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How to prevent my site getting caught in Google's child porn filter?

After Google and Microsoft take steps to block Internet search results linked to child porn, one of my sites which was about kid's photography got blocked in many search results. Actually my site is ...
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How to identify and correct web site category misclassification that blocks users?

I have a web site which lists bicycle events in the region, and have got a report from user which gets following error when trying to access it using company WiFi: Web Page Blocked Access to the ...
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Google Analytics subdomain filter is filtering out virtual page views

I have a reporting view setup with a filter to show only the traffic to the subdomain. I can see in realtime view that it is correctly showing only traffic to the subdomain. However, it seems that no ...
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Reduce likelihood of Mailchimp email campaign going to Spam

The company I work for sends a marketing email at least one time per week using Mailchimp's email service. All of our subscribers are opt-in active customers and our emails are not spammy. There is ...
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Why do many websites block requests from common HTTP libraries by user-agent?

Writing spiders, I have noticed that many sites will return a 403 error if I hit them from popular HTTP software libraries, unless I manually override the default User-Agent header used by the library....
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Google Image safe search filters my images. What should I do to prevent this problem

I tried to Google-search the images on my site. Some of them appeared. But if I check the "Safe search" option there are no of them displayed. All images absolutely free of adult content or something ...
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How to see access statistics for just one file with AWStats?

My hosting provider uses AWStats (and Webalizer). I can browse the stats, and see the overview and various filtering functions. I also can see the so called exit and entry pages. However, I can not ...
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My site is falsely classified as malicious by Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

My website is getting flagged by Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection. This is what a user sent me: When I scan the website with Sucuri it seems like everything is clean. Screenshot below. If this ...
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How do you filter out traffic from your own IP address in Google Analytics when using IP Anonymization?

I'm using Universal Analytics via Googe Tag Manager. I want to filter out my own IP in a view. Since I'm using IP address anonymization, I'm filtering both my full and my IP ending with 0. (e.g. 1.2....
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Are (non-escaped) URL fragments bad for SEO?

I have a product search page with a search filter with a fair number of different options. Each time the user changes the filter, the search results are updated in-place by JavaScript, and the URL is ...
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How to track a product filter in the product list view with Google Analytics?

We want implement a new filter in our shop for product lists. Our customers can filter for price, size and color. As soon as the customer sets a filter, the product list will get filtered. We would ...
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Videos from Youtube/Vimeo not displaying in iframes

I was giving a webinar about HTML today in Brackets. When showing how to use iframes, all my students managed to insert Google Maps using iframes but no one was able to make the YouTube and Vimeo ...
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How can I stop a user from deleting emails? - Emails hosted on cPanel

Just wondering how can I stop a user from deleting emails on a mailbox that is being hosted on cPanel? I have already created another mailbox that will auto-forward incoming emails - but I would like ...
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Backdate / apply a Google analytics filter retroactively

I've created 2 filters in Google analytics to exclude traffic that comes from my office IP to only include traffic that is on my domain (to prevent cloned sites using my GA tracking code) Ive just ...
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SEO for a list of products with filters

I am a wondering if there is a recommended "best practice" for a product search SEO. I know to create a dynamic sitemap file that lists links to all products in the site. However, I want to ...
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Site blocked by content filter

I run a large and high trafficked WordPress powered platform. One of my editors informed me that our site is blocked at his workspace as a "games site". They use WebCat to filter the traffic. The ...
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Can I set up a Google Analytics view that filters out anyone with a user-id tagged on them?

I want to see all traffic and keep track of conversions until I add a user-id field to them? So, if a user has a user-id tagged on them, they should be excluded in the view. However, I want all their ...
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Is setting deep filtered categories to noindex a good practise?

The situation now: The project is not launched, but we have lot of categories and a big filter system in the end (color, brand, dimension, size, model, material,..). Most of categories will have a ...
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Custom filter EU and non-EU countries in Google Analytics

Most reports (if not all) can be filtered by country. Is there a way to create a custom filter for non-EU and EU countries. The main report i want to filter on EU and non-EU countries is Behavior >...
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How do I filter traffic from IE7 in Google Analytics?

I would like to filter all traffic from IE7 to our website in Google Analytics. Because of some back-end controls we use for a desktop app, we have an unusually large amount from that browser, even ...
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If a corporate network disables peer-to-peer networking, will that affect web-based proxy services?

I'm under the impression that PHP-based proxies download the content of a site to their server before sending it back to the browser just like browsing any standard website site. Am I correct in ...
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Omniture Tracking Codes Showing Up in Google Analytics

I have a website uses Adobe Omniture for web analytics. We have some internal tools that automatically append Omniture tracking codes to links within specific modules. Within those modules we link ...
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Include only one brand in the ecommerce reports for a single affiliate in Google Analytics

I am trying to create a view for a partner that is selling their products on our site. I assumed that filtering their brand name with "E-commerce Item Name" would result in the same report as ...
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Images are being filtered on a generic site that shares the same IP address with an adult site

I recently addressed the community to understand why normal images are being filtered by Google Image Search. I have several sites placed on the same server (and that they all definitely share the ...
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Google Analytics profile filters does not work

I have a website and I need to separate traffic to it into two profiles. I need to exclude data from curtain IP address from Profile A and include data from this IP to Profile B. I have created 2 ...
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Filtering your offices IPs from Google Analytics when each has a dynamic IP?

