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Weird traffic search term in Google Analytics

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Analysing a real estate website and analytics account and i saw this organic keywords reporting, it was the third option:

"add social share buttons to website sharebutton.to"

 

How can this be explained to the client - what is this?

Can i filter this?

Someone suggested it is another developer as the client is planning to design a new website for 2017.

 

Any advice appreciated

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Weird traffic search term in Google Analytics

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Hi @Barnageeragh C,

 

This is spam. You can find detailed information about the fake traffic from sharebutton.to and how to create a valid hostname filter to stop this type of spam, no matter if it shows as a referral, keyword or page.

 

Hope it helps,

 

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Weird traffic search term in Google Analytics

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Thanks that was so helpful