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What is the www.domtail.com Source in Google Analytics?

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I'm currently seeing a very strange Source in my clients Google Analytics called: www.domtail.com

It is bringing in a ton of traffic, it's currently the 4th highest traffic source, but we have no idea what it is. We are worried that it is some kind of spammy site. Is anyone else seeing this?

 

Re: What is the www.domtail.com Source in Google Analytics?

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Not seeing that specific domain name.

You could check:
- Bouncerate (is it very high)?
- Secondary dimension on hostname (is it (not set))?

You can set an include filter on the client's hostname(s) if this domain source has a hostname (not set).

Paul

Re: What is the www.domtail.com Source in Google Analytics?

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Hi Paul,

The bounce rate is 58%, which is higher than the average for the site as a whole (that is 46%) and the host name is my client's site URL.

Thanks,
Ivy

Re: What is the www.domtail.com Source in Google Analytics?

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Hi Ivy,

The bounce rate is not extremely high. I still think it is not genuine traffic.

Just see:
https://twitter.com/domtailcom
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/domtail.com
In Google: site:domtail.com -> no results

Does all the "traffic" come from the homepage of this site?

You can use an exclude filter on campaign source and use a segment if you need to analyze historical data.

Best,
Paul