Include Hostname Filter - Removing Revenue from report?
I have a Include > Hostname > Filter to remove so called "ghost spam"
When I look at the filtered and unfiltered data I see this attached.
The hostname filter is blocking out some of the direct traffic not contributing to revenue. Is this hostname filter redundant when thinking from a referral exclusion angle or am I missing something? Links are welcome. Thanks!
Re: Include Hostname Filter - Removing Revenue from report?[ Edited ]
December 2015 - last edited December 2015
Let me expand in it more. I have seen this issue come up and want to use this as a case and will troubleshoot it to eliminate certain items.
1. Checkout is on subdomain - no XDT
2. Will implement GTM and monitor data over next 30 days.
Solve an anomaly where the hostname filtered blocked out eCommerce data for a filtered property view.
Re: Include Hostname Filter - Removing Revenue from report?
I have solved it in the past by building a filter that looks for a specific type of hit and sets the hostname to a valid value.
e.g. Custom > Advanced filter
Field A: Request URI "/checkout/*"
Output to: Hostname "validhostname.com"
Make sure that this filter is ABOVE the valid hostname filter in the ordered list, as they are executed in order from top down.
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