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Referral spam is killing these days in GA, any alternatives?

Discussion in 'Google Analytics' started by Yourwebsolution, Dec 28, 2015.

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    I am considering moving to another Analytics software because Google still is infected with many referral spam, especially the last two weeks.

    I know that they did a little about it to not show on some pages but it still is visible in many areas of GA. also their mobile app is filled with it. I know it's possible to filter them out but im not going to create a dozen filters every time I add a new project and do a daily maintenance to filter the new ones out.
    SEMrush
    Google, please do something about it! The data you are now providing is incorrect!!!

    Any alternatives?
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2015
    Yourwebsolution, Dec 28, 2015 IP
    SEMrush
  2. WP.Guide

    WP.Guide Peon

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    Pretty much all analytics tools are getting hit hard by referral spammers. The problem is that they switch out domains so quickly it is hard to maintain effective block lists. Analytics does have a block common robots feature in their settings, which does help, and you can also set up google analytics to ignore search queries as well (Which is another technique referal spammers use to get in to your "behavior" reports).
     
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    I am also tired of adding new domains into my filters everyday, I got hit a lot especially because of the whole new year thing. Referral Spam is very annoying but don't think there is a solution for it so far except the filters.
     
    Kogi Mobile, Jan 5, 2016 IP
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    Anusha55 Active Member

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    One way to prevent this is to use the fliter in google analytics and filter all the spam domains
     
    Anusha55, Jan 6, 2016 IP
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    Did you even read the conversation on this tread?? Everyone on this tread are already using Filters...
     
    Kogi Mobile, Jan 6, 2016 IP
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    How you know that everyone use it. It is necessary to block domain filter and there is no other way to remove referral spam
     
    Anusha55, Jan 6, 2016 IP
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    Jeffr2014, Jan 8, 2016 IP