Ghost Spam

Ghost Spam.


What is it?

‘Ghost spam is free from the politics, we dancing like a paralytics’ is the current keyword phrase being used to spam the accounts of Google Analytics. This keyword phrase targets the analytical data of a website and makes it look as if somebody who has really searched for the phrase ‘Ghost spam is free from the politics, we dancing like a paralytics’ is visiting the site. However the truth remains that no one has searched for this keyword phrase. So basically ‘ghost spam…’ is nothing but a keyword spam which is currently being used to target your analytical data by making use of traffic bots and similar tactics of blackhat SEO.

This phrase is being used by keyword spammers for a number of reasons. Firstly they want to promote a particular website and therefore want the site owners to visit that website or look for it online. Secondly the keyword spammers wish to boost their Google ranking and get backlinks through the generation of false keywords which are associated with any hostname website.

Why is this phrase appearing on my Google Analytics?

A keyword spam isn’t necessarily dangerous for your site. It is no way going to affect your site’s ranking on Google. However they tend to use up the CPU and bandwidth of your site by making multiple site requests to your webpage. In some cases these keyword spams are generated by the traffic bots.

The biggest danger with ‘Ghost spam is free from the politics, we dancing like a paralytics’ is that it is capable of messing up the data of your Google Analytics and ruin the bounce rate of your website. Search term traffic from the URLs of false keyword spam generally lands on a single page of your site. This could lead to issues regarding measurement of the appropriate bounce rate of your webpage since the keyword spam creates an artificial 100% rate. It can also affect the Behaviour and Acquisition data of Google Analytics.

This keyword spam isn’t going to affect your search terms or Google ranking since Google is trying its best to protect the webpage from the ‘keyword spam bombs’ at all cost. For instance, sometimes back Botcrawl.com was Google bombed with the word ‘Viagra’. Since nothing on that website is related to Viagra, someone searching for ‘Viagra’ isn’t going to find www.botcrawl.com on the search result.

How to block the ‘Ghost spam is free from the politics, we dancing like a paralytics’ keyword spam

 Presently there is only one way of stopping this keyword spam which is by making an exclude filter in your account. For this you need to do the following steps:

First you need to go to the Admin tab of your Google Analytics account. Now you need to select the ‘all filters’ section in the account and then hit on ‘New filter’. Now enter ‘Ghost spam is free from the politics, we dancing like a paralytics’ for the filter name. Now go to the “Filter Type’ and select ‘Custom Filter’ . Select Exclude and in the Filter field select campaign term. In the ‘Filter Pattern’ type ‘Ghost spam is free from the politics, we dancing like a paralytics’ and click on the save button at the bottom of the page.

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