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How to stop Google Analytics from tracking your own visits

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Google Analytics is a great marketing tool from Google. It collects the useful data from your website. It makes you understand your customers in deep.

Google Analytics
Figure: Google Analytics dashboard

For data collection, you want to collect the real data as much as possible. You don’t want to collect your own visits. To do that, follow the steps below.

  • Login to your Google Analytics
  • Navigate to admin panel
Google Analytics Admin menu
Figure: Google Analytics Admin menu
  • Once the admin panel shows up, click on Filters menu
Google Analytics Filters
Figure: Google Analytics Filters
  • Then you will see the filters list
Google Analytics filters page
Figure: Google Analytics Filters page
  • Next, click on ADD FILTER button. You will see the filter form.
  • Then choose “Create new Filter”, fill in the “Filter Name” as you like, choose “Predefined“, then select “Exclude“, “traffic from the IP address” and “that are equal to“. Finally, add your IP address. You can add IPv4 or IPv6 for the IP address.
Google Analytics Filter form
Figure: Google Analytics Filter Form

And that’s it. For now on, your Google Analytics should not collect your own visiting.

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