To exclude URLs so they do not appear in your Acquisiton report data (as the “Websites” channel and website referrer URLs), add the URLs you want to exclude to your list of website URLs, by following these steps:

  • Go to Admin > Websites(or Measurables) > Manage,
  • Edit the website in question,
  • Add the URLs to be excluded to your list of “URLs” for this website.
    For example:

Then whenever Matomo will track visits in the future, any website referrer that matches the same hostnames as the “URLs” of your website, will appear as “Direct entry” instead of “Website” referrer channel.

For example this approach can be used when you are trying to ignore the referrer from payment gateways such as PayPal.