I found the documentation for filtering IPs from Google Analytics, but the address of the several locations of our company all have dynamic IP addresses that change every 30 days from what I'm told. ...
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Recommend Method for Showing Filtered Data?

Let's say you're displaying a list of products and you can filter the products by different attributes. The filtering is purely front end. Is it recommended to put all the products in the HTML and use ...
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Google Analytics include hostnames beyond character limit

In an effort to prevent ghost spam, I am trying to filter traffic by hostname in Google Analytics. I have found several hostnames that appear legitimate, and now the length of these hostnames in regex ...
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Exclude multiple domains in Google Analytics [duplicate]

I want to exclude multiple domains from all my reports to prevent referral spam, but as more and more of these popup I'd like to do so via a single filter.. I tried adding a filter with settings: ...
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Google Analytics lowercase filter for Campaign Term did not change my data. Why?

Universal Analytics sent a notification "Property XXXX is receiving hits with utm_term parameters of the same text but different letter cases" (e.g. MY term, my term, My Term) and proposed ...
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Filter RegEx in Google Analytics Addon in Google Sheet

I am using Google Analytics SpreadSheet Addon to get data in Google Sheets. I took reference to this Google Analytics API V3 documentation for filter operators. I am using RegEx to filter data. ...
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I block almost every analytics traffic on my browser. Am I depriving myself in any way?

I have a web traffic filter installed on my browser. I see that it is constantly blocking mostly analytics related connections. Am I depriving myself in any way? and more importantly, am I protecting ...
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Exclude URL from contributing pageviews to Google Analytic's reports

I want a specific URL to not contribute pageviews Google Analytics default reports, but I don't want to use a filter because as I understand it, once I filter out the data, It's lost forever and I can'...
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Why does the same regex work in Google Analytics Segments but not Filters?

I am using the following regex to exclude spam sites: (social\-buttons\.com|darodar\.com|free\-share\-buttons\.com|buy\-cheap\-online\.info|Get\-Free\-Traffic\-Now\.com|hol\.es|hulfingtonpost\.com|...
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Why does it seem my GA include-only-hostname filter is filtering out hits from Twitter?

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 ...
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Find the user and date a filter was created in Google Analytics

How do we find out which user created a filter and on what date within Google Analytics? Google search results are sparse on this very specific topic.
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How to prevent duplication of content on a page with too many filters?

I have a webpage where a user can search for items based on around 6 filters. Currently I have the page implemented with one filter as the base filter (part of the url that would get indexed) and ...
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Excluding Internal IP's using Advanced/Custom segments

So for my organisation, I need to retroactively report on traffic to areas of my site that were not previously filtered by IP (we have a new filtered profile set up now). My question is, how can I ...
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Add rules (filters) to ftp programs to avoid uploading certain files/folders

i use Filezilla as my ftp client, but this question goes to any other client that could be useful. Can i (in any client) add rules (filters) to an ftp program to avoid upload of certain files or ...
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Making a domain more trustworthy to corporate networks so that it won't be blocked by their filters

I developed a web app for a customer which is made in basic PHP/MySQL, pretty normal site, lighter than WordPress, and when my customer went to his client to sell the app the domain was blocked by the ...
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How to add a new view to all existing filters?

I have about 15 filters. Manually adding the new view to these filters is cumbersome. Is there a way to automate that?
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Robots visitors to my home page inflating Google Analytics stats

1 to 4 visitors seems to be visiting my site and then returning every few minutes. They are fake (seem like robots). I'm not sure how to get rid of them or filter them out because they are not coming ...
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Configure a Google Analytics filter for blog posts when URLs are mixed with other content

I have a WordPress site with a blog section but also a lot of other content, that is not directly related to the blog. Now I want to use Google Analytics and only see the blog traffic, meaning users ...
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Google Analytics bot blocking filter based on bounce rate, pages per session and average session duration

I looked in Google Analytics to view my website traffic. Out of over 900 landing pages, nearly half look like bot traffic. Here is what I am looking at: Acquisition > All Traffic > Channels > Direct >...
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Google Analytics unable to filter for_domain/hostname from traffic on specific set of pages report

I am trying to create a custom report in Google Analytics to see the traffic on a specific set of pages. Unfortunately for reasons we cannot ascertain, sometimes the hostname is appended like in the ...
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Filter all URLs on a domain from Google Analytics

How can I set a filter so that traffic from a particular domain and all of the URLs under it are not counted in my traffic? E.g. I want to exclude everything from www.example.com and www.example.com/...
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Land on marketing domain, proceed to members-only domain. How to filter these?

We would like to filter out (from our monthly GA reporting stats) those site visits where a user lands on our marketing domain and then immediately clicks our "Member Login" hyperlink (simple anchor ...
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What is the recommended number of click before information is available to user

Few years back i read an article that information should be available within 3 click and there is ambiguity regarding same to limit it to 3 click or more. Let us say i want to show same information ...
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How do I create a Google Analytics view filter to exclude city and network domain?

How do I create a Google Analytics view filter to exclude two fields City and Network domain? The standard Exclude Filter only excludes 1 field I am trying to filter out bot traffic that is coming ...
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Create filter view in google analytics to only show impression if it occurs on select domain, rather than on test / dev VPS or other

SHORT QUESTION: Is there a way I can create a filter view in Google Analytics so that a view / impression / user etc only shows up in the report if it took place on mydomain.com, but not if it took ...