Why should I filter out my own traffic?
You should exclude your own web traffic so that you don't skew your HubSpot analytics data by the simple act of visiting your own site. Also, it is important to do this in the beginning because adding an IP address to filter out later will not retroactively remove historical internal traffic.
HubSpot makes it easy to exclude your own traffic by supplying your IP address.
Your IP address may be a:
- Static IP address - This is one IP address that always stays the same.
- Dynamic IP address - A range of IP addresses that change every time you access the internet.
What type of data will this filter?
When you exclude your own web traffic from being captured by HubSpot analytics, you can expect the following data to be filtered:
- CTA views/clicks
- Page views/visits
- Form submissions
- Clicked event graphs
- Social clicks
Navigate to reports settingsIn your HubSpot Marketing Basic, Professional or Enterprise account, navigate to Reports > Reports Settings.
Exclude traffic from IP addresses
Scroll down to the Exclude traffic section. First, you'll see that your IP address will be automatically populated. However, if you need help finding the IP address(es) of your co-worker(s), take a look at the step below.
In IP Addresses to Exclude, enter additional IP addresses or IP ranges, using commas to separate different IP addresses and dashes to represent entire ranges of IP addresses. For example, use 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124 for separate IP addresses or 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52 for different ranges. All IP addresses entered here should be IPv4. If you make changes to your network or have employees who visit the site from new networks, you'll want to add additional IPs over time.
Need help finding an IP address?
You can discover IP address(es) in a number of different ways:
- Go to http://whatismyip.com or http://ip4.me/. Your IP address will display at the top of the screen. Please note that if you are working remotely, this could change frequently.
- If you have an IT department, ask them. They'll know what it is.
- Call your internet provider and ask them what your IP range is.
- Find out if your internet provider can provide you with a static IP for your corporate office or home network and use that instead.
Exclude traffic from referral domains
In From these referrers, enter referrer domains you'd like to exclude traffic from. This setting can help block unwanted (or spam) traffic. To learn more about how this feature works, check out this article.
Filter internet bot activity
Just above the Exclude Traffic section, you'll see a Bot filtering setting. Turn the toggle switch on to enable bot filtering.
The Bot filtering option will prevent known bots (e.g. specific Amazon Web Services IPs) from counting towards and skewing your traffic analytics data. To learn more about how this feature works, check out this article.
Click Save at the bottom to take all your changes live.