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filter hostname "not set" ghost spam

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hi all,

i have created a view with filter:
filter field = hostname

filter pattern = mydomain\.com

however, when we logged in this view, the daily traffic still showing tons of ghost spam coming from "hostname" = "(not set)"

 

this issue is happening for months, we tried to asked GA team for help, but no luck. any other users have same issue?

 

please help. thx

ed

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filters wont work on past data retro actively.

It will work only on incoming data after the filter was created.

Re: filter hostname "not set" ghost spam

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yes, we know that.
we have set it 2 months ago. but all new data is not filtered.

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