How to block the fake refferal traffic in Analytics

My blog was getting bogus referral traffic due to the Malware injected into my WordPress theme. Several times my blog getting problems and incapable to discover the malware in blog even the Google webmaster tools did not identify it.

I used Wordfence plugin for locating Malware, but this couldn’t Serve at all and believe it’s not a worth to rely on plugins as these plugin people always want to generate income from upgrades.

Fake Referral Traffic
Fake Referral Traffic

In the shared hosting environment, it is tough to find what is being conducted and the server guys also won’t be able to help us.

I was getting all the referral traffic and decreased in SERP for so many search phrases, later the host has suspended for using more CPU.

Refferal Traffic
Refferal Traffic

I don’t have a choice to see what was happening within the blog, but in the end switched to another host to see where the issue is arriving.  At this time hosted onlyw one domain so it helped me to find malware that was injected into the theme and the scammer is playing remotely with his scripts.  Once switched to default theme all referral traffic gone away.

after removal malware
after removal malware

If I see presently referral traffic in Analytics, then they were genuine not bots. Make sure always use few plugins so that the blog loads fast on VPS too.

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Endla Suresh is a Professional Blogger and the Founder and CEO of EndlaSuresh.com. Follow him on Twitter , Google Plus and Facebook

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