Filtering Site Confidence monitoring stats using Google Analytics

Many of you use Google Analytics and we regularly get asked how to remove the Site Confidence monitoring tests from your results – particularly now that the latest Site Confidence agent is executing JavaScript by default.
 
I therefore thought it might be beneficial to provide a quick step-by-step guide, showing how quick and painless the task can be!
 
Step 1) Open Your Google Analytics portal and Edit the Profile on which you want to add the exclusion.
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Step 2) Select Add Filter from Filters Applied to Profile.
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Step 3) Select Custom filter.
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At this point you’ll need to fill in a few pieces of information.  Firstly, you’ll need to give your filter a name.  Then select Visitor IP Address from the Filter Field drop-down.
Finally, you’ll need to enter the Filter Pattern.  These Regular Expression (Regex) patterns can be retrieved through the monitoring portal (Support -> Service Information -> IP Ranges).   

Note you will need to split the regex string as Google Analytics will only accept a maximum string length of 255 characters.  The Regex expressions are separated with a “|” in the portal, so as long as the expression starts with a “^” and ends with a “$” you’ll be fine.

And that’s it!  Save Changes and you’re all done.

Ben.