Don't track our own views on the Site Analytics

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Hi, someone might have already shared this, but a good idea is to use cookies to "not track our own views." The system could set a cookie in the browser so when we visit our site, it wont track our visits because of that cookie. This is how Blogger.com does it for the blogs. It said it sets a cookie so when we visit the page it will not count us as a visitor.

Here is what it says on Blogger:



You can tell Blogger not to include your own pageviews in its stats. To do this, Blogger must add a blocking cookie to your browser. If you use more than one browser, open each one and set this preference.



So we get to choose if we want it to track our visits or not. This isn't the best way because users could clear their cookies or something could happen. But, this would work for the users that know there's a cookie to block their views.

If you need more info on what I am sharing let me know.

Sincerely,
Nathan
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Nazlie

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Hi Nathan

Thank so much for sharing this handy tip! I am sure a few of us can benefit from it.

Nazlie
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You're welcome :) Do you think this would ever be implemented?
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If you are using Google Analytics, the tracking code will always place a cookie in visitors' devices. We must use filters to filter-out our own visits by excluding our(site admin's) IP range, user agent and other information.
Blogger's cookies are different. It simply places a cookie only to blog authors.

In Yola, using filters is the way to see only real visitors.

TIP: when you edit the site, the site opens in sitebuilder.yola.com. So filter visits from this host to correctly filter your own views.
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Hi Silverx, but, I view my published site to a lot, and I don't want it to count me in the Yola Site Analytics. I use the Google Analytics too, but, I just want it to not track my visits only.

Thanks
-Nathan
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Hi Nathan,

I have logged this as a feature request for our product team to consider moving forward. There are a number of different ways this could be implemented as we continue to develop our analytics offering. We'll be sure to keep you posted.
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Thanks Laura!