How can i block Google Analytics from my PC?

How can i block Google Analytics from my PC?

If you are using Google Analytics on your website then you will want to know whether the visitors being counted are genuine external visitors to your site or if you and your colleagues are being included in the count. This can be especially important if you frequently visit your own site for updates, fill in forms, update databases etc.

But luckily Google have made it fairly straight forward to block visits being counted from selected machines or networksHow can i block Google Analytics from my PC?.

1) I have a fixed “static” IP address!

If you have a static IP address then it is quite straight forward to block your PC from registering your visits you just need to setup a filter within Google Analytics.

  • login to your Google Analytics account.
  • Click Admin on the top right of the screen.
  • You will now see a list of your accounts, select the account you want to block.
  • Select the “filters” TAB.
  • Click “Add New”.
  • You will now see the below form
    • Enter a name.
    • Select “pre defined”.
    • Select “exclude”.
    • Select “traffic from the IP addresses”.
    • Select “that are equal to”.
    • Enter the your external IP address
  • Google Analytics FilterClick Save.
  • Thats it….

Note this will block all machines that register as using the selected IP Address externally e.g. it will block all machines on your internal network.

2 ) I don’t have a fixed “static” IP address!

If you don’t have a static ip address you can download an add on from Google for your web browser, this will have the effect of blocking all your visits.  Note this is a universal tool so it will block all your visits to all sites using Google Analytics and not just your own. It is available for Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera.

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