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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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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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Google Analytic Goal / Funnel Wildcard

I am attempting to implement a goal for an ecommerce site in Google Analytics and I am experiencing troubles. So the goal / final destination for a purchase looks something like: ...
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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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Create funnels that multiple users interact with

We have a funnel we want to track and there are 2 users that affect the flow of the funnel. One does a few steps, and after this, the other user interacts with the data, the first user accepts, in ...
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change default segment for Google Analytics

I know this has been asked on Set a default segment for Google Analytics, but no answer since January. Maybe this has changed now due to high volum of Analytics Spam: I have 10 websites on a new ...
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Google analytics : Multi events goals processed as only 1 Goal

I'm trying to integrate Dave McClure Pirate metrics into my google analytics data measurment model. I'd like to create a goal named "Activation" and this goal could be [Visitor >10 sec] or ...
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Why are these external referrals showing on my google analytics intranet site? [duplicate]

I have a intranet website using google analytics. I was surprised to login and see the following referrals on the site, considering that it is an internal site that you must be on the corporate ...
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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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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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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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How can I pass referrer header from my https domain to http domains?

My website is 100% https. I have links to other http domains. The referrer header is not set when linking from a https page to a http page. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_referrer If a ...
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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 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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Facebook Ad Conversion Pixel in Callback

I have an affiliate website that I would like to advertise using Facebook Ads. Currently, the tracking pixel is located on the 'shop' page - the final page of my site before the user is redirected to ...
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Should We Track an Affiliates Traffic as Medium=affiliate or =referral?

A partner sends us traffic two ways: Visitors click on a link on their site and land on ours Visitors interact with our widget on their site, eventually saving some info and clicking through to land ...
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What is the difference between google tag manager and google analytics?

I am reading about web analytic and came across GTM and GA. It seems that GA is a service provided by google which generates reports and statistics on website traffic. As per my limited understanding ...
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Lead Forensics: Does it load synchronously? Integrating with Google Tag Manager

I'm troubleshooting why my GTM Custom HTML Tag for Lead Forensics (LF) isn't being reported back in the LF Visitors List. GTM only supports asynchronously loading tags, so I think that is the problem. ...
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A social network called “socialnetwork” in Google Analytics

I have stumbled across a social network that Google analytics recognises as simple "socialnetwork" which is referring some users to my site, as shown in the image below: Does anyone know where this ...
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Unique vs New Visitors “explanation needed”

i was wondering if anyone can help me understand the relation between the unique visitors and the new visitors terms in GA. Here is what i originally thought: Unique visitor = each user is counted ...
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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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Google Analytics showing hundreds of sessions for inactive site [duplicate]

I had a website running for 6 months last year on my in-house server, and running Google Analytics to monitor usage. I shut this site down in December to do a rebuild, the IIS server was shut down ...
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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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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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Calling SiteCatalyst Data Insertion API from IIS web server

I'm new to IIS. How do I configure IIS to invoke my code to process the access log information in real time? Is there a better solution than reading the log file as it's written? Apache, for instance, ...
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How to reverse engineer the SEO on a website?

I have read this question. My question is a bit different from it. I want to know how can I reverse engineer another website that is ranking the best for some keywords. For example some website called ...
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How to use segments in google analytics API

In google analytics, We are able to create segments like below: From the Google analytics API explorer, we can pull the segment information be it by segment id or by its code: I would assume we ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...