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Analytics Referer Spam Bot? HTTP referer ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by thisismymp3, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. thisismymp3

    thisismymp3 Power Member

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    Hey I noticed a tactic from several webmaster maintenance companies or analytics companies who spam their url that shows up in googles analytics like yesterday i got 100 clicks from a domain lets say it shows up as semalt.com or something similar , it entices the person checking to go to the page and click to see whats up....

    is there bots for this? can this be done manually or automatically ? if so how does it work and how can i do it, i have a twist for a method on this would like to try.

    I tried searching but didn't have any luck so far
     
  2. thisismymp3

    thisismymp3 Power Member

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    anyone?anyone?anyone?anyone?anyone?anyone?
     
  3. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    I was really wondering if this is a tactic to get traffic or they're trying to ruin Google Analytics. More and more domains appear every day, I'm starting to think people are trying to convince webmasters to stop using Google Analytics.
     
  4. MoneyOnlineGuy

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    Looking for info on this too. Not finding much in search.
     
  5. NoviceIdealist

    NoviceIdealist Newbie

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    They've used a botnet to accomplish this. They offered downloadable malware (SoundFrost - "free music software") that has spread to thousands and thousands of computers that hides HTTP requests to a database of vulnerable websites with spoofed refferers (any one of their dozens of domains) to attract webmasters to their sites. Real people's computers are making these requests.
     
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    karupoiss Elite Member

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    This is not only showing up in Google Analytics btw but in self hosted solutions like Piwik also.
     
  7. bahus

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    Block semalt in your htaccess file and filter it out in GA along with other spammers.
     
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    I did a little more research on this. I think it's scrapebox's pingback feature.

    I found it for $52 over at warrior forum, or $57 on BHW. (I can't post links yet, but you'll find them if you google "Scrapebox Discount" or "Scrapebox black hat world".)

    How does pingback stack up to other methods?
     
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