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Will spam referral traffic affect traffic rating?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Tania1, Dec 5, 2016.

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  1. Tania1

    Tania1 Newbie

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    Our website has abnormal spam traffic from reddit forum and livehacker in these 2 days.
    Can the spam traffic affect our site rating?
    How can we block the spam?
    Look forward to your replay!
     
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    The level of high bounce rates affect your website rankings on google
     
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    Thanks! Will the high bounce rates reduce our rankings? How to solve the problem?
     
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    High bounce rate can affect your ranking for sure, and it's important to maintain engaging content on your website in able to avoid high bounce rate. Bounce rate is an indicator of visit quality and a high bounce rate generally indicates that your landing page is not relevant to your visitors. In other words, if people don't find your website useful and helpful to their needs and queries they will leave your website and go to another search in Google.
     
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    Thanks a lot. Very helpful to me.
     
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    Definitely High bounce rate will affects your site rating.

    Normally google will automatically detect those kind of spam link. It wont affect your site it wont harm your site performance.

    However some sites are affected by such spam links.

    In that case, Make a list of spam link which is creating problem.

    Disavow those links using google webmaster tools.
     
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    Thanks a lot. Will it be helpful if I block the spam links by the fliter on the google console?
     
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    Leon jamesh Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Think about how to reducing your bounce rating. If your website contents are engaging your visitors then it automatically gets reduced. Build your website with the high volume of real visitors to increase site rating.
     
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    Thanks a lot. I will add more contents to attract real visitors.
     
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    You can filter the traffic coming from those referrals in GAnalytics from the admin's section. I also have those sources right now along with some secret.google.com trump support referral spam!
     
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    OK! Got it , thanks a lot!
     
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    If it is direct traffic from reddit forum and livehacker, then Google does not count it at all as it doesn't know the intention of the user and doesn't know for which keywords to rank you higher.
     
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    Thanks a lot. Very helpful to me.