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Quantcast http://pixel.quantserve.com/pixel request 302 redirects to Facebook and other ad networks

I just spent a few hours investigating what I thought might be a malicious Chrome extension (using developer tool to audit them, highly recommended!), an ISP/DNS injection issue, or a malware ...
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Google Analytics Funnel Step Regular Expression Not Working

The first step in a funnel is going to have a dynamic ending fragment. Examples: http://mysite.com/invite/tickle-party http://mysite.com/invite/pajama-party http://mysite.com/invite/puppy-party To ...
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How to track user's navigation (or footprints) path through a website?

So we plan to track a user's activity within our website which are in PHP. What we want to know is track a unique session for a user from the time he first visits a page in our site, the pages he ...
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Tracking RTP data by Industry - Google Analytics

I linked my Google Analytics report to my Marketo data and am loving the new visibility. Is there a way to reproduce Google Analytics' behavior flow based on the industry (or any other Marketo field) ...
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Website visits from US and Russia government/military domains?

I am using Google Analytics to track visits to my personal academic website, which only contains my CV and (non-sensitive) research work. Usually, all my visitors are from a university service ...
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How does Google Analytics define a new vs returning user?

Google Analytics support page does not provide specifics on how new vs returning users are defined. https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1012034?hl=en#Behavior
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How do I track my blogpost number of shares on social media and have them show in Google Analytics?

I am managing the web analytics of a wordpress blog. It has a plugin which gives the visitors share the blog on a number of social media. I wan to track how many of the users shred the blogpost and ...
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100% bounce rate with non-zero average time in Google Analytics? [duplicate]

Getting this on keyword reports: 100% bounce rate, 1 pageview and average session duration 24 minutes. I've gone through all of my other analytics properties and this is the first time I see this ...
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Why does Google Analytics show more users than sessions?

My Google Analytics page shows almost twice as many Users than Sessions. It really doesn't make sense to me, does anybody know what's the reason for this? Here is a snapshot from my GA dashboard:
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Adding a calculated metric to a custom report in Google Analytics

Is there a way to display a calculated field in a custom report, for example I want to display the value of (event X / event Y) over time? (including average event value, total events, etc.)
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Google Analytics only showing a fraction of unique hits

My web server is showing 5 times more unique hits than the google analytics dashboard, i'm afraid when I add the ads in my website it won't show the real amount of views/clicks etc, is there any way ...
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Spam Traffic, large page view increase but normal amount of visitors - doesn't appear to be referral spam

For the last two days I have been getting above average traffic on my website. Most of these visitors have an average duration of under 15 seconds. While there are not that many more visitors than ...
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Self-hosted URL shorteners with built-in statistics? [closed]

I'm looking for self-hosted URL shortener scripts and projects (e.g. YOURLs) that track traffic sources, locations and other statistics. I need one with a solid API and JSON support. Any suggestions?
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Uninstalled Google Analytics Tracking Code Still Receiving Data

My company recently relaunched our website. In the months following the relaunch, we saw traffic drop dramatically. After poking around the website, I realized that the designer never installed the ...
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Tracking PDF downloads thank you pages

I want to track PDF downloads that take place on my site. I understand I have to create a Google Analytics goal to track conversions. I understand that I have to provide GA the URL of the "thank you" ...
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100% bounce rate on page that doesn't bounce

I have a page /blah/ that has a very high bounce rate – often it's up to 100%. Thing is, people are 100% without question clicking links on this page such as /blah/shirley.htm i.e users aren't ...
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Google Analytics exclude filter not recognizing multiple patterns

I'm trying to exclude my top-level page and certain section pages from a custom report using the exclude filter. It works for a single pattern (i.e. \news), but when I try multiple patterns separated ...
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My Images and Text is not recognized by SEO Tools [closed]

I have a new website called http://appovete.com/ When I check with SEO Tools like http://www.seoptimer.com/ or WooRank I see this strange things: Images: 83 images found, 57 without ALT attribute - ...
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Google Analytics custom reports: do I need to check for malware?

I need some information from Google Analytics (for example: graphing users' geographical origin through time) that I could not find in my Analytics existing page. I was pointed to the Analytics ...
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Measuring visitors that return to view an item after saving it

I have a mobile app with Google analytics where people can favorite certain items (this is an event). I would like to measure the number of times people return to view the item (this is a screen ...
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Google hangout referrer traffic

I show a modal window to those referring from Google search on my landing page. The problem is that when someone comes from Google hangout or gmail, the modal window pops up as well. I don't see a ...
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What is the correlation between Drop Off, Exits, and Bounces?

I am running through my analytics and noticed that my drop off in the behavior chart is always 100%. Which does not necessarily surprise me except neither bounce rate, or % Exits are 100%. I ...
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Is it possible to trigger a virtual pageview on a site tracking stats with awstats?

