I took the advice from this article to eliminate referral spam from my Google Analytics report by filtering out all hits that didn't use my hostname. There is only one other filter on that view, one that filters hits from my IP. It is a straightforward predefined filter: Include only > Traffic to the hostname > that are equal to > (my hostname).
But when i check my unfiltered view, there are Twitter hits. There are no Twitter hits in the filtered view. This is the only valid traffic being excluded, and i am a little surprised - Twitter isn't using my hostname?
Is there a way i can get Twitter into the view?
Edit: as suggested i checked what hostname Twitter is using with a secondary dimension (in Acquisition > Channels> Social, 2nd dim. Hostname, found under Behaviour). That shows they are using the usual hostname, www.briligg.com. In the unfiltered view, there are 21 such hits since i set up the Twitter page. In the filtered view, there are now 4 Twitter hits, all from yesterday (which is after i asked about this). My AddThis report shows 7 hits from their share buttons over the same period. I'll discount generously for hits that could have been me checking links and share buttons and thus came from my IP and were filtered. There are still at least 7 hits that were filtered for some other reason. Small numbers, but big percentages.
Did some sort of updating in Google's system have to happen for this to register? The Twitter link is only a week or so old (the account is much older but i never configured it - i was just reserving the name). The share buttons are similarly recent.