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referral spam and seeing pages in my analytics that are not on my site

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I am looking at reporting on all of the pages of my site, and I see two on there that are not affilitated with my site at all, and yet they are listed as one of my pages. can someone tell me what it is, and how I can get rid of those pages? They are and


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Re: referral spam and seeing pages in my analytics that are not on my

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Hi Mary,


This is called referral spam, if you check your referral report you will see these 2 spammers using these pages. It is all fake data inserted by the spammer. To sop it you need to create a filter to include only valid hostnames on your Google Analytics. This method will automatically exclude all Ghost Spam since it uses a fake hostname.


Hope it helps,

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