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How to Prevent Google Analytics From Tracking Your Own Page Visits

It’s very frustrating when you go to check your Google Analytics only to find that your own page visits are tracked as well. Wouldn’t you agree?

The reason why we keep track of analytics in the first place is to provide ourselves with accurate data in regards to web traffic but when our own page views are counted as well, the data becomes inaccurate.

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The Problem with Google Analytics Filters

Maybe you’ve tried to exclude yourself from Google Analytics by using filters only to find out that that solution is only temporary—seeing that every time your router resets or you change locations, Google Analytics will start tracking you again. But don’t worry, there is a solution.

How to exclude yourself from Google Analytics results in less than 3 minutes

The first thing you’ll have to do is install the plugin below:

WordPress Plugin | Google Analytics by MonsterInsights

It’s a fabulous plugin that provides you with an analytics dashboard right within WordPress. It can replace any other Google Analytics plugin you have too.

exclude yourself form Google Analytics

Once it’s activated, the next thing you need to do is connect to your Google Analytics account in the settings. You can find the settings from Insights > Settings from your admin bar. The plugin will require you to log into your analytics account for authentication.

Before you go any further, make sure that you don’t have your analytics code or ID anywhere else on your website! Otherwise, this solution will not work.

Finally, head on over to the Tracking tab and make sure that these settings are set:

exclude yourself form Google Analytics

Click the green button to save all changes.

That’s it!

What that setting does is it prevents anyone who’s logged into an administrator or an editor account from being tracked within Google Analytics. It doesn’t matter where you are, as long as you’re logged into your website, you won’t be tracked.

Who knew that something so frustrating can be so simple to solve?

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