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I'm trying to add some javascript triggered Google Analytics events to a website that is already working with GA.

I've included the following beneath the standard GA script (new ga.js script).

_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'Downloads', 'Extension']);

Which seems to be working ok, but the results listed in the Events Overview report (after waiting 24 hours), don't make sense. It states that there have been 1 Total Events and 5 Unique Events (screenshot below).


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Try seeing it in the classic Google Analytics. I personally have found a few bugs with this new version. If it doesn't work, try using 3 parameters: _gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'Downloads', 'Extension', 'something']); Maybe there's a bug with two... –  Osvaldo Jul 29 '11 at 17:31
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Unique events are similar events made by a unique visitor.

In your case : 1 visitor who makes 5 time the same event.

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