Referral Spam in Google Analytics

This is quite annoying, every Google Analytics account I look in has referral spam from Kambasoft.com, Semalt.com, youtube-downloader.savetubevideo.com and one or two others.

Log into your Google Analytics account, if you’re running the universal ‘analytics.js‘ version of Google’s tracking code click on ‘Admin > Property > Tracking Info > Referral Exclusion List’
Google Analytics Referal Exclusion List

Then just add the domains.

add to referal exlusion list

If you’re running Google ‘ga.js‘ then visit this link for more info: http://www.hallaminternet.com/2014/remove-semalt-google-analytics/



2 Responses to “Referral Spam in Google Analytics”

  1. DavidNo Gravatar Says:

    Looks like semalt is down right now too, hopefully for good. I considered using their “opt out” form but decided it’d be best to block them in GA instead.

  2. michaelwallNo Gravatar Says:

    fingers crossed David.

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