This week I have seen 3 or 4 page referrals in Google Analytics coming from analytics.google.com.

First, I have my own IP sub net filtered via GA>Admin to prevent my own traffic appearing in GA. Second, the URLs being accessed contain data/parameters that I know I didn't add. The only thing that's changed has been a Chrome extension that I've added to block GA from tracking hits to my website when testing through VPNs and Chrome.

Should I be thinking about a possible security issue with the Chrome extension, or is there another possible explanation?

  • I'm not sure why you think these referrals are related to the Chrome extension or your own activity when you say the data/parameters are ones that you know you didn't add. Is there some other reason that you think this might be self-traffic? Oct 3 at 9:53

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