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filtering view traffic vs. actual traffic hitting the website

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Rather a primitive question by a newbie:

Since multiple views are allowed for the same duration: view 1 (filter A) and view 2 (filter B) producing different analytics data over the same duration, Does the filter apply to the actual incoming traffic or to only the view perspective and the actual traffic hitting the target website is never filtered?

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filtering view traffic vs. actual traffic hitting the website

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Hi,

 

Filters modify the data included in a view. They don't do anything with the traffic hitting the website, they just filter out or modify the hits sent to GA based on their settings and they only affect views which they are applied to. It's recommended to always keep an unfiltered view.

Let me know if you have more questions.


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