Spam referrals on a website that no longer exists
So I noticed something a little odd today when running through some old Analytics properties, a website that doesn't exist and has no pages at all has somehow accrued 288 sessions - all with spam referrals.
has anyone else come across a similar issue and could this be used to help block spam referrers (as clearly the code is being triggered from a different location)
Re: Spam referrals on a website that no longer exists[ Edited ]
June 2016 - last edited June 2016
The reason you are seeing spam in an inactive website is because some types of spam don't need a live site to attack, it is enough if the tracking code is created.
Just create a filter that excludes everything. that way you will keep your old data and stop spam from getting in.
Hope it helps,