Analytics Spam Filter Tool: Get rid of those pesky spambots! Spambots are the bane of any webmaster’s existence and can create havoc in Google Analytics data, especially if you don’t have an Analytics Spam Filter tool installed to remove them. Fortunately, Google has recently released a new version of the Google Analytics Spam Filter Tool that lets you apply Google Analytics spambot referral filters directly to any linked Google Analytics account. But if you don’t have access to that new version, you can still use their older version or create your own spam filter in Google Analytics instead. Just follow these steps to get rid of those pesky spambots! Analytics Spam Filter Tool
Get started by clicking the initialize button below. You will be asked to authorize access to your Google Analytics data, and you will then see the available domains for filter importation. Use CTRL to select multiple domains.
How to Install the Tool
In order to install the Analytics Spam Filter Tool, go to the website and click on Get Started. This will take you to a page where you need to sign in with your Google account. Once signed in, you should see a green button that says Continue and an orange button that says Create New Account. Click on the green button to continue.
Link to your Analytics Account
Getting rid of spam bots on your website can be a daunting task, but with the help of Analytics Spam Filter Tool it can become a whole lot easier. This tool lets you apply Google Analytics spambot referral filters directly to any linked Google Analytics account. Just log in to the tool, select a few settings and click Start Filtering. You’ll notice that the amount of spam traffic is reduced or eliminated within moments.
Open Source Code and Contribution Guidelines
The tool is open source and can be found on GitHub. We welcome feedback and contributions to the project. For more information about our contribution guidelines, please see our README file for details. The Analytics Spam Filter Tool supports Google Analytics 360 accounts as well as classic Google Analytics accounts with both Universal Analytics (Google’s latest tracking standard) and classic Google Analytics. Filtering can be done by email domain, specific referrer string, or even IP address range if desired (useful in some cases where spam comes from a specific IP).
How To Use The Tool
To apply the filter to a linked Google Analytics account, you’ll need to go to the tool and click Create new filter. Next, give your filter a name, such as Filter for bots, and click Next. Now choose the filters you want to apply. You can use all five filters at once or just one or two. Once you’ve selected your filters, click Next again. To finish up, set your time zone and measurement unit settings before clicking Save. You’re done!