We already know that google analytics is specially developed for tracking external visitors apart from you and people under your company. Whenever you install google analytics on a website, the best practice is to exclude all the internal traffic. To exclude your own hits or hits generating from within your company can be filtered out from google analytics data. Below I have explained excluding single and multiple ip addresses in google analytics.
How to Exclude A single IP Address
1). Select the view for which you want to apply filter and then goto filters and click add filter
2). Enter the filter name as “exclude internal traffic”
3). Select the filter type as predefined
How to Exclude Multiple IP addresses
Everything is similar to how we did for a single ip address above except, you have to enter regex for multiple ip addresses. Let’s say we have two exclude two different ip addresses 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.1.1. The regex would be
Start with ‘^’ then precede each dot with a backslash(\) and put ‘$’ at the end of ip and separate multiple ips with a pipe(|). The easiest way to write regex for multiple ips is first write down the ips together
2). Add ‘^’ before the first ip address ( ^192.168.0.119184.108.40.206)
3). Add pipeline between both ip addresses (^192.168.0.1|192.168.1.1)
4). Add backslash just before every dot (^192\.168\.0\.1|192\.168\.1\.1)
5) add ‘$’ sign at the end of each ip address (^192\.168\.0\.1$|192\.168\.1\.1$)
You can add multiple ips using the above regex.
How to exclude dynamic ip addresses
If you have any queries related to this article please get in touch with us on Twitter.