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Referral spam is a big problem in GA right now and I recently read something discussing "ghost referrals" and how they simply send hits to GA servers without ever visiting the site (it explicitly discussed the measurement protocol and how vulnerable it was). I have never used GA on an app but let me share my experience in case it helps: Don't use a GA ID ...


The best way top avoid this is to set up a filter for you property such that is only includes data with a specified Application ID. Now, simply send that Application ID with every hit that you send to Google Analytics and it will be included. The spammers won't know what application ID to use and so all their traffic will be blocked. Also, as mentioned by ...

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