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Share buttons and ghost server forums

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Hi All,


I'm fairly new to Analytics, so forgive me if this is a somewhat basic question.


My company website is receiving a lot of traffic from what appears to be share button sites e.g. Since I have been using Analytics, this has taken up the vast majority of the traffic - sometimes up to 60 hits in an instant. Is there a way that I can stop this from happening?


FYI, most of the traffic I am unable to identify the website and it just comes up as (not provided), but I am guessing it's the same given the frequency this is occurring.


I am also having the same issue with ghost traffic. E.g.


Any light that can be shed on this would be incredibly helpful and appreciated.


Many thanks in advance.


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Re: Share buttons and ghost server forums

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Hi Chris,

There has been a lot of coverage of this issue in recent times - see [1] for a very nice summary on how to get rid of spam traffic in Google Analytics.