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Showing referrer with unusual parameters

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Hello All,


I'm getting referrer traffic from my own website url which have unusual parameters.


Example - my website


Referrer urls - 





If, I click this urls, it was showing 404 error.


Help wanted.

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Re: Showing referrer with unusual parameters

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Welcome to the wonderful world of Google Analytics spam.
Create a view filter that includes only Hostname =
The spammy entries should disappear quickly.
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Level 80 Digital Analytics Warrior, KPI Therapist and Keeper of the One True Tagging Plan

Re: Showing referrer with unusual parameters

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Hi Bidisha,


Great advice Julien. Smiley Happy


If you're not familiar with the GA filters, here you can find the instructions (it's just one solution):

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If you still have problems with spam, here you can find an excellent article about removing it:


Hope this helps.