Friday, August 22, 2014

How To Stop Google Analytics From Tracking Your Own Page Views

Few days back I wrote a post on how to stop Blogger from tracking your own pageviews. That works fine. But in addition to that I also track my blog page views through Google Analytics. I was a bit surprised when I found out my Blogger page view count and Google Analytics page view count didn't match. That's when I figured out Analytics was still tracking my own page views, even though Blogger stopped counting them. So Analytics tracking needs to stopped separately for own page views. One way to do it is through IP address filter. But if you don't have a static IP address from your ISP, then it's hard to do as every time you connect to internet you will have a different IP address. So you will have to figure out IP address range, then block tracking for that whole range. But their is an easier way out. You can install Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on in your browser. That will prevent Analytics from tracking page views in your browser. All major browsers including Firefox, Chrome & IE are supported. You just need to install it on the browsers from where you visit your own blog.

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