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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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Wrong sign-up tracking when people use Facebook connect [duplicate]

I have an issue tracking sign-ups for people signing-up using Facebook, Google and Twitter connect. For example, each time a user signs-up using Facebook connect, the referral to this sign-up will be ...
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How to Track outbound clicks in google analytics

I know there are several ways that will help me find out how many times that user clicked on the outbound links but situation is pretty complicated. It is a school website, KENT SCHOOL DISTRICT and ...
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Determining Social Referrals in Google Analytics

I have a question about social referrals in Google Analytics: Firstly, When I go here: Acquisition -> Channels -> Social a significant portion of my Social Networks is recorded as "not set". Why ...
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Tracking website hits from 3rd party mobile app

Our business has ads on the local news channels website and mobile app. I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to track if a visitor came to your website from a 3rd party app?
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When advertising on Yandex, why does my ad get shown for broad queries and why do so many users click?

I'm using Yandex Direct - it is Russian contextual advertising system. We are creating and promoting sites, and started contextual advertising campaign. There were a lot of keywords like "create ...
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Aug 3rd 2014 HUGE DRop in visits [duplicate]

i am not a pro at this but i have built my website using freeway pro and for the past year i have managed to get between 100-130 visits a day to my website but on Aug 3, it dropped to 40… then now 15 ...
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How do I find information on who links to my sites? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out if there's a free way to get information on back links to my site. I've had webmaster tools and Google Analytics set up for years. But I can't find access to data about site ...
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Analytics and AdSense Integration

I tried to link my Analytics and AdSense accounts. But there exist a problem. Analytics redirects me to AdSense account and AdSense is redirects me to Analytics. And this is unlimited loop. On this ...
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Optimize user session duration with AdWords in addition to conversion tracking?

We've set conversion tracking with our e-commence website in our thank you page for conversion tracking (when user is click an ads from google search results) The problem is, the conversion tracking ...
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Values for saved data and saved requests much lower in CloudFlare analytics for several months

For several months now the pie charts in my CloudFlare analytics show a much smaller value for the saved data and saved requests (around 5%). Before this the pie charts showed a saving of around 50% ...
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can we predict website traffic?

Can we predict website site traffic ? For Example, I am writing blog about web development. I like to find out how many web developers are in the world. How many of them working on related to my hot ...
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Google Analytics conversion tracking - referrals from payment provider

I have a question regarding conversion tracking using Google Analytics. My client uses an external payment service provider - SecureTrading. Problem: All website visitors who would like to make a ...
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Combine totals from two Google Analytics

I have multiple websites in Google Analytics. I can see a summary from the home dashboard of each site. How can I combine the count from each site, so I can see how many views, unique visitors, etc, ...
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How to account for multiple basket views in Google Analytics conversion funnel?

Assuming a typical ecommerce sales funnel of: 1. add to basket 2. browse more products 3. add (again) to basket 4. checkout 5. confirmation page How does one account for the multiple visits to ...
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Should I track the login page?

I've recently started using Google Analytics on a B2B ecommerce site with authentication. Users must login and are redirected to the login page if they try to access an internal page without first ...
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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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Heat Map Tool Free [closed]

From looking online, the free heatmap tools consistently mentioned are ClickHeat and ClickDensity. Heatmap.me comes up second when searching heatmap.me but it is not mentioned much. What feedback is ...
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Piwik visitor log spam

I use Piwik to track people visiting my website. Unfortunately a lot of the visitors that appear in the visitor log are not real people but spam bots. Normally, these bots use a provider from a ...
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What service could be adding NewRelic?

At the bottom of my web pages is: <script type="text/javascript"> if (!NREUMQ.f) {NREUMQ.f=function() {NREUMQ.push(["load",new Date().getTime()]);var e=document.createElement("script"); ...
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Google Analytics Views - Why Use Them?

I've been reading about Google Analytics views but still not sure why I would use them. I'm the only person in the company who understands and uses Google Analytics. We have no subdomains. Is there ...
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How to redirect keeping the referral without server-side redirects?

I have an HTML page hosted in Dropbox that some external websites link to. I want to redirect to a different page using only HTML or Javascript, since I can't use any server-side redirects. My goal ...
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How to get statistics and reporting on alternate domain names that you own?

I own several variations on my domain name that all 301 redirect to the main site. The problem is that I have very little visibility into how often these are actually used. How do I set up some ...
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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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Web Analytic web site [closed]

I am a student at e-commerce major.I want to analysis my project competitor site for business plan.I need to know number of visitor per day or month but I can't find this analytic. I used Alexa but it ...
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Understanding Alexa rank, it isn't showing many of my back links?

When I check Alexa rankings for my site it says that one site is linking to my site. Is it only showing back links? If it is then why are other website traffic checking tools like Google showing ...
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Data sources for Alexa and Compete rankings

How do Alexa and Compete get their data? which one is better?
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How Google ads add a pageview?

I'm having a trouble on my site. I have my own script which counts how many times the ads display in a page using PHP script, which always run every page refresh without any condition and it sums up ...
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How to find the traffic sources for a YouTube video?

My web site is mentioned very favorably in a third party video that was posted to YouTube. We have the video embedded on the website as "social proof" that you should use our site. In the last week ...
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Privacy concern to track every user actions in your website?

We are building a system that track every user (logged in) actions, e.g. click, pageview, duration etc and store into a database. So all the user activities will be known and we are using them to ...
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Get aggregated view of data for entire website with Google Analytics

I have a website (www.ayrshireminis.com), which has three main sections under different directories, these are: /forum /galleries /contact I would like to have an aggregated view of the data for ...
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Track user through Google Universal Analytics

I want to track a user from my site, give an id to Google Analytics and later be able to see which pages that id visited and for how long did that id view the pages. I've tried custom variables with ...
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Is it possible to track redirects to external sites from our subdomains?

I have a handful of subdomains set up as redirects because we are using them for QR codes. I want to be able to track the QR code redirects (which are already set up and printed so no changing them ...
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How to check if your website is trending?

I am building a admin stats dashboard for my website. I would like to show on it an indication when an article from my site is trending (gone viral) on Facebook or Twitter. My understanding is that ...
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Google Analytics - Do I track an info popup as pageview or event

I have some popups on my page that provide that can be opened by the user to get more information. Should I track them as page view or as events? Whats the right way to go here?
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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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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 ...