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Hi, we have a lot of bounce trafic to our site from Boardman. This is not a new problem, found a lot of treds about this, but i cant find a solid solution to fix this problem. Do not know if it gives a negativ seo effect, but want clean results from our google analytics. Any good suggestions? 

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Hi,

 

There are a few data centers located there and companies use bots to recollect information. For these, you can either filter the city if it is not relevant for you or better yet the ISP associated with the bot.

 

To filter them you should go to the report Audience > Technology > Network and look for the Network Provider that is sending those bots. You will probably see Amazon or HubSpot.

 

Once you determine the ISP that you want to exclude you should create a filter. Go to your admin section in GA, select filters, then "add filter", and configure it as follows:

  • Filter name: Exclude ISP providers
  • Filter type: Custom > Exclude
  • Filter field: ISP Organization (or ISP domain depending on what you are filtering.)
  • Filter pattern: ISP1|ISP2|anotherISP (you can add multiple ISP, just separate them with a pipe character "|")

Then, about SEO, don't worry. This bot traffic won"t have any effect.

 

If you want more, read these threads on the same topic (but I think I've made the summary of the solutions here) : 

https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Google-Analytics-Referral-Spam/Bounce-rate/m-p/1742816#M26...

https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Google-Analytics-Referral-Spam/did-anyone-figure-out-why-a...

https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Google-Analytics-Referral-Spam/Help-Traffic-from-Boardman-...

https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/forums/v3_1/forumtopicpage/board-id/Referral_Spam_Traffic/...

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Hi,

 

There are a few data centers located there and companies use bots to recollect information. For these, you can either filter the city if it is not relevant for you or better yet the ISP associated with the bot.

 

To filter them you should go to the report Audience > Technology > Network and look for the Network Provider that is sending those bots. You will probably see Amazon or HubSpot.

 

Once you determine the ISP that you want to exclude you should create a filter. Go to your admin section in GA, select filters, then "add filter", and configure it as follows:

  • Filter name: Exclude ISP providers
  • Filter type: Custom > Exclude
  • Filter field: ISP Organization (or ISP domain depending on what you are filtering.)
  • Filter pattern: ISP1|ISP2|anotherISP (you can add multiple ISP, just separate them with a pipe character "|")

Then, about SEO, don't worry. This bot traffic won"t have any effect.

 

If you want more, read these threads on the same topic (but I think I've made the summary of the solutions here) : 

https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Google-Analytics-Referral-Spam/Bounce-rate/m-p/1742816#M26...

https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Google-Analytics-Referral-Spam/did-anyone-figure-out-why-a...

https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Google-Analytics-Referral-Spam/Help-Traffic-from-Boardman-...

https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/forums/v3_1/forumtopicpage/board-id/Referral_Spam_Traffic/...

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Grate response. Tanks a lot Bruno Smiley Happy