Policing Your Traffic- Hey you, stop!  

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Police what traffic gets counted : Google Analytics- Part 2
Well, I've officially signed up with Google Analytics and find myself fighting the tendency to pour over the statistical overload of numerical info like a nerd with a pocket protector. The first thing that I noticed is that a lot of the traffic to my site was from..... me? Hmmm...... I'm pretty sure that no good will come of that. So, that leads us to the next Google Analytics installment - excluding yourself or any other website that you do not want counted from your visitor and bounce statistics. After all, if you are going to analyze this preponderance of numerical craziness, you might as well be working with good data. Here's what you need to do:
1. Log onto your Google Analytics account and click on the filter manager (bottom, right hand corner). In addition to filtering out your own site from google stats, you can customize the way data is displayed on reports.
2. On the right hand side of that dark grey header - click "+add filter".
3. Now on filter type- click exclude all traffic from an IP address. Don't know your IP address? Find out at Anonymouse.
4. This should add your website(s)- click add. This will add them to the box on the right (selected website profiles). Then click save changes! Your're done!!

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4 comments

Thanks for sharing these tips!

January 14, 2009 at 7:12 PM

Thanks for the helpful tip!

Amy
http://bellasboutique.blogspot.com

January 14, 2009 at 7:37 PM

lol, thanks. I just did that today, exclude myself, that is! ;)

January 16, 2009 at 12:18 PM

I am still trying to figure out GA and this was extremely helpful! (as was the first post! ) :)
Thanks so much for posting!

Hillary
http://antebelle.blogspot.com

January 17, 2009 at 5:39 PM

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