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Search Engine Optimization

Hello to you all!

I have noticed that even if I have followed the instructions (see link) Google Analytics still is counting my own visits to my site.

Pernilla, I checked the instructions given in your link and compared them with other sources. They seem to be correct.
But like Taetske, I must say, I don't pay particular attention to google Analytics - well, not as much as I should maybe.
I'm told there are other tools you can use to check your visits. I shall look into it and will let you know.

Grandes abrazos from me too !!!

Giulia :)

Thank you so much Giulia, that would be great to hear what kind of tools you find good. I haven't done any checks before. Only now it starts to get interesting as I have begun to reach out via social media.

Grandes abrazos!!!
:-)

P.S. Have started to learn Spanish!

Good afternoon Pernilla,

I tested my website and was told I did not have any analytics on it, that was not liked and will cost you points.
Then came a post of Trish warning having widgets above the fold. We had a little conversation and she told me to look on GA to see if I was ok.
I really got the idea I needed to install so now I am investigating. Then Valerie had a post on problems with GA and now you also have a post on a problem with GA. I am really wondering if I should go through the trouble installing this just to get a better ranking?

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske

Hello Taetske,

Yes, you should absolutely use Google Analytics.

Read Stevens post. He shares great links to Jays Google Analytics Webinar and Google Analytics Academy. When you have connected your site with Google Analytics follow the instructions in Stephs training: Te deseo mucho éxito!
Grandes abrazos!
:-)

Thank you, Pernilla, will have a second look.

Abrazos del Sur, Taetske

How I wish I could answer your question Pernilla?

Hello Boaz,

Thank you for checking my question and wanting to help.
No worries, I have already solved the issue with help of the answers here.

If you need to know how to do, here is the link Triblu shared: Here you can learn how to do.

All the best on your online journey to success.
Follow you now!
:-) Pernilla

I believe somewhere in the console is a place you can stop you own visits being done, but google being google, move it very regulalry, which is a pain

Hi Dave!
Thanks for leaving your comment! Appreciate it a lot.
I have been able to solve this issue with help of Stephs Training (See Triblu's Answer).
:-)

Thanks for asking this question.

Hello Alex,
Great if you can profit from my question too.

Very nice to meet you. Follow you now!
Wish you great success with your online business.
:-) Pernilla

Hello again Alex,

Click on the link which Triblu shared here and follow Stephs instructions. That's how you have to do.
:-)

HI Pernilla, thanks I just excluded MY IP address from GA.
Regards,
Alex

Perfect!
So glad it helped you too!
:-)

Links given in the comments here will not help. The IP address is normally dynamic and you cannot filter it that way. This is only for static addresses. There is a way to do this, cannot describe it here it is in my site's post. So search a bit and you will find the way, it is easy.

Thank you so much Jovo for your comment!

Appreciate you telling me about how the IP address work and cannot be filtered as described in the given links.
:-)

Good question, Pernilla, as I too would like GA not to track my own movements.

Thank you, James, for checking my question!!

I'll check the links given here and see if I can find the solution to this issue. I'll tell you how it works out.
:-)

Thank you, Pernilla...I'll try to follow the links supplied in this thread and hope it works for me, otherwise I'll have to disturb you a little.

:-)

Hello again, James!

With help of the link Trish shared, I found out the solution.

Follow the instructions on Stephs training and it will work for you too. If you have any questions, just ask me!
:-)

Thank you...I will, Pernilla :-)

Hey Pernilla,

It's just a matter of adding a filter. Here's a tutorial to help you with this: Hope you find this helpful

Hey Trish,

You are always here to help when there are tricky things to do. Awesome!!

I have installed a filter but it doesn't work. My visits are still counting.

I'll check the link you gave me. I'm sure it'll help me to solve this issue.
:-)

This cannot work, this is only for static IP addresses. They are normally dynamic.

Hello again Trish!

I followed Stephs instructions in her training and I did find out what I had missed doing when first adding the filter. It was just so easy, it was only that I hadn't added "All Web Site Data" to the selected view-box.

It works now! Great!!
:-)

Hello again Jovo!

It does work correctly now. I could solve my problem with help of the link Trish shared.

