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Hi all!
I have recently noticed that I am getting to much traffic from google.com! Now I know that my website https://goodle.se isn't that popular to have that much Search engine traffic! I have only 14 articles in my blog! How can I trace back this traffic to be sure that is coming from google.com or if somebody is doing smth naughty??

Thanks,
Roberto

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Unusual referral traffic link

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Hi @Roberto P,

 

Check different dimensions to make sure it isn't spam

 

Audience > Technology > Network -> Hostname

Aquisition > Campaigns > Organic Keywords

Behaivior > Site Content > Landing Pages

 

If you see something odd it might be spam.

 

Hope it helps,

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Unusual referral traffic link

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To add to @Carlos Escalera's reply, in case you need a guide then search for "google analytics spam" on Google and check out the top links.

Unusual referral traffic link

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The problem is that they are using as top domain google.com and facebook.com! how do i fix that?

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A good way of protecting against spam is by creating an include hostname filter whose values are the valid hostnames for your site. Most likely the spam traffic you're seeing has a (not set) value for hostname. You may want to double check that.

 

Again, perform a search on Google and you'll find some good guides tacking the issue.

 

Let me know if you need further help.