I have a property setup that has two main views: sitea.com view and siteb.com view, note that the property default URL is sitea.com.

When I go to the reporting tab for the siteb.com view, and navigate to Acquisition > Social > Landing pages, the shared URL shows both sitea.com results and siteb.com results despite me being in the siteb.com view.

I added a custom filter that filters out sitea.com but when I verified the filter it says that it doesn't have an effect, and when I check the report the site that is excluded still appears in the results.

Picture of results & filter: https://i.sstatic.net/whdgy.jpg

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After adding a filter you cant re-verify the same filter (after hitting save). Even setting up the exact same filter in the same view wont let you re-verify the results.

To be able to re-verify your filter you need to delete your filter, and create a new one in the same format and verify prior to saving.

  • I verified the filter prior to saving it also and got the same message. The results of the report don't seem to be filtered either which is what I don't understand. Why would gfcmediagroup.com results appear when there is a filter that specifically excludes that domain?
    – Jimmy
    Nov 2, 2016 at 9:50
  • The filters wont retroactively adjust your data. If you want to view your historic data with constraints (e.g. excluding gfcmediagroup.com) then you can create a segment. This is also good for testing filters, as you will be able to see the effect that the filter will have on your data.
    – sdhaus
    Nov 2, 2016 at 19:34
  • I did not realise, apologies - that makes much more sense now. What segment should I create? Ideally, I'd like one that only shows data from the date I created the filter till the present date. Is that possible? I created a segment but it required an end date.
    – Jimmy
    Nov 4, 2016 at 11:59

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