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Website offline, but GA still recording traffic

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Anyone experience this?  

 

My website is offline (http://2457merida.com/) but GA is still recording traffic.

I can understand referral spam, but 22 sessions are being report as "google/organic".

 

I don't necessarily care about this particular website, but I am curious if the issue also affects my other websites.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks,

Matt

 

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Re: Website offline, but GA still recording traffic

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Hey Matt,

Check your hostnames report to see if the traffic is occurring on your site or or somewhere else (cache, stolen content, archive.org, etc.).
Audience>>Technology>>Network - then change the primary dimension to hostname.

With the measurement protocol it's possible to push in any source, even organic so it could also be spam.

Best,

Theo Bennett
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Re: Website offline, but GA still recording traffic

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Thanks Theo.

I guess I need to make sure I have the proper filter in place for my other sites now.

Matt

Re: Website offline, but GA still recording traffic

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Yes, add an include filter for your hostname. Make sure you also keep an
unfiltered view for each. Smiley Happy
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