Not sure if you knew this or not, but when you add Google Analytics to your website, you are vulnerable to tons of fake analytics data coming in.

For years I was looking at Google Analytics data for my websites thinking, "Wow! I am doing pretty good!" Turns out, a quarter of my data was spam.

Thanks to this blog post referred to me from a friend of mine, I was able to remove the spam for my websites in Google Analytics.

Below is a video I created to condense this blog post into a video walking you through it all step by step. Enjoy!

Copy/paste text referred to in video:

Below are for when creating filters:

Crawler spam - filter pattern

(best|dollar|success|top1)\-seo|(videos|buttons)\-for|anticrawler|^scripted\.|semalt|forum69|7makemon|sharebutton|ranksonic|sitevaluation|dailyrank|vitaly|profit\.xyz|rankings\-|dbutton|uptime(bot|check|\.com)

Crawler spam 2 - filter pattern

datract|hacĸer|ɢoogl|responsive\-test|dogsrun|tkpass|free\-video|keywords\-monitoring|pr\-cy\.ru|fix\-website|checkpagerank|seo\-2\-0\.|platezhka|timer4web|share\-buttons|99seo|3\-letter|top10\-way

Fake languages - filter pattern

\s[^\s]*\s|.{15,}|\.|,

Below is for when creating a new segment in reporting dashboard:

Source matches regex

(best|dollar|success|top1)\-seo|(videos|buttons)\-for|anticrawler|^scripted\.|\-gratis|semalt|forum69|7make|sharebutton|ranksonic|sitevaluation|dailyrank|vitaly|profit\.xyz|rankings\-|dbutton|\-crew|uptime(bot|check|\.com)|datract|hacĸer|ɢoogl|responsive\-test|torrent\-to|magnet\-to|dogsrun|tkpass|free\-video|keywords\-monitoring|pr\-cy\.ru|fix\-website|checkpagerank|seo\-2\-0\.|platezhka|timer4web|share\-buttons|99seo|3\-letter|top10\-way

Language matches regex

\s[^\s]*\s|.{15,}|\.|,

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