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New Filter & Comparison with Historical Data

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We just instituted a filter to exclude internal IP addresses. Is there a way to accurately compare data year-over-year? For example, if the filter was instituted 3/1/16, will it apply to the data I'm looking at for 3/1/15? If not, is there a way to segment out that information so we can look at an apples to apples comparison?

Re: New Filter & Comparison with Historical Data

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Unfortunately, filters only affect future data.

It would also be wise to not add the filter to the All Website Data view. You should create a new view to apply the filter, that way you don't accidentally remove data you might want.