Excluding Internal Traffic From a View

You can exclude internal traffic from a view by creating an exclude segment. Like other segments, you must add exclude segments to a view to use them.

The examples below show different ways to exclude internal traffic. While IP address is the most common filter used to exclude traffic, you can use the same approach to exclude traffic from test domains or other attributes.

To create an exclude segment for one or more values:

  1. Create a new segment and select the Exclude option.
  2. Select Client IP as the dimension.
  3. Set the operator to “equals”.
  4. Enter one or more values (in this example, IP addresses) to exclude.
  5. Give the segment a name and brief description, then click Save.

Creating an Exclude Segment

 

When multiple values are specified, the exclude segment applies if any of the entered values exist–in other words, if 173.209.211.214 OR 173.209.211.208 exist, they are excluded. To exclude multiple values at the same time, click the “+” symbol to add more fields.

To create an exclude segment for multiple IP addresses with matching patterns:

  1. Create a new segment and select the Exclude option.
  2. Select Client IP as the dimension.
  3. Set the operator to “starts with”.
  4. Enter the start of the IP address pattern to exclude and Save.  A trailing period (“.”) must be included in the value.

NOTE: Asterisks (*) are not supported in pattern matching. Instead, use the “starts with” operator.

Creating an Exclude Segment for Multiple Values

To create a segment that excludes a range of IP addresses using CIDR (Classless Inter-Domain Routing) notation:

  1. Create a new segment and select the Exclude option.
  2. Select Client IP as the dimension.
  3. Set the operator to “equals”.
  4. Enter the range of IP addresses to exclude using CIDR notation format and Save.  All four octets must be included in the value.

NOTE: If the range cannot be represented using CIDR notation alone, then use a combination of CIDR notation and additional Client IP values.  Dashes (“-“) are not supported to denote a range.

Creating an Exclude Segment for a Range of Values

Create a Segment with Complex Operations (Multiple Operators)

To create a segment that requires more than one operator, click the plus (“+”) sign to add rules and set the “Match ANY” operator.

Creating an Exclude Segment with Multiple Operators