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How to kill fake direct traffics?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by giangdg, May 30, 2015.

  1. giangdg

    giangdg Regular Member

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    I setup a new site few days ago. But I have seen many direct traffics in Google Analytics. I think, they come from fake direct traffic bots.
    So How can I remove it?
    And are they hurting my site?
    Please let me know if you have a solution.
    Thanks anyway!
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  2. Vrill

    Vrill BANNED BANNED

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    you can block them via IP and .htaccess .If it harms nobody really knows since everyone has another opinion about the importance of bounce rate.
     
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  3. apex1

    apex1 Junior Member

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    I've been using a script as my index.html to redirect all visitors with javascript disabled to a separate domain. If javascript is enabled then they can view my site. 90%+ of bad bots that hit your site don't have javascript enabled.

    pastebin /XutGxD6y <- for the code
     
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    adamex1970 Regular Member

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    Just like the above guys said - additionally you can make a filter in ga if something hit ga code.

    I do not wat to start a new thread - but do you guys know how those bots can be created?

    I lately see many bots in my g analytics - how can I make such referrals for a specified domain? I read somwthing about modifying urls and pinging them, but it seems not to be working anymore? SB ping mode is not able to do the job as well.
     
  5. Repulsor

    Repulsor Power Member

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    You have multiple options here.

    1. You can check the referrer of the visitor and if its empty, you can redirect them anywhere else.
    2. You can allow the direct visitors to view your site, but have Analytics to not track them by wrapping the analytics code in a function.
    3. You can check for the useragents to see if they represent a real browser.(well, can be easily faked though.)
    4.You can redirect / block javascript disabled visitors.
    5. Or just dont worry.

    Lot of options to choose from.
     
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