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See desktop traffic in Mobile Device filter view.

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After applying the filter 'Include - Device Category - Mobile' still can see some desktop traffic (0.33%). Almost all the traffic is coming from CPC. Why is it so? Why the filter does not work?

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See desktop traffic in Mobile Device filter view.

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Hi :-)
Are you making sure to only look at data from the day after the filter was applied?
Filters do not change historical data and it can take around 24hrs for changes to show in reported data, 

so be sure to change the selected date range at the upper right to include only data from after the day the filter was applied

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See desktop traffic in Mobile Device filter view.

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The filter was applied on the 9th of December. And now I am checking data since the 1st of January. I tend to believe that it is due to the data from AdWords because 12 accounts linked to the property. Any thoughts?

See desktop traffic in Mobile Device filter view.

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I'm so out of the loop on adwords stuff at this point in time.
Why/how would adwords affect whether its tracked by analytics

as mobile (or not) - genuine question, interested in hearing your thoughts on that.


Is it real data or possibly data spam (not real visits to the site)?

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