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Tracking an iframed page hosted on another domain with Google Analytics

I've followed Google's instructions on tracking iframed content on another domain (http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/tracking/gaTrackingSite.html#trackingIFrames) as best I can, yet there is ...
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How to track opens and pageviews in PDFs?

I know how to track clicks in links to pdfs and pfd's downloads. But I need to track how many times a PDF is opened after being downloaded and if possible track how many times certain pages are ...
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Google Analytics - Phone Orders Internally

I am running an ecommerce site and currently have google analytics filtering out our IP. While this gives almost absolute metrics about visitors it does not include orders processed internally ...
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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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Best way to track multiple sites with Google Analytics

I currently have 63 websites (and counting) that I'm tracking on one Google Analytics account, and I'm starting to realize... this is becoming a bit cumbersome. What's the best way to collect traffic ...
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Tools to track internal traffic

Google Analytics is a great analytics tool. However I find it's not easy when it comes to tracking INTERNAL traffic. For example, let's say I put a banner on my ecommerce advertising a specific ...
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Why is there such a huge discrepancy between my Google Analytics and Webtrends stats for PDF downloads

I was charged with getting the number of times a specific PDF has been clicked on our site for the past two years. GA registered something like 30 downloads, which at first I found impossible to ...
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Global Analytics Filter for all accounts

I am trying to create a filter for all of my Analytics websites. I am wondering if it is currently possible to do this. Basically one filter to rule them all! thanks!
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Web site analysis

I am looking for an opensource API for my existing website. The functionality that I am looking for is: How many users visited the site in a particular interval of time? What is the IP address the ...
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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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What hosted analytics offers IP recording?

I'm looking for a free hosted analytic service that logs IP addresses. My first choice would have been Google Analytics, but apparently they do not offer IP logging. Hosted software only, please. ...
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Abandoment to blame for the last JavaScript file not always being loaded?

I have a code snippet for an app that users are loading as a 3rd party script on their site. The general sequence is as follows: Site loads http://www.example.com/foo.js foo.js does stuff 1 to 2 ...
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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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Very few visitors on Analytics: incorrect setting?

it's quite a long time Analytics is making me crazy: I have a 2 years old website, started with Aruba (an Italian provider) and then transfered on Hostgator. It's a blog Wordpress + MyBB forum, and on ...
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What are some advantages of using Analytics like Urchin?

I'm interested in utilizing urchin. What are some advantages of self hosted analytics software like urchin over Google analytics?
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Any free web analytics/tracking services without JavaScript?

Is there any free web analytics/tracking service that can work without JavaScript on client side?
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How can I find the number of users who visit my site via a redirect?

My domain foo.com redirects (via a permanent 301) to bar.com. I want to know how many visitors to bar.com come from having first visited foo.com. I'm using Woopra - originally, I thought the ...
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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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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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On google analytics, when I see visits / keywords are all these vists are of unique visitors?

On google analytics, when I see visits / keywords are all these vists are of unique visitors or are they other visits of 1 visitor who came to the site using that keyword in the first place ?
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Determining Source Quality with Google Analytics

What I am trying to do is set up a report (either on the new or the old analytics setup) that tells me the average "Pages per Visit" of all traffic "Sources". I can get that through Traffic ...
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Track a Adobe Flash app hosted on multiple domains with Google Analytics

I'm working on a flash app that's gonna be distributed to more and more partners (and obviously domains). It needs to be tracked aggregated and also separately. I implemented Google Analytics using ...
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How to prevent stat sites from getting/publishing my traffic and hosting information?

When I recently googled my website, stat sites came up that had more info on my website than I even knew off the top of my head! Daily traffic, Nameservers, analytics id, etc. I removed google ...
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Can Adwords Advertisers see which Adsense Publishers send them traffic?

I have a blog with adsense on it. An advertisement I see a lot from my adsense is a Telus phone banner. If people click this Telus banner ad and go to Telus website, will Telus be able to see where ...
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Any other services like MouseTrace? How useful is it?

I just need to know if there are any alternatives to mousetrace - http://www.mousetrace.com
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Is it possible to use Google Analytics to track file downloads?

It's always bothered me that Google Analytics (and similar embedded web traffic monitoring services) can only see a reflection of the traffic going to my server and can only see page visits since it ...
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How to track where web page visitors are coming from?

My main web page is nmjava.com/index.html, I have posted "nmjava.com" in different places on the web, when visitors click on the link how do I know where they are from ? I've come up with the ...
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How do I measure which links get the most clicks?

