The ghost bot (presuming they are ghost bots) issue continues to be a problem. I have tried various fixes suggested, tried companies like Distil Network and a few others, and there seems to be no way to block these.
If these are indeed ghosts and they are not really coming to the site I am wondering why Google would not have fixed their analytic software by now. The situation makes me not want to bother looking at analytics because there is so much garbage in it.
I am also noticing more of a problem with these bots on sites with less traffic.
It may also be some of the urls changed their names slightly like put a 1 or some digit in front of them if I reported them to Google or otherwise tried to block them. Some of the earlier ones have gone away.
Everybody, add the following to the list of bots to block (these are the new one) and I hate to post these urls because it might some how give them authority:
4webmasters.org / referral
trafficmonetize.org / referral
event-tracking.com / referral
100dollars-seo.com / referral
www5.free-social-buttons.com / referral
howtostopreferralspam.eu / referral
www1.free-social-buttons.com / referral
www3.free-social-buttons.com / referral
www7.free-social-buttons.com / referral
I continue to offer to pay anybody who can get this problem solved on my websites.