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Block Fake Reddit Google Analytics Ghost Spam Fix 100%

Recently there is an ongoing problem with fake “reddit” Google Analytics Ghost Spam (from Social traffic source). I could not find a working solution to this issue anywhere. So what I had to do is try to find a way to fix this myself. I have created a very simple Filter which fixes this issue immediately, 100%!

 

The fake reddit spam in Google Analytics is coming up as Social source and country of origin is Russia, like this:

 

www.reddit.com/r/technolo…idn_fake_safe_best_on_ff/

 

After hovering over the link the full URL appears to be:

 

www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/5foynf/lifehac%C4%B8ercom_original_idn_fake_safe_best_on_ff/

 

Here is a screenshot:

Fake reddit google analytics spam fix

Fake reddit google analytics spam

 

As you can see the Medium says it is Social and Source is “reddit”. I have tried several ways to fix this issue. What has worked for me instantly, and is still working is this filter I have created for Google Analytics:

Fake reddit Google Analytics ghost spam Filter fix

Fake reddit Google Analytics ghost spam Filter fix

 

Instructions

In Google Analytics click the Admin tab (left side of the screen near the top) and select All Filters. Next, click ADD FILTER. Fill out the first box asking you for Filter Name. Name it something like “Fake reddit spam block page title”. Next, the Filter Type needs to be set to Custom and Exclude must be selected. Click the Filter Field drop-down menu and select Page Title. Next, in Filter Pattern enter this:

www.reddit.com/r/technolo

 

The Case Sensitive box can be ticked, the filter will still work fine. Below you will see Apply Filter to Views, select one of the Available Views: All Web Site Data and click Add. Next, click SAVE and you’re done!

 

No Problem!

This ongoing issue was becoming very frustrating but creating this filter has fixed the fake reddit Google Analytics spam from appearing in the Supercomtech Google Analytics data. I hope this issue will also solve your problem, and I’m sure it will. Please comment below and tell us if you are happy with this solution.

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7 thoughts on “Block Fake Reddit Google Analytics Ghost Spam Fix 100%

  1. admin

    You are welcome. I’m glad it works.


  2. admin

    You are welcome! I’m glad it has solved your issue with fake reddit spam.


  3. Ercenk irtürk

    Thanks brother.This is very helpful post.Appreciated.


  4. admin

    I’m glad it worked for you! 🙂 This same method, by simply blocking the Page Title, should also work with other types of ghost/referral spam in google analytics. Thanks for the comment!


  5. Roma

    Thank u so much! Really helped!


  6. admin

    Thank You Very Much to all the people who are sharing and liking this FIX on Facebook!


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