Spam Filter Insertion Tool
Since everybody and their uncle is talking about spam referrals in Google Analytics, I decided that I want a piece of that cake, too, even if I personally don't see the phenomenon as anything but typical noise you get in any data collection platform that relies on fragile technology (cookies / unilateral HTTP requests).
Anyway, I was bored last weekend and coded a simple web app that lets you automatically add three spam filters to any Google Analytics accounts you have EDIT access to. You also need to choose at least one profile to automatically link the filters to.
The only known issue I know is that if you try to run the solution on profiles where the filters have been already created AND linked to the profile, it outputs an error.
This is just a prototype, so again, use at your own risk. Nevertheless, the only operations that are performed are INSERT and LIST, so there's no risk of deleting anything.
Let me know what you think! Once I get the code cleaned up I'll put the whole thing in a public GitHub repository!http://www.simoahava.com/spamfilter/
The data is derived from the Loan Goat resource (http://lonegoatuk.tumblr.com/post/107307494431/google-analytics-referral-spambot-list
). #gde #googleanalytics #article