Remove Spammy Referrers from your Google Analytics Data
6th January 2016
6th April 2016
You may have noticed a website called Traffic2Cash.xyz send a large amount of referral traffic to your website.
We first heard of Traffic2Cash.xyz in particular when a client noticed that most of the traffic from their new website was coming from this one particular source, here's a screen capture:
The good news is that this isn't hack, your site isn't actually being damaged - but it skews your Google Anaytics data, which is annoying. The reason why sites like this send so much spam traffic to your site is so that website owners like you will wonder what it is, click on the link, and now you've heard of Traffic2Cash and you might think of signing up and becoming a paying customer. Their strategy works in terms of a brand-awareness campaign, hell, this blog mentions Traffic2Cash loads (although you'll note I'm not linking to the site).
After logging into your Google Analytics Account ...
Click 'Admin' in the top main menu
Click 'All Filters'
Click 'Add Filters'
Name Your Filter
In this case, I'm just naming the Filter 'Traffic2Cash.xyz', but if we were adding multiple spam sites, it might make more sense to call it something like 'Spammy Referrers'. It doesn't really matter what you call it, it's just a reference for you.
In 'Filter Type', choose 'Campaign Source' from the dropdown.
Include the link of the site that is sending the spam referral traffic
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the blue Save Button
This method also works for any other spam traffic sources. If you have any questions, or can't figure it out after this tuturial, please do ask in the Comments below or on any of our Social Media.comments powered by Disqus
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