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Filtering European traffic in Google Analytics

I'd like to filter incoming information, with one profile containing U.S. traffic and another E.U. traffic. U.S. was easy enough... Custom Filter Include Filter Field: Country Filter Pattern: ...
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Caching a landing page redirect on an eCommerce site [duplicate]

I notice that for Google PageSpeed Insights I get the following message: Avoid Landing Page Redirects. To speed up page load times for visitors of your site, remove as many landing page ...
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How to detect and track broken pages using Google Analytics or some other tool?

On my blog (WordPress), I am using a caching plugin, and somehow it happens that on my popular posts, the page broke, which means the generated HTML never reached the ending HTML tag and broke in ...
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Can Google Analytics cause site stability problems under Windows 2000?

Recently we added the code for Google Analytics to our web site. This code was added to a header.asp root include file that is used in all pages of our entire site. Since this was added we began to ...
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How does comScore determine gender?

I am curious how comscore determines gender, and would love to see some official documentation or information regarding this if possible.
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Is it beneficial to use more than one website analytics application for a single website?

For example, mixing: Woopra, Google Analytics, and Clicky. They all offer free services, and this way I could have more information. Are there any problems with this (e.g., slowing down the website, ...
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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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Using GA to track popular tags/categories in WordPress

I coordinate a few editorial content-driven websites that are built in WordPress. Most make heavy use of tags, categories and custom taxonomies. I'd love to track which tags/categories are most ...
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Difficult Google Analytics tracking problem: Existing setup for multiple domains all using the same account code

Bit of a strange one: an account I'm looking at appears to be set up incorrectly and I'm trying to puzzle through what implications it has for existing data in Google Analytics. Here's the setup: ...
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Why are there capitalized duplicates appearing in Google Analytics Real-Time reporting?

The following is visible under Real-Time reports in Google Analytics for a single page: What is the difference between the lower-case and upper-case search engine names? "Google" vs. "google" ...
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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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Slot matrix - Google Analytics _setCustomVar

https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/gaTrackingCustomVariables "...Use a slot matrix to track large numbers of custom variables..." How to implement it?
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Why is the bounce rate high and how do I improve it? [closed]

I recently launched a site for reviews on mobile application games and after a couple weeks of running it I have a really high bounce rate 92%. I was just wondering if anyone could have a look at my ...
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Differentiating home root paths for domain and subdomain

I have a web structure with a domain and a subdomain, let's call it example.com and blog.example.com. I want to be able to track both the main domain and it's subdirectory within the same Analytics ...
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What is the difference between script variable and beacons in web analytics

What is the difference between script variable and beacon parameters in web analytics? What is the relationship? Would I be able to list both through page source? Also please tell me what happens if ...
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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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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 Content Experiment not redirecting to original page

I have this afternoon created a Content Experiment in Google Analytics with the object of directing users to a specific page 25% of the time. So my attempt to do this was to create an experiment that ...
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How to deactivate Piwik locally?

Is it possible / how to deactivate the Piwik tracking for the local / dev project copy? It would work with something like <?php if (current environment is / is not ...) : ?> print (Piwik code); ...
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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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Analyzing logs: how to get page views broken down by page?

I have a WordPress site where we didn't enable "pretty" permalinks, and thus, all pages in it have URLs in the form ?p=3921. Now, when I log into the statistics page in my hosting provider, I see that ...
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Quantcast reporting

Looking at a Quantcast report I see that they have metrics like women, male, children and different age groups, etc. How do they determine which visitor to the site is woman, male, child, old man, ...
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What does the keyword 'impression' mean or constitute in web analytics

I would like to understand what does the keyword 'clicks' mean or constitute in web analytics. I have asked a similar question for clicks since the keywords individually mean 2 different things.
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What does the keyword 'clicks' mean or constitute in web analytics [duplicate]

I would like to understand what does the keyword 'clicks' mean or constitute in web analytics
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Where can I find unfiltered search query statistics?

