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I am getting site landing page URL'S in our reports that are not ours. What is going on?

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I am getting site landing page URLS in our Behavior>Site Content>Landing Pages reports that are not ours. What is going on?

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Re: I am getting site landing page URL'S in our reports that are not ours. What is going on?

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Hi,

 

Add hostname as a secondary dimension in this report. If you find a hostname that is not related to your website, you should filter it out.

 

Create a new filter in Google Analytics:

 

Filter Name: Exclude wrongdomain.com Only
Filter Type: Custom > Exclude
Filter Field: Hostname
Filter Pattern: ^(www\.)?wrongdomain\.com$


Apply the filter to your View. Recommend testing if first in the test view because filter effects are permanent.

 

This is just one way how to exclude this kind of traffic. There are lots of other options as well.

 

Here you can read more about different filters: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1033162

 

Hope this helps. Let us know how it goes.

Taavi

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Accepted by topic author Boystown Web A
September 2016

Re: I am getting site landing page URL'S in our reports that are not ours. What is going on?

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Hi,

 

Add hostname as a secondary dimension in this report. If you find a hostname that is not related to your website, you should filter it out.

 

Create a new filter in Google Analytics:

 

Filter Name: Exclude wrongdomain.com Only
Filter Type: Custom > Exclude
Filter Field: Hostname
Filter Pattern: ^(www\.)?wrongdomain\.com$


Apply the filter to your View. Recommend testing if first in the test view because filter effects are permanent.

 

This is just one way how to exclude this kind of traffic. There are lots of other options as well.

 

Here you can read more about different filters: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1033162

 

Hope this helps. Let us know how it goes.

Taavi

Re: I am getting site landing page URL'S in our reports that are not ours. What is going on?

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Oh man, thank you so much. By looking at the hostname I have found out who is causing the problem. I should have thought of that but sometimes we focus on the wrong thing. Thank youSmiley Happy