How to Block Twitter.com Referral Spam in Google Analytics

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean’s primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.

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6 Responses

  1. Hi Sean, thanks for the article! It’s been really helpful 🙂

  2. Suro says:

    Today morning noticed about this. Now a days, analytics data is nothing but full of crap. trying to ditch GA.

  3. Russell says:

    Thanks Sean, we’ve seen some of this too and this explains it well.

  4. Thanks to you brother. You helped me a lot.

  5. Very helpful again, and fast. The problem occured yesterday and a proper solution that doesn’t filter out all twitter traffic showed up first at your site. Thanks.

  6. Thomas Hauck says:

    Hi Sean,
    Thanks for the article.

    Filter Name : remove_twitter_referral_spam
    Filter Type: Predefined
    Exclude: Filter Field -> “Campaign Source”
    Filter Pattern: twitter.com/3mapsVitaly

    Question: Is this the correct URL for the filter pattern?
    twitter.com/3mapsVitaly

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