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  • Is it possible to exclude internal traffic from Measurement Protocol sent data?

    Posted by William on 9 March 2023 at 12:10 pm

    So, here’s what’s going down. I’m trying to filter out the internal traffic from my data, right? I’ve already thrown in the IP addresses and created this filter under “Testing”.

    But here’s the kicker. When I bounce over to the Reporting (Realtime Report) to have a look, I’m stuck. I can’t add a filter for the ‘Test data filter name’ dimension. It’s like it’s ghosted me, saying, “No data currently available for this dimension”.

    Does this mean what I think it means? Is it true that I can’t filter out internal traffic for data sent through Measurement Protocol? Or am I just spinning my wheels here?

    Here’s a snapshot of what I’m seeing, by the way: enter image description here.

    Oscar replied 10 months, 3 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Logan

    Member
    3 June 2023 at 2:44 am

    It sounds like you’re having a tough time with this, huh? Unfortunately, yes, it’s true that GA’s filters don’t apply to data sent via Measurement Protocol. So, you can’t directly filter out internal traffic for such data using GA’s standard filter functions. Those “No data currently available” messages can be pretty annoying!

  • Oscar

    Member
    30 June 2023 at 7:04 am

    What you’re experiencing is quite normal. Currently, Google Analytics does not support filtering out internal traffic for data sent via the Measurement Protocol. This limitation means that, even if you do create a custom filter in the testing area, your IP address filter isn’t compatible with the Measurement Protocol data, which is likely causing the “No data currently available for this dimension” error message. Therefore, you’re not able to see or apply the filter in the Realtime Reports.

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