What I'm Doing I have a multi-step form (7 steps) where users make a choice on each form part and submit them on the 7th part of the form. It's a contest entry form. The problem There is only one ...
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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 ...
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automatically detect browser specific issues from usage statistics

Suppose you have a website that sells dog food (why not?) to people using a variety of browsers. Is there some way to automatically be notified if sales (or some other activity) suddenly stops for a ...
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Javascript in Facebooks in app browser

I am having issues tracking page views on a single page application using Google Tag Manager and events placed in a Javascript file. The main culprit is Facebook which I am losing about 2/3rds of my ...
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eCommerce Conversions Over Attributed to Direct Traffic

In Google Analytics, I have about 32% of all transactions attributed to Direct traffic. However, direct traffic only drives about 15% of visits. Even more puzzling, the ecommerce platform's own ...
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Google Analytics MCF Showing Incorrect Data - Segment

We are using segment.io (segment.com) for a SaSS website. Currently the Multi-Channel funnel data for "Top Conversion Paths" is showing some "unavailable" even though we have updated the the Display ...
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Using Google Analytics how can I track different audience segments viewing the same page?

I'm looking for some general advice. The site I'm currently working on is full of duplicate content that's about to be deduplicated. But it was built that way to track different audiences visiting the ...
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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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On Google Analytics, is it possible to trace the behavior path of a conversion back to the landing page?

On Google Analytics, I am looking to see the exact path that a user took up until the point that a goal conversion was made. Currently, I can see the last three steps via Reverse Goal Path, but I ...
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change default segment for Google Analytics

I know this has been asked on Set a default segment for Google Analytics, but no answer since January. Maybe this has changed now due to high volum of Analytics Spam: I have 10 websites on a new ...
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How to present analytic information to advertisers?

We are planning to sell ads directly to the advertisers. What is the best way to present website analytic information to the advertisers? If it makes any difference, we are using Google Analytics. ...
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How can I view in Google Analytics the number of sessions where one of a few pages were viewed?

I want to count the number of sessions in Google Analytics so that: at least one of Page A, Page B or Page C were viewed avoid counting twice sessions where there was more than 1 view of these pages ...
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How can I pass referrer header from my https domain to http domains?

My website is 100% https. I have links to other http domains. The referrer header is not set when linking from a https page to a http page. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_referrer If a ...
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Google Analytics - Create custom report based on 2 events

I am trying to create a report based on 2 events in Google Analytics. Event A is triggered when a user views a contact form and Event B is triggered when the user submits the form. What would be the ...
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How to track opens and pageviews in PDFs?

I know how to track clicks in links to pdfs and pfd's downloads. But I need to track how many times a PDF is opened after being downloaded and if possible track how many times certain pages are ...
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Facebook Ad Conversion Pixel in Callback

I have an affiliate website that I would like to advertise using Facebook Ads. Currently, the tracking pixel is located on the 'shop' page - the final page of my site before the user is redirected to ...
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Should We Track an Affiliates Traffic as Medium=affiliate or =referral?

A partner sends us traffic two ways: Visitors click on a link on their site and land on ours Visitors interact with our widget on their site, eventually saving some info and clicking through to land ...
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What is the difference between google tag manager and google analytics?

I am reading about web analytic and came across GTM and GA. It seems that GA is a service provided by google which generates reports and statistics on website traffic. As per my limited understanding ...
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Lead Forensics: Does it load synchronously? Integrating with Google Tag Manager

I'm troubleshooting why my GTM Custom HTML Tag for Lead Forensics (LF) isn't being reported back in the LF Visitors List. GTM only supports asynchronously loading tags, so I think that is the problem. ...
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A social network called “socialnetwork” in Google Analytics

I have stumbled across a social network that Google analytics recognises as simple "socialnetwork" which is referring some users to my site, as shown in the image below: Does anyone know where this ...
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Unique vs New Visitors “explanation needed”

i was wondering if anyone can help me understand the relation between the unique visitors and the new visitors terms in GA. Here is what i originally thought: Unique visitor = each user is counted ...
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Export the drop off rate for all the pages in Google Analytics

I want to export the drop off rate information from user flow in GA. The only way to see this information appears to be to actually click in each "group" within the user flow dashboard to see this ...
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Is it possible to install Piwik and send it fake data to test its features?

I found Piwik as a good open source solution for website analytics. Is it possible to run Piwik and see its features using fake data rather than a live site? Not only the demo version which is ...
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How does Google Analytics track re-entry into a goal funnel?

How does Google Analytics tracks users? Is 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 ...
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Calling SiteCatalyst Data Insertion API from IIS web server

I'm new to IIS. How do I configure IIS to invoke my code to process the access log information in real time? Is there a better solution than reading the log file as it's written? Apache, for instance, ...
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How to reverse engineer the SEO on a website?

I have read this question. My question is a bit different from it. I want to know how can I reverse engineer another website that is ranking the best for some keywords. For example some website called ...