Referral spam filter for Google Analytics

Referral spam filter for Google Analytics

How to set up referral spam filter for Google Analytics. Referral spam in your statistics is aimed directly at your Google Analytics account and direct blocking on your website is not going to work. .htaccess code may work for spam crawlers like semalt, but won’t disable referral spam from sites like 4webmasters.org, www.event-tracking.com etc.

Google Analytics referral spam

referral spam in Google Analytics

This solution using GA filters is tested and working. However there is one nuisance – one filter can contain only 255 characters, to include all today’s spam links, we need to create a lot of them.

How to install referral spam filters in GA:

  1. Open Google Analytics Admin page, click Filters, then + NEW FILTER.

    referrer spam filter setup 1 - Google Analytics Admin - click Filters

  2. Insert Filter Name: Referral spam filter 1

    referrer spam filter setup 2 - Filter Name

  3. Filter Type choose Custom

    Exclude menu / Filter Field choose Compaign Source

    referrer spam filter setup 3 - Filter Field - choose Compaign Source

  4. Paste desired Filter Pattern

    referrer spam filter setup 4 - paste Filter Pattern

    Click Save

Repeat for each filter pattern and enjoy no referral spam messing with your stats :)


Referral spam filter patterns:

Referral spam filter 1

.*4webmasters\.org|.*7makemoneyonline\.com|.*acads\.net|.*anal-acrobats\.hol\.es|.*anticrawler\.org|.*best-seo-offer\.com|.*best-seo-solution\.com|.*bestwebsitesawards\.com|.*blackhatworth\.com|.*brakehawk\.com|.*buttons-for-website\.com

Referral spam filter 2

.*buttons-for-your-website\.com|.*buy-cheap-online\.info|.*darodar\.com|.*econom\.co|.*event-tracking\.com|.*forum20\.smailik\.org|.*forum69\.info|.*free-share-buttons\.com|.*get-free-traffic-now\.com|.*googlsucks\.com|.*guardlink\.org

Referral spam filter 3

.*hulfingtonpost\.com|.*humanorightswatch\.org|.*ilovevitaly\.com|.*iminent\.com|.*kabbalah-red-bracelets\.com|.*kambasoft\.com|.*makemoneyonline\.com|.*masterseek\.com|.*o-o-6-o-o\.com|.*ok\.ru|.*pornhub-forum\.ga|.*pornhub-forum\.uni\.me|.*priceg\.com

Referral spam filter 4

.*ranksonic\.info|.*ranksonic\.org|.*rapidgator-porn\.ga|.*savetubevideo\.com|.*semalt\.com|.*sexyteens\.hol\.es|.*simple-share-buttons\.com|.*social-buttons\.com|.*theguardlan\.com|.*webmaster-traffic\.com|.*youporn-forum\.ga|.*free-social-buttons\.com

Referral spam filter 5

.*youporn-forum\.uni\.me|.*sanjosestartups\.com|.*12masterov\.com|.*adcash\.com|.*adviceforum\.info|.*affordablewebsitesandmobileapps\.com|.*bard-real\.com\.ua|.*billiard-classic\.com\.ua|.*buy-forum\.ru|.*cardiosport\.com\.ua|.*cenokos\.ru

Referral spam filter 6

.*cenoval\.ru|.*cityadspix\.com|.*ci\.ua|.*customsua\.com\.ua|.*delfin-aqua\.com\.ua|.*dipstar\.org|.*domination\.ml|.*drupa\.com|.*dvr\.biz\.ua|.*edakgfvwql\.ru|.*e-kwiaciarz\.pl|.*este-line\.com\.ua|.*europages\.com\.ru|.*generalporn\.org|.*ghazel\.ru

Referral spam filter 7

.*gobongo\.info|.*ico\.re|.*iloveitaly\.ro|.*iloveitaly\.ru|.*ilovevitaly\.co|.*ilovevitaly\.info|.*ilovevitaly\.org|.*ilovevitaly\.ru|.*iskalko\.ru|.*it-max\.com\.ua|.*luxup\.ru|.*maridan\.com\.ua|.*mebeldekor\.com\.ua|.*med-zdorovie\.com\.ua

Referral spam filter 8

.*mirobuvi\.com\.ua|.*myftpupload\.com|.*onlywoman\.org|.*o-o-8-o-o\.ru|.*palvira\.com\.ua|.*prodvigator\.ua|.*resellerclub\.com|.*screentoolkit\.com|.*search-error\.com|.*seoexperimenty\.ru|.*shop\.xz618\.com|.*slftsdybbg\.ru|.*socialseet\.ru

