How to Filter Web Analytics

Filtering web analytics is a way to prevent unhelpful data from appearing in your CRM. For example, Google “crawlers” may create records of visits that may seem as though they originated from a live person but are actually the by-product of an automated process. If you know a domain or IP address that creates these records via an automatic process, you can filter it out with these filter records. That way you can focus solely on web analytics that have stemmed from interactions real people had with your site. This will filter out Page ViewsVisits, and Form Capture Posted Forms.

IMPORTANT: You cannot filter out your own Domain or no web traffic will come into your CRM system at all.


To create a filter, simply navigate to Settings > Filters.

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Then click “New”.

New Filter

You can assign the record a name to help you remember what it pertains to, then choose to input either an IP Address or Domain and then the specific address. Once you save, any web tracking data created by the address in the filter will automatically not be displayed.

If you’re filtering out a domain, you’ll want to remove the beginning “http://” or “www” and just have the domain name. For example, google.com.

Here is an example of how to filter out a Googlebot using an IP Address:

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To create a filter, simply navigate to Settings > ClickDimensions > Filters and then click “New”. You can assign the record a name to help you remember what it pertains to, then choose to input either an IP Address or Domain and then the specific address. Once you save, any web tracking data created by the address in the filter will automatically not be displayed.

New Filter Record

 

If you’re filtering out a domain, you’ll want to remove the beginning “http://” or “www” and just have the domain name. For example, google.com.

Here’s an example where we filter out a Googlebot using an IP Address:

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