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How to stop Google Analytics from Tracking your own visits

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In this post, I’m going to show you step by step process to stop Google Analytics from tracking your own visits. Google Analytics is one of the most important tools to your blog success. You can get information about your page views, sessions, total user per day, month or year. You can find out which post is driving traffic to your site and which social media account to focus on etc.

These numbers are very important, to understand your blog progress and to prepare your next move. What if the numbers you see in the report are not correct? We want the report to display correct numbers of users that visited our site, pages viewed by them. If these numbers are not correct then we’ll get a different picture of our blog and end up creating a strategy that might not work for our blog.

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Stop Google Analytics from Tracking Your Own Visits

 STOP Google Analytics

If you haven’t already installed Google Analytics then check my step by step tutorial to install it and understand a few important reports in a very simple language. It’s very easy to set up, and it provides robust insights into all aspects of your site’s performance.

When I started my blog, I was quick to install the Gooogle Analytics to see my stat. Believe me, some bloggers are obsessed with stats especially in the beginning and that is why it is important to stop google analytics from tracking your own visits.

I did a few monkey dance after seeing a boost in my stats during my starting days …..I was like OMG, just in a few days, my pageview is more than 100 per day. Little did I know that more than half of it was my own visits.

After I learned that I was adding my own visits to my stats I was so conscious of visiting my site and note down my posts URL on Word for any promotion. Soon I realized that it was not a wise move as I shouldn’t be so terrified to visit my own site so I started looking for a solution.

I did my research and came to know different ways to stop Google Analytics from tracking my own visits but the most simple and effective way was to install a simple plugin.

This was done to my satisfaction with a light plugin named Webkinder. I won’t suggest you install a big plugin like Monster Insight as you can see all your reports better in Google Analytics without taking up any space on your WordPress.

To Install the plugin:-

  • Click on Plugin on WordPress dashboard and add new
  • In the search box, type Webkinder
  • Install the plugin and activate it
  • Add your Google Analytics Tracking Code and put a tick on Do not track my visit.
Stop Google Analytics
That’s it!!
Now you can visit your site from your main computer for as many times as you want, it will still show on the google analytics home screen but it won’t be counted in your stat report.

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Conclusion

As a blogger, I also suggest visiting your site a couple of times per week to see if things are loading properly for your visitors. If all the links on your pages are working fine. Take proactive measures to minimize the effect if something goes wrong.
Now you can do all of these without worrying about your visits adding to your stats report.
I know as bloggers, we are so obsessed with our stats and might be checking it every few mins to see if it has increased. The best way to increase your stats is by producing awesome contents. As long as you are doing it, you don’t have to worry about Google Analytics.
Keep producing valuable content and don’t forget to Promote it. The real work starts after you hit the publish button. The Key to successful blogging lies a lot of PROMOTION and social media plays a key role.
Promote your content whenever you get a chance. Pinterest and Facebook are my two focused places to promote my content. You can also use Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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Please share and comment and let me know if you are using any other awesome plugin to stop Google Analytics from tracking your visit.

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14 thoughts on “How to stop Google Analytics from Tracking your own visits”

    1. Thanks dear. About Google Analytics slowing down a site is unheard of, do you mean to say the plugin??? A plugin can that’s why I’ve suggested a light plugin but not sure about Google Analytics -the software itself.

  1. I’ve been blogging in and out and I recently just started incorporating adsense into my blog and have yet to actively promote my content but yes, as a blogger we can get very obsessed with the numbers and this tip is very helpful!! Def looking into that plugin

  2. This is a very insightful post. It all makes sense to me now. I do visit my pages regularly to see if I am out of line with what my brand is suppose to be, however I may very well be doing myself a disfavor. I will be sure to download the app.

  3. This post saved me a lot of trouble. When I googled I got the tips to filter manually, which doesn’t work for me since I have a dynamic IP.
    Thank you!

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