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Lots of visits through simple-share-buttons.com

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This question, originally asked by "Dreamframer" was copied from the old Google Analytics product forum.

 

Hi guys,

My website is new, and I had only 8-10 visits per day, when suddenly, today, I had 82 visits, all in one hour or so. All visits where with 100% bounce rate and most of them were from "simple-share-buttons.com" and "site23-simple-share-buttons.com".
Does anyone know what could this be? I know that 100% bounce rate can hurt a website.
 
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Lots of visits through simple-share-buttons.com

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This answer was provided by "AnalyticsEdge" and copied from the old Google Analytics product forum.

 

Others have reported that this is a ghost referral like darodar. Check the Google Analytics hostname for those visits. If it's not your site, then they never visited your webserver and blocking them will have no effect (they tend to go away after a couple of days anyways -- maybe they trip a Google detection threshold).  You can block with a filter that only allows visits with your hostnames through.