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How to get rid of invalid clicks from AdWords?

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I´ve got an invalid clicks attack in adwords display campaign with oved 5000 fake visits in 2 days. Fortunately, adwords did identify them as invalid and erased from statistics, however, the sessions remained in analytics. With avarage of 100-150 sessions a day, this pretty much ruined my long term reports and now I can´t figure out how to get rid or at least hide these 2 days invalid statistics. 

 

I cannot filter them because there is no clear identification of these invalid sessions except of the time period they occurred. Segments can only target one time period, meaning that I cannot target dates before AND after the invalid 2 day sessions.. Is there a way of combining 2 segments into one report, maybe? Or any other suggestions? 


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Also, these invalid clicks contaminated my existing remarketing list in adwords, is there any chance of clearing them up without deletion of the whole list??
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Accepted by topic author Adrian C
December 2015

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Hi Adrian,

Sounds like the data is corrupt. If it is beyond repair then I suggest you create a segment that excludes as much of the infected date as possible:

Segment breakdown:
Condition : Sessions > Exclude
Session Date : Input your infected dates
AND: Medium > Contains > Cpc

Here is the segment that excludes traffic from Paid Search between two dates (So long as the filter duration does not exceed 31 days, this works) : https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=0N3FUJRoQlaPC7mIZ-FfWw

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Thanks Bryan, it helped.

Unfortunately I still have infected my remarketing lists, but that´s not such a big deal to build them again I guess.

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Hi Adrian, I don't think you can clean up the remarketing list. They generally only good for 30-90 days at a time anyway so it should build up quick enough