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How to Exclude Segments from Reports

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Good Afternoon! Hoping someone can help me Smiley Happy.... I created 4 segments of browser/browser version combinations that we discovered is basically direct BOT traffic that has been skewing our results for months. Looks like this really started July 2015 which is weird.

 

I have filtered these out by browser and flash version to move forward as a starting point. ANYWAY, I would like to be able to run custom and standard reports and EXCLUDE SEGMENTS to look at what true past data looks like without this BOT traffic. I feel like there HAS to be an option to do this, but segments are not showing up as an option to filter out when I try customizing a report.

 

I know how to run a report and "add segments" but this isn't what I'm looking for. Thank you in advance for any direction! -Katy

 

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How to Exclude Segments from Reports

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Report shortcuts would allow you to apply any required segment(s) once and they would stay applied each time you access a report via the shortcut

 

More info on those here

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2676996?hl=en

Bronwyn Vourtis, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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