Unable to stop traffic from Spam referral sites. Please help.
This popular discussion was copied from the former Help Forum, answered by Jennifer Dell (Rising Star)
Question: Hello All Experts,
We are also using Segments on Google Analytics where filters are implemented to stop the data from these referral sites from showing up. But we cant use unlimited number of filters to filter unlimited number of such spam referrals on GA in future.
1. Since a lot of this traffic is ghost referrals and they don't ACTUALLY visit your site, I recommend setting up Filters to only include data that occurs on your hostnames. The following article has all the details about how to set this up: http://www.analyticsedge.com/2014/12/removing-referral-spam-google-analytics/
2. Referral spam does not affect your organic rankings either.