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Real Time traffic gone very very high Please help

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Hello,

 

My regular real time traffic is approx 500-700 it is showing me currently 4500. My site is of UK but traffic showing high from US and different - different cities of US, plus China, Japan, Russia etc. Also traffic source showing cpc traffic high for shopping.com which is not possible and direct traffic showing high.

 

Can anyone tell me how to track what is going on?

 

Thanks!

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Hi Sophia,

Your GA property is receiving analytics spam. Please check the article below for tips about how to stop spam:
http://help.analyticsedge.com/spam-filter/definitive-guide-to-removing-google-analytics-spam/
Hope this helps.

Arnold Majlath, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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Re: Real Time traffic gone very very high Please help

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@Arnold

Today I have seen my traffic in google analytic genreally shopping.com traffic around 3k but yesterday it reached to 20k due to spam. So it is not referral traffic but it is CPC traffic gone high. Can anyone guide me more on this?

Thanks!
Sophia

Re: Real Time traffic gone very very high Please help

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Hi Sophia,

Spammers are using the measurement protocol to send fake hits directly to Google Analytics without visiting your site. They can fake every parameter so they can imitate the hits as CPC easily. Please check the document below about the measurement protocol:
https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/protocol/v1/devguide
Let me know if you have more questions.

Arnold Majlath, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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