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Odd page title showing in landing page report

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Hey

 

I keep seeing strange page titles showing in Google Analytics landing page report that say 'V':

 

Has anyone else seen this?

 

Thanks

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Re: Odd page title showing in landing page report

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Any way you can post a screenshot so we can see more detail?

I have not seen this in my many accounts ( BTW)

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Hi Kerry
If you don't have any pages with that title and you haven't been hacked (yes, check this) it may be account spam.

Send us a screenshot and your website URL and we can have a closer look.

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Hi, thanks for your reply, here's a screenshot of the issue: http://snag.gy/Cn7Su.jpg

Thanks for your help.

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Hi Dave, here's a screenshot: http://snag.gy/Cn7Su.jpg

There was some site hackings on the server a few months back, but nothing during the period I'm checking.

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November 2015

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Hi Kerry
This looks like referrer spam.
Here's a third party that has dealt with the exact same issue http://www.ohow.co/stop-sexyali-com-referral-spam-in-google-analytics/

If you're still experiencing it in more recent reports then you'll have to filter it out as described in that post or in the slightly more basic guide in the GA forum.

Re: Odd page title showing in landing page report

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Blo*dy referral spam!

Thanks for that. I had already blocked out sexyali.com in that account, but there were 2 new spam sites that I hadn't blocked.

Thanks for your help.

Re: Odd page title showing in landing page report

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It's a never ending battle! Glad to have helped. Let me know if you've any more questions.