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Delete unknown and undesired custom variables

I'm creating a custom report in Google Analytics because I have implemented the typical custom variable to track logged/anonymous users. To do it I choose the "unique table" type, 2 dimensions values ...
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Is there a way to setup Clicktale tag in Google Tag Manager?

Since GTM doesn't support document.write() method the standard clicktale code doesn't work. Is there a workaround for this? ClickTale employee has sent me these instructions: Replace the ...
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What does the keyword 'impression' mean or constitute in web analytics

I would like to understand what does the keyword 'clicks' mean or constitute in web analytics. I have asked a similar question for clicks since the keywords individually mean 2 different things.
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How come a keyword with 46 local monthly searches get 150 local monthly impressions?

I am doing a keyword analysis by correlating data between Google ANalytics and Google Adwords Keyword tool. So here is the confusion I check the local monthly searches (Sweden) for "SEO Packages" ...
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SEO and new site - visibility best practices [closed]

Since i launched a new web site, i was wondering which are the best practices to let the visibility of the site grow up faster then just leaving the site online? I mean which internet channels are ...
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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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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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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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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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How does proxying and caching affect analytics?

What is the effect of proxying and caching at the web server on analytics reports and figures? I have an online resource that has recently been bogged down by traffic and I want to reduce dynamic ...
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Google Analytics - bad experiences? (esp. adult content)

I work for a rather large adult website, and we're currently not using Google Analytics. There is an internal debate going on about whether we should start using Analytics, but there is hestitation ...
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What analytics software to use for small Apache served website with banners not from Google

I'm planning to run a small website using Apache (and other) server(s). The website supports configuring different banners for different pages dynamically. The banners are not from Google but ...
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Reviewing a website

I'm looking for a tool (free/paid) like a program that help me in reviewing my website style and interface such as explain the content of the home page (footer, header ..... ) taking snapshots and ...
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How do I reconcile my Google Analytics numbers with my Squarespace analytics?

According to Squarespace, in the last month I got Page Views 259, Unique Visitors 172, and Robot Hits 1,965. According to Google Analytics it was more like 346 page views, and 97 Uniques (no data on ...
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Google Analytics Query Explorer OR AND logic

I use the following link to create queries for the Core Reporting API of Google Analytics:https://ga-dev-tools.appspot.com/explorer/ Now I want to use a filter that filters out two types of traffic: ...
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Huge difference in Google Analytics if I use segments or not

I am using Google Analytics for basic reporting and I stumble upon a very unclear result that I cant explain. I am viewing my pageviews using /Behaviour/SiteContent/All pages I started looking at all ...
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How to filter traffic coming to particular page from other page?

I've got page A linking to page B. There are also other pages linking to B. How can I see traffic that is coming to page B only from page A? I can somehow do it via Behavior flow: Behavior > ...
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Optimize user session duration with AdWords in addition to conversion tracking?

We've set conversion tracking with our e-commence website in our thank you page for conversion tracking (when user is click an ads from google search results) The problem is, the conversion tracking ...
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Values for saved data and saved requests much lower in CloudFlare analytics for several months

For several months now the pie charts in my CloudFlare analytics show a much smaller value for the saved data and saved requests (around 5%). Before this the pie charts showed a saving of around 50% ...
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How to account for multiple basket views in Google Analytics conversion funnel?

Assuming a typical ecommerce sales funnel of: 1. add to basket 2. browse more products 3. add (again) to basket 4. checkout 5. confirmation page How does one account for the multiple visits to ...
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Google Analytics Views - Why Use Them?

I've been reading about Google Analytics views but still not sure why I would use them. I'm the only person in the company who understands and uses Google Analytics. We have no subdomains. Is there ...
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How to check if your website is trending?

I am building a admin stats dashboard for my website. I would like to show on it an indication when an article from my site is trending (gone viral) on Facebook or Twitter. My understanding is that ...
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Google Analytics event based goal conversion rate

I use Google Universal Analytics and track many events on my website. I have defined an event based goal, based on the 'user signed in' event. When looking at the reports, I figured that the goal ...
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Privacy concern to track every user actions in your website?

We are building a system that track every user (logged in) actions, e.g. click, pageview, duration etc and store into a database. So all the user activities will be known and we are using them to ...
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How Google ads add a pageview?

I'm having a trouble on my site. I have my own script which counts how many times the ads display in a page using PHP script, which always run every page refresh without any condition and it sums up ...
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Using Google Analytics tracking URLs in Facebook ads

I generated the following Google Analytics tracking URL to use in a Facebook ad: ...
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Tack anchor link with Google Analytics

I have searched for how to track anchor links in analytics, but couldn't get it working. I have this code in the header: <script> ...
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Google analytics e-commerce tracking

I am having issues with Google Analytics eCommerce tracking. On certain days it the eCommerce tracking is returning a value of $1.00 of revenue which is impossible because it is a hotel booking ...
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Virtual Pageview Goal Funnel Not Tracking Correctly

I have an AJAX form that has three stages: 1. The landing page where a user fills out a form and selects between three question sets and clicks begin assessment 2. The assessment page, where users ...
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How to Trigger GA Event for Every Single Pageview (of a certain type)

Thanks, edited my question. I need a reliable way to capture a GA event whenever the GA tracking code fires for a particular page only. Doing so because we want to assign a dollar value to simply ...
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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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Using GA to track popular tags/categories in WordPress

I coordinate a few editorial content-driven websites that are built in WordPress. Most make heavy use of tags, categories and custom taxonomies. I'd love to track which tags/categories are most ...
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Is there any profiling tool to measure web application performance by identifying common interactions paths?

I would like to measure how long it takes to complete a single operation such as "UPDATING AGE ON A CUSTOMER FORM", "INSERT A NEW CUSTOMER" in my web application. Is there any tool with some web ...
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Google Analytics Filters not removing traffic from other domain

We have a frustrating problem where someone copied our site code including our Google Analytics code. So we are getting stats logged from their site which is very frustrating. I have setup 4 Filters, ...
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Google Analytics - include filter not working

I just added an include filter this morning in my domain (test.org). I have: Custom Filter > Include > Request URI > ^/test-a/46212$|^/test-a/46212|^/test-a/46315 Now after I go to Content > Site ...
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How do I get the time (YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss) of my KissMetrics events?

Do I need to make my own tool to get that from s3 json dumps of the raw event data, or can I magick the Reports view to show it somehow instead of just filtering on it?
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Analysing traffic sources in Analytics for Magento sales

Hi I have a Magento installation linked with a Google Analytics account. It works very well in that I can see conversions, I can see the products that are selling directly from analytics and I can get ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Metrics on Potential Website Overhaul

We are considering a drastic overhaul of our 5+ year old site - UI, structure, content, SEO, backend, etc. We are not ecommerce, we generate leads for a high cost product. We're aware of the obvious ...