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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 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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What is the correlation between Drop Off, Exits, and Bounces?

I am running through my analytics and noticed that my drop off in the behavior chart is always 100%. Which does not necessarily surprise me except neither bounce rate, or % Exits are 100%. I ...
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procedures to CREATE SITEMAP [duplicate]

To date I've failed miserably with 539000 & got 12 indexed = <0.0002% we removed the sitemap as it was a failure after a month . our content on each page is original and unique .... what cud be ...
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Can Mixpanel's people plan be a replacement for a CRM system? [closed]

Mixpanel's people tracking is pretty comprehensive, and in theory, I guess you can store all the information about every user using the properties for each user, all right within Mixpanel. At my ...
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Google Analytics Ecommerce Funnel - events timing window

To make a comparison, Mixpanel docs specify that a 2-seconds window is used to allow for funnel events to arrive concurrently (to account for network problems notably). I didn't get such an ...
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3rd party IP addresses logging service (stats service?) [closed]

We are looking for a 3rd party service that logs the IP addresses of our visitors with that data associated to each dynamic generated web address. Obviously an statistics service could be the best ...
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How can I view in Google Analytics the number of sessions where one of a few pages were viewed?

I want to count the number of sessions in Google Analytics so that: at least one of Page A, Page B or Page C were viewed avoid counting twice sessions where there was more than 1 view of these pages ...
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Google Analytics + External Site Statistics Tracking in one application?

My company is a broker in the real estate industry. As such, we send a lot of our listings to sites like Trulia.com and Zillow.com, among others. These sites direct leads to our realtors, and provide ...
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how to do grouping of google analytics data?

I am working on a Unity3D augmented reality app (iOS and Android) where I want to send AR campaign data to Google Analytics. What I exactly want to do? Information about AR campaigns available, ...
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How to view 'Final URL' in Analytics after upgrading from 'Destination URL' in Adwords?

We're in the middle of our Destination URL to Final URL upgrade in AdWords and typically we'd be able to view Destination URL in Analytics, so we assumed we could still do this with the Final URL. ...
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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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Missing impression and click data in Google Webmaster Tools for phrases that are ranking

We are seeing some quite strange query data in Google WMT. Keywords which are getting impression and clicks one month disappear 2 months later (but doing a bit of rank checking proves our site still ...
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Fake Landing Pages [duplicate]

For the past three days, when I go into my Google Analytics, I see a landing page that doesn't actually exist on my site. From the sound of it, it sounds like it would be porn. I've gone into ...
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Difference between Alexa, Google Analytics, Quantcast and Compete website statistics

I am getting confused by the following traffic metric systems: Google Analytics, Alexa, Quantcast and Compete metrics because they each show different values. ie. unique traffic, visits, pageviews, ...
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Google Analytics API: return data on HTTP status codes?

I'd like to get information out of the Google Analytics API about the HTTP status codes returned by my application. For example: For a given date range, I'd like to know how many 404 responses ...
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Does it affect privacy policies or legal liability when we can identify users through analytics?

Currently we are using Google Analytics and provide a simple template generated privacy policy, i.e. standard policy on cookies, anonymous tracking etc Some more advanced solutions such as mixpanel ...
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Tracking a 301 redirect for a campaign onto a 3rd party server

So we are running a campaign with a qr code that has some google analytics query strings embedded. We've setup our IIS to do a 301 redirect on the folder that sends the user off to a 3rd party CRM. ...
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Export the drop off rate for all the pages in Google Analytics

I want to export the drop off rate information from user flow in GA. The only way to see this information appears to be to actually click in each "group" within the user flow dashboard to see this ...
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Add a source to the Social channel in GA

I manage a site that is getting lots of referral traffic from yummly.com. All this traffic is showing up in Google Analytics as referral traffic, but I would like it to be classified as social ...
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Malicious copy of site

After seeing an increase of shady organic keyword results appearing in Google Analytics we identified the referring Hostname. After adding the exit page to hostname we discovered someone cloned our ...
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Random UTM Campaign Code being generated in Campaign Report - Google Analytics

I'm currently facing issues with a campaign report where my UTM campaign tag is creating multiple campaigns in my Google Analytics Campaign report. These campaigns are currently tied to HTML5 ads that ...
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How to keep the real source/referral from social sign ups (linkedin and github)

I am using Google Analytics to measure sign up goals, but unfortunately I have a huge problem with the source. If the user use linkedin or github sign up the source will be always linkedin or github ...
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Realtime analytics show page view gain and drop every other minute

I have a server running Centos and Nginx and am noticing this in Analytics The server keeps gaining to around 800-1000 page views per minute and then everytime it will drop to around 4-500 the ...
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How to understand the categorization of traffic from utm parameter values from externally clicked URLs in Google Universal Analytics?

