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Receiving hits w/o implementation

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We have created a new account but haven't installed the tracking code so far. Anyway, we saw some hits getting reported in Real Time with the referral how.to.travel.and.make.72369823.money.online.for.free.with.maps.ilovevitaly.com and on pages we definitely not have.

 

Here are some screenshot. Does anyone else know what might has caused this and hoe to identify false traffic?

 

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Hi,

Mostly spam traffic.

Please refer: http://help.analyticsedge.com/spam-filter/definitive-guide-to-removing-google-analytics-spam/

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GA Guru.

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Hi GA Guru,

thanks for your suggestion. I wonder if this even can happen if we haven't implemented the tracking code yet.

 

[EDIT]: Dig into the ghost traffic topic and found an explanation. Simply put, bots using measurement protocol plus generated UA-String: https://moz.com/blog/stop-ghost-spam-in-google-analytics-with-one-filter

Kind regards
Mike