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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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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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Can Twitter Analytics show the number of clicks from Tweets back to my website?

I have just added "conversion tracking" https://analytics.twitter.com/accounts/[xxxxxxx]/conversion_tracking Sadly after adding the JS code to my website I still can not see where I can view which ...
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In Webtrends, what browser is “Mozilla <Version Unknown>”?

I am getting a ton of visits from a browser that is showing up in my Webtrends stats as "Mozilla" with version listed as "Version Unknown." It's almost 14% of my page views. This is separate from ...
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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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Are website analytics available from Bing?

Google provided a script for its analytics, using http://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js and a bunch of code they provided. I can't seem to find something similar for Bing. I found Google ...
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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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Finding the average number of visitors per day using Piwik

How can I use the Piwik API or other available Piwik tools or features to find the average number of visitors per day during a date range? I can find the number of user for a day and the total number ...
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How can I see a graph of Google Play referrals on Google Analytics?

I am able to see the referrals in the referral flow section. but I cannot find them again anywhere else. I need to see stats about each referral over time. Any way to so this?
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Is there a way to use formulas as events in Mixpanel funnels?

Whenever my app is opened, I send either an "account retrieved" or "account created" event. I could additionally send an "app opened" event, but that feels unnecessary since the account ...
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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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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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In Google Analytics, see when custom events happen during the same pageview?

Is it possible to get a report that shows custom event #1 occurred during the same pageview as custom event #2? Use case: Person views all slides in a carousel Person adds product to cart We want ...
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Change to www from naked domain impact on seo

I have set up my website from the beginning to be used without the www, ie 'naked', with the following command at .htaccess and everything is working fine. RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ...
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How did new users come to my site and is it safe to keep them?

I'm launching a website as a hobby, it is somehow a stackoverflow clone. I noticed a very weird thing that I can't understand, I don't know if this is normal because I'm pretty new to the web ...
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Analytics - Total events divided by number of unique pages?

I am using Google Analytics events to track keywords on my articles - not necessarily the best system I know but there are too many for variables I can't easily change it right now - and I would like ...
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“Not Provided” keywords from Google search: If your site uses https, does Google always send the keywords in the referrer?

Over the last two years the number of "keyword not provided" referrals from Google Search has grown to close to 30% for my websites. Google does not send the keyword in the referer URL when the user ...