I have recently started seeing a query string in Google Analytics that I'm trying to figure out why it's showing up. It looks like:


The web clients are always Safari, and the back parameter is always google.com.

It's only showed up in the last couple of months. I'm guessing that it's some kind of web application, but curious as to what it really is from.

  • Can you discover/reverse the IP addresses the hitsccame from for further hints?
    – davidgo
    Commented Oct 27, 2020 at 18:51
  • @davidgo, good idea. Unfortunately, I can't definitively match the request in GA with my logs.
    – Trebor
    Commented Oct 27, 2020 at 22:36


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