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Referrer Spam Blocking


#1

Hi everyone

I'm hosting my website with webflow and have a lot of referrer spam in my google analytics. Is there a way to avoid this?
yes, i know i can set some filters in GA but that's not real blocking. Has webflow planed to do something about this?

info related to referrer spam blocking: http://blog.raventools.com/stop-referrer-spam/

i think one of the best way to do this is using a .htaccess but in webflow hosting you're not able to create or access such files.
Any other suggestions or ideas?

best regards
patrick


Support for custom .htaccess/redirection of any file type Webflow sites
#2

This isnt a problem with Webflow. The spammers do not even go on your site. They use robots to make you want to click on the link [provided in Analytics] of where your false traffic is coming for. They would then have the ability to collect a percentage of money if you were being payed by Google. I do not use Google Analytics anymore [for this reason] but you can disable information for these "sites" by going to a special section in analytics and blocking them off.

You would have to do research on how to do this since I have already long forgotten how to do this technique. The negative impact though is that then new robots can come in and you would have to type in new robots [names] to block. Pretty much it goes around in a circle.

robots > robots blocked > new robots > robots blocked > newer roots > you give up and get a better service. (added that one for fun) :grinning:

Hope this helps. :wink:


#3

I was frustrating with the same issue but resolved by followed to this guy's post.
https://www.ohow.co/ultimate-guide-to-removing-irrelevant-traffic-in-google-analytics/
You will get practical ways to filtered out those fake referral traffic.

Also, google for this keyword "google analytics fake traffic" will helps a lot.


#4