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Fake traffic/referral sites

  1. NurseFlood profile image84
    NurseFloodposted 6 months ago

    I have seen referrals from something called Trump for America and all kinds of strange cities.  What exactly is referral spam and how does it affect our page traffic?

    Thanks,
    NurseFlood

    1. Tinsky profile image92
      Tinskyposted 6 months ago in reply to this

      Fake spam that has been around for 12 months that targets Google Analytics. It also has some code in the spam that mocks Google. 

      If you're using Analytics you can use filters that bypass these results.

  2. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 6 months ago

    It can be safely ignored on hubpages.  The only thing to specifically avoid is ever going to the referring site.  They often have malware on them.

  3. NurseFlood profile image84
    NurseFloodposted 6 months ago

    Google analytics specifics go above myhead.  Anyone have a favorite hub regarding this?  I read the one by Hubpages Help and the Google Analytics FAQ and introduction.
      How will this specifically affect my analytics?  It sounds like I don't have to worry about it affecting my traffic.

  4. Tinsky profile image92
    Tinskyposted 6 months ago

    There was this discussion on the same / similar topic a few weeks ago, note promisem's reply toward the bottom.  I'm not sure of any Hubs that address the topic. While I know where to do the filter, i haven't yet tried doing it myself yet but I intend to follow promisem's brief steps in his forum response.

    http://hubpages.com/community/forum/139 … ehackercom

    1. NurseFlood profile image84
      NurseFloodposted 6 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you!

  5. melbel profile image92
    melbelposted 6 months ago

    Easy, easy fix. It's annoying too, but I was able to block it by doing the following:
    http://hubpages.com/technology/answer/2 … erral-spam

 
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