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2 ways to make money blogging with negative reviews

Bloggers make money in several different ways. As a matter of fact, I have written about 15 ways bloggers make money here.

In this other blog post, 18 top bloggers revealed to us how they make money blogging. Blogging is therefore an incredible way to generate income online.

The beauty part is:

Anybody can blog and make money. You are able to setup a money blog spending just $47. If you are busy, I can even install, configure and secure your blog for FREE. Check out this page for details.

What about making money with negative reviews?

This is another mind-blowing way to blog and make money. I know of bloggers who have built a steady flow of income on this model.

Negative reviews are a huge income source because of three main reasons:

  1. There is no perfect solution yet. Everything has a fault.
  2. People are always looking for something better.
  3. There is always a better option to anything.

If you understand this as a blogger, you can build a profitable business within a measure of time. This should work in any niche or market and I want to give you some more juicy details.

What are negative reviews

We generally know of two types of money making review posts:

  1. Affiliate Products review posts where you do review posts and link on your affiliate links with the hope to make sales and earn commissions.
  2. Sponsored Review posts where authors pay you upfront to do reviews and promote their products.

In both cases, you have to balance it up by being unbiased. The target in these two review types is bringing the readers to believing and buying the reviewed product.

But Negative reviews are different.

Your main objective is to help the readers walk away from the reviewed product and buy the mentioned alternative.

You basically focus on helping the readers see why they should cancel their subscription or not buy this or that product.

Here are some points to help you with negative reviews:

  1. Select a product people are excited about.
  2. Study the uses (not just features) of the products.
  3. Come up with a list of limitations and reasons why it should not be the people’s choice.
  4. Look for an alternative product that performs better.

You must be able to proof to your readers that the alternative product can help them get more results. That’s where  to power to sell lies.

You don’t only present the alternative and let the reader make his choice. This is often the case with comparative blog post type.

Let me flash an example:

We know Hostgator is getting really bad these days. So you could do a Hostgator negative review, showing your readers why this choice is nasty.

Alternatively, show your readers how they can get a better service with Siteground for the same price. If they find out they can move to Siteground, pay about the same price while benefiting from improved server performance and customer service, trust me you are going to get their vote.

2 ways to monetize negative reviews

Telling your readers Product A is limited and Product B is better isn’t going to help you make money. Generally, you are going to do one of these two things:

  1. Sign up to the affiliate program of the recommended product and earn commissions each time your readers buy. This is a better way to go for long term earnings.
  2. Contact the recommended product authors for some direct payment.

Either of these methods will fetch you some money.

So let me know if you’ve made money blogging with negative reviews before or if this is something you are going to consider in your strategies to make money blogging.

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9 Mom blogs to follow, learn from and make money blogging in 2019

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I’m a dad and I’m happily going to show you some interesting mom blogs to follow in 2019.

These are mom blogs I recently came across and most of them are killing it on Pinterest. Some of them are powered and run by stay-at-home mom bloggers who make $5000+ a month blogging.

NB: These are 15 ways bloggers make money blogging

If you are a mom, you can make it online like these great friends. They blog and teach other moms how to blog and make money from home.

They have powerful courses to teach everyone (mom or not) how to succeed online. So be sure to check out their blogs, courses and follow them on their different social media platforms.

9 Mom blogs to follow in 2019 and beyond

NB: There is no specific order listing these blogs.

1 – Twinsmommy.com of Elna Cane

This is one of the mom blogs I read often. Elna is a freelance writer and mom blogger who teaches moms how to succeed online as bloggers and moms.

With lots of success examples and helpful courses, you won’t be wrong following her this year, buying her course and subscriber to her list.

In one of her latest blog posts, she teaches you how to make money blogging with a proven plan

Follow her on Pinterest here and read her blog here

2 – Sweetandsimplelife.com of Cate Rosales

Cate Rosales is one of the mom bloggers I came to know in the month of December 2018. I have been reading her blog, following her on Pinterest and Facebook.

