How To Stop Google Analytics From Tracking Your Own Visits

Google Analytics is one of the topped and widely used analytics tools. It helps us to track the traffic which we receive on our blog or website.

People can track visitors’ locations, IPs, browsers, etc and even can check that how many users are in real-time on our blog or website. It is completely free and a preferred analytics tool for webmasters.

Do you know, It also tracks you?

Irrespective, you are logged in or not. Google Analytics tracks your every movement such as revisions of your blog post etc.

Don’t worry, you can prevent Google Analytics from tracking your own visits and previews. This post will help you a lot, you can block yourself from Google Analytics.

How to Prevent Google Analytics From Tracking Your Own Visits?

There are three ways to prevent Google Analytics from tracking your own visit. Let us explain to you one by one.

1. Block Google Analytics Tracking By IP Address

First of all, locate your own IP address by using and add that IP address to the exclusion list.

Let’s say your IP address is then copy that IP and follow the following steps.

1. Login to Google Analytics
2. Click on Admin
3. Click on filters inside view property

google analytics filters

4. Click on Add Filter
5. Create a new filter
6. Filter name
7. Check Exclude


8. Now select traffic from the IP address and put an IP address in the text box.


9. Now select expression (see step 5 in below image) and choose “that are equal to” and click on save.

block google analytics by ip address

This way, Google Analytics will stop tracking if traffic comes from the excluded IP address.

2. Block Page Previews Tracking In Google Analytics [For WordPress Users]

Tracking page previews by Google Analytics is really a pain for everyone. We preview our post countless times before publishing it to ensure that everything goes correctly. But at the same time we preview a post, Google tracking codes also get reloaded and tracks every preview.

It badly impacts our analytics figures and we get the wrong report.

preview-track in google analytics

To stop the tracking of page previews, follow the following steps:

1. Follow the same steps as explained above like

    • Analytics login
    • Click on Admin
    • Click on filters inside view property
    • Add filter
    • Create a new filter and give filter name

2. Now click on Custom
3. Select “Request URI” from excluding filter field

exclude previews in google analytics

4. Now use “preview=true” in Filter Pattern and click on save

stop google analytics tracking for page previews

In this way, Google Analytics will not track your page previews.

3- Prevent Google Analytics Tracking For Logged In Users In WordPress

If an admin is logged in, it also gets tracked by Google Analytics. To block this tracking, you need to create a filter inside the Google Analytics account.

Follow the same steps explained in the 2nd method. The only change is, you need to use wp-login.php in the Filter Pattern section and click on save. See the below image.

exclude loggin users in WordPress from tracking

You can also set any other rules to exclude other pages tracking in this way.

4- Block Yourself From Analytics Through Brower Extension

You can also block yourself from Google Analytics through a browser extension. There is a web browser extension called Block Yourself from AnalyticsIt works with Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Opera.

Block Yourself From Analytics Through Brower Extension

With the help of the above tricks, you can prevent Google Analytics from tracking your own visits and page previews.

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