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Another site using same GA site ID as ours

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I have recently created a brand new GA account. The tracking code has never been installed on any site before, and starting last week the account/profile is reporting data. I am assuming that someone else is using the same tracking ID on their site.


Is there a way to block this? I assume I have to add a filter to my profile to only include traffic to hostname xyz.com?

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Re: Another site using same GA site ID as ours

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It is likely referral spam where they guess as the tracking id (and send it to everyone's) and they never actually visited your site.

Yes, a valid hostname filter should be a default setup step.
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