Vitaly rules google ☆*:｡゜ﾟ･*ヽ(^ᴗ^)ﾉ*･゜ﾟ｡:*☆ ¯_(ツ)_/¯(ಠ益ಠ)(ಥ‿ಥ)(ʘ‿ʘ)ლ(ಠ_ಠლ)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ヽ(ﾟДﾟ)ﾉʕ•̫͡•ʔᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ(=^ ^=)oO is a type of ghost spam that can be noticed in Google Analytics. Essentially, it bypasses your website and goes straight to Google Analytics. It is not malicious and will not do damage to your website, it will only contaminate your Google Analytics.
Similar spam has previously tried to trick users into visiting certain websites, where users could be convinced to purchase some sort of “helpful” software or plug-ins. However, Vitaly rules does not seem to care about this. The source of this spam refers to witter .com/3mapsVitaly and blackhatworld .com/seo/this-guy-not-one-f-ck-given.897424/. The aim of this spammer is not exactly clear, he/she may be doing this just to make trouble for you.
Is language spam traffic harmful to websites?
As mentioned above, Vitaly rules poses no direct harm to your website. It will only contaminate your Google Analytics. However, you need to be aware that sometimes this kind of spam will attempt to force you to obtain some sort of software or add-on that will supposedly help your website. If you have encountered this, do not pay it any attention. You could be tricked into downloading something that could do harm to your website. Thankfully, this does not seem to be the main purpose of Vitaly rules google ☆*:｡゜ﾟ･*ヽ(^ᴗ^)ﾉ*･゜ﾟ｡:*☆ ¯_(ツ)_/¯(ಠ益ಠ)(ಥ‿ಥ)(ʘ‿ʘ)ლ(ಠ_ಠლ)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ヽ(ﾟДﾟ)ﾉʕ•̫͡•ʔᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ(=^ ^=)oO.
How to prevent Vitaly rules google ☆*:｡゜ﾟ･*ヽ(^ᴗ^)ﾉ*･゜ﾟ｡:*☆ ¯_(ツ)_/¯(ಠ益ಠ)(ಥ‿ಥ)(ʘ‿ʘ)ლ(ಠ_ಠლ)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ヽ(ﾟДﾟ)ﾉʕ•̫͡•ʔᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ(=^ ^=)oO?
What you need to do to prevent Vitaly rules spam it to set up filters in Google Analytics. If you set up a filter that will only include valid hostnames, the ghost traffic will be excluded. You can create filters with the name of the spam but that is not as efficient as the previous solution as that will not prevent other ghost traffic spam from polluting your Google Analytics.
Block Vitaly Rules Referral Spam
- In your Google Analytics account go to Admin and click All Filters.
- Next, click New Filter and add Vitaly Rules in the Filter Name value.
- Select the Custom Filter Type. In the Filter Field —> Campaign Source.
- In the Filter Pattern text box, add Vitaly Rules and click the Save button at the bottom of the webpage.