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Duplicate Google Analytics Tags

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Hi guys. I have a client who created a new google analytics account & GA tracking code but he forgot to remove the old tag from his website. The result was to have inflated metrics for a week and he doesn't want to show this to the advertisers because the pageviews figure is misleading. Sessions are ok, but pageviews and pageviews/session are not normal and might damage his business. Is there a way to filter these duplicate pageviews out of the reporting?

 

Thanks in advance for your thoughts

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Hi,

Unfortunately there is no way to apply filters retroactively in Google Analytics. Filters are working only from the moment of their implementation.
There is no way to alter historical data, sorry I cannot help.

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Hi,

Unfortunately there is no way to apply filters retroactively in Google Analytics. Filters are working only from the moment of their implementation.
There is no way to alter historical data, sorry I cannot help.

Arnold Majlath, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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Hi @Michalis O,

 

I agree with @Arnold M, and would further add that the best course of action is to admit the issue, show the reports for both and simply explain that it was an unfortunate mistake. 

 

Kind Regards,

 

James

 

 

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