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Is there a way to delete unwanted views?

  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image91
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago

    I just checked Google Analytics and discovered that something called porn forums GA has looked at one of my hubs three times.  I do not see whether they copied anything, but this makes me VERY nervous.  Is there a way to block them from my articles?  I took a look at the site and it was absolutely sickening.  I'm open for all info and advice.

  2. Colin Quartermain profile image86
    Colin Quartermainposted 2 years ago

    Its probably referral spam rather than the site actually looking at your site.

    You can add a filter to your analytic account to stop it showing up in the results

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image91
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      How do you do that? 

      I did a big disavow thing about 6 months ago and really do not want to have to do it again because my backlinks have tripled.  I'm not sure it helped me, anyhow.

      1. Colin Quartermain profile image86
        Colin Quartermainposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        In GA go to Admin, then all Filters, add new filter

        create a filter name,
        then custom,
        then choose campaign source from select field,
        type in exactly the name of the referral to block in filter pattern
        click on all web site data then click on Add
        Then save

        Hopefully it should work, I've done it a few times and seems to work

  3. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 2 years ago

    What Hub are they viewing?

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image91
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      They are viewing one from my other site here that deals with learning to say no.  I am absolutely stunned to see this, but just checked Webmaster to see if they are linking, and thank goodness they aren't...what I can't figure out is why anybody from a porn site, let alone 3 of them, would want to read an article like this one.

      1. Colin Quartermain profile image86
        Colin Quartermainposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Referral spam works by showing up in GA and then people click on the link that then goes back to their site. Most times it is shopping sites

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image91
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          This clearly is no shopping site...I checked it out and it is sado masochistic porn...period!

      2. relache profile image87
        relacheposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        As someone who is a trained sex educator, I understand exactly why someone on a porn site would want to read your article.  There is a lot of discussion around consent and saying yes or no when it comes to sexual activity, both real or fantasy.  Whoever is reading your article wants that info.  Whether they are using it educationally or for self-gratification is unknown, but that's why most people read for sex:  to solve a tech issue (this isn't working for me!) or to try and get off harder (this is working for me!).  Not much else to it.

        Disavowing links does not mean those links go away in the real world, or that people get blocked from using links that exist.  It just means that Google ignores their existence and any related activity.  A disavow is a virtual cessation of activity, not a real/physical one.

        1. Paul Maplesden profile image90
          Paul Maplesdenposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          It's simply referrer spam - I have several Google Analytics accounts and have to deal with this a fair bit. Here's a comprehensive breakdown, together with what you can do:

          http://moz.com/blog/how-to-stop-spam-bo … erral-data

          1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image91
            TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago in reply to this

            This is far too  technical for me.  I've only had 3 views so far, so maybe that will end it. I sure hope so.  In the past, I have gone as far as deleting articles to get malicious spammers to leave me alone.  I'm going to wait and see what happens, and hopefully, not much will!  Thanks.

            1. Paul Maplesden profile image90
              Paul Maplesdenposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Here's a simpler guide to filtering it out if you need to: http://viget.com/advance/removing-refer … #solutions

              1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image91
                TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks

        2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image91
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks, Relache...who knew???  The gist of this article is basically to inform people about what they can do to keep from being involved in situations they really do not like.  For example, sending Christmas cards every year to people you barely know or have not seen for years because you once responded to one they sent, they are now sending them yearly, and you just don't know how to put a stop to the merry go round.

          Never thought of this issue in terms of sex, but it's obvious from what you said that it might apply.  Learn something new every day!!

 
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