Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, eggs, and spam. You get spam with your analytics. These are not real visitors, just spam in the logs. Here is how to de-spam your analytics.
Google Analytics Spam Filters
- Admin > Account > Filters
- Add custom filter, exclude by hostname
- Filter Pattern
.*(hostname\.tld|hostname\.tld).*Note that a filter can have several different (unrelated) domain names. See: Filter domain referrals - Reduce spam traffic from your Analytics data - Google
Statcounter Referer Blocking
Piwik Referral Filters
Piwik regularly updates their own spam filters automatically. For any new spammers, report directly to Piwik via forking and creating a pull request for the referrer spam file on Github. And now for something completely different...