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Removing a referral filter and historical data

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Hi, 

 

We accidentally had a referral filter placed on our account which we recently realized and removed.  During the time the filter was on, it appears that referral traffic was being counted as direct.  Is there a way to recalculate this historical data to actually see our referral data under referrals?  

 

Leigh

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Re: Removing a referral filter and historical data

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Hi Leigh,

Unfortunately there is no way to retrieve referral data for the period when the filter was active. Filters alters the data permanently, you should always keep an unfiltered view.

Arnold Majlath, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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Accepted by topic author PHL J
December 2015

Re: Removing a referral filter and historical data

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Hi Leigh,

Unfortunately there is no way to retrieve referral data for the period when the filter was active. Filters alters the data permanently, you should always keep an unfiltered view.

Arnold Majlath, Google Analytics Top Contributor
Was my response helpful? If yes, please accept it as solution.
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