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Google Analytics Filters and Segments discrepancy

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 Hey All, 

 

I have a doubt in GA filters and segments in GA that needs you guys to help me clarify. In order to segment traffic from Russia, I have applied a filter on view level and created a new segment in the GA. Surprisingly these two results on sessions and users are not consistent, even having a big difference ( more than 50%).  Did it happen to any of you guys?

 

Attached filter screenshot for your reference. 

 

Much appreciations on your help. 

Justin. 

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Google Analytics Filters and Segments discrepancy

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Hi,

 

apparently your image got filtered...?

 

Can you copy your segment settings and your filter settings here?

 

Thanks

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Google Analytics Filters and Segments discrepancy

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Hey Antti, 

 

thanks for reply. 

Segment settings: Location( Russian)

Filter settings:  custom filter > include>filter field (country)> filter pattern (russia)

 

 

thanks

 

Google Analytics Filters and Segments discrepancy

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Just to make sure:

There are no other filters in that view? with the country filter?

 

And just so that I understand correctly:

You have one view where country is filtered and one view that has no filters and where you have the segment, right?

 

Fundamentally those 2 work in a different way:

Include filter checks if a hit matches the criteria other ones are thrown away where as the Segment keeps all the hits regarding the session, so it has "extra" information when compared to filter.

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