How To Stop Google Analytics From Tracking Your Own Blog Visits

How To Stop Google Analytics From Tracking Your Own Blog Visits

If you are running a website, then you might be using Google Analytics to track how visitors are interacting with your website and where they come from

But do you know that it also tracks you too and count it as a visit

Due to this it completely ruined my Google Analytics report because whenever I make changes to my blog then I had to visit my blog to see whether the changes had occurred or not, and each time I do this Google Analytics count it as a visit

So, I wanted to prevent Google Analytics from tracking my own blog visits, and I found a way to do this by adding a filter in Google Analytics which will exclude visits from a particular IP address

So in this post, we will learn how to do this

How To Stop Google Analytics From Tracking Your Own Blog Visits

1) First of all, you need to know your IP address which you can easily get by visiting whatsmyip.org

Finding IP Address

2) After you find your IP address, log in to your Google Analytics account and click on the “admin” menu situated at the bottom of the left-hand side

Google Analytics Admin Menu

3) Under the account section select ‘All Filters’ and then select “Add Filter”

Stop Google Analytics From Tracking Your Own Blog Visits

4) Now give a name for the filter like ‘Exclude My IP’ or anything you like

5) For filter type choose Predefined

6) From the dropdown, select filter type choose ‘Exclude’, from select source or destination choose ‘Traffic From The IP Address’ and from select expression choose ‘That Are Equal To’

Stop Google Analytics From Tracking Your Own Blog Visits

7) Now enter your IP address in the provided space and press ‘Save’

Note:- There can be more than one IP address because your IP address may change each time you connect to the internet so for this, you can recognize the most common IP address and create a separate filter for each of them

Conclusion

Excluding your IP address is one of the easiest ways to Stop Google Analytics From Tracking Your Own Blog Visits

So from now, you will get accurate analytics data

Hope you find this helpful and if you have any query regarding this, you can ask me in the comment section

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