Referral spam filter 9

.*superiends\.org|.*trion\.od\.ua|.*vodkoved\.ru|.*websites-reviews\.com|.*websocial\.me|.*ykecwqlixx\.ru|.*наркомания\.лечениенаркомании\.com|.*непереводимая\.рф|.*trafficmonetize\.org|.*100dollars-seo\.com

Referral spam filter 10

.*akuhni\.by|.*allwomen\.info|.*alpharma\.net|.*altermix\.ua|.*amt-k\.ru|.*android-style\.com|.*arkkivoltti\.net|.*aruplighting\.com|.*baladur\.ru|.*bestmobilityscooterstoday\.com|.*blue-square\.biz|.*bmw\.afora\.ru|.*brothers-smaller\.ru

Referral spam filter 11

.*cartechnic\.ru|.*cubook\.supernew\.org|.*detskie-konstruktory\.ru|.*djekxa\.ru|.*dojki-hd\.com|.*doska-vsem\.ru|.*dostavka-v-krym\.com|.*ecomp3\.ru|.*elmifarhangi\.com|.*euromasterclass\.ru|.*eurosamodelki\.ru|.*freewhatsappload\.com

Referral spam filter 12

.*germes-trans\.com|.*girlporn\.ru|.*gkvector\.ru|.*goodprotein\.ru|.*hundejo\.com|.*hvd-store\.com|.*igru-xbox\.net|.*imperiafilm\.ru|.*ispaniya-costa-blanca\.ru|.*jjbabskoe\.ru|.*kazrent\.com|.*kino-fun\.ru|.*kino-key\.info|.*kinopolet\.net

Referral spam filter 13

.*laxdrills\.com|.*littleberry\.ru|.*mebelcomplekt\.ru|.*minegam\.com|.*msk\.afora\.ru|.*niki-mlt\.ru|.*novosti-hi-tech\.ru|.*ooo-olni\.ru|.*ozas\.net|.*photokitchendesign\.com|.*pornhub-ru\.com|.*pornoforadult\.com|.*pozdravleniya-c\.ru|.*psa48\.ru

Referral spam filter 14

.*qitt\.ru|.*research\.ifmo\.ru|.*sady-urala\.ru|.*seo-smm\.kz|.*slkrm\.ru|.*sohoindia\.net|.*spb\.afora\.ru|.*spravka130\.ru|.*tattooha\.com|.*tedxrj\.com|.*toyota\.7zap\.com|.*zastroyka\.org|.*грузоподъемные-машины\.рф

Referral spam filter 15

.*снятьдомвсевастополе\.рф|.*dailyrank\.net|.*semaltmedia\.com|.*webmonetizer\.net|.*adspart\.com|.*adventureparkcostarica\.com|.*baixar-musicas-gratis\.com|.*balitouroffice\.com|.*break-the-chains\.com|.*cezartabac\.ro

Referral spam filter 16

.*civilwartheater\.com|.*coderstate\.com|.*connectikastudio\.com|.*demenageur\.com|.*descargar-musica-gratis\.net|.*egovaleo\.it|.*ekto\.ee|.*livefixer\.com|.*rightenergysolutions\.com\.au|.*seopub\.net|.*sharebutton\.net|.*soaksoak\.ru|.*uzungil\.com

Referral spam filter 17

.*wmasterlead\.com|.*videos-for-your-business\.com|.*erot\.co|.*howtostopreferralspam\.eu|.*success-seo\.com|.*0n-line\.tv|.*1pamm\.ru|.*5forex\.ru|.*afora\.ru|.*allknow\.info|.*allnews\.md|.*anapa-inns\.ru|.*arendakvartir\.kz|.*artparquet\.ru

Referral spam filter 18

.*autovideobroadcast\.com|.*aviva-limoux\.com|.*azartclub\.org|.*bif-ru\.info|.*biglistofwebsites\.com|.*bizru\.info|.*bluerobot\.info|.*brk-rti\.ru|.*budmavtomatika\.com\.ua|.*codysbbq\.com|.*conciergegroup\.org|.*escort-russian\.com

Referral spam filter 19

.*fbdownloader\.com|.*floating-share-buttons\.com|.*forex-procto\.ru|.*forsex\.info|.*fsalas\.com|.*glavprofit\.ru|.*handicapvantoday\.com|.*howopen\.ru|.*investpamm\.ru|.*knigonosha\.net|.*konkursov\.net|.*manualterap\.roleforum\.ru|.*mini\.7zap\.com

Referral spam filter 20

.*mirtorrent\.net|.*mobilemedia\.md|.*moyakuhnia\.ru|.*muscle-factory\.com\.ua|.*online-hit\.info|.*o-o-6-o-o\.ru|.*petrovka-online\.com|.*portnoff\.od\.ua|.*pricheski-video\.com|.*producm\.ru|.*prointer\.net\.ua|.*promoforum\.ru|.*qwesa\.ru

