Are junk /spam referrals hurting my SERP?
Posted on 2016-08-02
Finding our website numbers just not what we think they should be for the effort we put into the site.
Curious about the possibility that unsolicited/spam referrals could be leading Google to knock down our ranking.
No manual penalties have been placed by Google of which we are aware.
Samples of such suspected referrals: site-auditor.online, monetizationking.net, ranking2017.ga, affportal.com, and asacopaco.tk.
These account for 15%, 9%, 2%, 1% and 1% respectively of our last 30 days of traffic.
We understand how to block/filter them from our results and realize the are not actual hits. Our real concern is if they are causing our SERP harm.
Thanks in advance,