I’m also an active member in her Facebook group where she helps bloggers create a successful online business.

Like other successful mom bloggers, Cate has a blogging course that teaches you how to start, grow, and monetize a blog. In December of 2018, Cate published an interesting case study article how she made over $2,000 from her blog in one week

Follow Cate on Pinterest here and read her blog here

3 – Shemeansblogging.com of Arfa Nazeer

Arfa is a mom blogger who means blogging. She helps new bloggers start a successful blogging journey to experience the beauty of a dot com lifestyle.

Arfa teaches her readers how to blog, how to make money, how to be a freelance writer, etc. On a random blog post on her blog, she published an interesting piece about 7 Best Converting Places To Grow Your Email List

Follow her on Pinterest here and read her blog here

4 – Momsmakecents.com of McKinzie Bean

McKinzie is a Pinterest gem who cannot go unnoticed.

She can help you start a profitable blog, grow on Pinterest and make money at home. In her words, she “started Moms Make Cents in June of 2016 to help teach moms how to build profitable blogs and businesses so they could have the freedom to stay home with their kiddos”

If you are a mom who wants to make money staying at home, you should be following McKinzie daily. And one of the things I’d recommend is her course here to help you pull traffic from Pinterest.

Are you a blogger with a smartphone in your hands? Checkout her post here on 12 blogging tasks you can do on your smartphone.

Follow McKinzie on Pinterest and read her blog here

5 – Findingbalance.mom of Lily Ugbaja

Some mom bloggers (and dad bloggers too) often find it so hard to make money with their new blogs. This is where this mom blogger comes in to teach you steps to make money blogging in your first month.

Lily help moms simplify, speedify and automate blogging so they can happily stay home with their kids while still providing great value to the world.

One of my blogging buddies, Ryan Biddulph (the guy blogging from paradise)  was interviewed by Lily and Ryan shared some highly recommended smart blogging tips on making money blogging serving people.

Follow Lily on Pinterest here and read her blog here

6 – Mommyfinance.com of Melanie Legaspi

Melanie is the mom blogger who is on her journey to blogging success and she tells her story along while teaching her readers how to succeed online.

Mommyfinance.com features content on blogging, social media, money, family, traveling, etc. This is one of the blogs to follow and read this year if you want to learn from someone who is willing to show you all she does on her way.

As this mom blogger rightly said, the key to blogging success and freedom is consistency and not giving up.

Follow her on Pinterest here and read her blog here

7 – Mommyonpurpose.com of Carly the Mommy

Carly’s mommyonpurpose.com is one of the mom blogs to follow  if you want to copy the steps of and learn from a successful mommy blogger.

Beside teaching you to create a blog, drive traffic from Google and Pinterest and make money staying at home as a mom, this blogs features content on Pregnancy, breastfeeding, labor and birth, etc

Do you want tips on understanding and raising your kids? What about your life at home and managing your finance?

This mom blog to follow generates over $10,000 monthly for Carly and that’s a reason to follow it:

Carly the mommy has a Pinteresting course for manual pinning. As a matter of fact, I bought her course on the 27th of November 2018 and that has greatly helped my Pinterest growth.

NB: If you want to drive traffic from Pinterest, buy her training here

One of the killer content on Mommyonpurpose.com is this SEO article published by Ben Huber of Dollar Sprout, a blog that generates  $60,000/m. It’s an interesting piece I encourage you read.

Follow Carly on Pinterest here and read her blog here

8 – Beautifuldawndesigns.net of Tiffany Griffin

This list won’t be complete without Tiffany’s blog.

On the blog, she provides resources to help you grow your blog, make money online and live your best life through creativity and inspiration.

If you want to make money with Affiliate Marketing, I encourage you check out this post by Tiffany on 15 affiliate marketing programs for bloggers.

Follow her on Pinterest here and read her blog here

9 – Bloggingherway.com of Dale

Dale’s blog is one of the mom blogs to follow and learn how to earn an income from blogging and other online business ventures.