But thanks for your inputs anyways!!
:-)

Your address is probably dynamically created, so next time you log in it will be different and it will not be filtered. Perhaps they do not change every time you log in, but they do change, this cannot work. But if it is static it will be filtered of course.

Good to know.
I'll think of this.
:-)

Hi Trish,

Thanks for the advice on how to set filters in GA

Regards,
Alex

You are very welcome Alex!

Google has worked consistently for me since adding my filter Jovo. Until I use a different internet access provider, I do not anticipate having to change my IP address.

However, I do appreciate your making us all aware of this possibility, so Thank YOU!

I think it changes automatically when you log into Internet, it is not that you would change it yourself. This is for security reasons and also due to fact that providers sometimes have not enough of them and then attribute them randomly assuming that not all users will log in at the same time. I guess you can test it and see what happens, should be dependent on the provider. In any case, most welcome.

You install a filter that tracks your home IP address.

Jay has several Google Analytics live Trainings. Go to Live Events and Search for Google Analytics to display them.

I don't recall which one shows you how to set up filters but here is the first one of the series.

Thank you so much, Craig for your help!

I have actually installed a filter, but it doesn't seem to work.

I'll check the link you sent me.
I'm sure it will help me.
:-)

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How to stop google analytics tracking my own visits?

How to stop google analytics tracking my own visits?

asked in
Search Engine Optimization

Hello to you all!

I have noticed that even if I have followed the instructions (see link) Google Analytics still is counting my own visits to my site.

Pernilla, I checked the instructions given in your link and compared them with other sources. They seem to be correct.
But like Taetske, I must say, I don't pay particular attention to google Analytics - well, not as much as I should maybe.
I'm told there are other tools you can use to check your visits. I shall look into it and will let you know.

Grandes abrazos from me too !!!

Giulia :)

Thank you so much Giulia, that would be great to hear what kind of tools you find good. I haven't done any checks before. Only now it starts to get interesting as I have begun to reach out via social media.

Grandes abrazos!!!
:-)

P.S. Have started to learn Spanish!

Good afternoon Pernilla,

I tested my website and was told I did not have any analytics on it, that was not liked and will cost you points.
Then came a post of Trish warning having widgets above the fold. We had a little conversation and she told me to look on GA to see if I was ok.
I really got the idea I needed to install so now I am investigating. Then Valerie had a post on problems with GA and now you also have a post on a problem with GA. I am really wondering if I should go through the trouble installing this just to get a better ranking?

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske

Hello Taetske,

Yes, you should absolutely use Google Analytics.

Read Stevens post. He shares great links to Jays Google Analytics Webinar and Google Analytics Academy. When you have connected your site with Google Analytics follow the instructions in Stephs training: Te deseo mucho éxito!
Grandes abrazos!
:-)

Thank you, Pernilla, will have a second look.

Abrazos del Sur, Taetske

How I wish I could answer your question Pernilla?

Hello Boaz,

Thank you for checking my question and wanting to help.
No worries, I have already solved the issue with help of the answers here.

If you need to know how to do, here is the link Triblu shared: Here you can learn how to do.

All the best on your online journey to success.
Follow you now!
:-) Pernilla

I believe somewhere in the console is a place you can stop you own visits being done, but google being google, move it very regulalry, which is a pain

Hi Dave!
Thanks for leaving your comment! Appreciate it a lot.
I have been able to solve this issue with help of Stephs Training (See Triblu's Answer).
:-)

Thanks for asking this question.

Hello Alex,
Great if you can profit from my question too.

Very nice to meet you. Follow you now!
Wish you great success with your online business.
:-) Pernilla

Hello again Alex,

Click on the link which Triblu shared here and follow Stephs instructions. That's how you have to do.
:-)

HI Pernilla, thanks I just excluded MY IP address from GA.
Regards,
Alex

Perfect!
So glad it helped you too!
:-)

Links given in the comments here will not help. The IP address is normally dynamic and you cannot filter it that way. This is only for static addresses. There is a way to do this, cannot describe it here it is in my site's post. So search a bit and you will find the way, it is easy.

Thank you so much Jovo for your comment!

Appreciate you telling me about how the IP address work and cannot be filtered as described in the given links.
:-)

Good question, Pernilla, as I too would like GA not to track my own movements.

