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Yourself From the Results
By TaSha Franklin
What Is My IP Address
address stands for Internet Protocol address. Every computer
connected to the Internet is assigned this unique number consisting of
numbers separated by periods. For example:
000.00.0.0. This little group of numbers can
come in handy when you're
looking to identify the region or country from which a particular
connecting. For instance when you're tracking traffic on your website
your Google Analytics account, you can see what part of the region or
your site is most popular. If you're like me, and you're building your
site, or even if you've paid someone to do it for you; you probably
read through your own content, or check to make sure a link is working.
you do this, it signals Google Analytics that your site has received
another visitor, which will obviously skew the results you're looking
avoid this, you must exclude your own IP address from being tracked.
What is my
IP address? Glad you asked. Simply type "What is my IP address" into
your search engine and you will have several options for IP lookup,
which are free.
How To Exclude Your IP
From your "Overview: All accounts", select which account you'd
like to filter. The
should be located under your website profile, all the way to the right.
the filter manager has been selected, Click Add Filter (top right hand
of table), name your filter (My IP Address).
Under, Filter Type, you will have two options.
Predefined, will already
be checked by default, and will be fine for this filter. Custom will
several options for a more advanced filter. Following this will be
down menus. The first will be "exclude", the second will be"
traffic from the IP addresses", the third will be "that are equal
to". Than enter your IP address. Next, below "Apply Filter to Website
Profiles", it will list your available website profiles, click whatever
one you're filtering, add and save changes. This will eliminate any
results from repeatedly viewing your own website.
Google Analytics also offers several other filter options. For
can exclude traffic from a set of IP addresses. You can also exclude
from a particular website. Or reverse
your filter, and only track visits from a particular set of IP
addresses , or
from a particular website. All options, are a very handy tool. Good
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