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Pageviews are showing pages that don't exist on my website

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When I view my page views, it is showing up with a bunch of random lines of links that are not part of my website. They don't exist. yet there are so many links showing as pages that are being 'viewed' on my website. Please help.

Screen Shot 2016-05-17 at 12.36.10 PM.pngE.g the lines 4, 6, 7, 9 and 10 - they do not exist on my website

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May 2016

Re: Pageviews are showing pages that don't exist on my website

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Hi Raewyn,

could be ghost spam. Insert 'hostname' as secondary dimension (second column) and check if these entries stem from any unrelated host names. If so, restrict your data to valid hostnames only - see [1] for details how to implement.

Christoph

[1] https://www.ohow.co/ultimate-guide-to-removing-irrelevant-traffic-in-google-analytics/

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Accepted by topic author Raewyn B
May 2016

Re: Pageviews are showing pages that don't exist on my website

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Hi Raewyn,

could be ghost spam. Insert 'hostname' as secondary dimension (second column) and check if these entries stem from any unrelated host names. If so, restrict your data to valid hostnames only - see [1] for details how to implement.

Christoph

[1] https://www.ohow.co/ultimate-guide-to-removing-irrelevant-traffic-in-google-analytics/

Pageviews are showing pages that don't exist on my website

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Thank you, is this something to stress about? I picked up the same thing, of a page that does not exist on my site.