This page features the six utm parameters you can send from an external link to a page via Google Universal Analytics. And I'm still a little bit confused on the relations between these parameters ...
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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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Getting Referral Traffic from porn sites [duplicate]

My site is getting referral traffic from porn sites. When I check the referral path page, I did not see the link of my site. Landing page from these sites are mostly like these, ...
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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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Is it possible to view my gross margin (revenue minus ad expenses) on appannie.com?

I'm interested in seeing how my ads effect sales but that difficult to do when the revenue chart doesn't have the ad expenses subtracted from it. In other words, I would like to see my income after ...
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Open Web Analytics (OWA) - heatmap function

I am using OWA in version 1.5.6 on some of my clients sites. According to the feature page, you are able to generate different heatmaps, namely the click heatmap. However, I would like to not only ...
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How to track conversion funnels across multiple domains with Google Analytics, getClicky, and CloudFlare

What we need: We need to implement funnel and conversion tracking across multiple domains. Currently, we have funnels that start in one domain but end in another domain. We have full control and ...
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Why do my Google Analytics and CloudFlare analytics results differ?

Here are my stats for January 28th with CloudFlare: And here are my stats for January 28th with Google Analytics: Why might my statistical results be different between Google Analytics and ...
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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 link a Google Analytics “contact us” event with a later event when they become a customer from a custom URL sent to them?

We have people filing in a Wufoo contact us form on our site. After communication, some people become customers by checking out using a custom URL we email to them. We would like to link these two ...
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Does using “Newsletter” in my email campaign name prevent Google Analytics from tracking that campaign?

I've had a successful email campaign series setup using Universal Analytics with the /collect img code for open rate, except there are two emails that are mysteriously not tracking. Tracked opens ...
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Two properties for same website with Universal Analytics

I need to track a website with Universal Analytics in two different properties of the same account. Following a guide here ...
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Building a funnel retroactively in Google Analytics

I have a issue with trying to devise a funnel in Google Analytics. I am not looking to create a goal funnel, as I am looking to do it retroactively on my data so I need to either do the crunching ...
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In Google Analytics how do you track page stats over a time period when your pages changed URLs?

we recently revamped about 90 pages on our website. MAJOR changes to increase conversions and user retention. We also redirected the pages to better search engine friendly (SEF) URLs. In Google ...
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How does Google Analytics track re-entry into a goal funnel?

How does Google Analytics tracks users? Is each user is tracked as unique user? I have a doubt about a goal flow in Google Analytics. I'm working on an ecommerce site. I set the goal as reach the ...
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How to know if visitors are reading my long-form articles?

I have a website with a couple of long how to's and I would like to know if people are actually reading those articles when they come in from Google. That is, I'd like to learn whether visitors slowly ...
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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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Getting spam sent through website, but visitor not logged

I'm getting spam messages send through my contact form on my website but the visitor is not logged at all in Piwik. Does this mean that they disabled Java? Would they purposely go through that effort ...
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Google Analytics payment gateways are tracking referrals

Google Analytics is tracking my payment gateway conversion as a referral. This is because we take the user to the payment gateway, eg PayPal, but bring them back to the site for the order ...
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Incorrect Referring URLs - What can be the cause?

I am running a website with affiliate links . When the visitors of mydomain.com/page.php click on such an affiliate link, they are being sent to a link on a domain owned by the affilate network ...
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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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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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In Google analytics, how do I see the paths through my site that users took to get to a page?

On my site I'm currently trying to work out the typical paths that users follow within my site in order to get to an end result of a certain page. I have discovered how to use landing page- to see ...
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Implementing Google Analytics through GoDaddy/Website Tonight

Is there a way to implement Analytics with GoDaddy's "Website Tonight?" Obviously GoDaddy wants you to sell you their analytics package, but this is what the client wants. I don't see any way to ...
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Is it possible to track values in Adobe Marketing Cloud similarly to Google Analytic's event tracking values?

My company is using Adobe Marketing Cloud. We wanted to try and use analytics to log values like Google Analytics does it (Google Analytics log values) I have been reading thru the documentation and ...