Thank you, James, for checking my question!!

I'll check the links given here and see if I can find the solution to this issue. I'll tell you how it works out.
:-)

Thank you, Pernilla...I'll try to follow the links supplied in this thread and hope it works for me, otherwise I'll have to disturb you a little.

:-)

Hello again, James!

With help of the link Trish shared, I found out the solution.

Follow the instructions on Stephs training and it will work for you too. If you have any questions, just ask me!
:-)

Thank you...I will, Pernilla :-)

Hey Pernilla,

It's just a matter of adding a filter. Here's a tutorial to help you with this: Hope you find this helpful

Hey Trish,

You are always here to help when there are tricky things to do. Awesome!!

I have installed a filter but it doesn't work. My visits are still counting.

I'll check the link you gave me. I'm sure it'll help me to solve this issue.
:-)

This cannot work, this is only for static IP addresses. They are normally dynamic.

Hello again Trish!

I followed Stephs instructions in her training and I did find out what I had missed doing when first adding the filter. It was just so easy, it was only that I hadn't added "All Web Site Data" to the selected view-box.

It works now! Great!!
:-)

Hello again Jovo!

It does work correctly now. I could solve my problem with help of the link Trish shared.

But thanks for your inputs anyways!!
:-)

Your address is probably dynamically created, so next time you log in it will be different and it will not be filtered. Perhaps they do not change every time you log in, but they do change, this cannot work. But if it is static it will be filtered of course.

Good to know.
I'll think of this.
:-)

Hi Trish,

Thanks for the advice on how to set filters in GA

Regards,
Alex

You are very welcome Alex!

Google has worked consistently for me since adding my filter Jovo. Until I use a different internet access provider, I do not anticipate having to change my IP address.

However, I do appreciate your making us all aware of this possibility, so Thank YOU!

I think it changes automatically when you log into Internet, it is not that you would change it yourself. This is for security reasons and also due to fact that providers sometimes have not enough of them and then attribute them randomly assuming that not all users will log in at the same time. I guess you can test it and see what happens, should be dependent on the provider. In any case, most welcome.

You install a filter that tracks your home IP address.

Jay has several Google Analytics live Trainings. Go to Live Events and Search for Google Analytics to display them.

I don't recall which one shows you how to set up filters but here is the first one of the series.

Thank you so much, Craig for your help!

I have actually installed a filter, but it doesn't seem to work.

I'll check the link you sent me.
I'm sure it will help me.
:-)

See more comments

asked in
Getting Started

For some time ago I redirected my business emails to my gmail account. Before I used the email program that WA offers. Now I can't figure out how to send an email with my busin

I'm a bit late in replying here, Pernilla. Hopefully you have resolved this,

I'll add a training link for anyone else that comes along and wants to know how to set this up.

Mary explains it step by step. Step 2 shows how to add the website email address so that replies from gmail show as from your website address~Jude

Thank you so much, Jude!
This is an excellent help. I’m so glad that you checked my question, because I haven’t solved this issue yet. I just couldn’t find out how to set up another mailaddress in Gmail - and have been procrastinating it, instead doing other work. So your help is like heavens sent!

Marys training is just what I needed.
I’ll take action upon this today.

Thanks again, Jude!
Have an awesome weekend!
:-) Pernilla

I wouldn't have been able to answer your question, Pernilla, but now I've learned something new too thanks to your question and to Howard's reply. Thank you :)

Giulia

Hi there Giulia,
So good to see you!
Great that you could profit from my question too.
:-)

Exactly as Howard says, which is the way I have mine.

Many thanks, Dave, for checking out my question!
Appreciate it a lot!
:-)

Hi Pernilla!

If you have set things up right in Gmail, where you have the "from" contact info listed there is a little down arrow you click on and it should show your other website email address.

Select that and your recipient will get an email from your website email address.

If you don't see that then you need to get that setup in Gmail.

Thank you so much for your help, Howard!
The picture is great. Now I understand.

However, I don't see any "From" field when opening up the email window. I only see "To" and "Subject".
I have to search for the set up in Gmail.

:-)

When you go to compose your email, that is where the from field will show up.

