I am sure many of you have found fake referral traffic in your google analytics reports/views. I am wondering what others are doing to exclude this traffic from their analytics reports.
If you go to your analytics account and go to acquisition -> all traffic -> referrals you will see sites like floating-share-buttons.com. These are the sites I want to filter out. Which you can do by setting up a custom filter for the view as described at the bottom of this page.
I would rather block these bots from hitting the site all together. Just a note: my sites are running as web apps in azure.
I am not sure if setting up url rewrite rules described here will work in azure apps or if this will mess with the existing DNN url rewrite functions.
I am really just looking to hear what others have done to solve this problem.