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Get Rid of Garbage Stats in Google Analytics523

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Simple share buttons
Buttons for Websites
Daroda
Ilovitaly
semalt
aliexpress
hulfingtonpost
blackhatwatch

The list never ends. But their numbers mean nothing to your results.

Log in to Google Analytics.
Click on Admin at the top.
Click on Filters at the right.
Click on New Filter - red button at the top.
Give the Filter a name ... fill in the box.
Click on Custom.
Click on Select field under filter field.
Click on Referral.
Cut and paste the name of the garbage source in the field box
Click on Blue Button Save at the bottom

Repeat for all garbage sources.

Your numbers will go down overall but they will be more accurate.
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Member dzflower453 private msg quote post Address this user
Can you explain simple share buttons to us?
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Top Contributor Steve private msg quote post Address this user
Just wondering what stats you actually think are important, what are the wants you always look for first? Second, etc...
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@dzflower453

When you check out those sites they will place cookies on your browser and make money off of you when you go shopping.
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@Steve

Loaded question. How about opening a new thread for that one?
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Top Contributor Steve private msg quote post Address this user
@Belew aren't they the best questions...
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Teacher Rev private msg quote post Address this user
Isn't it easier to just ensure your browser blocks third-party cookies?
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@Rev

that won't stop the results from appearing in Google Analytics.
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Member tienny private msg quote post Address this user
@Belew I am confused in typing into the field box.
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Forum Owner Belew private msg quote post Address this user
@tienny Sorry. I don't understand.
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Member tienny private msg quote post Address this user
@Belew Ups. I mean how to find the garbage?
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Top Contributor Steve private msg quote post Address this user
@tienny good question
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Member tienny private msg quote post Address this user
@Steve Thanks 😳
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Top Contributor Steve private msg quote post Address this user
@tienny you should perhaps think of some more questions so that @Belew can answer them all, I am just lost with this sort of stuff... filters / garbage ????
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Teacher Rev private msg quote post Address this user
One person's "junk" is another person's "antiques"...

The problem with filtering out stats because you think they are junk leads to not getting information that may have an important impact on over all interpretation. The idea is to get more information, not less. Or perhaps none at all. Hmmm....
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Member tienny private msg quote post Address this user
Even I am trying to understand too. I have entered into my Analytics account. After Bill's instruction is almost completed, I am confused to fill in what garbage into the filter.
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Forum Owner Belew private msg quote post Address this user
Check your source/medium of traffic under acquisition. If you are getting traffic from buttons or some such place you can be sure it's a search bot and adds nothing to your stats.
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Here's an example:


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Member dzflower453 private msg quote post Address this user
why do search bots troll?
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When the Analytics user clicks to see who the search bot is, unknowingly of course, the search bot troll owner will place a cookie on your browser, unless you have disabled the ability to place cookies.

With a 3rd party cookie on your browser, they will get $$ each time you buy something/somewhere they have an account.

Trolls... nasty people.
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Member tienny private msg quote post Address this user
I see. Bill, thanks.
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