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How can I block spam referrals?

From some weeks international sites are charged from some strange referral, called “social-buttons”. They are faked referral hits that spoil your site analytics. They have always zero session durations and 100% bounce rate values.

To lock them you can:

  • Block referral via .htaccess or server programming languages, serving them 403 or 4** status code. We can also play with them with some pretty 302 to “scamp” sites… ;)
  • Filter them with analytics tool filters, by referral

Some guides for you:

http://moz.com/blog/how-to-stop-spam-bots-from-ruining-your-analytics — referral-data

http://veithen.github.io/2015/01/21/referrer-spam.html

Bye ;)

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