Tired of seeing Simple Share Buttons in your referring sites traffic segment? These are not legitimate sources of referral traffic and can affect your metrics, such as your bounce rate and time on site. Plus, there have been instances of the referring links containing malware – so, out of curiosity, don’t click the links from within your analytics.
Here’s the simple step-by-step instructions on how to remove this traffic source from your website’s analytics.
Go to Acquisition>Referrals. Search for something like simple, or buttons – in this example I searched for ‘simple’ to find all of the sources. You can see there were 516 visits from these sources at a 100% bounce rate and spending less than a second on the site. These visits can throw off some of your key metrics.
Copy the domain, you’re going to paste that address in a later step.
Go to your Admin section. Under the Property Settings, select Tracking Info>Referral Exclusion List.
Click on +Add Referral Exclusion
Paste in the domain you copied in Step 1.
Once created, you’ll see the domains within your exclusion list. If you see other suspicious referral sources, add those domains as well.
Have more analytics questions, let me know and I’ll try my best to hep explain it for you.
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