Hi, When developing sites I sometimes post links to sites I have problems with. I don't want this information to appear in google analytics, is there a way I can prevent the question from appearing in the direct traffic section?
Post links through tinyurl or some other link obfuscation service? (you should probably include a disclaimer in the post about why you did this, otherwise the community might suspect your motives.)
Don't post clickable links, make them plain text?
You should be able to exclude the traffic from
stackoverflow.com using a custom filter in you Google Analytics configuration. On the main page, look for the "Filter Manager", which will take you to a screen like the one shown in the image below (sorry about the lack of freehand circles btw):