Referral spam filter 21

.*rcb101\.ru|.*reversing\.cc|.*rospromtest\.ru|.*sharebutton\.to|.*sibecoprom\.ru|.*siteripz\.net|.*sledstvie-veli\.net|.*solnplast\.ru|.*sosdepotdebilan\.com|.*steame\.ru|.*taihouse\.ru|.*tomck\.com|.*uasb\.ru|.*video-woman\.com|.*viel\.su

Referral spam filter 22

.*viktoria-center\.ru|.*vodaodessa\.com|.*youporn-ru\.com|.*профмонтаж-врн\.рф|.*холодныйобзвон\.рф|.*trafficmonetizer\.org|.*traffic2money\.com|.*e-buyeasy\.com|.*chinese-amezon\.com|.*seoanalyses\.com

Referral spam filter 23

.*get-free-social-traffic\.com|.*video–production\.com|.*sexyali\.com|.*free-floating-buttons\.com|.*hongfanji\.com|.*qualitymarketzone\.com|.*seo-platform\.com|.*justprofit\.xyz|.*best-seo-software\.xyz|.*rednise\.com|.*rankings-analytics\.com

Referral spam filter 24

.*dbutton\.net|.*alibestsale\.com|.*copyrightclaims\.org|.*pizza-imperia\.com|.*pizza-tycoon\.com|.*wordpress-crew\.net|.*blogtotal\.de|.*burger-imperia\.com|.*clicksor\.com|.*get-your-social-buttons\.info|.*sitevaluation\.org|.*snip\.to

Referral spam filter 25

.*yourserverisdown\.com|.*adf\.ly|.*black-friday\.ga|.*ranksonic\.net|.*traffic2cash\.org|.*o-o-8-o-o\.com|.*quit-smoking\.ga|.*hosting-tracker\.com|.*lsex\.xyz|.*rusexy\.xyz|.*santasgift\.ml|.*top1-seo-service\.com|.*fast-wordpress-start\.com

Referral spam filter 26

.*cyber-monday\.ga|.*googlemare\.com|.*acunetix-referrer\.com|.*covadhosting\.biz|.*pops\.foundation|.*prlog\.ru|.*dktr\.ru|.*scripted\.com|.*hdmoviecamera\.net|.*nufaq\.com|.*traffic2cash\.xyz|.*7zap\.com|.*onlinetvseries\.me|.*smailik\.org

Referral spam filter 27

.*uptimechecker\.com|.*лечениенаркомании\.com|.*1webmaster\.ml|.*for-your\.website|.*topseoservices\.co|.*trafficgenius\.xyz|.*w3javascript\.com|.*2your\.site|.*snip\.tw|.*website-analyzer\.info|.*share-buttons\.xyz|.*годом\.рф

Referral spam filter 28

.*traffic-cash\.xyz|.*free-traffic\.xyz|.*net-profits\.xyz|.*social-widget\.xyz|.*web-revenue\.xyz|.*ilikevitaly\.com|.*ekatalog\.xyz|.*free-social-buttons\.xyz|.*responsive-test\.net|.*uptime\.com|.*rank-checker\.online|.*wordpresscore\.com

Referral spam filter 29

.*adtiger\.tk|.*site5\.com|.*o-o-11-o-o\.com|.*free-video-tool\.com|.*getrichquick\.ml|.*keywords-monitoring-your-success\.com|.*myplaycity\.com|.*getrichquickly\.info|.*makeprogress\.ga|.*smartphonediscount\.info|.*social-traffic-1\.xyz|.*6hopping\.com

Referral spam filter 30

.*domain-tracker\.com|.*marketland\.ml|.*social-traffic-7\.xyz|.*social-button\.xyz|.*socialbuttons\.xyz|.*boostmyppc\.com|.*pornogig\.com|.*topquality\.cf|.*free-social-buttons7\.xyz|.*hdmoviecams\.com|.*increasewwwtraffic\.info|.*social-traffic-3\.xyz

Referral spam filter 31

.*social-traffic-4\.xyz|.*social-traffic-5\.xyz|.*social-traffic-2\.xyz|.*keywords-monitoring-success\.com|.*meds-online24\.com|.*supervesti\.ru|.*burn-fat\.ga|.*cookie-law-enforcement-dd\.xyz|.*eu-cookie-law-enforcement2\.xyz|.*magicdiet\.gq

