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Techie Question - Google Analytics

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PetiteRaleuse Thu 20-Oct-11 08:54:21

Am setting up a couple of other websites in addition to my blog and have installed Google Analytics.
How can I stop it from counting my own visits?
It's distorting my stat obsession!

JoanneMallon Thu 20-Oct-11 09:20:54

I thought the whole point of GA is that it strips out your visits and crawlybots and should only count actual visitors - hence the stats are usually lower than whatever your blog host shows. But even if it includes them, unless you're visiting hundreds of times a day, does it really make that much difference? As long as the over all traffic is rising, isn't that the main thing?

PetiteRaleuse Thu 20-Oct-11 09:40:18

Yes, it is the main thing but I'm a tad perfectionist on some things so was wondering if there was a way I could stop it counting me. It doesn't make that much difference, but the sites I'm going to be setting up I will get VERY excited when people other than me start visiting (and it's ironic that you're the one who answered this as I was going to PM you today with a request for advice) as I'm contemplating not quite a career change but a project that I hope will work out IYSWIM.

So I'm not bothered for my blog but will be when it comes to the new stuff.

WhiteBike Mon 24-Oct-11 16:07:36


When you are in GA, you need to go to the profile section. In here you should see the filters. Add a new filter and set this to block your own IP address. To get your IP address just google this - the first few sites will all tell you the IP address. enter this and that will filter out you from the results! Hope that helps!

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