How to block ghost referral traffic in Google Analytics

  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image95
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 9 months ago

    Ghost referral traffic is data that shows up on your GA traffic referrals but is not really actual traffic.  It always has 100% bounce rate and skews your traffic counts when you check your GA.  Thus, you get an incorrect bounce rate reading as well.

    I just found a great video that shows you how to block it.   There may be easier ways to do this, but if you are not tech savvy (which I am not), this seems a good way for you to get true figures when you are trying to analyze how well your hubs are doing.

    I didn't know about this until yesterday, and have found a ton of them.  Have been wondering why my bounce rates appear so high, and this seems to be the reason.

    This is something you will have to do each month and it does take some time to do, but I think it is worth the effort.

    Anyhow, here is the link to the video.