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Paypal as referral source still appears after adding to referral exclusion

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Hi,

I added paypal.com to the referral exclusion list more than a month ago and it still appears as a referral source. Please advice.ref.png

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Paypal as referral source still appears after adding to referral exclusion

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Hi,

 

It's because returning users who return as direct will still have that source set (last non-direct source) until they return through a source other than direct or they reach the campaign timeout set in Property -> Session Settings (6 month by default).

 

Hope this helps.


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Accepted by topic author Mercedes L
May 2017

Paypal as referral source still appears after adding to referral exclusion

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Hi,

 

It's because returning users who return as direct will still have that source set (last non-direct source) until they return through a source other than direct or they reach the campaign timeout set in Property -> Session Settings (6 month by default).

 

Hope this helps.


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Thanks for your response. we've got 1 month as setting for session
timeout...