Excluding my own IP address from Piwik results


#1

Hello,
I’m new to Piwik, this is my first post so please excuse me if it is a silly question.

Two sites that I run are performing poorly in Google. I’ve installed Piwik so that I can monitor them better. I’d like to exclude my own ip address so that I don’t show as a visitor. Is this the correct thing to do (from the FAQ)?


To exclude all traffic from a given IP or IP range, log in Piwik as the Super User. Click on Settings > Websites. Below the list of websites, you will find the option to specify "Global list of Excluded IPs". You can define a given IP address, or IP ranges (132.4.3.* or 143.2.*.* for example) to be excluded from being tracked on all websites.

Each Piwik admin user can also specify the list of IPs or IP ranges to exclude for specific websites.

I was just worried incase there would be some effect of doing this that I haven’t anticipated.

Thanks for the advice,
Michael


(Matthieu Aubry) #2

Yes this feature is used to exclude the webmaster, or all people inside a given company for example…


#3

Thanks Matt!


#4

I can not find the ‘Global list of excluded ips’ section in the free version 2.5.


#5

Hello Nick,

It should be located in Websites section of Piwik Settings, just below Websites Management. the section name is Global website settings. I just checked it on my 2.5.0

Regards,
Michal


#6

Hi Michal,

In the very top menu I see: Dashboard | All Websites | Admin | Sign out

In the main top menu I see: Dashboard | Visitors | Actions | Referrers | Goals

There is a Visitors > Settings option

Thanks,
Nick


#7

Hi,
In the very top menu click on Admin to reveal a dropdown list, Settings will be the first on the list. from there navigate to Websites section and you will find Global exclude IP there.

Regards,
Michal


#8

Got it!

admin (dropdown) > Settings > Websites > Global list of Excluded IPs

Thanks,
Nick