Referral spam filter 32

.*ownshop\.cf|.*popads\.net|.*unpredictable\.ga|.*woman-orgasm\.ru|.*mosrif\.ru|.*pornoklad\.ru|.*sad-torg\.com\.ua|.*sexsaoy\.com|.*varikozdok\.ru|.*dominateforex\.ml|.*easycommerce\.cf|.*getlamborghini\.ga|.*ghostvisitor\.com|.*monetizationking\.net

Referral spam filter 33

.*online-templatestore\.com|.*zoominfo\.com|.*azlex\.uz|.*freenode\.info|.*havepussy\.com|.*zvetki\.ru|.*cookie-law-enforcement-aa\.xyz|.*cookie-law-enforcement-bb\.xyz|.*cookie-law-enforcement-cc\.xyz|.*cookie-law-enforcement-ee\.xyz

Referral spam filter 34

.*cookie-law-enforcement-ff\.xyz|.*cookie-law-enforcement-gg\.xyz|.*cookie-law-enforcement-hh\.xyz|.*cookie-law-enforcement-ii\.xyz|.*cookie-law-enforcement-jj\.xyz|.*cookie-law-enforcement-kk\.xyz|.*cookie-law-enforcement-ll\.xyz

Referral spam filter 35

.*cookie-law-enforcement-mm\.xyz|.*cookie-law-enforcement-nn\.xyz|.*cookie-law-enforcement-oo\.xyz|.*cookie-law-enforcement-pp\.xyz|.*cookie-law-enforcement-qq\.xyz|.*cookie-law-enforcement-rr\.xyz|.*cookie-law-enforcement-ss\.xyz

Referral spam filter 36

.*cookie-law-enforcement-tt\.xyz|.*cookie-law-enforcement-uu\.xyz|.*cookie-law-enforcement-vv\.xyz|.*cookie-law-enforcement-ww\.xyz|.*cookie-law-enforcement-xx\.xyz|.*cookie-law-enforcement-yy\.xyz|.*cookie-law-enforcement-zz\.xyz

Referral spam filter 37

.*buy-cheap-pills-order-online\.com|.*call-of-duty\.info|.*djonwatch\.ru|.*dogsrun\.net|.*fix-website-errors\.com|.*law-enforcement-bot-ff\.xyz|.*moneytop\.ru|.*replica-watch\.ru|.*solitaire-game\.ru|.*vesnatehno\.com|.*ilovevitaly\.xyz

Referral spam filter 38

.*law-enforcement-ee\.xyz|.*law-enforcement-check-three\.xyz|.*legalrc\.biz|.*pron\.pro|.*rumamba\.com|.*seo-2-0\.com|.*site-auditor\.online|.*slow-website\.xyz|.*social-buttons-ii\.xyz|.*wallpaperdesk\.info|.*law-six\.xyz|.*works\.if\.ua|.*lumb\.co

Referral spam filter 39

.*law-check-two\.xyz|.*1-99seo\.com|.*eyes-on-you\.ga|.*1-free-share-buttons\.com|.*compliance-john\.top|.*spin2016\.cf|.*chcu\.net|.*igadgetsworld\.com|.*savetubevideo\.info|.*socialtrade\.biz|.*website-speed-checker\.site|.*3-letter-domains\.net

Referral spam filter 40

.*24×7-server-support\.site|.*abcdefh\.xyz|.*abcdeg\.xyz|.*advokateg\.xyz|.*alfabot\.xyz|.*arendovalka\.xyz|.*biteg\.xyz|.*compliance-julianna\.top|.*website-speed-check\.site|.*abc\.xyz|.*boltalko\.xyz|.*brateg\.xyz|.*buketeg\.xyz|.*bukleteg\.xyz

Referral spam filter 41

.*compliance-george\.xyz|.*compliance-ivan\.xyz|.*speedup-my\.site|.*compliance-alex\.xyz|.*compliance-alexa\.xyz|.*compliance-andrew\.xyz|.*compliance-brian\.xyz|.*compliance-don\.xyz|.*compliance-donald\.xyz|.*compliance-elena\.xyz

Referral spam filter 41

.*compliance-fred\.xyz|.*compliance-irvin\.xyz|.*top10-way\.com|.*abclauncher\.com|.*budilneg\.xyz|.*compliance-barak\.xyz|.*website-analytics\.online|.*weburlopener\.com|.*azbukafree\.com|.*meduza-consult\.ru|.*4istoshop\.com|.*analytics-ads\.xyz

Referral spam filter 41

.*mockupui\.com|.*aviav\.ru\.com|.*dividendo\.ru|.*marblestyle\.ru|.*100searchengines\.com|.*laptop-4-less\.com|.*allnews24\.in|.*bio-market\.kz|.*housediz\.com|.*insider\.pro

These useful filters patterns are created by Lynt.cz from referral spammers list maintained by Piwik.

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