The blog features articles on make money, Pinterest tricks and growth, email marketing, etc and Dale’s course on how to make money on Pinterest is something I recommend you check out.

Follow Dale on Pinterest and read her blog here

Other mom blogs to follow

There are many other mom bloggers worth following out there. If you are active on Pinterest, you are going to soon find them.

In my blogging journey, I have highly enjoyed the company of many mommy bloggers. These include:

I have a long list really, and one of the things I hate is to write down the names of my friends. The reason is that I often forget some of them and I feel hurt.

Go and ahead and read these mom blogs to follow this year. A lot to learn from them. Follow the moms on social media, buy their courses, signup to their lists for great content and thank yourself.

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3 ways to Filter out Internal Traffic from Google Analytics (and Why You Should)

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Google Analytics is one boon of a tool for us internet marketers.

It helps us:

And it helps us keep track of what truly matters for every online business:

  • Customer satisfaction
  • ROI (return on investment)
  • ROT (Return on Time)

With so much reliance on it, it is crucial that the data it gives is correct! (You agree?)

And it is. I really can’t complain as it takes note of everyone down to the last visitor. And I mean everyone, including yours truly internet marketer/SEO- Nikola Roza.

I didn’t want that, so I excluded myself from the ever-watching eye of Google Analytics.

“Good for you, but that doesn’t help me one iota”?

But this article will:-)

Let’s go!

What’s an IP Address? And Why Should You Care?

IP (internet protocol) is the Id of your computer.

It’s a unique public address pointing to the router (the box) connecting you to the internet.

As such, it follows you wherever you go and leaves a trail of breadcrumbs (data) for us marketers to track.

Data that help marketers grow in profit by understanding better:

  • Who?
  • When?
  • Why?
  • What?
  • How long?

For example, you’re on Enstine’s site now, and his analytics is showering him with all kind of useful data:

  • Is this your first time here?
  • What page you’re on?
  • How long is your dwell time?
  • Where’re you from (country, area, and language)?
  • Did you click-through; or bounce?

And this just scratches the surface. There’s so much more to look at in the analytics report.

I imagine this sounds creepy to you but it’s the way internet works.

And it has been like that from the beginning.

So, tracking folks is nothing new, except that now the tools we use are much more sophisticated.

The good news that in the analytics data you’re a visitor number X and not a visitor “input your name please” 😉

Two Types of IP Addresses exist

  • IP4- looks like this 182.152.0.205- 32bit in size
  • IP6- looks like this 2521:292:c121:8a5::348e- 128bit in size

IP4’s are the standard common and 95% of all internet users have this type. IP6 is a new technology, the new schema developed to support the growing number of users.

Human population is increasing steadily, but the number of desktop computers laptops, and smartphones is increasing rapidly- and each device has its own and unique IP address.

That’s a lot of new users, a lot of new data.  And that is why the future belongs to the IP6’s.

With the Pleasantries Out of the Way- Now Onto the Process Itself (Filtering ip adresses)

First, you need to know your IP address.

The easiest way to check it is to type in Google”what’s my ip”. It will show you something like this:

Note– Depending on where you live you might see your numbers in a different layout. Sometimes instead of 12 digits, you can have 10. That’s normal- roll with it.

Also, you might have IP6, which it is a completely different layout of numbers, but the process stays the same.

Here are the steps:

  • Log into your Google Analytics
  • In the main dashboard choose “Admin”.
  • On the right-hand side, there is a “View” column- Find the “Filter” tab.
  • Click “Add Filter”.

  • Name it. Mine boasts the name “Home IP”
  • Chose “Predefined Filter Type”.
  • In the three boxes below set to: “Exclude”, “Traffic From the IP Adress”, “That is Equal to”
  • Paste your IP address
  • Save

That is all folks, phew!- Now go treat yourself to something nice 😀

How to Check if it Worked?

Return to the main analytics dashboard and go to the “reporting” tab. From there click “real-time” and “overview”.

