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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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Tracking email via analytics

I need to do email analytics, aim is to create an endpoint where when user sends an email to contact@mycompany.com, the email is processed and data in email is used for google analytics conversion. ...
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Google Goals process not working through similarly named pages

Well, I'm at a loss. I've ensured that my tracking script is in etc etc, and I've set up my goal and funnel path, but only the first step is ever being shown on the funnel. Goal URL: ...
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where can I find the 'Clicks' metric group in Google Analytics

I believe there is a 'Clicks' metric group in Google Analytics, however I cannot find it and there is little to no documentation on this. Does this still exist in GA and, if so, what report shall I ...
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Issue tracking multiple domains with Google Analytics

I have 2 domains mydomain.com and mydomain.net which I'm trying to track with the same GA code. Here are the options I turned on: Subdomains of mydomain ON Examples: www.mydomain.com -and- ...
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Simple count visitors for front page for Joomla

We have a website with Joomla and we want to put a simple counter for visitors in front page of website, just the number of visitors. I use stat counter but the problem is that I can’t see all the ...
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I am located in a 3rdWC, does it matter for venture capitalism (US)? [closed]

Can one who lives in a third world country (with a promising project) go for a venture capital round with the likes of Ycombinator etc?
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excluding URL query parameters and setting the site search query param in Google Analytics

I have a Google Analytics free account and would like to know if I strip "searchparam" out of your URLs as the site search query parameter, do I then need to specify "searchparam" in the Exclude URL ...
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www subdomain for my webpage

How many customer do I lose if my webpage is not accessible from www subdomain. Can anyone who has webpage analytics with large number of visitors provide me statistic how many users use ...
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Google Analytics and direct access

Does Google analytics regards remote access resources as direct access? For example: Suppose: mysite.com and anothersite.com mysite.com has an image found at http://mysite.com/img/vip.jpg ...
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open source plugins,scripts store information? [closed]

I'm wondering if open source plugins like wordpress,drupal or jquery and many more detect for example what websites are using their plugin. If so, is there any plugin which can detect which website ...
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How to correctly track the analytics when using iframe

In our main aspx page we have this analytics code <script type="text/javascript"> var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-1301114-2']); _gaq.push(['_setDomainName', ...
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better site analytics service / script: real time statistics and time spent on pages?

I'm looking for a site analytics software (service or script) that must be easy to comprehend. GA is simply too much complicated and it misses some key features (for me). Missing features are: real ...
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linking Google AdWords account to Google Analytics account

I have a Google Analytics account that has two profiles, one for www.ayrshireminis.com and one for www.crmpicco.co.uk. I have a Google AdWords account that I would like to link to my Google Analytics ...
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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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Is it possible to track an outsourced adwords campaign?

We have a site that is paying a 3rd party to run adwords campaigns on our behalf. They do this using their own Adwords account and so we are unable to link it to our Google Analytics account. We do ...
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Unrestricted free tool for finding 404's?

Google WebMaster Tools limit to the first 1000 (I won't get into that), Xenu doesn't seem to list the page the offending link is on, and W3C limits to the first 150 pages. Can someone suggest a tool ...
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Alternative to Google Analytics with A/B testing and PDF scheduling

Is there a hosted solution that competes with Google Analytics and has some of the heavy hitting features: A/B testing with regression analysis Conversion tracking Funnels Schedulable reports that ...
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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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Tracking untagged adwords visits in Google Analytics

In the event an AdWords campaign doesn't tag its ads, is there any way to identify the traffic (I know I won't get the low-level type of reporting available through properly tagged campaigns, I just ...
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Creating an online community - use templates or self-develop?

