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You can also just add a filter so that all traffic from these annoying sites are filtered out of your analytics and do not create fake results. In Google Analytics go to Admin Under VIEW select Filters Add New Filter Give the filter a name Select Filter Type: Exclude Select source destination: traffic to the host name Select expression: that are equal to ...


They use a vulnerability in Google Analytics to make fake visits so the only way to stop them for now, and until Google fix it, is to make a filter in GA since that is the source of the problem. Blocking them in the .htaccess file is pointless since this kind of Spam never visits your site. Check this answers for more information about this spam ...


You can block off sites by referrer with .htaccess: RewriteEngine on # Options +FollowSymlinks RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} social-buttons\.com [NC,OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} simple-share-buttons\.com RewriteRule .* - [F]

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