If you are tracking your website’s visitors then you will also see the different sources of traffic. Traffic from search engines are considered quality traffic but it also important to keep an eye on your referral traffic. If the traffic referral is social then its fine but if there are some suspicious referrals then you need to control such spam traffic. Now-a-days there are so many spam websites traffic which you can find in your traffic stats that leaves the bad impact on your website as well as in crease your average website bounce rate to control such spam referrals. We will explain some techniques to filter.

 

  • Popular referral Spam Domains
  • o-o-6-o-o.com
  • simple-share-buttons.com
  • semalt.com
  • buttons-for-website.com
  • See-your-website-here.com
  • darodar.com

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  • Why you are getting spam traffic?

Mostly these traffic hits your website to be in your traffic stats and in return you visit their website that can be their traffic source. But such referral traffic ruins your traffic stats and website bounce rate. So it is important to control such spam traffic from your website.

 

  • Blocking them via .htacces

If you are using apache server then you can block such traffic sources through editing .htacces file. By copy pasting following code into your .htaccess. It is the best option than blocking the domain by analytics method. It saves your server from hitting by spam bots. .htaccess is much powerful file. If you will put any one character out of place, it will take down your website. So keep in mind that before you make any change make a backup.

# Block Spam Referral Visitors
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*o-o-6-o-o\.com/ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*simple\-share\-buttons\.com/ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*buttons\-for\-website\.com/ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*semalt\.com/ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*darodar\.com/ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ – [F,L]

 

  • Filter your Analytics

After protecting your website from future spam referral traffic now you need to clean your analytics stat. for that you need to logging into Google analytics, then go on “admin”, there click on filters, then create new filter, choose the filter type “custom”. And in the filter field select “referral” and in filter pattern write the span referral URL. This will help to clean all spam traffic from your graphic stats.

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We are pretty much sure that these techniques will block all spam traffic out. We told the best and different ways which are going to solve your problem and will help you in protecting analytics data.