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Referral spam in Google Analytics

  1. Jesse Drzal profile image100
    Jesse Drzalposted 5 months ago

    I've been seeing some of these hits from express.seo.net in my Google Analytics. I started doing some research, and basically, it's referral spam that affects bounce rates negatively.
    https://www.ohow.co/semalt-com-referral … analtyics/

    1. NateB11 profile image96
      NateB11posted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Not sure how much referral spam affects bounce rate. I've never found a way to get rid of referral spam, the only option seems to be to get rid of it from Analytics so it doesn't clutter up the stats. It doesn't in and of itself cause harm, except I see your point it can affect bounce rate. Although, strangely, I haven't found bounce rate to be a big factor in getting SERP position and traffic.

    2. promisem profile image90
      promisemposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      You can filter out referral spam in Google Analytics and eliminate any impact on your numbers.. Go to Admin / View / Filters.

      https://support.google.com/analytics/an … 4842?hl=en

  2. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 5 months ago

    I have always fund bounce to be high on hubs. People come from a search engine, read some or all of the hub, and leave.  It's normal.