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Google Analytics - STOLEN JS YIELDS ODD NUMBERS?

Discussion in 'Google Analytics' started by samm27, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. #1
    We use Google Analytics to monitor our traffic.
    For the past two days we have had reports of very high traffic to two pages that do not exist on our site.

    It appears as if someone possibly stole some code from our site to use on theirs and in the process they also stole the bit of Javascript that Google Analytics uses. So now whenever their pages get visitors its added to our Google analytics -

    Does this make any sense?
    SEMrush
    We cant find the site that did it at this point...
     
    samm27, Aug 30, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. sundaybrew

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    #2
    I thought that the script would work unless its actally on the site,

    Because Urchin gets the reports from the site , not just the code,

    Maybe some one is sneaking redirects or hotlinking,

    do you have the page Urls that are not yours showing in your Urchin?

     
    sundaybrew, Aug 30, 2006 IP
  3. rustybrick

    rustybrick User ID 3

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    Google Analytics does only base the data on that code.

    Urchin does both.
     
    rustybrick, Aug 30, 2006 IP
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    If you search for the UA-1235 bit on yahoo I think it will find pages using that code.
     
    mad4, Aug 30, 2006 IP
  5. Icheb

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    I am curious why they didn't implement a simple check for the domain? They should have known something like this was possible.
     
    Icheb, Aug 30, 2006 IP
  6. 123GoToAndPlay

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    123GoToAndPlay, Aug 31, 2006 IP
  7. DaStarBuG

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    #7
    Google analytics code for a specific domain only works for this domain.

    We had 3 subdomains and tried to monitor them with one code, even that was not possible.
     
    DaStarBuG, Sep 3, 2006 IP
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    I dont see why people would steal your code to place on their website, theres not much to be gained out of it. Unless they have access to your google analytics account.

    And i agree with DaStarBuG, that it is domain specific.
     
    ewan, Sep 5, 2006 IP
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    #9
    they probably just stole the HTML and didnt realise it had analytics attached to it
     
    Quozt, Sep 6, 2006 IP
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    Can't you see? it probably means they ripped the whole site and just left the code in at the bottom.
     
    Zany_Jim, Sep 6, 2006 IP
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    wow i never knew that js can be stolen?
     
    Kanazky, Sep 6, 2006 IP
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    #12
    Did you actually understand what this thread is about? I guess not.
     
    Icheb, Sep 6, 2006 IP