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Is someone spoofing my google analytics?

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Dear Sir or Madam,

 

I have a problem that has occurred on 4 separate days when viewing my analytics report. I noticed that someone from [(not set): Great Britain: (not set)] for [language:country:city] is coming onto my website for 27-28 sessions during one hour on a given day. I went to my FatCow analytics and noticed that there is only one ip address associated with Great Britain on that day. Why is that happening? Is someone entering, clearing their cookies, and re-entering again and again?

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Hi William,
probably you are affected by ghost spam.
Go to Audience -> Technology -> Network and select Hostname as primary dimension, probably you will see some (not set) hostname.

Or go to Acquisition -> All Traffic -> Referrals
and you will see strange referrals

I this is the situation you are affected by ghost spam.
On of the best solution to fix it is create a filter to view level where you include only the traffics from hostname that you own
Regards
Fil

Re: Is someone spoofing my google analytics?

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Hi William,

Fil is right - should be some kind of spam. See [1] how to get rid of it.

Christoph

[1] https://www.ohow.co/ultimate-guide-to-removing-irrelevant-traffic-in-google-analytics/