I would like to learn more about upcoming trends and I also need it for seo. I know Google Trends, but it displays only filtered statistics about what and how people search. Can you recommend me any ...
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How to keep track of a unique and an existing visitor

I am creating an app that requires to know if the visitor visiting the app is a unique visitor or an already visited visitor. I know we could persist a cookie on the visitor's computer to know ...
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Find demographic of keywords

I am using google keyword tool to make some research about "penang Island". There is any way to find out how people uses those keywords when there is a search? Something like which is their country or ...
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detecting when you are going to reach your hit limit for Google Analytics free account

I am a user of a free Google Analytics account and i'm slightly concerned that I may be approaching the 10,000,000 hit (Pageviews, Events etc) per month. Google state in their documentation: ...
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Solution for tracking lead generations and share data with partners [duplicate]

I need to implement a lead generation feature on a website. Technically I understand how it works (e.g. Javascript script associated with the onlick event of a button which sends data about the user ...
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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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Analytics - Total events divided by number of unique pages?

I am using Google Analytics events to track keywords on my articles - not necessarily the best system I know but there are too many for variables I can't easily change it right now - and I would like ...
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Google analytics data is contradictory

For this post http://mytabletguru.com/forgot-password-pattern-unlock-of-android-tablet/ I am two different report. 1) When I see the Content -> Site Content -> Landing page, then it has following ...
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Is there any profiling tool to measure web application performance by identifying common interactions paths?

I would like to measure how long it takes to complete a single operation such as "UPDATING AGE ON A CUSTOMER FORM", "INSERT A NEW CUSTOMER" in my web application. Is there any tool with some web ...
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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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Google Analytics and multiple sites with combined stats [duplicate]

I have about 40 sites (similar structure just different verticals/content). Example: site1.com site2.com Is it possible to see the stats of all sites within one property? I was thinking of doing ...
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Unique Visitor count increases when pages are excluded [closed]

For a date range greater than one day the total number of Unique Visitors is greater when I exclude pages ending in "foo" than when I look at all pages. The difference is ~4%. Why would this be ...
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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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Using Google Analytics to Track Stats Only for Visitors (Not Visits) Who Converted

I'm having trouble setting up the right Google Analytics reporting for my website. I want to know the "Total Visits", "Pages / Visit", and "Avg. Time on Site" (I'll call these "stats" from now on) ...
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Google Analytics Filters not removing traffic from other domain

We have a frustrating problem where someone copied our site code including our Google Analytics code. So we are getting stats logged from their site which is very frustrating. I have setup 4 Filters, ...
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Google Analytics traffic sources shows 538 visits with 0 pages / visit

I'm looking at my Google Analytic traffic sources report, along with the 'landing page' secondary dimension. Under the source '(direct)/(none)' there's a landing page called '(not set)' which has 538 ...
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Google Analytics - include filter not working

I just added an include filter this morning in my domain (test.org). I have: Custom Filter > Include > Request URI > ^/test-a/46212$|^/test-a/46212|^/test-a/46315 Now after I go to Content > Site ...
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Is it a good idea to register multiple domains pointing to a single website

We have a main domain or primary domain (say xyz.com) on which we have our website hosted. For the sake of business/trademark we would like to book other domain with the same name but different tlds ...
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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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Using google analytics goals to optimise goals in adwords

We have set up goals in analytics to do with time on site, we also have an adwords campaign running, i noticed in adwords you can set up a conversion in adwords. But this only works by putting code ...
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How can I safely analyze users' password quality?

Given a registration service website with rather lax password requirements for the users (6-12 characters with no special requirements), how can I safely analyze what quality of passwords users pick ...
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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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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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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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Analytics reports multiple different screen resolutions for (apparently) a single visitor

I have a site with only a small number of visitors. Using the "days since last visit" dimension in Google Analytics I thought I could work out a flow of individual visitors from day to day: Date ...