No more secret traffic Such as: Secret.ɢ You are invited! Enter only with this ticket URL. Copy it. Vote for Trump!

Nobody wants their data being tainted as you cannot change it, you can only filter it. Analytics is a crucial part to making SMART decisions.

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Recently after checking the analytics of our own site I found that we’ve been bombarded by garbage.

Secret in analytics

Now I’m no expert when it comes to all the possible valid browser languages, but I’m pretty sure they’re just phishing us with that.

Secret.ɢ You are invited! Enter only with this ticket URL. Copy it. Vote for Trump!

I don’t want that there. You can’t delete data from Google, so your only option is to prevent it moving forward. Now you could/can hide the data that has already been saved, but in my case I wanted to be proactive and prevent it from happening in the future. After finding the previous article I quickly wrote up a little plugin you can add to your site to prevent it from loading on your computer. You’ll have to manually install it as I haven’t submitted this to the WordPress repo, but hopefully it’ll remove some of your headache.

Download the plugin, then upload and activate it. Disclaimer — I haven’t extensively tested this, however it seems to be working, without breaking traffic from other sources. I’m simply following the pattern suggested by the article above.

Otherwise you can always make your own start with the code from this gist.

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