How to filter referer spam out of your results


#1

What is the best way to filter/cope referer spam with Snowplow?


#2

Hi @Something,

Could you provide some more details about the referrer spam you are seeing?

Thanks!

Christophe


#3

Hi Christophe,
None yet, but in Google Analytics I installed filters to well filter them out of my results (part of the basic analytics setup). How do Snowplow users handle their referrer spam?


#4

We don’t filter events out of the box. It’s currently up to our users to inspect the data and filter out events as part of the data modeling/analytics process.

Hope this answers your question.


#5

Just to add: we’ve done some initial thinking about referral spam in this ticket, but haven’t come up with a concrete approach yet.