I am getting traffic instances from Russia from fake referrers of Reddit, LifeHacker etc. I am not sure how did they get to my site. Is there anyway to block them from my site as well as from analytics?

  • the same issue I'm having . but why you guys marking this as duplicate @John Conde ? – Sharavnan Kv Dec 1 '16 at 18:22
  • This is not a dup. It's about blocking the traffic in Analytics as well as on web server. – Volatil3 Dec 1 '16 at 18:26
  • I know it's not dup.. but @John Conde marked this post as dup .. that's why I'm asking buddy :) – Sharavnan Kv Dec 1 '16 at 18:27

This is affecting me at the moment. I solved it by using a Filter in Google Analytics

block filter

  • filters just ignores the traffics to track .. but how to prevent ? – Sharavnan Kv Dec 1 '16 at 18:20
  • Good to block traffic from Analytics but they are still making hits on site,aint they? – Volatil3 Dec 1 '16 at 18:22
  • yes you are correct – Sharavnan Kv Dec 1 '16 at 18:22
  • @SharavnanKv I found this website, it gives out IPS to be blocked in .htaccess format ip2location.com/blockvisitorsbycountry.aspx – Volatil3 Dec 1 '16 at 18:26

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