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Block Build-a-better-business.2your(.)site Referral Spam In Google Analytics

There is a new spam network of websites, linked to the referral spam, Build-a-better-business.2your(.)site. These sites increase their internet traffic and that of partner sites, by tampering with Google Analytics statistics of targeted sites. The redirected traffic mostly leads to different “Ontraport” domains.

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NameBuild-a-better-business.2your(.)site
TypeReferral Spam
Short DescriptionThe spam redirects internet traffic and rapidly devaluates a targeted site’s statistical data.
Symptoms You may see multiple redirects to other potentially malicious websites. You might witness a sudden statistics change in Google Analytics data.
Distribution MethodSpam Bots, Referrals
Detection ToolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Build-a-better-business.2your(.)site
User Experience Join our forum to discuss Build-a-better-business.2your(.)site.

Build-a-better-business.2your(.)site Referral Spam – Distribution

There are two common methods of spam distribution, both using these types of bots:

  • Web Crawler Spam Bots

Web crawlers are scripts that are programmed to crawl the Web, from one site to another. They can generate spam very fast. Crawlers fetch and analyze website data: if there is no Captcha, no robot identification, no regular updates or site monitoring, etc. When a site flags a crawler and its activity for being spam, this spam bot begins visiting other sites. There are cases of spammers making their bots more effective and paying people to assist them in filling out Captchas.

  • Ghost Referral Spam Bots

This type of spam is more complicated. The term Ghost suggests that the spam does not just bypass bot identification. Such spam attacks involve benefitting from free HTTP data going through. This could allow cyber crooks to create large spam campaigns on a website, interfere with Google Analytics data and devaluate a site’s statistics very quickly. Internet traffic from such bots normally has an abnormally high bounce rate – compared to a user visiting the affected website and leaving instantly. Traffic is redirected to sites set in the Ghost Referral. If there is a spike in your Google Analytics data caused by Build-a-better-business.2your(.)site or some of its other domains, you should block them.

Build-a-better-business.2your(.)site Referral Spam – Details

Build-a-better-business.2your(.)site is a referral spam link. The referral traffic caused by it aims for a targeted website and devaluates its analytical data measured by Google Analytics. It can disrupt that data with fraudulent referral traffic known as ghost traffic. Affiliate websites are promoted from that, and have higher hits from these redirected visits.

The referral spam frequently redirects towards the ontraport.com domain and ontraport.com/contentpromo1 advertised promotion:

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We have found that Build-a-better-business.2your(.)site has another few domains associated with it and are equally untrusted:

  • 2your(.)site
  • 2your(.)org
  • 2your(.)net
  • 2your(.)biz

Some of those domains and occasionally, the main referral link Build-a-better-business.2your(.)site redirect to related domains of Otranet, such as ontraport.net and seobasics.respond.ontraport.net:

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Build-a-better-business.2your(.)site can affect any website by generating fraudulent referral traffic from various locations using spam bots, compromised PCs and other tricky techniques. The accumulated false Internet traffic is used to boost Build-a-better-business.2your(.)site, its partners websites, all of them gaining a better SEO ranking from that.

Block Build-a-better-business.2your(.)site Referral Spam

To stop the Build-a-better-business.2your(.)site referral spam from redirecting and tampering with your website’s statistics, you have to block it. We have found and arranged removal methods in a guide with instructions for you to follow, down below.

Method 1: Filtering Build-a-better-business.2your(.)site Spam in Google Analytics:

Step 1: Click on the ‘Admin’ tab on your GA web page.
Step 2: Choose which ‘View’ is to be filtered and then click the ‘Filters’ button.
Step 3: Click on ‘New Filter’.
Step 4: Write a name, such as ‘Spam Referrals’.
Step 5: On Filter Type choose Custom Filter –>Exclude Filter –> Field: Campaign Source–> Filter Pattern. Then on the Pattern, enter the domain name – Build-a-better-business.2your(.)site Step 6: Select Views to Apply Filter.
Step 7: Save the filter, by clicking on the ‘Save’ button.
You are done! Congratulations!

Also, make sure you check out these several methods to help you further block out this referrer spam from Google Analytics:

More Methods To Stop Spam Bots and Spiders In Google Analytics

We have also researched the following methods to remove this spam:

Method 2: Block Build-a-better-business.2your(.)site from your server.

In case you have a server that is Apache HTTP Server, you may want to try the following commands to block Build-a-better-business.2your(.)site domains in the .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine on

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*2your \.site/ [NC,OR]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*2your \.org/ [NC,OR]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*2your \.net/ [NC,OR]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*2your \.biz/ [NC,OR]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*build-a-better-business.2your \.site/ [NC,OR]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*ontraport \.com/ [NC,OR]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*seobasics.respond.ontraport \.net/ [NC,OR]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*ontraport \.net/ [NC,OR]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*2your \-for\-website\.site/ [NC,OR]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*2your \-for\-website\.org/ [NC,OR]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*2your \-for\-website\.net/ [NC,OR]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*2your \-for\-website\.biz/ [NC,OR]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*build-a-better-business.2your \-for\-website\.site/ [NC,OR]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*ontraport \-for\-website\.com/ [NC,OR]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*seobasics.respond.ontraport \-for\-website\.net/ [NC,OR]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*ontraport \-for\-website\.net/ [NC,OR]

RewriteRule ^(.*)$ – [F,L]

Also here is a web link to some spam URLs being blacklisted from other servers:

Ultimate Referrer Blacklist by Perishablepress.com

Disclaimer: This type of domain blocking in Apache servers has not yet been tested and it should be done by experienced professionals. Backup is always recommended.

Method 3 – Stop Build-a-better-business.2your(.)site Via WordPress

There is a method outlined by security researchers online that uses WordPress plugins to block referrer spams from sites. There are many plugins that help deal with referrer spam, simply do a google search. We have currently seen one particular plugin reported to work, called WP-Ban, but bear in mind that you may find an equally good or better. WP-Ban has the ability to block users based on their IP address and other information such as the URL, for example.

Also, in case you feel like you may have clicked and been redirected to one of the domains mentioned in the spam message, and you believe your system may be compromised, you should scan your computer with a particular anti-malware tool. Downloading such software will also make sure your computer is safe against any future intrusions as well.

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Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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