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Geographic Exlusion not working

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Hi Friends, 

I am running a campaign with certain geographic exclusions but when looking at analytics and seeing the traffic from adwords in it, we observe that users from these excluded countries are clicking on ads and coming to the website.Here India and Egypt are excluded.

 Attaching the screengrab for reference.

Looking forward to your valuable insights.

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Accepted by MosheTLV (Top Contributor)
March 2017

Geographic Exlusion not working

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Country exclusions in Adwords only apply to your campaigns, so people from other countries can still go to your website organically - which is why you see excluded countries in Google Analytics. 

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Country exclusions in Adwords only apply to your campaigns, so people from other countries can still go to your website organically - which is why you see excluded countries in Google Analytics. 

Geographic Exlusion not working

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This is the traffic which is coming from adwords not organic.

Geographic Exlusion not working

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The view in the screenshot says "All Web Site Data", and the Real-Time report shows all traffic from any source and medium in real time. If you want to see only paid search traffic in Google Analytics for that report, you would have to create a new View to only show paid search traffic. - https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1009714?hl=en

 

If you want to check geographic data for paid search, you can do that within Adwords under the "Dimensions" tab and selecting View->Geographic. This will be a more reliable means of checking location data for your ads/campaigns so you don't have to apply filters in Google Analytics. 

 

https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2453994?hl=en