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Please help.

 

Please see the attached screenshot from Google Analytics. it seems that in the month of March, there was 5 visits to the Intranet site from Brazil. Note the e-commerce-seo1.com Referral source... how is that possible for a site that is not acessible publicly?

 

 

 

 

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That source is actually referral spam - it is not real traffic. It is injected into the Google Analytics tracking servers without ever going to your site.

 

Lookup how to build a valid hostname filter to prevent it appearing in the future...one source you can use:

http://help.analyticsedge.com/spam-filter/definitive-guide-to-removing-google-analytics-spam/

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That source is actually referral spam - it is not real traffic. It is injected into the Google Analytics tracking servers without ever going to your site.

 

Lookup how to build a valid hostname filter to prevent it appearing in the future...one source you can use:

http://help.analyticsedge.com/spam-filter/definitive-guide-to-removing-google-analytics-spam/

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It's spam data, I'm seeing the same in a number of analytics accounts that i have access to.
With data spam, they send the hits without visiting the website. hence why its possible for a site with no public access to see this in their reports.

Long but recommended reading, it will teach you about the various types of data spam and how to create the necessary filters and segments for keeping your data clean

http://help.analyticsedge.com/spam-filter/definitive-guide-to-removing-google-analytics-spam/

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Thank you much! It is a very helpful one.

 

Thanks,

Ram