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Ghost Spam - How To?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Spawnie, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. Spawnie

    Spawnie Power Member

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    I was always wondering how exactly they do it...
    If anyone knows how and maybe even has a script, that would be neat
    I did a G search, but maybe used the wrong keywords... everything that popped up was only how to hide it in analytics...
     
  2. JhonConzix

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    First explain what ghost spam is
     
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    Yepp, the spam (ghost visits) that turn up in analytics...
     
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    One way I know people are ranking like this is putting a series of 301 redirects in between their spam and their money site then blocking all bots and deindexing any trace of the 301 redirect in Google.

    Looks like this
    spam -> 301 -> 301 -> Money Site
     
  8. Spawnie

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    Once again: I DON'T WANT TO RANK
    Anyone who can read AND has a solution?
     
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    Ghost spam is referred to as a method of getting a URL / domain to come up as a "Referral" under another websites' Google Analytics, in an attempt to get that website to link to the referral domain (i.e your domain) as a act of kindness to return the favour, but in actual fact, that website is getting zero traffic from your domain and that's why it's called "Ghost" spam. You send fake referral traffic with a script that access Google Analytics directly.

    OP as for your question, there are tutorials out there, but I can't seem to find one now, I'll look again and my bookmarks when I get home.
     
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  10. Spawnie

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    Thanks given... that would really help me out :)
     
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    I was about to give you the answer but turned back soon as I saw this attitude.
     
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    We've been fighting spam for 3-4 months now. Especially smaller websites get really dirty statistics.

    We collected 450+ domains so far and created a free tool "ga-referrer-spam-killer" (search for it on google ;)) which adds more than 30 filters to exclude spam from Analytics.


    Let me know if you have any new domains to add!
     
  15. Spawnie

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    Yupp that's it.

    Yeah meh... I just wanted to stop people giving advice how to rank because this isn't about it. It worked for ranking purposes before the google algo-changes but thats not what its about and the answers where completely off topic.

    That's cookie stuffing ;)

    As you can see, not yet ^^
    I came across this because I get ghost spam too ;)
     
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    Wouldn't this be considered as kind of "cookie stuffing" ?
     
  17. Spawnie

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    No, cookie stuffing places a cookie to get affiliate commission. With the Ghost Spam method, there is no real traffic involved at all. It just interacts with google analytics to show up as ref.
     
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    Sorry i was referring to the W130SN post as the explanation there looks like cookie stuffing
    nvm i didn't saw you already replied to him that its cookie stuffing lol
     
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    I created the analytics ref spam and work good :) you can choice also the country :D
    PM for a demo
     
  20. Spawnie

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    Actually yes, we have both been wrong, thanks for the PM!

    Sorry @W130SN - its not (only) cookie stuffing as we know it, I have to admit I just cross-read the infographic.

    The infographic shows a way to monetize Ghost Spam and its an idea I didn't even had in mind, so thanks for sharing it!