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Analytics Spam

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Hey Google Analytics Genius Programmers!


Why can't you automatically block referrer spam from the analytics you provide?


All I see all day is rank-checker.online AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN


I know it's spam, you know it's spam - BLOCK IT



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Re: Analytics Spam

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Agree with Ross F. Every month we receive referral traffic from non existing domains with 100% bounce rate. Ross you raise a big and important question. Google uses superior technology then why is happening with genuine websites.

Re: Analytics Spam

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Hi Ross -

Have you selected the *Exclude all hits from known bots and spiders* from all your views, under view settings? This will help combat known bots and spiders and filter it out.

There are other ways to make sure your data is not polluted with spam from other hostnames - you can include a hostname filter to only filter data from your own hostname. Keep in mind that it is good practice to keep an unfiltered view to see all hits to your website. Plus, a test view to test filters on before implementing them on your reporting profiles.


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Hi Ross, this might help




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