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
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.