Google Analytics Leaves the Door Ajar on Language Spam

Google Analytics has finally stopped the “Secret…Vote for Trump!” spam that has been infiltrating many website’s language reports, but a new one has started: “ search shell is…than google!“.

Google continues to fight, and the spammers continue to adapt. We can only hope they put an end to it soon…

If you are still searching for a solution to fix your reports, the only way to ‘filter’ the spam out of historical reporting is to use a custom segment like the one I posted to the Google Analytics Solutions Gallery. Unfortunately, you can’t use custom segments from the mobile Google Analytics apps, so you’ll have to use the browser version. Looking for a filter to stop it all? Read the Definitive Guide.