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Strange local host entries in google analytics statistics

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I`m getting strange local host traffic but it`s don`t belong to me I`m sure as I`m not accesing the website this way. Any idea from where it come from ? it`s someone trying to hack my website ?

 

Any idea where it come from ? http://s31.postimg.org/40c0hap0r/image.jpg

 

I tried to upload image here but it was failling so I`m providing in URL

 

Please advice

 

Thanks in advance

 

Cheers

 

 

 

 

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Re: Strange local host entries in google analytics statistics

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Hi Tomasz,

Is it possible it's coming from your developers? It could also be spam. You can add an include filter to only include your hostname e.g. include>>hostname"" example.com and this would get rid of a majority of spam. Or you can add an exclude filter for the source localhost.

More on filters here.

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1033162?hl=en

Best,

Theo Bennett

In either case, test this in a "testing" view and not in your analysis view. Also please keep one view to which you apply no filters so that you always have all of your data collecting somewhere.

Best,

Theo Bennett
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Hi Tomasz,

This can come from anyone linking to your page from their local machine, it isn't necessarily coming from your host. Try checking other dimensions country, city, network. It could be someone testing links in his local machine or someone scraping your site.

If there are no many hits and/or you consider this hits irrelevant you can create a custom exclude filter > campaign source > localhost to exclude hits coming from localhost. If you find many entries from it, you can try to block from your server

Hope it helps,

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Re: Strange local host entries in google analytics statistics

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Hi Carlos, Theo,

Both of your answers have sense to me it might be someone who developed my site but he stopped or also scrappers they are not frequent, they are showing for time to time, but anyway tnx for your suggestions.

Cheers
Tomasz

Strange local host entries in google analytics statistics

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