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Keep Google Analytics in a backup site or not?

I backed up my website and uploaded it to another server for testing and backup purposes. Should I remove or edit the Google Analytics snippet from the index.php (which is for the real site), or does ...
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Looking for non-paid heat map tools for website analytics

I'm looking for a heat map solution to track my users' behavior on my website, preferably free of charge. I've already googled a little bit and here is what I found so far. Still I would like to ask ...
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How does quantcast determine values in metrics like “percent of site visitors with a master's degree”?

I recently started using Quantcast on my site to determine my audience (which, really the site is so small now that I already know). When I look at some of the metrics on Quantcast, I see gender, ...
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Web analytics accuracy - log files vs JavaScript

I've just read a claim on a web stats package site that suggests that log files generate more accurate stats than their JavaScript-based counterparts. This seems to be an over-simplification at best; ...
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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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Download tracking by IP

Is it possible to track downloads from a website by IP address? Ideally, I would like to see a log file with possibly time stamps, occurrences, and who (IP address, and/or country of origin). If ...
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Best way to track multiple sites with Google Analytics

I currently have 63 websites (and counting) that I'm tracking on one Google Analytics account, and I'm starting to realize... this is becoming a bit cumbersome. What's the best way to collect traffic ...
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How to prevent stat sites from getting/publishing my traffic and hosting information?

When I recently googled my website, stat sites came up that had more info on my website than I even knew off the top of my head! Daily traffic, Nameservers, analytics id, etc. I removed google ...
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How do you get new sites into your Quantcast network?

Over a month ago, we added some of the new Stack Exchange sites to the "Stack Overflow Network" on Quantcast, but to date, they haven't showed up: http://www.quantcast.com/p-c1rF4kxgLUzNc#subdomain ...
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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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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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How does Google Analytics aggregate the Count of Visits (Frequency & Recency Report)?

Here's my simple understanding of Count of Visits: Each person that comes to my site gets one "count" for each visit. They are put into a bucket of people with the same number of total counts -- if ...
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Track actions of paying customers

I'm looking for software that can analyze my Apache log files (or some other source) and tell me, from the visitors that actually bought something from my site, some profiling information; like time ...
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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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Very few visitors on Analytics: incorrect setting?

it's quite a long time Analytics is making me crazy: I have a 2 years old website, started with Aruba (an Italian provider) and then transfered on Hostgator. It's a blog Wordpress + MyBB forum, and on ...
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New traffic sources

How can I track new traffic sources for my site? (with google analytics or other tool) For example, if site is mentioned on forum it gets some visits from here, but it isn't visible (easy) in traffic ...
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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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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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Analyze Drupal and Wordpress sites CPU load in shared server

Our hosting company is complaining that both our Drupal and Wordpress websites running in a shared server are consuming too many CPU resources. The traffic for each site is not more than 100 users ...
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Self-hosted URL shorteners with built-in statistics?

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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Self hosted Web Analytics like urchin

I would like some cheap/free web analytic software to be used on my windows server (Server 2008). urchin seems to be way expensive. please provide me some good recommendations.
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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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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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Finding the search terms behind 'not provided'

We use Google Analytics to track the vistors to our websites, were currently putting together a big audit of our SEO and one of the things we want to see is what search terms are working for us. ...
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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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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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Does watching a long video affect bounce rate?

I'm assuming the following things are a "bounce": Clicking on a link to a page on a different web site Closing an open window or tab Typing a new URL Clicking the "Back" button to leave the site ...
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How can I find the number of users who visit my site via a redirect?

My domain foo.com redirects (via a permanent 301) to bar.com. I want to know how many visitors to bar.com come from having first visited foo.com. I'm using Woopra - originally, I thought the ...
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Can I use Google Analytics to count QuickTime installations?

By default, Google Analytics produces reports on which versions of Flash and Java my users have. Is it possible to set up a report on which versions of QuickTime (if any)
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Google Analytics API - Super simple? [closed]

Google Analytics API - Too complicated? I've read about Google Analytics API but heard of others that it is a bit complicated to make it work. I use PHP. Copy / paste example My question is if ...
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can we predict website traffic?

Can we predict website site traffic ? For Example, I have the blog about web development, Means I need to find How many web developers in the world.How many of them working on my hot tag in my ...
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What is the target time to have visitors spend per visit?

Looking at Google Analytics, It seems that people spend approximately 3.5 minutes per average on my web site, per visit. That's approximately enough time to read one article and perhaps leave a ...
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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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Clarity around Advanced Segment defintion

I am hoping to get some clarity around an advanced segment I created. For context, our website spans multiple domains. For reasons I wont get into, I created an advanced segment that looks for ...
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How do I track multiple domain in Google Analytics?

I have 2 unrelated websites with different content. mydomain1.com mydomain2.com I already have a Google Analytics account for http://mydomain1.com. Now I want to add my second domain ...
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Analytics for Single Page JavaScript Webapps (Google Analytics?)

Can Google Analytics be used for tracking user behavior in a single page web application? I have used Google Analytics for typical websites but haven't used it for these type of web apps. If not ...
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Google Analytics: Enabled 'Track site search results' , where do I see list with search queries

I enabled 'Track site search results' on Google Analytics and put also the queryparameter. Now my question is, where can I simply look at the list that is gathered with all the searches that are done ...
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Handling Page View for Images Site

I want to know how sites like stackoverflow.com or imgur.com manage the page views of their article. i.e. once i view it and then no matter how many times i refresh it.. the page view count won't ...
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Track page size of web app for performance

I'm about to start trialling optimisations on my web application (apache & tomcat). My main interest right now is: The total page size (including external js files such as jquery) The number of ...
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Yahoo Site Explorer API replacement?

Since the Yahoo Site Explorer Web Services API is going away at the end of 2010, are there any other web search APIs that offer similar information? In particular, I'm interested in services similar ...
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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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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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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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Shopping Cart URL Structure

In regards to URL structure when it comes to guests and authenticated users, am I able to track traffic associated with both paths, but at the same time track total conversions going through the ...
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A lot of “(direct) / (none)” traffic in Google Analytics

my web site has a lot of "(direct) / (none)" traffic (over 50%) in Google Analytics, but under the "Audience", 100% are new visitors, why is that? I am quite sure most of the Audience should be new ...
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Google Analytics - how to track multiple sections of a site at once?

I need to track the pageviews and goal completions for the Blogs section of my website, and I used to do this simply by searching the word "/blog/" under Content, which would pull all of our Blog ...
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clicktale.com alternative that works with https and ajax

I need to record user's actions on site for analytics purposes. The way clicktale.com doing it is just fine. But unfortunately it have problems with working over https and recording ajax events. Is ...
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How do I track a goal path over multiple visits?

My sales cycle is measured in weeks. A typical user behavior pattern looks like this: Finds the site via organic, cpc, or referral Browses the content for awhile. Returns a few days later, browses ...
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Is there a blogging platform that allows me to give traffic related bonuses to writers?

I would like to be able to reward writers with bonuses based upon the amount of traffic their individual posts receive, to encourage them to promote their posts on the internet. Is there a platform ...
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Google Analytics: Tracking multiple domain names of one website

Suppose I have the website www.example.com and www.example2.com. I redirect all page requests from www.example2.com to their corresponding pages at www.example.com. Is there a way for Google Analytics ...