This is a Russian spam network that entices webmaster and it show as affiliate links in Google Analytics. This is a black hat SEO (old time affiliate marketer) techniques that showing in our Analytics result. They simply put 301 redirection and website (darodar referral spam) redirect to any other website.
Here are few steps to block this spam traffic in your Analytics:
1. Block Darodar.com, econom.co etc through .htaccess: Simply add below code in your .htaccess file
SetEnvIfNoCase Referer darodar.com spambot=yes
Allow from all
Deny from env=spambot
It basically sets a variable called “spambot” – then it assigns all visits from spam sites as that variable. Then it block that variable from entry to your website.
2. Filter Spam Traffic in Google Analytics: If you want to identify real traffic that comes to your pages you can use bot and filtering options in Google Analytics.
You need to go: Admin -> View -> View Setting You will see screen like below:
Now use below instructions:
3. Add Code in website Header: Add below code in website head tag means before closing head tag:
php website user has to add below code in header.php file of theme folder:
Please share this blog and comment when any unknown traffic shows in your analytics or if you have any question regarding spam traffic.