Now visit Google and click on your site. If a new user pops up in your analytics, then it didn’t work and you have to repeat the steps from the above.

But first- try again.

It’s a bit far fetched but it could be that at that EXACT moment someone else landed on your site.

Remember:

If it worked then you wouldn’t be counted at all, but that other visitor would. And you can’t tell the exact person who visited so there’s no “oh it’s Bob from England, my regular visitor”.

If the visitor count didn’t increase, then it went just fine.

From now on the numbers REALLY won’t lie. 😉

This Method is Easy and it Works. But it isn’t Perfect

IP addresses can be static and dynamic.

Static:

By filtering traffic from the static address you can solve the problem permanently (they’re static so they never change).

Dynamic:

They often change on their own and filtering them is not so straightforward. That is because with every switch there’s a new set of numbers and your filter no longer catches anything.

My recommendation is to set a reminder one month from now to check if the numbers are the same. That way you can be proactive about it and still get accurate data from Google analytics.

Who has which IP address?

  • Dynamic- Most households and small businesses (most folks really)
  • Static- Large business

Keep in mind that this filter will not work retroactively. Your past reports will still be skewed and you’ll have to wait for fresh data to make comparisons.

Finally, analytics will only filter your home’s IP address. That means if you visit your site from another computer (in a different location ) you’ll still be recorded as a unique visitor.

Bonus- two more ways to filter your ip address from Google

Originally, this was where the article ended. All that’s left is to conclude…

However as I was reading the draft I felt that it’s incomplete and that I shoudd add at leas one more way to filter internal traffic…

So here are two more!

🙂

#2. How to exclude internal traffic with Google Analytics WP Plugin

For this to work you need to have installed the Google Analytics WP plugin.

Then in your WordPress dashboard, find the Google Analytics tab and click on “tracking:

There just select “administrator” and save your changes.

That’s it! You’ll be left out of the report from now on.

This method is extremely simple and fast, but the downside is that you need to be using this plugin.

Nothing wrong with that but I know many folks use a different analytics plugin, or nothing at all.

The choice is yours!

#3. Filter internal traffic with Google Analytics Opt-out add on

This is an add-on you can add to Chrome and other browsers that’ll prevent you being recorded anywhere on the web (by GA).

This is a drastic approach because you’d be filtering yourself from the web, It won’t hurt you at all, but other bloggers won’t see you in their analytics report.

And this is bad… why?

All newbie bloggers enjoy to see someone visit their site and consume their content. As a former beginner blogger, I attest to that.

So it’s a pretty selfish thing to hide yourself from them.

Use it as a last resort.

Conclusion- Should you exclude your IP from Google Analytics?

Yes– if you’re a small business owner and not getting huge traffic.

It can help you determine whether you’re getting any real visitors, what is working and what is not. Then you can refine your SEO campaigns, do AB testing and a whole bunch of other useful stuff too.

No– if you are getting 500+ unique visitors per day. Then you needn’t bother as there won’t be any significant difference to draw conclusions from.

Finally, Make this an obsolete knowledge for you. Make it so you don’t need to filter yourself out of Google Analytics. Because you’re getting so much visitors that you as a traffic source blend in.

Create an online business based on affiliate marketing!

Thank you for reading.

If you have any questions leave them in the comment area. I always respond the very next day.

You are awesome,

and I, Nikola Roza,

am signing out.

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9 Mom blogs to follow, learn from and make money blogging in 2019

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I’m a dad and I’m happily going to show you some interesting mom blogs to follow in 2019.

These are mom blogs I recently came across and most of them are killing it on Pinterest. Some of them are powered and run by stay-at-home mom bloggers who make $5000+ a month blogging.

NB: These are 15 ways bloggers make money blogging

If you are a mom, you can make it online like these great friends. They blog and teach other moms how to blog and make money from home.

They have powerful courses to teach everyone (mom or not) how to succeed online. So be sure to check out their blogs, courses and follow them on their different social media platforms.

