Is your Analytics account being inundated with referral spam from sites such as darodar.com, event-tracking.com, free-share-buttons.com and others?
As you can see in the video above my new website which is barely a week old is already being hit with dozens of spam referrals. These referrals can seriously skew your Analytics data unless you are running a very big website.
Luckily there are a few easy ways to remove or at least reduce the amount of hits that you get from these spam sites.
If you’re running WordPress the first line of defense is a plugin called Spam Referrer Block. This plugin has an updated list of spam referrer sites that it attempts to block from reaching your blog. This plugin also allows you to add your own custom URL’s so you can effectively block traffic from any site that you like.
Spam Referrer Block may not work in all cases so you may need to manually exclude some domains from your Google Analytics data. You can do this by following the instructions in the video above or by having a look at the Google support thread on removing referral spam here.
I hope this has been helpful. Feel free to leave a comment or reply if you have any questions.