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Real-time analytics always shows 100% new

Real-time Google Analytics used to show new vs. returning visitors by default but then they switched to Desktop vs. Mobile. I've now setup a custom dashboard based on #3 found here. However, this ...
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How useful is Alexa's ranking? [duplicate]

I know of Alexa and some people find the information useful for ranking a website... as for me, no matter how big or small my sites are, none of them are registered with stats on them, and a few ...
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I need to change the domain name but keep the analytics

I need to change a site domain name from mydomain.com to mydomain.org. Can I keep the existing Google Analytics code and everything will seamlessly flow from the new domain?
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Google Analytics event based goal conversion rate

I use Google Universal Analytics and track many events on my website. I have defined an event based goal, based on the 'user signed in' event. When looking at the reports, I figured that the goal ...
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Low Bounce rate - too good to be true?

Found a website with 4% bounce rate over a 5 month period, getting a little over a 1000 visits a week with most visitors coming from organic search results. Is that even possible? I never seen a ...
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Tracking Keyword user used to get to website

Is there a way we can add the ability to track what keywords the user has used to end up on our website? i.e. If they type in Software into google and our site pops up in the SEO list, when they click ...
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How to make sense of analytics data? [closed]

Are there any good resources out there for learning how to use analytics data? I'd like to learn how to take the data and apply it practically to my site in order to make it a better experience for ...
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Google Analytics Destination Goal

Is it possible to track how long does it take for a user to reach their goal via Destination Goal in Google Analytics? Something similar to checkout process, google starts tracking from when the ...
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Tracking values in Adobe Marketing Cloud

My company is using Adobe Marketing Cloud. We wanted to try and use analytics to log values like Google analytics dose it (Google analytics log values) I have been reading thru the documentation and ...
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Recording custom variables to identify individual users with Google Analytics

I have been asked by our marketing department to add Google Analytics custom variable tracking to my company's website. As the website uses server side includes, modifications to the tracking tag roll ...
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Displaying google analytics data on my website

I sell ad space for my websites directly to the advertisers. I ad page where I want to show Google Analytics information that updates automatically without me having to manually update everyday or ...
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Discrepancy in Google Analytics reports for Audience vs. Page vs. Content Drilldown - Why?

I've been using Analytics for over a year now so I'm familiar with it though I'm haven't mastered it yet. Having said that, I need your help and guidance in regards with a discrepancy I keep running ...
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Get total for User Timings in Google Analytics

For an app in development, we need to track how much time our users (as a whole) spend watching content related to a specific entity. We're trying to do that with User Timings with category "Entity ...
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Building a funnel retroactively in Google Analytics

I have a issue with trying to devise a funnel in Google Analytics. I am not looking to create a goal funnel, as I am looking to do it retroactively on my data so I need to either do the crunching ...
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In Google Adwords the impressions and clicks are not detailed according to keyword

Exactly as it says in the title. Even though I have thousands of impressions and a few dozen clicks, it is not detailed according to keyword. Any ideas of why this may be? In other words, I would ...
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GA Goals not funnelling properly

My GA funnels aren't funnelling properly, and display 100% for each step in the goal. Below is a screenshot of the goal visualization, and my edit goal page in case I've set it up incorrectly (don't ...
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User identification via analytics solutions, any gotchas?

Currently we are using Google Analytics and provide a simple template generated privacy policy, i.e. standard policy on cookies, anonymous tracking etc Some more advanced solutions such as mixpanel ...
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google analytics numbers

My google analytic numbers change downward randomly. Where once a particular page/post or even day will show 4000 visits, when I go back later in the day, the same variable is reduced to 1500 or ...
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Google Analytics Goal Flow

How does Google Analytics tracks users?Each user is tracked as unique user? I have a doubt about a goal flow in Google Analytics. I'm working on an ecommerce site. I set the goal as reach the "thank ...
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Public data about a website I do not own

I am looking at a competitors site. The site is technologically advanced but I do not believe it is efficient in converting visitors to customers. I would like to look at any publically available ...
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tracking past and current 301 pages in analytics?

we recently revamped about 90 pages on our website. MAJOR changes to increase conversions and user retention. We also redirected the pages to better SEF urls. Well, in google analytics, since the ...
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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: ...