How to block Google Analytics spam

How to block Google Analytics spam - Famdirksen

How to block Google Analytics spam

Robin Dirksen 10 Dec 2018 analytics

The last few days our customers experienced some referral traffic spam in Google Analytics from a website called

How to block this spam?

To block as a referral you have to follow the 101-reasons-for-seo.comext steps:

  1. 1. Open in Google Analytics the "Admin" section, go to "View" (the right column) and select "Filters".
  2. 2. Click on the "+ ADD FILTER" button to exclude the results.
  3. 3. Enter a filter name that you can remember, something like "block".
  4. 4. By the "Filter Type" you have to select the "Custom" option.
  5. 5. Select the "Exclude" radio option. Then the "Filter Field" will popup where you can select "Campaign Source". As the "Filter Pattern" you have to enter the domain, the will look like "".
  6. 5.1. It's also possible to filter multiple domains at the same time, this can be done by adding a "|" between the domains. Then the "Filter Pattern" will look something like this: "||".
  7. 6. To save this filter, scroll down and click the "Save" button.

The filter will be applied on all data that's captured by Google Analytics. To verify that your filter is working you can click the "Verify this filter" link when you create or edit the filter.

How to block spam from Google Analytics