Google Analytics spam from PaloAltoNetworks.com

2017-10-31 fake visits in Google Analytics from paloaltonetworks.com; fake bing/organic visits using keyword ‘amazon’; started late September, still running… Recommended filter: Spam Filter: Custom > Exclude > ISP Domain paloaltonetworks.com I saw indications of a problem last week when I noticed a number of visits to different websites with a common signature: an organic search (Bing) with […]

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Time on Site Metrics Deprecated

Way back on 2014-04-16, Google Analytics changed the “Time on Site” and “Avg. Time on Site” metrics into “Session Duration” and “Avg. Session Duration“. The old metrics continued to work for over 3 years, but as of July 2017, they stopped working. If your report used the old metrics, you are probably getting errors complaining about “unknown […]

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