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How to eliminate own visit in the traffic report?

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    TopUniverseposted 7 years ago

    When I see traffic status for any hub through my account, it show results for outside traffic and own visits.

    Is there a way to eliminate own visits?

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      ankigarg87posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      There is no such way as we can login from different computers and our visits also account a visit in google so we cannot eliminate our own visit in the traffic report

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        Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Doesn't make sense to me...

  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago


    I guess you could try to use Google Analytics, but I am not that familiar with it.

    1. eslevy17 profile image59
      eslevy17posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I've been using analytics and it tracks your own activity too. There may be a way to change it, but I know it's following me around because the entrance pathways it shows are the exact keywords I typed in (ones which had nothing to do with the hubs themselves, just obscure things I looked for and I eventually visited a hub of mine a while later in the same window I guess).

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      Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Google Analytics can be configured to exclude one's own IP address.

  3. sunforged profile image75
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    There is a rough answer, I can give you.

    Sorry, ahead of time.

    If your own visits are noticeable enough to cause you to want to create this thread then that is the least of your worries.

    You should be following your stats in the 100's - the dozen or so visits you are making you should be inconsequential.

    It cant be done via HP

    In a couple of months if you keep writing, you will see how unimportant your own views and how they may skew your results are.

  4. mega1 profile image77
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    people always say your own visits to your hubs count in the traffic figures - but I have checked and whenever I go to my hubs to edit and enter through my account page, they do not show up on the views counts, so I don't see the problem.  Maybe if you enter your own hubs from another computer it matters, but if you're signed into HP as yourself your visits to your hubs shouldn't count, I really don't see mine counting.

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      Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Mine are always counted, both during editing and subsequently.

    2. eslevy17 profile image59
      eslevy17posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      There's a delay anyway. Even if I message my friends to take a look at it (and we discuss it so I know it happened) the view won't be counted for a while. It seems like it only updates every hour or so anyway.

  5. Mieka profile image68
    Miekaposted 7 years ago

    I've had a look around my google analytics account, but I'm a total idiot when it comes to that, so how exactly do I exclude my own IP address?

    Thanks guys smile

  6. lrohner profile image80
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    To exclude your IP from Analytics, first go to http://whatismyip.com to determine your current address.

    Then log into Analytics. From your main Analytics page, click Filter Manager down in the lower right corner. In the table that appears, click Add Filter on the right of the dark gray bar.

    Give your filter a name, like "Exclude my IP" and click Predefined Filter. Set the dropdowns to "Exclude" "Traffic from the IP Addressed" and "That are Equal to." Then plug in your IP address.

    In the box below that, it should list Hubpages.com and any other sites you have Analytics tracking. Click on Hubpages.com and then click Add to move it to the right box. Then click Save Changes in the lower left.

    Edited to add: Some people have a static IP address, that is, the IP address rarely (if ever) changes, and usually only if you have modem problems. Some people have a dynamic IP address, meaning your IP address changes every time you start up your computer. If you have a dynamic IP addresss, you will have to do this each time.

    1. Mieka profile image68
      Miekaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wow thanks Irohner, I'm off to implement this now smile

  7. Pcunix profile image91
    Pcunixposted 7 years ago

    But - as SunForged pointed out - if you have so little traffic that your own visits matter, the traffic reports and Analytics really don't have enough raw data to give you much that is helpful anyway.

    Even with traffic, you also need time.

    I get decent traffic at my main site (250,000+ per month) and turned on Analytics on the very first day it became available (December 2005) and I STILL often feel like I need more data to make intelligent judgments.

    That is especially true for Adsense, which wasn't added to Analytics until December 2008 and of course very soon after we went into an economic recession - I wish I had Analytics Adsense data from before 2008!

    For HP, with less than 15,000 pv's and less than 4 months so far, I don't even bother to look yet.  It is turned on, but there is too little data to tell me much of anything.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Very good work PC, you are right of course. I still don't have good stats for more than a hand full of my hubs. Not enough data to hang my hat on here yet. smile