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Exclude internal ip traffic

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Hello,

 

I am creating a filter to exclude the internal business traffic on google analytics reporting, but it is saying that my IP address to my computer is invalid. Yes, I double checked it to make sure I had typed it in correctly. So I believe I have pursued all obvious avenues of error and everything looks good, but it is still not going through. I have a mac. Would that cause any problems? Are there any reasons that I am not aware of that would cause this error to happen?

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hi,

have you followed the proper filter steps to exclude internal traffic? read this if you have missed anything
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1034840?hl=en

i have been using mac since long time and also create filters for excluding internal traffic. share a screenshot if you still get any errors.

cheers
Noman Karim

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Thank you very much for your reply. I really appreciate it. I will look into it and get back to you.

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I redid the filter according to those steps in the link that you gave, and it still comes up an error. here is the screen shot: 

 

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Hi,

is it the mac address or the ip address you entered in the field?
it seems like you have entered the mac address. please read this to find how to check ip address in mac
http://www.wikihow.com/Find-Your-IP-Address-on-a-Mac

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cheers
Noman Karim

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Will the filter go into effect immediately or will it take a little bit for it to go into effect?

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that should work immediately. you can open your site in a new tab and check the real time visitors

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Yeah I did that and It wasn't working. I checked up on the locations in the analytics to make sure it wasn't just someone on the site at the same time as myself.

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Hi,

Just do a google search for "my ip" and you'll get your IP address in a second. Add it to your exclude filter and it's done. Hope this helps.

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So I actually did that earlier and discovered that When i changed my
location my ip address changed and now i am no longer excluded from the
site data. I don't know why this is or what is causing it but thought it to
be interesting.

So to recap. I googled for my ip address, then put that into a filter (the
guy that was with me actually had the same ip address, both computers we
were using were macs) This filter worked and excluded both computers from
the site data, I have since moved and my computer is no longer blocked from
the site data which leads me to believe that my ip address changed in
accordance with the router I am using.... Any thoughts?

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