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Infrastructure to effectively set up experiements and learn from them

My website is in the early stages of creating our first product, a place on the web, where one can ask lawyers questions at a fraction of their normal costs. I got inspired by this video, which is ...
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Setting up funnel URLs with regular expressions

I'm trying to set up Google Analytics to track my e-commerce checkout page. The URLs in the process are as follows: /checkout/[order number] /checkout/[order number]/your_details /checkout/[order ...
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How can I tell how many iOS 3 users are accessing my website?

I would like to know how many iOS 3.2 (and presumably below) users are accessing my website. The reason is because iOS 3.2 had a maximum cache limit of around 25.6k, and files larger than this size ...
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Sites & Tools for comparing domains

What are some good tools or websites for comparing websites traffic, SEO, and other factors site owners might want to know about their competition.
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How can I parse Amazon S3 log files?

What are the best options for parsing Amazon S3 (Simple Storage) log files? I've turned on logging and now I have log files that look like this: ...
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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 can I see a graph of Google Play referrals on Google Analytics?

I am able to see the referrals in the referral flow section. but I cannot find them again anywhere else. I need to see stats about each referral over time. Any way to so this?
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How to debug Google Analytics when it it only works on my HTTPS site?

I have two websites that I would like to monitor and have created to google accounts for them: https://secure.example.com.au (secure sub-domains only) http://*.example.com.au (all domains including ...
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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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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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Piwik Server Overhead

I am developing an intranet site on a Raspberry Pi and am interested in incorporating Piwik into my code. My question, however, is how much overhead impact there will be with the pi's CPU/RAM? Does ...
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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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Is there a modern (eg NoSQL) web analytics solution based on log files?

I have been using Awstats for many years to process my log files. But I am missing many possibilities (like cross-domain reports) and I hate being stuck with extra fields I created years ago. ...
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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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How can I obtain click data to sort a list of URLs?

If you had a list of URLs and you wanted to show which of them was more important than the others (by click-through), how would you gain the number of clicks for a given link so that you could sort ...
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Which analytics solution would you recommend?

I'm working on enhancing several applications at work, and thought of installing an analytics solution to track user behavior and collect some metrics. The problem is our company is a bit sensitive ...
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How to get metrics for use of Facebook social plugins?

I have a site with hundreds of content pages. Each content page has a Facebook like button on it. Aside from browsing to each page and reading the number next to each Like button, how can I get ...
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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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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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Malicious copy of site

After seeing an increase of shady organic keyword results appearing in Google Analytics we identified the referring Hostname. After adding the exit page to hostname we discovered someone cloned our ...
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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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In Google Analytics, see when custom events happen during the same pageview?

Is it possible to get a report that shows custom event #1 occurred during the same pageview as custom event #2? Use case: Person views all slides in a carousel Person adds product to cart We want ...
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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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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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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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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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URLs appended with a fullstop (period)

When I log into to my hosting provider to view my website stats I have noticed that there are a few repeated page URLs with a full stop on the end. I have hunted for this additional page on my FTP but ...
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Google Analytics multi-domain iframe counted as new visitor

I work for a company that has a large number of marketing sites, each of which pull in some info to an iFrame from another domain. I'm trying to track visitors through a given marketing site, to the ...
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Tracking user who register and paid in a site

We'd like to know which traffic sources converts the best on our site. My problem is that i can't set up a single goal (payment succeeded), because users should have register first. Because we have 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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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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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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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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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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Google Analytics: What is the limit of tracked pageviews per month?

I have been looking around to try and find some confirmation and clarity on the limit of pageviews that Google allow per month for a Google Analytics account. I have read that the limit of hits per ...
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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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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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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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Google Analytics Goals Not Adding Up With Goal Funnel

In my Google Analytics, I have a Goal URL defined for an exact match of a "thank you" page. When I view in my reports under Conversion > Funnel Visualization, it says at the bottom of my report that ...
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How can I make Google Analytics understand URL encoding?

I have a page on my site that has the following URL: solr?filters=type%3Aphoto (let's call this URL A) Any link to this page on my site reads: solr?filters=type%3Aphoto The "%3A" is a URL encoded ...
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Key performance indicators to measure online brand image

A company is going to launch an event and a series of online related content that will be published on it's website and promoted online and offline to it's customers and leads. The event will last for ...
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Google Analytics unable to validate my site during setup

I had trouble setting up GA on one of my websites so I set up a very simple test environment with a new domain name and just a single page - the default page. Even in this simple environment I ...
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Can someone suggest a site which shows today's macro web traffic

I want to compare today's traffic for my company website with today's macro web traffic. Anyone know of a site which does this? Mostly, I want to see trends and reassure myself that my 33% drop in ...
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What does the Quantcast __qca cookie do?

I'm reviewing the cookies served up from my website and one of them is a first-party cookie __qca which seems to be set by Quantcast. I'm sure this is just used for tracking, but I can't find this ...
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Why am I getting hits to pages with ?fb_xd_fragment=

I have added a Facebook like box and like buttons on my blog and, recently, I've been seeing on analytics a lot of hits to pages ending with ?fb_xd_fragment=. I've found a related thread on the ...
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How can I track conversions on third party websites?

We run a number of affiliate schemes, and I would like to track which links from our website produce sales, and which do not. I can persuade our affiliates to include tracking code in their pages for ...
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Tracking Facebook “Likes”

Beyond the count posted next to the button, is there anyway to see a list of users have completed a successful “like” action, but not as the owner of the "like" button/website; or for that matter any ...
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Can mouse location be used to know if the user is going to leave a web page?

I was checkout out an ecommerce site. I scrolled down on a product page then moved my mouse towards the top of the screen as if I am leaving the web site then suddenly I got a popup promotion "Wait ...
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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) ...