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Should i be concerned about spam bots and what can i do about them?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by cleverliving, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. cleverliving

    cleverliving Regular Member

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    so my website is has a great bounce rate without the spam bots which keep doping by which all have 100% bounce rate.

    here are the websites in question:

    simple-share-buttons.com
    free-share-buttons.com
    4webmasters.org
    googlsucks.com
    theguardlan.com
    www.Get-Free-Traffic-Now.com
    best-seo-offer.com
    buttons-for-your-website.com



    What should i do about them?
    should i be concerned?
     
  2. Hawkster

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  3. roadhamster

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    I guess that shows up in Google-Analytics? If yes, then do a search for "simple-share-buttons.com analytics referral spam" and the best you can do is to setup some filters in Analytics. Don't worry about it, those spammers use a kind of software to hit the Google Analytics servers, they never visit your site, you wont see them in Wordpress stats plugins logs. The only shitty thing about it is that it pollutes your Google Analytics with weird referrals and searchterms. Lots of analytics users complain about it.
     
  4. cleverliving

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    oh really? i can definitely set up some filters in google analytic but i didnt realize they didnt even come to my site. i was mainly concerned about google penalizing me with a lower bounce rate.

    I was also curious why they are spamming. can anyone explain?
    as long as my site is not being attacked in any way im happy:cool:
     
  5. roadhamster

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    It's called referral spam, they hope that you click the link that appears in GA.
    Anybody encountered this one?
    vitaly rules google ☆*:.。.゚゚・*ヽ(^ᴗ^)丿*・゚゚.。.:*☆ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯(•ิ_•ิ)(ಠ益ಠ)(ಥ‿ಥ)(ʘ‿ʘ)ლ(ಠ_ಠლ)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ヽ(゚д゚)ノʕ•̫͡•ʔᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ(=^. .^=)oo
    Funny stuff to find this crap in your Analytics.
    All the links posted above as referalls are most probably from the same guy. I think he had lack of attention when he was young.
     
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    YUP! Just got that one too, WTF?? Talk about really trying to get your attention.
     
  7. wisdomkid

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    I do use the wordpress wordfence plugin to block this websites and never allow them to send in fake traffic, block them and use the roadhamster's method to properly block them from analytics.

    Goodluck
     
  8. roadhamster

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    It's a good thing that you have Wordfence installed, but you can install 100 Wordfence-like plugins, they won't stop this kind of spam. It's send directly to the google servers with your analytics account number (UA-xxxxx-xx).
     
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    This guy makes me LOL. I want to do this. So many retarded SEOs think this affects rank.

    You know when someone has 0 traffic to their site when all they can do is focus on referral spam. I think the worst one I have (thegardlian, i think?) does 70 sessions in a week. I only know that cuz it's a brand new site.

    Either ignore it or set up filters/
     
  10. nekstrebor

    nekstrebor Newbie

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    Will agree with archon10
     
  11. cleverliving

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    alright guys thanks alot that really answers my question. its interesting and i did click on the the gardlan site. it took me to aliexpress

    so i guess he got what he wanted.

    i have implemented the filtter and hopefully i can start getting some more acurate reading in analytics
     
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    Keep us posted on how this is going for you. Hope you got it all taken care of.