Google Analytics shows visits to my site landing at: mathematics21.org/?from=http://snip.to/. I have not ordered advertisements from snip.to and have never seen a URL like this.

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    Check to see if these entries are in your server access logs. If not, then you want to see this question: webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/75909/… It is possible that this is another form of referral spam. Who knows for sure until you check your log files?? This is a new one.
    – closetnoc
    Nov 18, 2015 at 1:11
  • @closetnoc It seems that there are no snip.to in my Nginx log files (except of one entry, probably originated from webmasters.stackexchange.com) - I will read that question.
    – porton
    Nov 18, 2015 at 1:20

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Filtering Spam(.)to in Google Analytics:

Step 1: Click on the ‘Admin’ tab on your GA web page.

Step 2: Choose which ‘View’ is to be filtered and then click the ‘Filters’ button.

Step 3: Click on ‘New Filter’.

Step 4: Write a name, such as ‘Spam Referrals’.

Step 5: On Filter Type choose Custom Filter –>Exclude Filter –> Field: Campaign Source–> Filter Pattern. Then on the Pattern, enter the domain name – Snip(.)to

Step 6: Select Views to Apply Filter.

Step 7: Save the filter, by clicking on the ‘Save’ button.

You are done! Congratulations!

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