Google Analytics by MonsterInsights
tracking own web visits (5 posts)

  1. streetchampion
    Posted 2 years ago #

    At first sight this looks a very good plugin and I am sure it does lots of useful things. However for, the one basic and most important thing is to avoid tracking my own visits.

    I would have thought this was a pretty obvious need for most people but there seems nothing in FAQ or support documents that clearly tells you what to do.I have now spent hours of time trying to figure this out and have all but given up.

    For that reason I cannot recommend this plugin to anyone else- especially a relative beginner such as myself.

  2. jonathan
    Posted 2 years ago #

    so you give the plugin 1 star ? get real!
    this is an excellent plugin and does have an 'ignore" feature to not track administrator, or other user types. etc.

  3. streetchampion
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi eagleslife

    With hindsigt a bit unfair. However at the time I was completely exasperated having spent hours and hours trying to make it work. I did use the ignore feature by the way but Google analytics still kept tracking me. I could not find anything in FAQ or other resources that answered this issue.

  4. jonathan
    Posted 2 years ago #

    we all must keep in mind that this is a free and fairly complex plugin, and Yoast does a really good job with all his work. While we may find issues and we should comment on them when found, we should also not "throw out the baby with the bath water". just say'n ;-)

    best always!

  5. IAmMarchHare
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm going to throw in my $0.02 that if you added the code by hand, as Google instructs you to do, it would track your own visits as well. Therefore, what you are stating is exactly what would occur the "normal" way.

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