9 Mom blogs to follow in 2019 and beyond

NB: There is no specific order listing these blogs.

1 – Twinsmommy.com of Elna Cane

This is one of the mom blogs I read often. Elna is a freelance writer and mom blogger who teaches moms how to succeed online as bloggers and moms.

With lots of success examples and helpful courses, you won’t be wrong following her this year, buying her course and subscriber to her list.

In one of her latest blog posts, she teaches you how to make money blogging with a proven plan

Follow her on Pinterest here and read her blog here

2 – Sweetandsimplelife.com of Cate Rosales

Cate Rosales is one of the mom bloggers I came to know in the month of December 2018. I have been reading her blog, following her on Pinterest and Facebook.

I’m also an active member in her Facebook group where she helps bloggers create a successful online business.

Like other successful mom bloggers, Cate has a blogging course that teaches you how to start, grow, and monetize a blog. In December of 2018, Cate published an interesting case study article how she made over $2,000 from her blog in one week

Follow Cate on Pinterest here and read her blog here

3 – Shemeansblogging.com of Arfa Nazeer

Arfa is a mom blogger who means blogging. She helps new bloggers start a successful blogging journey to experience the beauty of a dot com lifestyle.

Arfa teaches her readers how to blog, how to make money, how to be a freelance writer, etc. On a random blog post on her blog, she published an interesting piece about 7 Best Converting Places To Grow Your Email List

Follow her on Pinterest here and read her blog here

4 – Momsmakecents.com of McKinzie Bean

McKinzie is a Pinterest gem who cannot go unnoticed.

She can help you start a profitable blog, grow on Pinterest and make money at home. In her words, she “started Moms Make Cents in June of 2016 to help teach moms how to build profitable blogs and businesses so they could have the freedom to stay home with their kiddos”

If you are a mom who wants to make money staying at home, you should be following McKinzie daily. And one of the things I’d recommend is her course here to help you pull traffic from Pinterest.

Are you a blogger with a smartphone in your hands? Checkout her post here on 12 blogging tasks you can do on your smartphone.

Follow McKinzie on Pinterest and read her blog here

5 – Findingbalance.mom of Lily Ugbaja

Some mom bloggers (and dad bloggers too) often find it so hard to make money with their new blogs. This is where this mom blogger comes in to teach you steps to make money blogging in your first month.

Lily help moms simplify, speedify and automate blogging so they can happily stay home with their kids while still providing great value to the world.

One of my blogging buddies, Ryan Biddulph (the guy blogging from paradise)  was interviewed by Lily and Ryan shared some highly recommended smart blogging tips on making money blogging serving people.

Follow Lily on Pinterest here and read her blog here

6 – Mommyfinance.com of Melanie Legaspi

Melanie is the mom blogger who is on her journey to blogging success and she tells her story along while teaching her readers how to succeed online.

Mommyfinance.com features content on blogging, social media, money, family, traveling, etc. This is one of the blogs to follow and read this year if you want to learn from someone who is willing to show you all she does on her way.

As this mom blogger rightly said, the key to blogging success and freedom is consistency and not giving up.

Follow her on Pinterest here and read her blog here

7 – Mommyonpurpose.com of Carly the Mommy

Carly’s mommyonpurpose.com is one of the mom blogs to follow  if you want to copy the steps of and learn from a successful mommy blogger.

Beside teaching you to create a blog, drive traffic from Google and Pinterest and make money staying at home as a mom, this blogs features content on Pregnancy, breastfeeding, labor and birth, etc

Do you want tips on understanding and raising your kids? What about your life at home and managing your finance?

This mom blog to follow generates over $10,000 monthly for Carly and that’s a reason to follow it:

Carly the mommy has a Pinteresting course for manual pinning. As a matter of fact, I bought her course on the 27th of November 2018 and that has greatly helped my Pinterest growth.

NB: If you want to drive traffic from Pinterest, buy her training here

One of the killer content on Mommyonpurpose.com is this SEO article published by Ben Huber of Dollar Sprout, a blog that generates  $60,000/m. It’s an interesting piece I encourage you read.

