phone: +7.9608143259
Tech Phone Ext: 
Tech Fax: 
Tech Fax Ext: 
Tech Email: 
Billing ID: 2148712-MMd1
Billing Name: Vitaly A Popov
Billing Organization: Private person
Billing Street: Aurory str. 70-141
Billing City: Samara
Billing State/Province: Samara
Billing Postal Code: 443070
Billing Country: RU
Billing Phone: +7.9608143259
Billing Phone Ext: 
Billing Fax: 
Billing Fax Ext: 
Billing Email: 
Name Server: ns2.nameself.com
Name Server: ns1.nameself.com
DNSSEC: unsigned

How to block why.does.keycode28709263.spacebarnot.work referral spam in Google Analytics

1. Open your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin tab. Click All Filters on the left side.

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

3. Add why.does.keycode28709263.spacebarnot.work or something else that you can remember as the Filter Name.

4. Select the Custom Filter Type from the two options.

5. In Filter Field Field select Campaign Source.

6. In the Filter Pattern box, add why.does.keycode28709263.spacebarnot.work 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 | why.does.keycode28709263.spacebarnot.work

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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