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    What is www1.social-buttons.com??

    Running reports this month, I've noticed almost all of my clients with referral traffic from a source called www1.social-buttons.com.

    Does anyone know where this is from? I've tried looking it up, and can't find any information anywhere.
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    Hm. Someone with more experience than I might chime in with some ideas, but a little research turned up stuff like this:

    I can't vouch for any of the solutions that they suggest, but it sounds like it could be ghost referrals.
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    These are spam referrals. While it won't affect your SEO, this type of spam will screw with your web analytics data and make it seem like your visitors are unengaged. The good news is it's easily fixed. To get rid of it, read this post: viget.com/advance/removing-referral-spam-from-google-analytics

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