I have noticed that my bounce rate is being impacted by a few SEO companies that keep hitting website with traffic and causing my bounce rate to go higher.
How do I prevent this? Does Google and other search engines keep track of this behavior. Please help for it is really frustrating to see how random sites are undoing all of your hard work.
Re: Bounce Rate
If you are concerned about SEO you can relax a little as SEO is not affected at all by bounce rate. Any indicator that can be manually manipulated cannot be a ranking factor.
Google has stated that they have found a referral spam solution but that is up for debate as most Analytics accounts still seem to get some sort of referral spam.