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hey guys, be aware, block this site, its all over the internet. can kill your engangement averages and bandwith
 
Hi, I receive a lot of spam traffic from Poland and this site. How can we block it please ?

Thanks
 
The same thing happened here. There is a lot of spam referral traffic from news.grets.store (Poland ). Does anyone know how to block it?
 
The fake traffic is coming from Warsaw, Poland. But the domain is registered with whois.nic.ru and the site is hosted with Spaceweb (sweb.ru). So some kind of Russian based nonsense.

The IP address of Spaceweb's domain name server is https://myip.ms/info/whois/77.222.50.244. I don't know if that's helpful but maybe someone here can have fun with it.
 
try
1. cloudlfiare, block from country
2. cpanel block
 
try
1. cloudlfiare, block from country
2. cpanel block
They're not hitting the websites so those won't block it. Somehow, they're just recording hits in G4 analytics. So the reports are getting skewed; showing all kinds of traffic that is not actually touching the website. At least that's my understanding from the Google community forum.
 
They probably just scraped everyone’s GA tag code and are sending requests directly to the GA servers. I think you’ll need to block it from within GA unless someone can confirm otherwise?
 
Any more solutions to this issue as I have tried on cPanel, GA4 and cloudflare..
 
Greetings to you all! I after a serious research I found 2 somewhat acceptable solutions to this issue:

Step1:

  • Blocking the referral site from analytics, so it won't be included in the upcoming reports:
    In GA > Admin > Data Collection and modification tab > data streams > Click on the affected site > in the pop up window > Configure tag settings > Click on show more > List unwanted referrals > Referral domain Contains > news.grets.stor e (without space) > and save this
Step 2:

  • This referral traffic already affected your reports so you can exclude it:
I used this method in Explore mode, you probably can apply similar solutions in other parts as well

In GA > Explore > You open a new/existing exploration > Make a new SEGMENT > User segment (I used this one) > Add new condition > Page Referrer > Add Condition > does not contain > news.grets.stor e (without space) > Hit Apply (also don't forget to give a name to this segment)

After this you double click on this segment in the exploration view and will apply the rule and exclude every traffic that is related to this referral. It solved my issue...

In the live traffic view you will still see this Poland traffic, but at least it won't manipulate each reporting
 
Greetings to you all! I after a serious research I found 2 somewhat acceptable solutions to this issue:

Step1:

  • Blocking the referral site from analytics, so it won't be included in the upcoming reports:
    In GA > Admin > Data Collection and modification tab > data streams > Click on the affected site > in the pop up window > Configure tag settings > Click on show more > List unwanted referrals > Referral domain Contains > news.grets.stor e (without space) > and save this
Step 2:

  • This referral traffic already affected your reports so you can exclude it:
I used this method in Explore mode, you probably can apply similar solutions in other parts as well

In GA > Explore > You open a new/existing exploration > Make a new SEGMENT > User segment (I used this one) > Add new condition > Page Referrer > Add Condition > does not contain > news.grets.stor e (without space) > Hit Apply (also don't forget to give a name to this segment)

After this you double click on this segment in the exploration view and will apply the rule and exclude every traffic that is related to this referral. It solved my issue...

In the live traffic view you will still see this Poland traffic, but at least it won't manipulate each reporting
I just saw this on reddit. Going to try!
 
Greetings to you all! I after a serious research I found 2 somewhat acceptable solutions to this issue:

Step1:

  • Blocking the referral site from analytics, so it won't be included in the upcoming reports:
    In GA > Admin > Data Collection and modification tab > data streams > Click on the affected site > in the pop up window > Configure tag settings > Click on show more > List unwanted referrals > Referral domain Contains > news.grets.stor e (without space) > and save this
Step 2:

  • This referral traffic already affected your reports so you can exclude it:
I used this method in Explore mode, you probably can apply similar solutions in other parts as well

In GA > Explore > You open a new/existing exploration > Make a new SEGMENT > User segment (I used this one) > Add new condition > Page Referrer > Add Condition > does not contain > news.grets.stor e (without space) > Hit Apply (also don't forget to give a name to this segment)

After this you double click on this segment in the exploration view and will apply the rule and exclude every traffic that is related to this referral. It solved my issue...

In the live traffic view you will still see this Poland traffic, but at least it won't manipulate each reporting
Thank you for the clear and precise information. I hope this spam won't have any impact on SEO.
 
Greetings to you all! I after a serious research I found 2 somewhat acceptable solutions to this issue:

Step1:

  • Blocking the referral site from analytics, so it won't be included in the upcoming reports:
    In GA > Admin > Data Collection and modification tab > data streams > Click on the affected site > in the pop up window > Configure tag settings > Click on show more > List unwanted referrals > Referral domain Contains > news.grets.stor e (without space) > and save this
Step 2:

  • This referral traffic already affected your reports so you can exclude it:
I used this method in Explore mode, you probably can apply similar solutions in other parts as well

In GA > Explore > You open a new/existing exploration > Make a new SEGMENT > User segment (I used this one) > Add new condition > Page Referrer > Add Condition > does not contain > news.grets.stor e (without space) > Hit Apply (also don't forget to give a name to this segment)

After this you double click on this segment in the exploration view and will apply the rule and exclude every traffic that is related to this referral. It solved my issue...

In the live traffic view you will still see this Poland traffic, but at least it won't manipulate each reporting
I tried it but it did not work. :s
 
I defined two IP addresses as internal traffic in Google analytics and after 10-20 minutes the Polish clicks disappeared.
These were the IP's related to this news.grets store: 77.222.40.224 and 45.140.19.173
 
I defined two IP addresses as internal traffic in Google analytics and after 10-20 minutes the Polish clicks disappeared.
These were the IP's related to this news.grets store: 77.222.40.224 and 45.140.19.173
Let's try again...
 
I defined two IP addresses as internal traffic in Google analytics and after 10-20 minutes the Polish clicks disappeared.
These were the IP's related to this news.grets store: 77.222.40.224 and 45.140.19.173
Could you explain how?
 
As I said earlier it might take 10-20 minutes or an hour...who knows...it worked on my site. I no longer get those polish visits
 
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