Author nathaniell
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When you start your first website, you'll be excited to see some clicks, which means real people on your site! Maybe. Make sure it's not just you clicking around. Exclude your IP address in Google Analytics and only track non-you visitors.

In case you haven't got Analytics installed yet, there are tons of ways to do it.

I like to do it manually

But you can also do it via the All in One SEO pack:

And, just because it's related, here are some awesome webinars on Google Analytics. They're a bit older, so Analytics might look slightly different, but definitely still worth a watch.


If you have a dynamic IP or change IP frequently for whatever reason, here's the solution!

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dembler Premium
Great timing! I have been struggling with, thank you
Deky Furlong Premium
Hey Nathaniell, Thanks alot for the Tip :)
Blair P Premium
Hey nathaniell, great video as always. However I need to switch off my router occasionally and it changes my IP address when I do meaning I would need to re-enter my IP into Analytics every time. Searched around a bit online to see if there was a way round this and came across an Add-on by Google that seems to work with all common browsers. It's called Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on - don't know if you've come across this before?
Seems to work for me....
nathaniell Premium
Awesome. Thanks for the tip. I didn't think that switching off your router would change your IP in such a way that Analytics would need to be reset, but if you have seen an IP change from this affect your Analytics stats, this the browser work around is a good option.
bullet Premium
Hi nathaniell, thanks for the video it will make it easier to track the real clicks now. When you first build a website you are in and out all the time and it does screw up the real click rate.
nathaniell Premium
I always feel bad for a newbie when they say, "I'm so excited, I'm getting clicks!", but realize that it's their own. Doing this from the start can prevent that initial disappointment :)
dittdogg Premium
Hey nathaniell, thanks for that. My account wasn't updated..
nathaniell Premium
No problem. I didn't do it for the longest time, but now it's standard procedure for me.