Over the past month, we’ve seen an increased amount of what people are calling “Ghost Spam.” Ghost Spam is essentially traffic that may look real at first blush, but upon further investigation is bot traffic.
There are two types floating around Google Analytics profiles everywhere. The first of these types is your standard referral spam. You’ll probably recognize the highly publicized (and invasive to your Analytics) semalt.com.
The other of these is a little more mischievous. The second kind of Ghost Spam uses a separate hostname like darodar.com and your GA number to spam your system and your data. I teamed up with our Google Analytics consultants and developed this post to help you rid yourself of these two types of pesky spam.