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UTM Parameters I did not create displaying in Campaigns

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I have been removing bots from my list of referrals.  However, can bots set UTM parameters for your site?  In image below, I did not set up campaigns 1, 3, or 4.  If this is spam, how do I remove it?  I have found out how to remove URL referrals but a Campaign would be different since it says these are coming from an email?  Thanks!   

 

 

 

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Re: UTM Parameters I did not create displaying in Campaigns

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Hi,

They can set any of the parameters when they send the spam hits using the measurement protocol.

https://www.optimizesmart.com/what-i-learned-from-trying-to-fix-the-ghost-referrer-spam-in-google-an...

https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/protocol/v1/parameters

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Re: UTM Parameters I did not create displaying in Campaigns

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Thank you! I inserted the code and added the filters. Will check in tomorrow to see if it works...

Re: UTM Parameters I did not create displaying in Campaigns

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Np, please check also this great up to date article about removing analytics spam:

http://help.analyticsedge.com/spam-filter/definitive-guide-to-removing-google-analytics-spam/

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