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Remove AliBestSale.com From Google Analytics

How To Remove AliBestSale.com From Google Analytics

Over the past 18 months, the problems with polluted data in Google Analytics caused by spam domains such as AliBestSale.com are increasingly causing problems. Typically, they’ll show an increase in traffic, but mostly 100% bounce rates. This means that if you’re an agency, clients initially think that they’re receiving a healthy increase in visitors, but for some reason, visitors aren’t sticking on site.

If you’re a newbie to this, a brief explainer:

  1. your website is not actually receiving this traffic
  2. this does not mean your website has been hacked
  3. spammers pollute your statistics with their domains in order to promote their domains
  4. the actual traffic involved is automated bots hitting web servers – not real people

One of the problems we typically find is after successfully removing spam data from Google data, website traffic appears to decline, although it never was real, human traffic, so we carefully explain what is happening.

Alibestsale.com

What alibestsale.com are doing slightly differently to the other spammers is in instead of spoofing referral traffic from a domain, it appears that they are using site’s (yours, mine and our clients) Google Analytics code in their website’s pages in order to make it look like they’re sending traffic to this page.

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This will show up in your Google Analytics data as a Page Title AliBestSale.com being a popular page on your site as below:

Remove AliBestSale.com From Google Analytics

 

How To Filter AliBestSale.com

In Google Analytics, go to:

  1. Admin
  2. Filters
  3. Add Filter
    1. Enter Filter Name
    2. Choose Custom
    3. Select ‘Page Title’ as ‘Filter Field’
    4. Enter ‘AliBestSale\.com’ as Filter Pattern
    5. Verify
    6. Save

Below Is A Screenshot of how to set-up and test the filter.

Remove AliBestSale.com From Google Analytics

Crescent Digital Ltd successfully tidied up Google Analytics data and configured purposeful management reports for our clients.  If you would like us to perform this service for your business, please get in touch.

 

 

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    Anna

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    Can you do a case study on SerpClix? I used it to move up 5 spots to #8, but it won’t move it further. Can you test it, or link me to a study where you have tested it?

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    Verena

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    Thanks for the explaination. I did everything accordingly, and now waiting for the 24h to pass for it to show up in my Analytics. However, the small one-sentence confirmation is not appearing anymore, when someone fills in the contact form on our website. Could you please give some input on how to fix this?

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    stevenba

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    Unfortunately not I’m afraid. It does vary with the type of activity and LinkedIn frequently change their policies, but at present, LinkedIn’s maximum is 30 days.
    Regards
    Steve