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Excluding Internal Traffic - Public IP vs Private IP range

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Hi, I am a Google Analytics newbie, so please bear with me.

 

I want to exclude internal traffic from the reports and need to create a filter. I have got both the public IP for the network + the private IP range for the network. Do I need to filter both? Or should I just filter the private IP range? Thanks! 

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February 2017

Excluding Internal Traffic - Public IP vs Private IP range

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Thanks for the info! Exclude the private range. If you were to exclude the public range there is the possibility that you would be excluding legitimate traffic.

 

Best,

Jordan

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Excluding Internal Traffic - Public IP vs Private IP range

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Hi Vindhi,

 

It depends on the network that you are using. Is the public network associated to all users that you would like to exclude or are you looking to only exclude traffic from the specific private IP? 

 

Best,

Jordan

 

 

Excluding Internal Traffic - Public IP vs Private IP range

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Hi Jordan, we have a shared office space with multiple companies. We don't have a static IP so we thought we should exclude the private IP range. Just wanted to verify if I needed to also exclude the public IP. Hope this clarifies. 

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Excluding Internal Traffic - Public IP vs Private IP range

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Thanks for the info! Exclude the private range. If you were to exclude the public range there is the possibility that you would be excluding legitimate traffic.

 

Best,

Jordan

Excluding Internal Traffic - Public IP vs Private IP range

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Thank you for your help Jordan. Appreciate it! 

Excluding Internal Traffic - Public IP vs Private IP range

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Just filter by your company IP and you will be fine, if you exclude the public one then you might probably exclude relevant traffic !