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Learn to identify referral spam traffic, as well as best practices to reduce referral spam in your Google Analytics account
 
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Hi,

Just noticed weird traffic source in analytics. 

SOURCE:petitions.whitehouse.gov× ACTIVE PAGE:/google-liar-ru...m-in-analytics/
I have no clue what it is and how to fix it.
Could you people advice and help as I am a newbie.
 
Thanks and best
sameer

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Hi Sameer,

 

It's a spam traffic. Here you can read more about that. @Carlos Escalera has written a great article. Here you can find a guide that helps you get rid of spam traffic in Google Analytics.

 

Hope this helps.

Taavi

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Thanks Taavi,

The information you sent was really nice however I was not able to set up analytics to block spam traffic.

Best
sameer

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Hi,

 

You'll need to create this kind of filter in Google Analytics:

 

page title spam.png 

 

Filter Pattern: google\-liar|whitehouse\.gov

 

Let me know how it goes.

Taavi

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Thanks Taavi,

Have set the filter basis screen shot. Do I need to also complete the step where you make a copy of master view etc.?

Best

sameer

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You should set this filter to your main view that you're using day-to-day. Make sure you keep one view unfiltered as well. Noticed that @Carlos Escalera has written a good aarticle about that as well.


Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any further questions.

Taavi

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Thanks Taavi, appreciate your assistance.