When you hear the word “spam”, you are probably thinking …. email, right?
And for those of you with a website, you might also be aware of a couple other forms of spam:
- comment spam
- form spam
But I have just discovered a new kind of spam today that caught me off guard… Google Analytics Spam.
Check out this image…
“Secret.ɢoogle.com You are invited! Enter only with this ticket URL. Copy it. Vote for Trump!”
Appears politics has even infiltrated our website statistics. Now, when I first saw this I have to admit I was alarmed… Was my site hacked? What is this garbage doing in my stats? So I went Googling of course and found a couple great posts on this… The first article explains the guy behind the Trump spam and the second article explain how to get rid of the spam in your analytics forever (including historical data). Enjoy…