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How do I fix 'Self Referrals' issue in Google Analytics?

Discussion in 'Google Analytics' started by Kushal Shah, Aug 13, 2015.

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    Hi,

    I've been facing 'Self Referrals' issue in Google Analytics since long now.

    Alot of experts have suggested that I should filter the traffic through 'Referral Exclusion List', however, I wouldn't prefer doing it.
    SEMrush
    I'd like to know the reason what causes 'Self Referrals' exactly?

    Below are few points that I'd like to highlight so you could suggest a solution accordingly:

    1) I am using Google tag manager

    2) All the pages on the website contains GTM code

    3) Website have many sub domains but each sub domain have separate GTM code

    Looking forward to the solution.

    Regards,
    Kushal
     
    Kushal Shah, Aug 13, 2015 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Aniuj Sharma

    Aniuj Sharma Member

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    You can always make a new view and then apply filter on that.
    Alternatively, tinkering a bit with custom dashboard can help too.. :)
     
    Aniuj Sharma, Aug 19, 2015 IP
  3. jakreo

    jakreo Greenhorn

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    Hi Kushal,

    There is the only solution available in Google Analytics to get rid of referral spam and that is filter. You need to create filters in a way so that you have eliminate all identified referral spam from future GA reports.

    Use regular expressions to create exclude filters and also create a filter to remove ghost hostname from the GA reports.

    If you still need any more help then message me.

    Thanks
     
    jakreo, Sep 21, 2015 IP