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How to prevent sharebutton.to as a landing page>?

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Hey guys, so while I look at the top landing pages from one of my clients. I saw /sharebutton.to as a landing page? How does it happen? Of course when I go the that url <website>/sharebutton.to It's an 404 page but again how does it happen? Does anybody else have this happen to you and if you know how to fix it?

 

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Thank you much!!!

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How to prevent sharebutton.to as a landing page&gt;?

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This is a variation of referral spam, and it can be dealt with using similar filtering techniques, usually with a valid hostname filter.  Lots of web references you can follow, including:

 

http://help.analyticsedge.com/spam-filter/definitive-guide-to-removing-google-analytics-spam/

https://www.ohow.co/ultimate-guide-to-removing-irrelevant-traffic-in-google-analytics/

http://juliencoquet.com/en/2016/06/17/how-can-handle-google-analytics-referrer-spam/

 

Mike Sullivan, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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How to prevent sharebutton.to as a landing page&gt;?

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I have this problem too.  Making a custom exclude filter with page title sharebutton.to doesn't work, although this method has worked with other ghost-spam sites. Google search for help is mostly turning up possible ransom-ware sites or commercial sites offering paid service, such as the sites listed by Mike S.  I'd like to fix this myself.  For a Google help page for how to fix the problem with SOME sites, see

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1034842?hl=en

I used Custom filter, with the offending "landing page" site as the "Page Title," without a / in front.