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How To: Exclude your own visits from Google Analytics

Google Analytics uses a small JavaScript file which is downloaded to your computer and does all of the tracking. If you don’t want to be tracked you just have to block the download of this file. This is very simple to do, just follow the step below by editing your Windows Hosts file. (Sorry Mac 🙁 users)

Steps to block:

  1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts
  2. Open the hosts file in Notepad – hosts file does not have an extension
  3. Add the following two lines to the hosts file and save

127.0.0.1 www.google-analytics.com
127.0.0.1 ssl.google-analytics.com

  • Save and close the file

That’s it. You will no longer be tracked by any website using Google Analytics.

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How To: Exclude your own visits from Google Analytics

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