Articles from 2015

All Your Google Analytics Are Belong To Us

Google Analytics Data Integrity Attacks

In a previous post about referrer spam in Google Analytics I hinted that a much bigger issue might stem from this fairly harmless attack. The problem I present in this article extends to basically all Google Analytics data, for any website out there, no matter how big or small. The problem is how to preserve […] Read more…

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Guide to Removing Referrer Spam in Google Analytics

Stop Referrer Spam

This article deals with the problem of Google Analytics referrer spam (prominent referral spammers are semalt, darodar, buttons-for-website). I explain why and how it actually happens, why currently proposed solutions fail and I describe a working, albeit not perfect solution for the issue. Contents (click to jump to that part): The problem of Google Analytics referrer spam […] Read more…

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How to Restore Lost Google Analytics Data?

Well, it never happened to me or a client I’ve helped with Analytics, but it can certainly happen and you better know your options. What would you do if you accidently delete the wrong view, property or, even worse – account? What if a malicious person gains access or abuses access you’ve given to delete […] Read more…

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