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Russian Spam Traffic is getting out of hand..

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by charbel, May 15, 2015.

  1. charbel

    charbel Senior Member

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    Is anybody else receiving hundreds of shit visits coming from Russia? It started out with 20 - 30 hits a day, now i am receiving over 200+ hits. How are you guys dealing with this? I tried blocking out the referral websites through .htaccess and through the filtering option in Google Analytics. We need to stop this Vitaly guy!
     
  2. arpitagarwal82

    arpitagarwal82 Power Member

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    But why do you want to block it? Bandwidth is not an issue these days..
     
  3. archon10

    archon10 BANNED BANNED

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    lol Vitaly. I gotta give that troll some major troll points. Saw a question on Quora about him today too. lol I say good for him. He's ruffling so many noob SEOs who think it even matters.

    Either ignore it or set up filters in GA.
     
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  4. charbel

    charbel Senior Member

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    Why have it when it could be stopped? If i ever need to sell my website i do not want to present a horrible bounce/ctr rate to the buyer due to spam traffic. Besides if it could be resolved easily, why not resolve it?
     
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    qrazy Senior Member

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    Just check the source of the traffic and make sure your site isn't hacked.
     
  6. SeoWrecker

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    same thing with me today...ugly referral traffic from 4webmasters.org
     
  7. charbel

    charbel Senior Member

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    Yeah, i know. I do not care because i know it is not affecting my rankings but i just do not like seeing 10 fake hits on my website at all times. I want to see my real hits.
     
  8. arpitagarwal82

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    Ok.. got your point..
     
  9. archon10

    archon10 BANNED BANNED

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    I just filter it out on GA. I have a new site that is all referral and event spam. Free buttons and "hufflington post" and "theguardlian."
     
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  10. lizmoz

    lizmoz Power Member

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    Which pages is the traffic incoming to?

    A few of my sites were recently hacked, very nasty stuff, you can't see the pages if you're logged in...

    Hopefully this is not the case though :)
     
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    i am seeing some traffic coming from social share sites and some porn links when i click i dont find anything, i am manuall blocking all those reffers hard for me to track sells.
     
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    Add Ukraine there as well... too much spam coming from them.
     
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    I encountered this problem when I was running my first site. The problem is that for some reason the russian bots can detect if you filtered it out of GA. So when I tried to block the IP of the russian site and the sites that were putting fake traffic in my GA new sites would pop up.

    Anyway it's not a big deal as it really doesn't do anything to your site besides fake traffic. It could be a concern if you are selling your site.
     
  15. zep123dmc

    zep123dmc Junior Member

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    I've been getting the same traffic spam from russia, to my homepage. What I did was go to in GA, Admin section, filters, new filter, custom button, then in filter field scroll down until you find 'country'. type 'russia' into the box and save. done.

    No more 95+% bounce rate to the homepage (30 or so unique visits) and I wasn't getting much of any legit Russian traffic anyway
     
  16. Capo Dei Capi

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    What's the issue with bounce rate? It's really a waste of time, I've stopped focusing on it a while ago and focus on sales instead.
     
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    This traffic can be a pain in the ass when you try to analize your traffic like your traffic flow.There are not just spam traffic which leave instantly but also traffic
    which are visitng your subpages.When checking user flow you dont know which is real and which not