Remove referral SPAM edit

Simple Analytics has a feature where you can remove referral spam. Not by setting up complex filters, but just with a click on a button.

Let’s say you have referral SPAM from “buy-my-product-now” as shown in this dashboard:

Overview of a SPAM referral

This is annoying and make your stats inaccurate. If you want to remove this SPAM please follow these steps to remove it from your dashboard:

  1. Click on the “buy-my-product-now” referral and scroll down the page

  2. Click on this link at the bottom of that page:

    Click on this link to go to SPAM referral screen

  3. On the next page check carefully if the amount of visits seems correct:

    Verify amount of visits

  4. Download a copy of your data (please always do this)

    Download a copy of your data first

  5. If you have more than 10.000 page views from this referral we can’t update your dashboard directly. This means that your dashboard will not show all stats for a few minutes. It is just a warning to inform you of a possible empty dashboard, nothing serious.

    More than 10.000 page views

  6. Remove the visits by clicking the button.

    Confirm the removal of SPAM referrals

  7. The removal starts and should be finished in a few seconds or at least a few minutes. Just keep the page open and wait.

You can also remove SPAM based on the page. This is uncommon, but if you want you can ask us for help or try it yourself. Use this URL (https://simpleanalytics.com/clean?hostname=example.com&type=path&path=/page) and replace example.com with your domain and /page with the page you like to remove. It will ask you to confirm because removing.