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Google Analytics - exclude my own traffic

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8:16 pm on May 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The subject pretty much says it. I get assigned a dynamic IP from my DSL provider. Having just compared the IP that I had a while back with the one I have today and looked up the registration, I get ranges like

71.133.178.0 - 71.133.179.255
71.133.185.0 - 71.133.186.255

If I tracked it a while, I'd probably get everything in between and something on the sides. I don't want to block such a big range if possible. Is there a way besides IP to block my own traffic (some tracking software will detect a cookie, but I don't see an option for that with GA).

8:36 pm on May 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I use the Firefox extension AdBlock, and just added the analytics server to what's blocked. I never show up in any of my Google Analytics stats. Very handy when you want to test your site live without creating a traffic spike.
8:45 pm on May 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Clarification: Specifically I block:

  • ht tp://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js
  • ht tp://www.google-analytics.com/_utm.gif*

    Which means I can still use the service to check my stats, without showing up on them. Probably means I'm a phantom visiting your website as well.

  • 9:31 pm on May 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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    Thanks! I'll definitely try it. When you have as little traffic as I do, a big day of maintainence can lead to a noticeable spike.

    [edit]Okay. I checked it out. Perfect! Simple and just brilliant because I can make it work with other tracking rather than just Google Analytics. So much better than depending on cookies, which I regularly cull, and the IP which I don't control.[/edit]