Follow Carly on Pinterest here and read her blog here

8 – Beautifuldawndesigns.net of Tiffany Griffin

This list won’t be complete without Tiffany’s blog.

On the blog, she provides resources to help you grow your blog, make money online and live your best life through creativity and inspiration.

If you want to make money with Affiliate Marketing, I encourage you check out this post by Tiffany on 15 affiliate marketing programs for bloggers.

Follow her on Pinterest here and read her blog here

9 – Bloggingherway.com of Dale

Dale’s blog is one of the mom blogs to follow and learn how to earn an income from blogging and other online business ventures.

The blog features articles on make money, Pinterest tricks and growth, email marketing, etc and Dale’s course on how to make money on Pinterest is something I recommend you check out.

Follow Dale on Pinterest and read her blog here

Other mom blogs to follow

There are many other mom bloggers worth following out there. If you are active on Pinterest, you are going to soon find them.

In my blogging journey, I have highly enjoyed the company of many mommy bloggers. These include:

I have a long list really, and one of the things I hate is to write down the names of my friends. The reason is that I often forget some of them and I feel hurt.

Go and ahead and read these mom blogs to follow this year. A lot to learn from them. Follow the moms on social media, buy their courses, signup to their lists for great content and thank yourself.

Help to spread the word. Pin this image:

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3 ways to Filter out Internal Traffic from Google Analytics (and Why You Should)

10

Google Analytics is one boon of a tool for us internet marketers.

It helps us:

And it helps us keep track of what truly matters for every online business:

  • Customer satisfaction
  • ROI (return on investment)
  • ROT (Return on Time)

With so much reliance on it, it is crucial that the data it gives is correct! (You agree?)

And it is. I really can’t complain as it takes note of everyone down to the last visitor. And I mean everyone, including yours truly internet marketer/SEO- Nikola Roza.

I didn’t want that, so I excluded myself from the ever-watching eye of Google Analytics.

“Good for you, but that doesn’t help me one iota”?

But this article will:-)

Let’s go!

What’s an IP Address? And Why Should You Care?

IP (internet protocol) is the Id of your computer.

It’s a unique public address pointing to the router (the box) connecting you to the internet.

As such, it follows you wherever you go and leaves a trail of breadcrumbs (data) for us marketers to track.

Data that help marketers grow in profit by understanding better:

  • Who?
  • When?
  • Why?
  • What?
  • How long?

For example, you’re on Enstine’s site now, and his analytics is showering him with all kind of useful data:

  • Is this your first time here?
  • What page you’re on?
  • How long is your dwell time?
  • Where’re you from (country, area, and language)?
  • Did you click-through; or bounce?

And this just scratches the surface. There’s so much more to look at in the analytics report.

I imagine this sounds creepy to you but it’s the way internet works.

And it has been like that from the beginning.

So, tracking folks is nothing new, except that now the tools we use are much more sophisticated.

The good news that in the analytics data you’re a visitor number X and not a visitor “input your name please” 😉

Two Types of IP Addresses exist

  • IP4- looks like this 182.152.0.205- 32bit in size
  • IP6- looks like this 2521:292:c121:8a5::348e- 128bit in size

IP4’s are the standard common and 95% of all internet users have this type. IP6 is a new technology, the new schema developed to support the growing number of users.

Human population is increasing steadily, but the number of desktop computers laptops, and smartphones is increasing rapidly- and each device has its own and unique IP address.

That’s a lot of new users, a lot of new data.  And that is why the future belongs to the IP6’s.

With the Pleasantries Out of the Way- Now Onto the Process Itself (Filtering ip adresses)

First, you need to know your IP address.

The easiest way to check it is to type in Google”what’s my ip”. It will show you something like this:

Note– Depending on where you live you might see your numbers in a different layout. Sometimes instead of 12 digits, you can have 10. That’s normal- roll with it.

