How to ignore certain terms in analytics

My search input box has a placeholder text and it is getting into analytics as the most popular search term. Is there a way to have analytics ignore certain strings?

My search input box looks like this:


Hi @saitwebnerds,

I’m curious how you’ve implemented the placeholder? For sure a placeholder shouldn’t be submitting a query (I’d imagine this would trigger a degraded UX in addition to the analytics noise).