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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, ...
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Track page size of web app for performance

I'm about to start trialling optimisations on my web application (apache & tomcat). My main interest right now is: The total page size (including external js files such as jquery) The number of ...
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How to track outbound links in Google Analytics?

I'm having trouble tracking outbound links from my page. I can see the visits to the page in Google Analytics, but still I can't see what I'm doing wrong (of course I have replaced the UA-XXXX code ...
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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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View competitors popular web pages

Just wanted to know if there is an online tool that shows a website most popular pages from highest to least.
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Data sources for Alexa and Compete rankings

How do Alexa and Compete get their data? which one is better?
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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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How is time spent on page measured?

How do analytics applications (like StatCounter or GoogleAnalytics) measure time spent on page? Is that possible without JavaScript? I guess they reloading 1x1 web-bug or something after certain ...
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How to get metrics for use of Facebook social plugins?

I have a site with hundreds of content pages. Each content page has a Facebook like button on it. Aside from browsing to each page and reading the number next to each Like button, how can I get ...
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Self hosted Web Analytics like urchin

I would like some cheap/free web analytic software to be used on my windows server (Server 2008). urchin seems to be way expensive. please provide me some good recommendations.
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What are the pros & cons of web server log analysis over web based analytics like google analytics

What are the advantages of web server log file analysis over web services like google analytics? What are the advantages of google analytics like tools over web server log file analysis?
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amung.us and “users online” time window [closed]

Greetings i would like to ask you what is the time window that amung.us calculates "online" users. 1 hour? 30 min? 15 min? other?????
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How do large sites like StackOverflow handle their access logs?

I'm wondering how large sites like StackOverflow handle their access logs. A write to the disk on every request seems a little bit uneconomical, but is Google Analytics that reliable to use it as your ...
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What is the best Apache logs Analyzer? [closed]

What real-time log analyzer can you suggest for Apache access and error logs? There is a list of web analytics software on wikipedia, but it would be great to hear opinions from people with ...
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Determine what percentage of visitors to my site leave without taking a certain on-page action

On Rap Genius you can click the orange lyrics to read pop-up explanations: However, I'm sure some visitors don't know that the orange lyrics are clickable. I'd like to figure out what percentage of ...
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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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Using Feedburner with both RSS and Atom feeds

I might be misunderstanding the concept completely, but here's the question: when I try to add a blog's feeds (the blog is hosted at Blogspot, so it provides both Atom and RSS) to FeedBurner, it ...
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Best Free Web Statistics and Analytics Packages For Sites Using PHP & MySQL

I'm looking for a list of the best free web statistics and analytics packages for my site using PHP & MySQL?
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Is there a good tool or service for tracking and analyzing website response/download time?

I am looking for a simple tool or service to track the server-side performance of a website over time. It would be nice to have the possibility to register a set of URLs for different page types and ...
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Has anyone used Genetify for A/B testing

I'm working on a small project that will likely run on Wordpress, I always like to run some split testing to improve conversion rates for various goals. Typically if its a small site that I either ...
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Understanding Alexa rank, it isn't showing many of my back links?

When I check Alexa rankings for my site it says that one site is linking to my site. Is it only showing back links? If it is then why are other website traffic checking tools like Google showing ...
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How I quantify the success of a folksonomy?

CONCEPTS: completeness, accuracy, consistency, stability, relevancy SEMI-RELATE-SUBJECTS: taxonomy, data quality, indexes, keywords, SEO, SEM FORMULAS: ? ? ?
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Yahoo Site Explorer API replacement?

Since the Yahoo Site Explorer Web Services API is going away at the end of 2010, are there any other web search APIs that offer similar information? In particular, I'm interested in services similar ...
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How do you get new sites into your Quantcast network?

Over a month ago, we added some of the new Stack Exchange sites to the "Stack Overflow Network" on Quantcast, but to date, they haven't showed up: http://www.quantcast.com/p-c1rF4kxgLUzNc#subdomain ...
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What is “?sfgdataq” that I see appended to some requests to my application?

I have noticed that a small number of requests come through my application with ?sfgdataq appended to them, I probably wouldn't have ever noticed it if it didn't cause an error on some requests. I ...
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How to track subscriptions to an RSS feed

I have RSS feeds on some of my sites and I'm wondering how I can track how many people are subscribing to them. The obvious solution is to track the number of hits on the URL, but I don't feel like ...
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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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Is it a bad idea to use multiple analytic packages?

Is it alright to use multiple analytics packages (Google, clicky, mixpanel, etc) at the same time on the same site? Would it be more beneficial to just use one package?
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How to make sense of analytics data? [closed]

Are there any good resources out there for learning how to use analytics data? I'd like to learn how to take the data and apply it practically to my site in order to make it a better experience for ...
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What is the target time to have visitors spend per visit?

Looking at Google Analytics, It seems that people spend approximately 3.5 minutes per average on my web site, per visit. That's approximately enough time to read one article and perhaps leave a ...
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How do you format SEM URLS to properly track results using analytics engines like Google analytics?

If I were to purchase some advertising space on a website- what should I add to the end of the URL to track the results of that campaign in a tool like Google Analytics? Is capitalization ...
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How can I parse Amazon S3 log files?

What are the best options for parsing Amazon S3 (Simple Storage) log files? I've turned on logging and now I have log files that look like this: ...
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Is there a good way to measure my site's response time from different parts of the world?

I would like to measure how fast my site loads from different locations around the world. What is the best way to do this?