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Strange Website Referral Showing in Google Analytics

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by sttiger, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. sttiger

    sttiger Regular Member

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    So I was just checking my Analytics and a saw strange website referral which I have never heard of:

    torture.ml
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    What's more surprising is that it actually redirects to a porn site and the users are browsing one of its pages on my website (which is obviously not a porn site or anywhere close to it):

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    How is it even remotely possible that a user is coming from the same website, and browsing that URL's page on my URL? I have scanned my website for malwares and viruses -- everything seems normal. I don't see that page on my website either -- it's being redirected to that same porn website which I have mentioned earlier.
     
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  2. Panther28

    Panther28 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Just admit it, you've been guest posting again haven't you?
     
  3. sttiger

    sttiger Regular Member

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    Nop. Haven't been guest posting. But I have been using aldis' (seolinkcafe) SEO services for the past few months.
     
  4. rob1977

    rob1977 Power Member

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    Has your site been hacked and some stand alone pages put up?

    Edit: right I see you have checked, for pages.

    Check all the coding for a dynamic script, to get that page from another server
     
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    Probably just referrer spam...
     
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  6. aldis

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    After investigating into this subject, I agree with Tony_d, it seems like just another harmless "referral spam" case. It doesn't necessarily have anything to do with your link building efforts.

    According to what I've just read, it seems quite easy to get rid of it. Take a look at the following resources:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Referer_spam
    http://blog.raventools.com/stop-referrer-spam/

    If you need assistance on this, we'll gladly give you a hand for free :)

    If any further inquiries, please let us know. We're here to help!

    Have a great day.
     
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    It's just trying to get you to click the link to check out the site. Block the bot/traffic source and omit from your results. There's been a lot more of this lately.
     
  8. sttiger

    sttiger Regular Member

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    Thank you and I think I have understood half of the problem, but how is it possible that G Analytics is also showing that the user is browsing that (torture.ml) website on my website? Does referral spam allow that to be hijacked/faked as well?
     
  9. Zenax

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    I have the same traffic coming in from torture.ml

    its just spam like others have said. relax.
     
  10. Vrill

    Vrill BANNED BANNED

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    its refferer spam.Am getting massivly fake traffic from them which are killing the bouncerate if you dont stop them at a right moment.I blocked all their IP's cause it made me mad that my bouncerate went up from 22% to nearly 70%
     
  11. cottonwolf

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    forum.darodar.com is also a source of referrer spam
    bet you can get a list with a search engine search to block
     
  12. carlosea5

    carlosea5 Newbie

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    This is Ghost Referrer Spam there is no harm or hack to your website, since these are not real visits, they never reach your website. The problem is with your statistics since this "visits" pollute them by adding useless data and affecting especially the Bounce Rate and the Avg. Session Time

    They hit random GA tracking-ID's to show up in your reports, the only way to stop them is using filters in GA, htaccess file won't work since as I mention there is no access to you page.

    In this particular case, they use a fake page with the name of the referral so if you try to go there you will get a 404 or page not found.

    I cant post links but on ohow.co/seo/referrer-spam/ there is an article that explains in detail these problem with adult pages/referral sites and how to stop it
     
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