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Unusual URL's appearing in Direct Traffic results

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A client's website is receiving direct traffic with unusual/odd URL's (see photo). These odd URL's are adding up month-by-month and potentially skewing direct traffic results. Any and all insight/feedback/advice it greatly appreciated.


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Re: Unusual URL's appearing in Direct Traffic results

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The pages look like cached pages from somewhere -- and it may not be your webserver. Add a Secondary dimension to the report and look at Hostname for those entries -- that should show you which server is caching your pages (and your tracking code). May not be anything you can do about it, but you could filter them out by the other hostname if you can.
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Unusual URL's appearing in Direct Traffic results

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That's great insight Mike S. I'm gonna take this advice and see what I uncover. A filter may be all that's necessary.


Thank you for your time and effort!


Randy, Sprout Digital

Vancouver, WA

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