If this blog post caught your eye, it’s safe to assume that you’re wary of humanorightswatch.org and other spam links showing up in your Google Analytics. These spam back-links damage your site’s SEO ranking. I personally noticed a significant rank drop on one site I manage since these links started happening.
Why Do Spam Back-links Happen?
Google assesses your site rank based on many factors, including the links that lead to your site. When a spammer hammers you with referrals from poor quality links, that can negatively impact your site’s assessment.
What Happens When I Go To Humanorightswatch.org?
When a user clicks the humanorightswatch.org link they may be temporarily redirected to http://shopping.ilovevitaly.ru/, and then on to http://aliexpress.com.
I have noticed that the original link has changed a few times in the past couple of months. Odds are people are catching on, and the spammer is changing the domain frequently.
How To Block Spam Back-Links
Some articles on this topic advise users to hide these referrals from showing up in Analytics. This is only a partial solution, however because although the links don’t appear, they’ll continue to damage a site’s SEO rank.
Luckily, there is a quick and easy solution, that I recommend you apply as soon as possible. Google webmaster tools introduced a feature called Disavow links. With this tool, you can let Google know not to factor these low quality links when assessing your site.
Step 1: Go to the link here, select your domain from the list and click on DISAVOW LINKShttps://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/disavow-links-main
Step 2: On your computer, create a .txt file and add this to it:
# This is how you block an entire domain # Add some text example: # This link appears a lot in my analytics, it's being reported by a lot of people, it's a spam link that has multiple re-directs domain: humanorightswatch.org # these domains all seem related. All of these are spam referrals. domain: shopping.ilovevitaly.ru domain: ilovevitaly.ru domain: o-o-6-o-o.com domain: o-o-8-o-o.com domain: activities.aliexpress.com domain: aliexpress.com # End of file
Step 3: Upload the text file you created from Google’s Disavow page.
This should resolve the issue. If you notice new or different links coming in , repeat the same process for those.