Thursday, September 9, 2010

Do I Really Have That Many Views? - Tip of Month for September 2010

Do you really have that many views?


Do you sell online? it at Etsy, Artfire, 1000 Markets, Dawanda or any of the online selling venues? Do you sell online through your own site?  Then if you're like me you are constantly checking your views....well you might want to know this litte tip on how not to count yourself in your views!

While it's a blast to get tons of's no fun to find out they all came from yourself!

....follow the simple instructions below and voila no more stalking yourself!

1. Log into your Google account.
2. Click on Analytics.
3. In the lower right-hand corner of the screen, click on Filter Manager.
4. On the next screen, click on Add Filter, and give your filter a name.
5. Choose Filter Type=Exclude IP Address from the menu.
6. Enter the IP address for your own home computer. Find this number by going to Keep in mind that this IP address is for the network you are using at the time you visit the site. If you take your laptop to a coffee shop and use their wifi, their IP address is different so visits to your own site will be logged. I'm guessing this won't be too big of an issue for anyone. If you really want to, you can add another filter to exclude all your favorite wifi hotspots! Just visit again to get the address.
7. Select which profiles you want the filter applied to and add them. (I have noticed though that it auto updates my other sites as well....I have more than 5 that I track!)
8. Click Save Changes. Done!!

Now you can visit your own site all you want and not mess up the statistics on how many people visit your site!  Just make sure you check this often as it can change often:)

Let me know if this tip was a help to you.....and stay tuned for next months Tip Of The Month!

Thanks for stopping by,

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