Also, you might have IP6, which it is a completely different layout of numbers, but the process stays the same.

Here are the steps:

  • Log into your Google Analytics
  • In the main dashboard choose “Admin”.
  • On the right-hand side, there is a “View” column- Find the “Filter” tab.
  • Click “Add Filter”.

  • Name it. Mine boasts the name “Home IP”
  • Chose “Predefined Filter Type”.
  • In the three boxes below set to: “Exclude”, “Traffic From the IP Adress”, “That is Equal to”
  • Paste your IP address
  • Save

That is all folks, phew!- Now go treat yourself to something nice 😀

How to Check if it Worked?

Return to the main analytics dashboard and go to the “reporting” tab. From there click “real-time” and “overview”.

Now visit Google and click on your site. If a new user pops up in your analytics, then it didn’t work and you have to repeat the steps from the above.

But first- try again.

It’s a bit far fetched but it could be that at that EXACT moment someone else landed on your site.

Remember:

If it worked then you wouldn’t be counted at all, but that other visitor would. And you can’t tell the exact person who visited so there’s no “oh it’s Bob from England, my regular visitor”.

If the visitor count didn’t increase, then it went just fine.

From now on the numbers REALLY won’t lie. 😉

This Method is Easy and it Works. But it isn’t Perfect

IP addresses can be static and dynamic.

Static:

By filtering traffic from the static address you can solve the problem permanently (they’re static so they never change).

Dynamic:

They often change on their own and filtering them is not so straightforward. That is because with every switch there’s a new set of numbers and your filter no longer catches anything.

My recommendation is to set a reminder one month from now to check if the numbers are the same. That way you can be proactive about it and still get accurate data from Google analytics.

Who has which IP address?

  • Dynamic- Most households and small businesses (most folks really)
  • Static- Large business

Keep in mind that this filter will not work retroactively. Your past reports will still be skewed and you’ll have to wait for fresh data to make comparisons.

Finally, analytics will only filter your home’s IP address. That means if you visit your site from another computer (in a different location ) you’ll still be recorded as a unique visitor.

Bonus- two more ways to filter your ip address from Google

Originally, this was where the article ended. All that’s left is to conclude…

However as I was reading the draft I felt that it’s incomplete and that I shoudd add at leas one more way to filter internal traffic…

So here are two more!

🙂

#2. How to exclude internal traffic with Google Analytics WP Plugin

For this to work you need to have installed the Google Analytics WP plugin.

Then in your WordPress dashboard, find the Google Analytics tab and click on “tracking:

There just select “administrator” and save your changes.

That’s it! You’ll be left out of the report from now on.

This method is extremely simple and fast, but the downside is that you need to be using this plugin.

Nothing wrong with that but I know many folks use a different analytics plugin, or nothing at all.

The choice is yours!

#3. Filter internal traffic with Google Analytics Opt-out add on

This is an add-on you can add to Chrome and other browsers that’ll prevent you being recorded anywhere on the web (by GA).

This is a drastic approach because you’d be filtering yourself from the web, It won’t hurt you at all, but other bloggers won’t see you in their analytics report.

And this is bad… why?

All newbie bloggers enjoy to see someone visit their site and consume their content. As a former beginner blogger, I attest to that.

So it’s a pretty selfish thing to hide yourself from them.

Use it as a last resort.

Conclusion- Should you exclude your IP from Google Analytics?

Yes– if you’re a small business owner and not getting huge traffic.

It can help you determine whether you’re getting any real visitors, what is working and what is not. Then you can refine your SEO campaigns, do AB testing and a whole bunch of other useful stuff too.

No– if you are getting 500+ unique visitors per day. Then you needn’t bother as there won’t be any significant difference to draw conclusions from.

Finally, Make this an obsolete knowledge for you. Make it so you don’t need to filter yourself out of Google Analytics. Because you’re getting so much visitors that you as a traffic source blend in.

Create an online business based on affiliate marketing!

Thank you for reading.

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and I, Nikola Roza,

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