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I'm trying to filter "data"  from the service provider "ovh hosting inc." since it's spam. But i've read in a lot of forums that it will change it's name once per day. Are you having the same spam? How do you fix it? Thanks.

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OVH is the largest hosting company in Europe, i very much doubt it's spam.

Have you looked at which pages they see?

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Hi Julien, all Direct traffic from United states with 100% bounce rate. It seems to be ghost spam. 

There's a lot of people  asking for this in other forums, blogs, etc. http://www.shift8creative.com/posts/detecting-fake-traffic-by-fake-marketers/

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OVH service Provider Spam

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In that case, it's spam not necessarly triggered by OVH but by a spam service hosted (unknowingly) by OVH


The easiest way to deal with this is to:
- Go to the Google Analytics Admin section
- Select the correct view
- Go to Filters
- Click Add filter
- Give your filter a name such as "Include only my website"
- Under Predefined, select "Include Only"
- Under Select Source or Destination, select "traffic to the hostname"
- Under Select expression, select "that contains"
- In the Hostname field, enter "yoursite.com", where yoursite.com is really your domain name.

Save your filter and enjoy new, somewhat-spam-free traffic!

For a complete set of solutions, read this:
http://juliencoquet.com/en/2016/06/17/how-can-handle-google-analytics-referrer-spam/?utm_id=tcen

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Level 80 Digital Analytics Warrior, KPI Therapist and Keeper of the One True Tagging Plan

OVH service Provider Spam

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Yes, i read about that in some blogs and it's a spam service hosted by OVH.
I did what you said. Working for now. =) 

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Hello Julien i already has this spam from ovh...everyday. and i want to make this filter but problem is that i have already make other filter for spam (Ghostspam) in Google Analytics is okay to have 2 filters ?

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Yes you can have more than one filter Smiley Happy

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the filter "Include Only" >  "traffic to the hostname" > "that contains" > "mysite.com" suddenly doesn't work on spam from

Service Provider: ovh hosting inc.

Since tonight my site gets fludded from hits from this ISP, all Hour of day: 2017041404.

I am trying to use a new filter:

Custom > Exclude > ISP Domain > ovh

any advice?

OVH service Provider Spam

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Same problem Peter.
the "ovh hosting inc" visits real pages on my domain, always 1 page / session, always a new user.
Ip address seems to be 158.69.229.6 for now

Seems to be a known ip 
https://www.abuseipdb.com/check/158.69.229.6?page=1#report

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was a single incident at both of my websites. however, any ideas to sort it out?