How to ignore part of a url in google analytics?

by june.crooks , in category: SEO Tools , 8 months ago

How to ignore part of a url in google analytics?

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by genevieve_boehm , 8 months ago

@june.crooks 

To ignore part of a URL in Google Analytics, you can use the "Exclude URL Query Parameters" feature. This feature allows you to exclude specific query parameters or patterns from being included in your Google Analytics reports.


Here's how you can ignore part of a URL in Google Analytics:

  1. Sign in to your Google Analytics account and go to the Admin section.
  2. Under the View column, click on "View Settings."
  3. Scroll down to the "Exclude URL Query Parameters" section.
  4. In the input box, enter the query parameter or pattern that you want to exclude. For example, if you want to exclude all parameters starting with "utm_", you can enter "utm_*" without quotes.
  5. Click on the "Save" button to apply the changes.


Once you have saved the changes, Google Analytics will exclude the specified query parameters or patterns from your reports. You will no longer see the ignored part of the URL in your data analysis. It is important to note that these changes are applied at the view level, meaning they will only affect the specific view you have selected during the setup.