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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 ...
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Goals are not registering in Google Analytics

I've had a site online for a few weeks, and Google Analytics is working fine. Except Goals, which are not registering for some strange reason. To be clear: visits to the site are being registered, ...
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Google analytics event tracking doesn't show the related revenue

We're tracking clicks on certain banners on a site using synchroneous tracking: var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(\''+ ga_acc_code +'\'); pageTracker._trackEvent(\'click_1\', \'Home\', \'%title%\'); ...
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Text limit on analytics event code

I am just about to add the event code a button that downloads the PDF. Event code fields: _trackEvent(category, action, opt_label, opt_value, opt_noninteraction) Example of event code: ...
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Help! Google analytics removed and don't know why [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My site disappeared from Google search, how long does it take to get back? I got this message: Google Analytics web property: link has been removed from ...
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How can # of unique visitors be more than # of visits?

I am confused as heck. When looking at a few individual pages, I am seeing weird results I hope someone can help explain. I am doing manual standard reports, and not creating or using a widget. For ...
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Should I enable “Anonymously with Google and others” in Analytics to see my site in Website trends

I want my site to be appear in Website Trends. I have Google Analytics on my site, and my site is listed on Website Trends, but there is no data. I have enabled (long time ago) the "With other Google ...
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How to determine size of website compared to others?

How does one determine the size of a website compared to others? So if I know the approximate number of visitors per month and per day - is there some metric that can tell me the size of a website ...
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window.performance (Navigation Timing) - how to get this reported in “analytics way”

I have recently learned about window.performance that seems a great way to measure webapp performance using real client traffic. Is there any analytics service that is built on top of this and allows ...
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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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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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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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Are WebTrends query Dimensions & Measures fixed for a report?

In viewing a report in WebTrends, I am limited to one dimension if I try to write a query. When looking at the Countries report, I see the geographical data I want, but I also want to look at what ...
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How can I get stats for what 3rd-party sites have embedded our iframe widget?

Say we've produced a widget for other sites to use, like so: <iframe src="http://example.com/whatever.php" frameBorder="0" width="200px" height="300px" scrolling="no"></iframe> The ...
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Google Analytics-like product with the ability to push my own data

we are looking for a google analytics-like product but we would like to have the ability to push our own data and analyze them. For instance, we work a lot with affiliates where a visitors visit our ...
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Employee had analytics under his personal gmail, no longer with company

A former employee had Google Analytics for multiple websites setup under his personal gmail account. We suspect that he (upon being let go) removed/disassociated those analytics websites from his ...
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Google Analytics: Tracking page time on site

Does anyone know how Google Analytics tracks how long a user has been on the site? When the user leaves the page that has analytic tracking code, won't the sending/receiving link be broken? How are ...
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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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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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Huge increase in direct load homepage traffic and bounce rate, causes?

Over the holiday shopping period our website saw a huge increase in direct load traffic directly on the homepage (from 2mil to 8-9mil hits) and the bounce rate went through the roof on that page ...
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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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Google Analytics: Why is Avg Time on Site lower than Avg time on Page?

I have the following Custom Report set up in Google Analytics: Metrics: Avg Time on Page Avg Time on Site Dimensions: Page So a report looks like this: Page Avg Time on ...
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Google Analytics - two visitors between August 13th and September 12th

So I was recently given access to our Google Analytics, and it appears like we only had TWO visitors between August 13th and September 12th... this is for a site that typically has between several ...
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Tool for clickstream anlyzing of Apache logs?

Are there any good tools to analyze the clickstream of individual users in Apache web server logs? For example, I'd like to be able to click on a visitors IP address and see all pages the user ...
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Website analytic software compliance

I need to find a program which can crawl a site and show what various search engine spiders will parse (or not parse) and use for information. What we are looking to do is have a program go through ...
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What sense can be made out of TIME_WAIT, CLOSE_WAIT, ESTABLISHED

Using netstat command, I got the number of couple of TCP states of connections. But for running websites, how to make meaningful connections between these numbers and the bottleneck/performance of ...
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Analytics Tracking and SEO

I'm using piwik on some of my websites and recently switched from google analytics. I find most of the stuff same on both analytics. But i always had this question in mind that what am i supposed to ...
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Recording custom variables to identify individual users with Google Analytics

I have been asked by our marketing department to add Google Analytics custom variable tracking to my company's website. As the website uses server side includes, modifications to the tracking tag roll ...
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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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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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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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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 ...