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Disallowed Analytics email campaign names? Other reason emails might not be tracked?

I've had a successful email campaign series setup using Universal Analytics with the /collect img code for open rate, except there are two emails that are mysteriously not tracking. Tracked opens ...
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Google Analytics API: return data on HTTP status codes?

I'd like to get information out of the Google Analytics API about the HTTP status codes returned by my application. For example: For a given date range, I'd like to know how many 404 responses ...
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Can calling mixpanel.track cause reattribution of conversions in Mixpanel funnels?

I am currently using MixPanel to A/B test which of two different landing page images converts better. At the beginning of each hit to the page, I do mixpanel.track('Main', {illustration_ab : ...
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URLs appended with a fullstop (period)

When I log into to my hosting provider to view my website stats I have noticed that there are a few repeated page URLs with a full stop on the end. I have hunted for this additional page on my FTP but ...
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Send additional product data to Google Analytics with Ecommerce tracking

Every GA Ecommerce transaction allows me to send just two variables, name and category, to describe each product. I want to send additional data to create more useful reports. For example, I have ...
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How to get the number of visits by page, for pages from a website?

How to get the number of visits by page, for all pages from a website? (I use Google Analytics, and know how to create a report for that, but I only have the 10 first pages).
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Linking a Google Analytics event with a not easily linked event occurring later

We have people filing in a Wufoo contact us form on our site. After communication, some people become customers by checking out using a custom URL we email to them. We would like to link these two ...
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How to track events or e-commerce sales that occur later using Google Analytics?

Here's my problem: I have a static site with Google Analytics tracking code. To buy one of my services, users call me, and when their order is ready (many days later), I send them an e-mail link to ...
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Difference between Alexa, Google Analytics, Quantcast and Compete website statistics

I am getting confused by the following traffic metric systems: Google Analytics, Alexa, Quantcast and Compete metrics because they each show different values. ie. unique traffic, visits, pageviews, ...
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“Not Provided” keywords from Google search: If your site uses https, does Google always send the keywords in the referrer?

Over the last two years the number of "keyword not provided" referrals from Google Search has grown to close to 30% for my websites. Google does not send the keyword in the referer URL when the user ...
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Google non-SSL search not passing the “q” parameter with keyword

I am building a web analytics application for search engine traffic only and right now I am looking into providing some information about keywords that Google does not show. Like not provided keyword. ...
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Adding UTM tracking hurt existing backlinks?

We have content on some of our partner's websites like the Chamber of Commerce, etc. I would like to have better tracking on this data and was considering adding UTM tags to them. If we modified these ...
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How do I measure/analyze/estimate how big of an overlap the users of my website have with another website

I have a quite big website. I'm interested in knowing how big the overlap is between my users and the users of another website. Or in other terms what is the percentage of my users that also visited a ...
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Question about decreasing AlexaRank

We all know that Alexa ranking is not accurate as it make use of only the visits by the users having the Alexa toolbar installed in the browser. My question is, I'm regularly tracking the visits of a ...
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Google Analytics + External Site Statistics Tracking in one application?

My company is a broker in the real estate industry. As such, we send a lot of our listings to sites like Trulia.com and Zillow.com, among others. These sites direct leads to our realtors, and provide ...
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Visit counts in Google Analytics advanced segments not consistent

My organization has recently noticed an issue when applying advanced segments to visit counts during different time ranges. With no advanced segments turned on, here are the visit counts for Oct 1st ...
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What is the best Apache logs Analyzer? [closed]

What real-time log analyzer can you suggest for Apache access and error logs? There is a list of web analytics software on wikipedia, but it would be great to hear opinions from people with ...
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Can Google track the referring URL from their Google Maps URL Scheme on Android and iOS devices?

If you click on a Google Maps URL link (comgooglemaps://) on a website in Safari or Chrome on an Android or iOS device that opens up the native Google Maps App, can/does Google track the referring ...
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Track additional e-commerce data - Impact of x on conversion rate

A client of the company I work for is moving to Google Analytics from Coremetrics and want to track the effect of certain items on the product details page on the conversion rate. In coremetrics, ...
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How do large sites like StackOverflow handle their access logs?

I'm wondering how large sites like StackOverflow handle their access logs. A write to the disk on every request seems a little bit uneconomical, but is Google Analytics that reliable to use it as your ...
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Social media measurement with Google Analytics

I work for a non profit and we are currently trying to develop a system to measure and evaluate our social media channels (Facebook and Twitter). We would like to track a variety of social metrics, ...
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How can I track scrolling in a Google Analytics custom report?

I want to track scrolling on my website since it's a long page (rather than multiple pages). I saw several different methods, with and without an underscore for trackEvent, with and without spaces ...
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Track visitor use of “Ctrl + F” on a website?

