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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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Cookie data transfer

The context is a third-party analytics service, specifically Quantcast, but the inquiries are more general in nature. Please forgive and correct me if any of my assumptions are off, and thank you in ...
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Piwik vs. Google Analytics

I run both piwik and google analytics on my site. I have noticed that the google analytics data is totally wrong. It does not seem to register any hits while piwik does. What could be wrong?
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Javascript based analytics tool with multiple user account management options?

We run a manage a website system for a large retail franchise. Each franchisee has their own templated website. We currently use SmarterStats to provide website analytics to our franchisees. ...
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How to Track outbound clicks in google analytics

I know there are several ways that will help me find out how many times that user clicked on the outbound links but situation is pretty complicated. It is a school website, KENT SCHOOL DISTRICT and ...
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Google Analytics Destination Goal

Is it possible to track how long does it take for a user to reach their goal via Destination Goal in Google Analytics? Something similar to checkout process, google starts tracking from when the ...
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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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How does comScore determine gender?

I am curious how comscore determines gender, and would love to see some official documentation or information regarding this if possible.
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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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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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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'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 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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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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web analytics with path click analysis

trying to look for an web analytics service(preferably free) which gets the usual stuff, browser, hits, OS, etc. in addition, it needs be able to track user click paths, and some how be able to tie ...
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Where can I find comscore rank?

Recently one ad network rejected my registration stating that my site doesn't match their minimum monthly impressions, even though the site serves thrice the required page views. When I contacted them ...
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Will my google analytics still work if I put it in a linked javascript file?

I just want an easier, cleaner code for my Web pages. So I thought I could link to the javascript of the google code from a script call. Will it still log the page just the same? Thank you.
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Using a URL parameter for tracking like Amazon

If you look at the Amazon home page you will find that all their links are using a pattern like this one from their navigation menu. ...
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Is it possible to install Piwik and send it fake data to test its features?

I found Piwik as a good open source solution for website analytics. Is it possible to run Piwik and see its features using fake data rather than a live site? Not only the demo version which is ...
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Can Googlebot read any hosting stats?

When Google Analytics isn't active for a website, can Googlebot (or any other Google entity) get any traffic stats about that website in any other way?
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In Google Adwords the impressions and clicks are not broken out according to keyword

Even though I have thousands of impressions and a few dozen clicks, there is no detail in the AdWords interface about the keywords. In other words, I would like to know which clicks and impressions ...
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Discrepancy in Google Analytics reports for Audience vs. Page vs. Content Drilldown - Why?

I've been using Analytics for over a year now so I'm familiar with it though I'm haven't mastered it yet. Having said that, I need your help and guidance in regards with a discrepancy I keep running ...
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Track additional e-commerce data - Impact of x on conversion rate

A client of the company I work for is moving to Google Analytics from Coremetrics and want to track the effect of certain items on the product details page on the conversion rate. In coremetrics, ...
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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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On Google Analytics, is it possible to trace the behavior path of a conversion back to the landing page?

On Google Analytics, I am looking to see the exact path that a user took up until the point that a goal conversion was made. Currently, I can see the last three steps via Reverse Goal Path, but I ...
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How to present analytic information to advertisers?

We are planning to sell ads directly to the advertisers. What is the best way to present website analytic information to the advertisers? If it makes any difference, we are using Google Analytics. ...
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Google Analytics - Create custom report based on 2 events

I am trying to create a report based on 2 events in Google Analytics. Event A is triggered when a user views a contact form and Event B is triggered when the user submits the form. What would be the ...
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How to report traffic from subdirectory as a referral

The /blog/ subdirectory of this website needs to be considered like a subdomain. Different people and different project. So, it would be great to considered traffic from this subdirectory as a ...
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How to move a site to a new country with a new country top level domain?

We recently moved to Oz and we have bought a new domain name to launch over here. It is just a small run from home catering business, so searches are usually localized. My original plan was to 301 ...
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100% bounce rate with non-zero average time in Google Analytics?

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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Google Analytics - track which page was the source of a conversion

I want to be able to track which one of page A or page B (think: green vs blue background) triggers the most conversions in the end. Imagine 2 flows like the following (with URLs I guess it's ...
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Report on a set of pages in Google Analytics by uploading a URL list

I have a site where I am trying to gather analytics on the category of a URL. For example, we have stories for both dogs and cats but the URLs for both stories are under "/animals/" I'm trying to ...
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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 ...