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Analytics - A lot of traffic from Russia

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Hello everybody.


Some years ago I open a google Analytics account but never used it.

Some week ago I started to watch all the informations in the account to check how my website is working.


Well, my website is completely in italian but, in Analytics I saw that the region with more visitors is Russia (Moscow).

The website is about an italian baseball player that played in lot of countries, but never in Russia.


It's quite impossible in my opinion have more visits from Russia than from Italy


How's that possible? Could be an error? Or some spam traps?

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Re: Analytics - A lot of traffic from Russia

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Hi Francesco,


This is most likely spam, check your referral report and you will see a lot of fake referrals, if you haven't used the code and you want to use it now, I recommend you to create a new view and apply the filters for spam so you can start fresh.


Hope it helps.

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Analytics - A lot of traffic from Russia

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Coordinated effort.