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Filtering out internal IP address(es) - is it effective immediately?

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When you filter out traffic from internal IP addresses - how soon does the filter begin to work - is it effective as soon as it is applied or do you have to wait?

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Re: Filtering out internal IP address(es) - is it effective immediatel

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Hi John'Paul,

Officialy it may take up to 24 hrs (Usually is a lot less). If after that time are still seeing traffic from your ip, it means that there is something wrong with the filter configuration.
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1033162#limits

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Re: Filtering out internal IP address(es) - is it effective immediatel

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IP filter works almost immediately. So you can check effects in the real time reports.