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When you add and enable google analytics on your website, can it display data from before you added?

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So I feel I know the answer to this already, and that sadly it is no. Because of how exactly google analytics relays information I feel it doesn't begin storing events to be displayed until after you've added the code into your html page, but I just want clarity on this. Can someone confirm this for me? Or better yet tell me my gut is wrong and explain why it's wrong?

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Hi,
No It won't. You will have data after adding GA code only.

Thanks

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Hi

As you suspected, the answer is no.

However, if you once had a tracking code on your site collecting data, and that got removed for whatever reason, you will be able to access the historical data gathered by that tracking code.

I hope this helps.