Google Analytics Reports is a must for websmasters to gain a deep view of your visitors behaviour. Many of us are being bothered by ourselves: We are actually one of the biggest traffic source, making the Analytics Reports less accurate.
So how to exclude unwanted traffic from the reports?
We are going to use the filter function of GA.
1. When unwanted traffic is from a fixed small area, for example, your home
We can exclude a certain IP, but this usually won’t work as most of us use dynamic IPs; So, we’d better exclude IP ranges, this usually work.
You will need to record your IPs for a few days, and figure our your IP range the ISP assigns to your home. This can easily be done by a simple Google search:
Let’s say, your IP record shows like this:
Day 1. 22.214.171.124
Day 2. 126.96.36.199
Day 3. 188.8.131.52
Day 4. 184.108.40.206
Day 5. 220.127.116.11
Then your IP range is 185.29.167. * We are gonna type in 185\.29\.167.*
Dont forget to select the right profile down below:
2. When unwanted traffic is from a larger area – city, region, even country.
We can exclude large area too ! Here is an example of country exclusion:
(China|India) means exclude traffic from China and India.
Don’t forget to apply it to the right profiles below.