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Learn to identify referral spam traffic, as well as best practices to reduce referral spam in your Google Analytics account
 
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Hi,

 

I am having massive spam traffic issues on the website, with a huge portion of my traffic in GA coming from spammy sources. I keep excluding these sources via filters I have setup, but how do I go about removing it completely and not seeing this again?

 

It's really frustrating and causing massive problems with data accuracy.

 

Thanks

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Hi Rory,
The best way to block referrers from accessing your site at all is to block them in your .htaccess file in the root directory of your domain.

How to Stop Spam Bots from Ruining Your Analytics Referral Data @ https://moz.com/blog/how-to-stop-spam-bots-from-ruining-your-analytics-referral-data

Hope this helps.

Thanks

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Hey Roy,

Setup filter to include traffic from your hostname only, also best way to exclude spam traffic is to setup filter using simo ahava spam filtering tool, the tool updates regularly to include new spam sources and provide simple and easy way to setup spam filtering within google analytics. http://www.simoahava.com/spamfilter/.

Hope this will be helpful for you Smiley Happy

cheers
Noman Karim