Cool and good answer Howard

Log in to your Gmail account. Click on the red box at the top - Compose. This will open up your email. write and send it will automatically have your Gmail address as your from address.

Hope this helps.

Derek

Thank you so much for your help, Derek!
:-)

You're welcome

Sorry kinda lost here myself. I just got mine set up yesterday. Hope someone can answer your question. Just wanted to let you know someone is listening. I usually quit thinking about things
and then go back over the training. Good luck....

Hello Pete!
Thank you so much for checking my question.
That's kind of you wanting to help me.

Asking questions and redo the training are good ways to finding the solution to problems, that's true!

Many thanks for the follow. Of course, I follow you back. Wish you all the best of success with building up your online business.

:-) Pernilla

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How to send an email from my business email address?

How to send an email from my business email address?

asked in
Getting Started

For some time ago I redirected my business emails to my gmail account. Before I used the email program that WA offers. Now I can't figure out how to send an email with my busin

I'm a bit late in replying here, Pernilla. Hopefully you have resolved this,

I'll add a training link for anyone else that comes along and wants to know how to set this up.

Mary explains it step by step. Step 2 shows how to add the website email address so that replies from gmail show as from your website address~Jude

Thank you so much, Jude!
This is an excellent help. I’m so glad that you checked my question, because I haven’t solved this issue yet. I just couldn’t find out how to set up another mailaddress in Gmail - and have been procrastinating it, instead doing other work. So your help is like heavens sent!

Marys training is just what I needed.
I’ll take action upon this today.

Thanks again, Jude!
Have an awesome weekend!
:-) Pernilla

I wouldn't have been able to answer your question, Pernilla, but now I've learned something new too thanks to your question and to Howard's reply. Thank you :)

Giulia

Hi there Giulia,
So good to see you!
Great that you could profit from my question too.
:-)

Exactly as Howard says, which is the way I have mine.

Many thanks, Dave, for checking out my question!
Appreciate it a lot!
:-)

Hi Pernilla!

If you have set things up right in Gmail, where you have the "from" contact info listed there is a little down arrow you click on and it should show your other website email address.

Select that and your recipient will get an email from your website email address.

If you don't see that then you need to get that setup in Gmail.

Thank you so much for your help, Howard!
The picture is great. Now I understand.

However, I don't see any "From" field when opening up the email window. I only see "To" and "Subject".
I have to search for the set up in Gmail.

:-)

When you go to compose your email, that is where the from field will show up.

Cool and good answer Howard

Log in to your Gmail account. Click on the red box at the top - Compose. This will open up your email. write and send it will automatically have your Gmail address as your from address.

Hope this helps.

Derek

Thank you so much for your help, Derek!
:-)

You're welcome

Sorry kinda lost here myself. I just got mine set up yesterday. Hope someone can answer your question. Just wanted to let you know someone is listening. I usually quit thinking about things
and then go back over the training. Good luck....

Hello Pete!
Thank you so much for checking my question.
That's kind of you wanting to help me.

Asking questions and redo the training are good ways to finding the solution to problems, that's true!

Many thanks for the follow. Of course, I follow you back. Wish you all the best of success with building up your online business.

:-) Pernilla

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asked in
Social Engagement & Marketing

When do you use a link shortener, like for example bit.ly?

I've read that a link shortener cloaks a link. When should I cloak a link?

Do you use it when sharing

A very good question which is way outside my knowledge base.

Hello Edwin,
Very nice to meet you. Thank you for checking out my question. Hope you too could benefit from the answers I have received.

Follow you now!
:-)

Many thanks .

I used goo.gl but Google is closing down that service. They are replacing it with another type of short link called Firebase Dynamic Linking, which they say works better with mobile technology.

More info here:
https://developers.googleblog.com/2018/03/transitioning-google-url-shortener.html

~Jude

Thank you very much Jude, for stopping by and sharing your knowledge and an interesting link!!

How very kind of you!
:-)

Your most welcome, Pernilla. Thank you for asking the question! :-)

Hey P, I use bit.ly mainly to shorten my links for my Shopify store, and I used to use it for social media.

Perhaps I should try Pretty Links, I am open to it, although I still use bit.ly.

This is one RAD question!! Thanks!

Kaju, have you tested it to see if those links work well for mobile users? ~Jude