Do you know how to filter your own Traffic from appearing in your Google Analytics report? This is something that I recently found myself having to do and I thought I should share with people here. What happens, if you use Google Analytics, is that you get data from all visits to your site, including your own. Now, if you spend the entire day working on your website like you do, this makes it rather difficult for your to decode how well your are performing. So, I wanted to find a way to filter my own Traffic from Google Analytics. The following is how to do it;
Stop your own results from appearing in Google Analytics
The good news is that you can stop your own results from appearing in your Google Analytics using a simple browser plugin. Yes, there is nothing fancy about it. The plugin that I use is called Block Yourself from Analytics. The good news is that it comes with both an Chrome and a Mozilla version.
How does it work?
Once you have downloaded the plugin for your browser, you will be able to add websites that you do not wish to report visits to Analytics. In essence, you can block any website from reporting your visits to Analytics. However, you probably will have not motivation to block reporting for sites that do not belong to you.
Why would you wish to Block your own website visits from Analytics?
This is something that I have already covered. It can be annoying to see your own results in Analytics. They tend to cloud the results that you get. You end up thinking that you are getting lots of traffic when in actual fact you are not getting anything. So, you need to block tracking for your own visits. As such, this tool is really useful.
Need to learn more about Google Analytics? Here is a little bit about bounce rate in Analytics.