Would it theoretically be possible to detect (e.g. via JavaScript) if a user queries a webpage with the Windows shortcut Ctrl + F, or the Mac-equivalent Command + F in their browser? The first step ...
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Google analytics e-commerce tracking

I am having issues with Google Analytics eCommerce tracking. On certain days it the eCommerce tracking is returning a value of $1.00 of revenue which is impossible because it is a hotel booking ...
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Tack anchor link with Google Analytics

I have searched for how to track anchor links in analytics, but couldn't get it working. I have this code in the header: <script> ...
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SEO Google Publisher Network

I'm just about to start a new business which creates niche affiliate sites. I'm curious about the impacts to me from Google of all the URLs being hosted with the same Analytics tags, Webmaster Tool ...
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Why am I getting hits to pages with ?fb_xd_fragment=

I have added a Facebook like box and like buttons on my blog and, recently, I've been seeing on analytics a lot of hits to pages ending with ?fb_xd_fragment=. I've found a related thread on the ...
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Google Analytics www 301 causing issues with In-Page Analytics

The closest question I could find to my problem is this one. The similarity is: I have a profile in Google Analytics (GA) that has been collecting data for a year. The domain setting in GA is ...
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Text limit on analytics event code

I am just about to add the event code a button that downloads the PDF. Event code fields: _trackEvent(category, action, opt_label, opt_value, opt_noninteraction) Example of event code: ...
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Do multiple Google Analytics profiles share the same raw data?

I have two profiles under one web site in Google Analytics. The two profiles are essentially the same except one has defined parameters to exclude (e.g. id, page... etc) so that I could aggregate the ...
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Can I easily track site performance over time with Google PageSpeed?

Are there any implementations of the Google PageSpeed API that allow one to track the performance of a site over time?
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Key performance indicators to measure online brand image

A company is going to launch an event and a series of online related content that will be published on it's website and promoted online and offline to it's customers and leads. The event will last for ...
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Google Analytics E-Commerce doesn't track [closed]

My problem is with the tracking of my e-com. Conversion doesn't work. I did it like in the guide of google. The debug console doesn't show any problems. My code: <script ...
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How to track outbound links in Google Analytics?

I'm having trouble tracking outbound links from my page. I can see the visits to the page in Google Analytics, but still I can't see what I'm doing wrong (of course I have replaced the UA-XXXX code ...
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Multiple domains but one report in Google Analytics?

I'd like to generate a report for a dozen or so websites with different domains. Example: myfirstsite.com acoolsite.com brandsite.com etc. I am obviously able to generate reports for each URL, ...
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Virtual Pageview Goal Funnel Not Tracking Correctly

I have an AJAX form that has three stages: 1. The landing page where a user fills out a form and selects between three question sets and clicks begin assessment 2. The assessment page, where users ...
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Run Google Analytics reports across multiple accounts / properties

So I have a single login for Google Analytics that tracks multiple accounts with multiple properties as so. Account 1 Property A Property B Property C Property D Account 2 Property E Property F ...
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Can I combine subdomains in Google Analytics?

I have 2 separate domains in my Google Analytics: abc.com and xyz.abc.com. The second domain is 3rd party shopping cart. Right now the reporting for each is separate. I want to have them together so ...
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Delete unknown and undesired custom variables

I'm creating a custom report in Google Analytics because I have implemented the typical custom variable to track logged/anonymous users. To do it I choose the "unique table" type, 2 dimensions values ...
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Google Analytics - comparing metrics for different cities approach

I receive traffic from a number of different cities across the world, these being: Washington, Bratislava and Belfast. In Google Analytics, I would like to be able to compare a variety of metrics ...
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Is there a way to setup Clicktale tag in Google Tag Manager?

Since GTM doesn't support document.write() method the standard clicktale code doesn't work. Is there a workaround for this? ClickTale employee has sent me these instructions: Replace the ...
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How to use Google Analytics to track visitors who come from a particular entry page

Is it possible to track, e.g pageviews, time on site etc., only those visitors who come from a particular entry page, eg.http://www.abc.com/123?qwe=456 to my site using Google Analytics. If yes, then ...
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Standard ratio of cookies to “visitors”?

As noted in a recent blog post, We see a large discrepancy between Google Analytics "visitors" and Quantcast "visitors". Also, for reasons we have never figured out, Google Analytics just gets ...
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Abandoment to blame for the last JavaScript file not always being loaded?

I have a code snippet for an app that users are loading as a 3rd party script on their site. The general sequence is as follows: Site loads http://www.example.com/foo.js foo.js does stuff 1 to 2 ...
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Goals are not registering in Google Analytics

I've had a site online for a few weeks, and Google Analytics is working fine. Except Goals, which are not registering for some strange reason. To be clear: visits to the site are being registered, ...
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WordPress multisite and Google Analytics in subfolders with mapped domains

I have a WordPress multisite with sub folders. The site's subfolders are mapped to domains, which are set to primary. I'm using the Google Analytics Multisite Async' code to track things. From ...
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Adding more than one Google Analytics tracking code to a site - is this ok?

We have several sites that would like to aggregate all the analytics details, along with the individual site details. AFAIK, there isn't a way to do this from the GA interface. Is it alright to add ...
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Tracking user who register and paid in a site

We'd like to know which traffic sources converts the best on our site. My problem is that i can't set up a single goal (payment succeeded), because users should have register first. Because we have a ...
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How to separate data from subdomains in Google Analytics?

I want to split my data from different subdomains in Google Analytics. I know it's possible to do it using different profiles + filters, but when you have a ton of subdomains, it's almost impossible ...
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Is there a better analytics package than Google Analytics? [closed]

I've used Google Analytics for a while now, and it's pretty good for a high level view. But when I want to dig into the numbers a bit more, everything gets kind of vague. I also don't like that it ...