Filtering Spam From Google Analytics

Filtering Spam From Google Analytics

Spam in Google Analytics (GA) is becoming a serious issue. It can be a huge annoyance, but dealing with it doesn’t have to be! I now just use the advanced segment to view my data without the spam sources. Since discovering there is no character limit to segments (unlike filters) I now just use a segment and it does the job fine for every account I have come across. It’s up to you how granular you wish to be, but I often think the process of removing spam is made more complicated than it has to be. Step 1: To remove spam just click the button below and a new segment will be added to your google analytics Add Segment Now Step 2: Add A Custom Segment If you would rather filter data in a none destructive way, or if you still have sources showing in your tables after using filters… you can use a custom segment. Step 2: Now we want to activate our segment. Click add segment at the top of the page, then all segments, and click on A++ Spam Filter Version 2.2....
Monitor Mailing List Signups With Google Analytics

Monitor Mailing List Signups With Google Analytics

Goal tracking is perfect if you want to track how many people subscribed and on what pages of your site they have subscribed. I highly recommend you set up goal tracking because once you have data on your subscribers you can find ways to increase these numbers. STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE HOW TO SET UP GOOGLE ANALYTICS GOALS 1. Create a “thank you” page on your site that thanks the person for subscribing and to check their inbox for a confirmation mail.     2. In MailChimp, change the location of the “thank you page” to match the new one you created.   3. If you haven’t already, install the Google Analytics on your site. 4. Login  to your Google Analytics account and click the Admin tab, followed by the Goals button. 5. “Goals” click the “Add Goals” button.   6. Next click ‘New Goal’ and custom goal setup. 7. Name your goal something like Subscribers’ and click destination below.   8. Enter the URL that will trigger the goal with.   9. Click create, and you’re done!  ...

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