PHPMotion, Joomla or develop my own? I'm thinking of developing a common interest online community. It will be have UGC, stats, etc.. functionality, and perhaps an online store. Though cost is an ...
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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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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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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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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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Avg. Visit Duration 00:00:00 conclusion

What can I predict when I see in Google Analytics that total visits by search for some day are 93 visits while 70 visits of them have the value 00:00:00 for Avg. Visit Duration? Did those visits made ...
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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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Is there any alternative to web analytics websites? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Self hosted Web Analytics like urchin There are sites that provide web analytics solutions. But I don not want dependence to external sites and I want embed an analyzer ...
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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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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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Google Analytics change stats of my page if I do some changes on it?

the question is : Google Analytics change stats of my page if I do some changes on it ? I don't know how G.A works when we update manually a page (html) For example, if I add a new picture to my ...
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What's the deal with URLs for Yandex.Metrica not prepended with “http”?

The description of Yandex.Metrica explicitly says that URLs like //mc.yandex.ru/metrika/watch.js (no http: in front) that the web site owner has to insert into his pages are not erroneous. So for ...
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Logging what was in the content of a page

I'm one of the people working on a Java based website that has the apache httpd in front of it. The content on the pages is migrating towards personalizing the content and as such just about every ...
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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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Strange Google Analytics result when new site launched

I have a web site which is mainly contains a few pages, and now we revamp-ed a new site which contains several hundred pages. We have Strange Google Analytics result, as follow: Before: Traffic ...
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Tweaking site based on bounce rate

I am trying to understand numbers I see on my site and need some help. Entry pages | Entries Bounced | % Bounced index.php | 23737.0 | 16512.0 | 70.0 404.php | 22726.0 | 15477.0 | 68.0 ...
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Are there any web log analyzers that produce something like Visitors Flow?

We currently run AWStats and Google Analytics. I've recently looked into several other options including Piwik, Open Web Analytics, and Webalizer. One thing that I'd like to track, and haven't found ...
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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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Finding estimated traffic to a website [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Estimate of Hits / Visits / Uniques in order to fall within a given Alexa Tier? I remember using a tool in the past that did this, but can't remember what it was. ...
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How to exclude from Google Analytics reporting all users who only browsed pages in a single subdirectory?

We run a website which has a "free tools" section. Lots of people use our free tools without becoming customers, or browsing to other sections of the site. We don't really mind this, but it would be ...
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I have a video streaming site with a paywall. How do I track users that have been referred by an affiliate?

What I would like to do is track if a user has been referred to my website. If the incoming user purchases something I would like to share revenue with the affiliate. I'm not sure what the common ways ...
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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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Using RegEx's in Multi-Channel Funnels in Google Analytics

For some reason, I can't get my multichannel funnel which utilizes RegEx's in the path steps to function -- it keeps coming back with no data. There are a few variables which may be holding things up, ...
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over reporting in google analytics - social media stats

I have a client and their traffic from social media reads thus: 80% from facebook 1% from Twitter This suggestsd they are not exploiting twitter at all and this was in my presentation but my boss ...
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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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Google Analytics Visitors drop-off for certain region of site only

I have an issue with the tracking on my site where I have seen a dramatic drop off of visitors to the site from a certain region. I have four regions on my site at the moment, these are UK, EU, US and ...
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Do easy scripts like this make site traffic meaningless? [closed]

Do easy scripts like this which generate can traffic massive amounts of traffic in a way that seems 'natural' make site traffic meaningless? Essentially we are getting better and better at faking site ...
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Google Analytics show nothing for all reports under Search Engine Optimizations for the last 2 days

Noted that my GA results under Search Engine Optimization (i.e. queries, geo summary and landing pages) for a client accounts have started showing zero results since June 21st. Can anyone provide a ...
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google analytics statistics

I am compiling a report for a client using google analytics. I have observed that the client has unusually good page view times (>5 mins) and excellent bounce rates (<25%). I need to reference ...
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How to track conversion from “new visitor” to “returning visitor” in Google Analytics?

I own a site, and I want to know how many of my "new visitors" are being converted into "returning visitors" after visiting my site. Not how often users visit my site, recency or anything like that, ...