Wednesday, January 14, 2015

How To Filter Out Your Own Views in Google Analytics

Google analytics is a great way to see where your shop traffic is coming from! If you're like me you visit your shop pretty often. You want to make sure that your views aren't being counted and skewing your data. Here is how to do it with a filter!



You can find filters in the Admin panel of Google Analytics.


Click on the red +New Filters button.


Give your filter a name. I chose "Exclude IP".

Filter type:  Custom
Filter Field:  IP Address
Filter Pattern:  your IP address You can find it here.

Put a backslash (\) in front of the periods. If your IP address is 112.41.251.122 put 112\.41\.251\.122 in the Filter Pattern box.


Hit Save and you are set!

If you use different computers make sure to make a filter for them as well. Now your views will be squeaky clean!