I don't want company traffic to show up in Sitecore analytics, because it skews goal scores & bounce rates. How do I prevent Sitecore from recording these visits, or how do I at least null-out their value?
You can do that by including the company IP range in "excludedIPAddresses" section of Sitecore.Analytics.ExcludeRobots.config file (Or by creating a patch config):
<configuration xmlns:patch="http://www.sitecore.net/xmlconfig/"> <sitecore> <analyticsExcludeRobots> <excludedIPAddresses> 10.1.2.3 - 10.1.2.30 </excludedIPAddresses> </analyticsExcludeRobots> </sitecore> </configuration>
Requests from these IPs will be ignored completely by xDB
You could disable tracking of requests from your servers in the
\App_Config\Include\Sitecore.Analytics.ExcludeRobots.config file in such way:
<!--List of ip addresses of search engines. Requests from following addresses will be ignored by Analytics. Supported values and formates: IP address, e.g. 10.2.3.4; IP range, e.g. 10.1.2.3 - 10.1.2.30; Subnet, e.g. 10.2.3.* Use # for comments See http://iplists.com/ for updates --> <excludedIPAddresses> </excludedIPAddresses>