I was wondering if anyone could tell me how I can measure which types of links (links to twitter [or other social network] profiles, links to videos, stack exchange flair, navigational menus, etc.) ...
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Can I use Google Analytics to count QuickTime installations?

By default, Google Analytics produces reports on which versions of Flash and Java my users have. Is it possible to set up a report on which versions of QuickTime (if any)
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Google Analytics: Tracking multiple domain names of one website

Suppose I have the website www.example.com and www.example2.com. I redirect all page requests from www.example2.com to their corresponding pages at www.example.com. Is there a way for Google Analytics ...
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Finding the email/account associated with a Google Analytics “UA-XXXXXX-X” id?

I set up Google Analytics for a client some time ago, so the tracking code is installed. I can't for the life of me find which email account I used to set it up, so now I can't access the stats. We ...
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Looking for free/cheap Analytics Software like Statcounter

Does anyone know of any Analytics Software similar to Statcounter that is free (hopefully) or cheap? I have used Statcounter in the past and it's very helpful, however, it only allows information on ...
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How do I analyze vague Google Analytics data re traffic from Facebook?

We have one Facebook fan page and two personal profiles that could be sending traffic and then there are the many facebook pages of friends etc. I am also running an ad campaign from my FB account ...
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desktop software for web analytics

I am not a webmaster nor a programmer. I am asking this in order to aid in my research for my Master's dissertation where I have to analyze a website's traffic from a file containing activity on the ...
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Standard ratio of cookies to “visitors”?

As noted in a recent blog post, We see a large discrepancy between Google Analytics "visitors" and Quantcast "visitors". Also, for reasons we have never figured out, Google Analytics just gets ...
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Google Analytics: How can I track between http:// and https:// profiles for a domain?

I'm trying to set up tracking on a project that I'm working on. The main site is at http://www.example.com/ The order page is at https://www.example.com/index.php Currently they have two ...
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How do I have a page depth > 1 on a single page website?

One of my sites is a single page that focuses on getting the user to call a phone number. In GA, I've set up a Goal for when visitors spend more than 1 minute on the site. I realized much later that ...
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Alternative to Pingdom website monitoring service

I need a website monitoring service to make sure my app is not only up but also responsive. Pingdom is great, but just so expensive. Is there anything like it but more affordable? UPDATE: I'd like ...
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Best stats tool for cross-domain tracking

We build a webapp that allows users to run the app under their own subdomain. So we run the app under search.domainX.com, search.domainY.com and so on. They each have their own Google Analytics to ...
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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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Getting IP/WHOIS information from users clicking ads in Google AdWords?

I am running a Google AdWords campaign and am wondering if I can get any information from the people who click my ads? I already collect statistics on the website, but I get no referer information ...
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New traffic sources

How can I track new traffic sources for my site? (with google analytics or other tool) For example, if site is mentioned on forum it gets some visits from here, but it isn't visible (easy) in traffic ...
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Best in-depth analytics or stats tools? (preferrably server-side)

I know there's been questions about this before, but mine is a little more specific. I work for a high traffic website and we want to start tracking our visitors better. Unfortunately, Google ...
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Looking for non-paid heat map tools for website analytics

I'm looking for a heat map solution to track my users' behavior on my website, preferably free of charge. I've already googled a little bit and here is what I found so far. Still I would like to ask ...
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How can I export a keyword list from Google Analytics?

In Google Analytics, I've been following several tutorials to export a list of keywords, but something is going wrong. This is what I try: 1.) click traffic sources 2.) click keywords 3.) Click ...
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How does quantcast determine values in metrics like “percent of site visitors with a master's degree”?

I recently started using Quantcast on my site to determine my audience (which, really the site is so small now that I already know). When I look at some of the metrics on Quantcast, I see gender, ...
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Best way to capture website user clicking/navigating behavior

I'm wondering if there is any analytics tool more sophisticated than google analytics which offers features such as user clicking and navigating behaviors. By which I mean, with such tools, I can see ...
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How to filter out Yottaa bots traffic in Google Analytics?

I'm using both Google Analytics and Yottaa for my website. Yottaa bots send quite a lot a traffic (relatively to the normal traffic of my website), and thus my Google Analytics is kind of flooded by ...
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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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If an visitors IP address contains “google” or a similar keyword, does this mean they were a crawler?

I have a huge list of IP addresses recorded from various visitors to a website. A huge amount of the visitors, in some months over 70%, came from IP addresses that contained keywords such as google, ...