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How to Stop Spam Bots from Ruining Your Analytics Referral Data

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Have you noticed all these weird referrals in your Google Analytics stats?
 
Here is How to Stop Spam Bots from Ruining Your Analytics Referral Data from Moz

http://moz.com/blog/how-to-stop-spam-bots-from-ruining-your-analytics-referral-data

 

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I was looking at my Awstats just before coming here today and the little buggers are adding their url to your domain url and creating 404 errors in the process.  e.g. www.yourdomainname.com/www.theirspammyurl.com/pagename.htm

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I am getting really fed up of these spam bit referrals.

I have set up a filter in admin to stop around 50 of these URLs but thye just change a number and back they come!

 

It is making Google Analytics worthless.

 

 

"I took my spam filter tool down as it is very ineffective for tackling referral spam in Google analytics"

 

says it all!!

 

 

I have used the moz.com/blog tip in my .htaccess and still I get these!

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We were searching for a solution as well but not be able to solve this problem. Rather we tried to block those websites but its not a permanent solution at all.

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Makes you wonder why Google don't do something and sandbox the sites responsible.

So true. But recently not seeing that kind of spam visits anymore, hoping it will be like that.

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