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filter out spam bots with direct trafficfrom hostname unknown.unknown

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I have a inclusion anti spam filter to include only my own network domains.

Still, under aquisition > channels > direct > I got for secundairy dimension 'networkdomain' a lot of unknown.unknown.

 

I know how to filter them out with a segment but its not possible to make a anti-spam filter to exclude that traffic?

When adding exclude> hostname > unknown.unknown it tels me it can not forcast it although its more tehn 50% (5000 users a month)

filter out spam bots with direct trafficfrom hostname unknown.unknown

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Hi Keesjan,

 

Try setting up a custom dimension "user agent" and then create a filter to exclude the nuisance user agents.

Thanks,

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