The Most Effective Method of Blocking Language Spam in Google Analytics

fix language spam in google analytics

Business owners bothered about the performance of their websites will surely find it quite irritating to combat the ill effects of spam. Referral spam has been round the corner for quite some time. The very recent language spam has become the biggest threat to the online performance of different businesses.

The problem with this particular spam is, you cannot do anything once your site is under attack. The best way out is prevention from it. As this spam is randomly picking and choosing its victims, the best way to avoid being hit is filtering it out before that affects a particular website. Certain procedures have been discovered to filter this particular type of spam. You can find online tutorial to block out different types of spam including this particular language spam.

The online tutorials focus on both, blocking the spam manually or with the help of certain automated tools. The latter is an important method to deal with the spam on multiple websites at the same time. The manual process of filtering the spam does not take more than 10 to 20 minutes. The steps to do this procedure are as follows.

The method for filtering language spam removes traffic from Google Analytics reports of your site in which, the language dimension contains more than 15 symbols. In addition to that it might also contain traffic from a source with invalid characters in that language. Those characters will also be filtered by this method.

How to block language spam in Google Analytics

The steps to do the filtering process are as follows:

  1. Go to the Google Analytics dashboard
  2. Click on ‘Admin’ at the top of navigation menu
  3. Click on ‘View Settings’
  4. Click the ‘Filters’ button on the left
  5. Click on a red button with ‘+ Add Filter’ written on it
  6. Choose ‘Filter Type’ of ‘Custom’
  7. Choose the ‘Filter Pattern’ of {15,}|\s[^s]*\s|\.|,|\!|\/
  8. Click on ‘Verify this filter’

You can see all the instances of blocking spam for past several days. Then click on the ‘Save’ button and the process is complete. This filter can keep your website safe from the new language spam.

March 8, 2022

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