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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, ...
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What are low activity, medium activity and high activity

I received stats for a website (page views, bounce rate, etc), I can't understand what some of the columns mean. Low activity Medium activity High activity The numbers are biggest in the "Low ...
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Can I combine subdomains in Google Analytics?

I have 2 separate domains in my Google Analytics: abc.com and xyz.abc.com. The second domain is 3rd party shopping cart. Right now the reporting for each is separate. I want to have them together so ...
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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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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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100% visitors drop off after home

I have a WP 3.3.2 site and i use the google analytics code. Though everything seems ok with the results i get there is an error. All visitors drop off after homepage. You can check the image here. ! ...
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EU Cookie Law Clarification [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google Analytics and the EU cookie directive. Who will fall foul of the law? Google or the developer? Does the EU cookie law apply to an EU site that is hosted outside of ...
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tool for google adsense account analysis (app)

does any one know of a tool to analyse my google adsense traffic / clicks ... preferably a desktop solution... Something which provides more advanced and easy analysis reporting solutions then ...
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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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WordPress multisite and Google Analytics in subfolders with mapped domains

I have a WordPress multisite with sub folders. The site's subfolders are mapped to domains, which are set to primary. I'm using the Google Analytics Multisite Async' code to track things. From ...
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When reversing a Google Analytics e-commerce transaction is the per-unit price positive or negative?

Google's own instructions for reversing an e-commerce transaction seem to contradict themselves regarding the unit price. In the instructions it states The item field has a positive per-unit ...
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How to track what initial traffic source caused an event

Events on my site (e.g. conversions and registrations) most of the time don't happen right away. What I want to do is create a tracking script that allows the user to click a link and that link ...
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Can't get Event Tracking To Work

I'm trying to get an event to be tracked (user registration) as a goal. I DON'T want it to be tracked by an onclick, I want it to be tracked once a PHP event is finished. Here is my code: if(USER ...
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How to reverse engineer the SEO on a website?

I have read this question. My question is a bit different from it. I want to know how can I reverse engineer another website that is ranking the best for some keywords. For example some website called ...
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Does Google still have benchmarking report?

I have been looking for Google benchmarking reports for a while, still cannot find it. Is it still available?
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Easy way to do roll up reporting in Google Analytics?

Is there an easy way to do roll up reporting in Google Analytics when you have multiple domains and each has at least 2 subdomains?
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Multiple domains but one report in Google Analytics?

I'd like to generate a report for a dozen or so websites with different domains. Example: myfirstsite.com acoolsite.com brandsite.com etc. I am obviously able to generate reports for each URL, ...
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How To Track “Similar Product/Page” Links In Internal Site

So I just created a new widget that would show up in a product page in my site. This widget will show several products similar to the product that is displayed in the current page. The purpose is to ...
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Adding a calculated metric to a custom report in Google Analytics

Is there a way to display a calculated field in a custom report, for example I want to display the value of (event X / event Y) over time? (including average event value, total events, etc.)
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Google Analytics Funnel Step Regular Expression Not Working

The first step in a funnel is going to have a dynamic ending fragment. Examples: http://mysite.com/invite/tickle-party http://mysite.com/invite/pajama-party http://mysite.com/invite/puppy-party To ...
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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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How can I determine the trending pages on my site?

I'm looking to see what the "hot" pages are on one of my sites. I want to see for various timeframes, what the top-50 pages are. I'm only concerned with the current month's data. I'm going to create ...
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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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Obtaining visitor stats without traffic monitoring software

A client would like me to obtain visitor stats for his website, but does not have any traffic monitoring software installed. So I'm wondering if it's even possible. The site is hosted on Heroku, so ...
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How can I track hits to areas of my web application?

We have a growing web application, and we currently use Google Analytics and Chartbeat to track usage and engagement (although we're open to alternatives). Unfortunately, both are geared towards ...
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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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Desktop Software to monitor online status of web site and web-based application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Services to monitor and report if a web site goes down? I'm basically looking for a desktop-based software which can monitor my company's website and the web ...
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How do I get social engagement data in Google Analytics?

There's a Social Report under the Audience section. However it shows that none of our visitors are socially engaged. Searching the Google Analytics Help Centre for "social" or "engagement" doesn't ...
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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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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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Will adding “www.” to my domain setting in Google Analytics impact already collected data?

I have a profile in Google Analytics (GA) that has been collecting data for a year. The domain setting in GA is "http://example.com". The site, however, will redirect any non-www request, to ...