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#1 guy500

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 18:45

Hi
 
I am new to web design, and have just built 2 new websites - a traditional website and a blog - both on Wordpress.
 
I have a serious problem with Google Analytics.  I have successfully set up and verified both sites on the Google Console, and they both show up on Google Analytics.  However, one of them shows only spam and no real traffic.
 
Here is a photo of the Google Analytics Dashboard - https://dl.dropboxus...2937/Google.png.  I am talking about the last 2 sites - guyshahar.co.uk and transformingautism.co.uk.  (The one at the top is my own site that I just use myself, not for public use)
 
They were both showing some spam, so I used the instructions on this site - https://www.ohow.co/...ogle-analytics/ -  to exclude the spam.
 
It has worked fine for the transformingautism.co.uk site, which now seems to be reporting accurately, but made little difference to the guyshahar.co.uk.  This was, and still is, showing only spam (sudden spikes of 20-30 visits with a 100% bounce rate), but is not showing any genuine visits (I know there are some, due to people telling me, and due to traffic on the transformingautism site showing as having been referred from this site).  This site has recently been launched and I would really like to be able to track visits to it.  Google Console is showing that it is verified to me, and the tracking code shows there and in Google Analytics.
 
One interesting thing is that before adding any filters in Google Analytics, I copied the unfiltered view to create a backup view called "Unfiltered".  But for all 3 sites, this showed unexpected results.  It cut out ALL traffic for my personal website and for guyshahar.co.uk and the vast majority for transformingautism.co.uk.
 
I am new to all of this, so it is very possible that I am just not understanding how to do this right.  Any help (geared to a novice) would be really appreciated, as it's so frustrating to be spending so much time on this with so little results.
 
Thank you 
 
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#2 ryan

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 11:13

I just used a UK filter, as I'm only targeting the UK market. Cut out nearly all the spambots, and now have an accurate representation of stats. 


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#3 guy500

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 11:26

Thanks for this.  I am looking at an international audience though, and I am still not getting any genuine hits reported on the guyshahar.co.uk site (even though I know there are hits)


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#4 jannatul18

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 09:30

I don't know actually your issue looking kind of strange to me, if the setup is same in all sites then the result should be the same as well. I have not used any filter in my report so I have not seen such issue yet!


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#5 brucekenway

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 09:56

I just used a UK filter, as I'm only targeting the UK market. Cut out nearly all the spambots, and now have an accurate representation of stats. 

Whoa, such an useful tip, thank you


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#6 Asher ross

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 10:59

Hi,

I have never experienced such scenario but for a new website it may take sometime to produce results.


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#7 jannatul18

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 10:34

I just used a UK filter, as I'm only targeting the UK market. Cut out nearly all the spambots, and now have an accurate representation of stats. 

Is there any way to filter the report in Google Analytics according to IP address? I mean is it possible to restrict any specific IP address in Google Analytics?


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#8 Naman Modi

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 13:21

I never find such kind of experience for new website. I don't understand the analytics showing spam for one website. 


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