Secret.Google.com You are invited! Enter only with this ticket URL. Copy it. Vote for Trump!
Your Google Analytics says that.
At least for quite a few of you, there are some spambots trying to capitalize on the election. NOTE: THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL DISCUSSION. I could give 3 #$@’s about your voting preference so let uskeep this civil.
There is a Secret Google
First, there is no secret Google for any body or thing. These are only just a few spam bots trying to cash in on a very popular phrase to get you to their sites. I have seen them coming out of Europe and Africa. Does not mean they originated there that is where the sites I have checked to see where they are coming from.
Also the G in Google is a special character so it’s not getting blocked by the spam detector with analytics. Do not try going to the site, I hear it’s not a fun exercise.
What is the Trump for in this?
For the last few weeks that is the most trending name or search phrase everywhere. So with the Click Through rate boosting sites at a blink of an eye why not. It wouldn’t be showing up if it wasn’t working.
The way Google works now if you are getting more people to get to your site through Google search you are going to start showing up for a lot more relevant terms. But this also goes two-fold since these sites are not relevant to the terms they get pushed back down as fast as they get to the top. There is your SEO lesson for the day.
What is the propose of these spambots?
Easy yours and your customer’s data. Pure and simple they are looking for a hole to get in to get what they want. Remember your Netflix and Hulu and Twitter going down last week. Well, those went hand in hand with a complete Internet blackout on the East Coast. Through a smart thermostat blew your mind there huh.
Oh did I change your mind about the Internet connecting hairdryer? Go ahead and get it but you better make sure you are not using 1234 as your password. Wait don’t get that stay the hell off of Facebook and dry your hair.
I want that #$@! Off my reports! NOW!
Well first relax. It’s been only a few days that these have been showing up. And if you are not watching your numbers or having me watch them. Shame on you. This is why I have been on my soapbox, looking some of you in the eye and saying YOU NEED THIS HELP. Well, you can either scroll down and read how to do it if you have access to your reporting or we can go ahead get you signed up here to get started on the monthly watch.
Log into your Dashboard with Google
Scroll down to see languages. There you will see it. Now click on that link.
You will be taken to this window. Now we have to find out which spam bots are causing it.
Set the Secondary dimension to Source. Which is under Acquisition.
Now you will see the two links that are sending the info to you.
Some will have one URL others might have two or three, either way, copy the first URL then click on ADMIN at the top
In the VIEW column, you will see filters. Click on filters
Fill in the filter as shown. MAKE SURE to set it to Exclude
Click on verify this filter. If it’s set up right you should see the same info for what you just saw.
SAVE IT. You should see a similar screen.
Now it’s time to wait. It might take up to 24 hours for the filter to be implemented.
If you have more URLs to do go back to step on and repeat till they are done. DO THEM INDAVIDULALLY!! This is one not to try to cheat because you will be disappointed.
For the ones that don’t watch their numbers or care. I bet you care now huh. It’s funny how one word will make you pay attention. There are other things that pop up that are way worse than that. Then all of a sudden you are looking at adult content on what is supposed to be about the knitting club that you have run out of your grandma’s basement for 4 years. That should be some fun Thanksgiving dinner conversation.
That’s why we have the monthly service, so when these things pop up on a WEEKLY basis your site is protected. Want to know what it does click here. Not only does it save your ass here but with the install of your site as well. Your online security should be TOP PRIORITY. The election has nothing to do with it, your information is out there and it’s time to protect it.
If you need help with the filter use the contact form here.