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Real time analytics include bots

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Its a Facebook bot for external links
No possibility to fix this?
I posted this over a year ago and remains the same https://productforums.google.com/forum/?hl=es#!topic/analytics/JLFaZ0Yuygw;context-place=mydiscussio...

 

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Hi Jaoquin
The old post redirects and is no longer available. Can you post the issue here?

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It was the same text
By promoting a link on Facebook, the robot enters to check the links , this is taken by Analytics as a royal visit .
I checked the "Do not robots" settings in some years , as counting continues .
This happens in real-time statistics , reports eliminate them.

By the way , why not exist in Spanish forum ?

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Hi Joaquin
I can't imagine this will change to be honest and I believe it's by design. The main purpose of Real Time is to see what traffic is being tracked and personally, I feel that it's more of a bug testing helper. I can see more people wanting this than not.

You can always set up a filter to exclude this completely if you're not happy.

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The problem is that there is an acceptable filter.
How is the user and robot recognized?
If both show the same reference traffics , location and content?

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Unfortunately, nobody knows except Google and that's the way it should stay in my opinion. The less the spammers know about how it works, the better. I agree, it would be nice for some detail but not at the expense of skewing reports. Maybe if you contact AdWords support, they'll be able to answer for you. Unfortunately, I've found no info on it.

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The robot is Facebook Ads, no Adwrods .

It's not important , but it is strange that filters all robots least that .

It is a form of social control traffic.

Thank you.