Over the past few days in my Google Analytics logs (on all of my sites) there has been this suspicious referrer named Semalt. Usually the link string has something that looks like a competitor comparing other sites like Yell or inded ThirdTime.com.
Going to the actual domain for this website brings you to a page that has nothing except a login page. There’s not even an about section to let you know what on earth they are. All the page says is “It’s Easy to Understand What’s Going on With Your Google Rankings”. Yo, I’ll tell you what’s going on sir, quit crawling my page. I’m skeptical of anything that promises better Google rankings. There are enough spam e-mails that like to sell me this every day.
According to this website, it does work as an analytics tool but the site for processing payments is a third party one, there is no SSL security and the domain has only been around since September 2013. Theres a Facebook page now and some other sites disclosing the ghost - but what a dissapointment!! I thought for a second a free add campaign was working!!
Semalt.com can you please only do one hit a day ?? I was getting excited for a moment that my SEO campaign was working until I say 10% of visits were from YOU...