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Get Rid of Referral Spam Links In Google Analytics

Referrer spam has been the cause of many website publishers` headaches lately. There have been many websites that have experienced problems with their analytics due to such spamming software. It is primarily conducted by the so called spam bots that are programmed to do different activities like stay undetected or crawl the web to look for websites to spam based on specific criteria. O que é mais, such shortened links may be either parts of pay-per click schemes or be sites that may be scamming or malware containing. Either way it is highly recommended to stay away from spam messages that contain this web link due to the third-party risk involved.

Fgoo Spam Links
TipoMalicious domains being spammed by Referrer Spammers via
Pequena descriçãoThe domains may do various dangerous or unhealthy deeds to the PC activities.
Os sintomasO usuário pode testemunhar falsos de downloads Java Update, bem como redirecionamentos para outros domínios potencialmente prejudiciais.
distribuição MétodoVia clicking on any links (For example adf(.)ly/?hrefasdi9/). By being redirected to it via a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Progra) causing pop-ups and redirects on the PC.
Ferramenta de detecçãoBaixar Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Spam Links
Experiência de usuárioParticipe do nosso fórum para discutir sobre Referrer Spam.

ajuda-remoção de sensorstechforum Referral Spam – What Does It Do?

This type of referral spam aims to use the legitimate link shortening service that pays the person who shared the link per a user click. So as far as is concerned they even report the spammers who use their services to spam via their URL shortening service. So is NOT the one who spams you.

Back to the referrer spam, it is mainly two types:

Web Crawlers or Spiders

This type of spam is less aggressive since the bots are usually programmed to back away after being flagged by the certain website in order for them not to jeopardize the spamming operation this way. The name crawlers is there because the bot essentially crawl through websites and select which ones to spam based on various criteria. An example may be captcha which is easy to bypass, websites with low traffic and others.

Ghost Referrers

Ghost referral spam is a more sophisticated type of spamming attack because the software itself is reported by researchers like Ben Travis at to connect via using the HTTP pass through packets and hence spam without even being physically located on the website. What is more such spam attacks may be very hard to remove and may devalate your Google Analytics data very fast.

Curious fact
But bear in mind that there are very talented spammers that even outsource certain activites of their spam via services such as the former What they do is that they recruit odesk employees who have fast typing skills in order to pay them for a captcha test experiment or manual website captcha confirmations. What actually may happen Is that the user enters the captcha Identification that is required for the bot to bypass the defense and start spamming. This makes captcha defense utterly useless.

Protecting Yoursef from Referral Spam

In case you are a website administrator, you should look forward to the methods below, but bear in mind that they will block ALL links and even users who are legitimate may not be able to post content to your website. One way to counter this is to block the spammers by IP address but most spam bots use different proxy and VPN services so it is not a complete solution. We have suggested three methods below plus you can see more instructions in the article linked below:

Método 1: Filtering Spam in Google Analytics:

Degrau 1: Clique no ‘Admin’ guia na sua página web GA.
Degrau 2: Escolha qual 'Visão' está a ser filtrada e, em seguida, clique no ‘Filtros’ botão.
Degrau 3: Clique em ‘Novo Filtro’.
Degrau 4: Escreva um nome, tal como ‘Spam Referências’.
Degrau 5: Do tipo de filtro escolher Filtro personalizado -> Excluir Filter -> Campo: Campanha Source-> Padrão de filtro. Em seguida, no padronizar, enter the domain name –
Degrau 6: Seleccione Vista para Aplicar filtro.
Degrau 7: Salvar o filtro, clicando no 'Salve ' botão.
Você terminou! Parabéns!

Além disso, certifique-se de verificar esses vários métodos para ajudá-lo bloquear mais longe este o spam de referência do Google Analytics:

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

Método 2: Block it from your server.

In case you have a server that is Apache HTTP Server, you may want to try the following commands to block domains in the .htaccess Arquivo:
RewriteEngine on

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^ http://.*adf \.ly/ [NC,OU]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^ http://.*adf \-for\-website\.ly/ [NC,OU]

RewriteRule ^(.*)$ - [F,eu]
Também aqui é um link para algumas URLs de spam estar na lista negra de outros servidores:

aviso Legal: Este tipo de domínio bloqueando em servidores Apache ainda não foi testado e deve ser feito por profissionais experientes. Backup é sempre recomendado.

Método 3 – Via WordPress

There is a method outlined by security researchers online that uses WordPress plugins to block referrer spams from sites. Existem muitos plugins que tratam ajuda com spam de referenciador, basta fazer uma pesquisa google. Temos visto atualmente um plug-in especial relatado ao trabalho, called WP-Ban, mas tenha em mente que você pode encontrar um igualmente bom ou melhor. WP-Ban tem a capacidade de bloquear usuários com base em seu endereço IP e outras informações, como a URL, por exemplo.

aviso Legal: Bear in mind that is a completely legitimate service and you should focus on blocking the spammers by IP address instead of domain. Blocking may prefent users to link reputable locations. Contudo, if your website does not use links except on spam messages, you should act towards its removal.

When it comes to protecting yourself from spam links going together with shortened URLs it is important to check whether or not any of the PCs in your organisation has been infected with malware. Além disso, if you or any other users you know have visited such links it is highly advisable to download an advanced anti-malware program that will perform such check automatically.

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Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav tem vindo a cobrir o mais recente de malware, desenvolvimentos de software e mais recente tecnologia em SensorsTechForum para 3 anos. Ele começou como um administrador de rede. Formado marketing bem, Ventsislav também tem paixão pela descoberta de novas mudanças e inovações em cibersegurança que se tornam mudanças do jogo. Depois de estudar Gestão da Cadeia de Valor e, em seguida, Administração de Rede, ele encontrou sua paixão dentro cybersecrurity e é um crente forte na educação básica de cada usuário para a segurança on-line.

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