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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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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 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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“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 ...
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What are the implications of having two Google Analytics tracking codes on 1 site?

What are the implications of having two tracking codes on 1 site? Both codes will be right under neath one another e.g. <script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[ var _gaq = _gaq || []; ...
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How do you track display impressions in Google Analytics on non Google networks?

Google Analytics has a Multi-Channel funnel analysis feature that we’d like to use to understand assisted conversions and how each channel has impacted on conversion beyond just last interaction ...
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Methods to show audience specific content [closed]

I'm trying to find out what methods there are for showing specific content to my website visitors based on profiles, the criteria include: country, language, age, gender. It's reliable enough for me ...
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Adding a calculated metric to a custom report in Google Analytics

Is there a way to display a calculated field in a custom report, for example I want to display the value of (event X / event Y) over time? (including average event value, total events, etc.)
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Does Google still have benchmarking report?

I have been looking for Google benchmarking reports for a while, still cannot find it. Is it still available?
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Using GA to track popular tags/categories in WordPress

I coordinate a few editorial content-driven websites that are built in WordPress. Most make heavy use of tags, categories and custom taxonomies. I'd love to track which tags/categories are most ...
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Use Google Analytics to figure out which events happen just before visitor exit

I am trying to track what a visitor does immediately prior to exiting our website. Specifically I have a number of events that are being logged and I would like to know which one, if any, happened ...
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Analytics for Single Page JavaScript Webapps (Google Analytics?)

Can Google Analytics be used for tracking user behavior in a single page web application? I have used Google Analytics for typical websites but haven't used it for these type of web apps. If not ...
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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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Can Googlebot read any hosting stats?

When Google Analytics isn't active for a website, can Googlebot (or any other Google entity) get any traffic stats about that website in any other way?
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Google Analytics Query Explorer OR AND logic

I use the following link to create queries for the Core Reporting API of Google Analytics:https://ga-dev-tools.appspot.com/explorer/ Now I want to use a filter that filters out two types of traffic: ...
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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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Google Analytics Filters not removing traffic from other domain

We have a frustrating problem where someone copied our site code including our Google Analytics code. So we are getting stats logged from their site which is very frustrating. I have setup 4 Filters, ...
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Tracking source/medium across domain to subdomain

My website is hosted on a domain such as example.com, and website visitors progress from example.com to sub.example.com where we host surveys. At the moment, visitor data lists example.com as the main ...
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Huge difference in Google Analytics if I use segments or not

I am using Google Analytics for basic reporting and I stumble upon a very unclear result that I cant explain. I am viewing my pageviews using /Behaviour/SiteContent/All pages I started looking at all ...
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Piwik not recording site visits on remote server

I have two different web servers at the moment: Webserver 1 is hosting www.example.com, this webserver hosts just basic website files, no databases or anything extra, just the html files. The pages ...
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How to filter traffic coming to particular page from other page?

I've got page A linking to page B. There are also other pages linking to B. How can I see traffic that is coming to page B only from page A? I can somehow do it via Behavior flow: Behavior > ...
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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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What's the best practice for collecting usage stats on a dashboard? [closed]

I'm launching a new dashboard that contains two types of controls: Charts and the date pickers that control them Operational controls that display multi-level data. The user can view & filter ...
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Analytics on an angularjs web application [closed]

We're building a new web dashboard-type application in Angularjs (single-page-application SPA). Would love to know if there is a good service that would help with visualization of usage of the ...
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Using Google Analytics tracking URLs in Facebook ads

I generated the following Google Analytics tracking URL to use in a Facebook ad: ...
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Getting an insanely large amount of traffic from Germany [duplicate]

Within the past couple of weeks, there has been an incredibly large number of visits to my company's site with German IP addresses. My company is based in the U.S. and deals primarily with other ...
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Drop in traffic but increase in pages crawled per day

I saw a drop in traffic of my website in early September 2014. But, if I check the "Crawl Stats" in Google Webmaster Tools, I see an increase in "Pages Crawled per day" and "Kilobytes downloaded ...
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Why Google analytics shows self referral

One of my client has website with sub domain. After Google has launched universal analytics, i started seeing own domain and sub-domains as referral traffic! I already implemented base URL in ...
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How to calculate unique number of events, one event per user in Google Analytics?

We have an event which fires every time user initiates a download. How is it possible to calculate number of downloads occurred let's say this month & calculate only 1 download per 1 user? If to ...
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How to debug Google Analytics when it it only works on my HTTPS site?

I have two websites that I would like to monitor and have created to google accounts for them: https://secure.example.com.au (secure sub-domains only) http://*.example.com.au (all domains including ...
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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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Wrong sign-up tracking when people use Facebook connect [duplicate]

I have an issue tracking sign-ups for people signing-up using Facebook, Google and Twitter connect. For example, each time a user signs-up using Facebook connect, the referral to this sign-up will be ...
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How to Track outbound clicks in google analytics

I know there are several ways that will help me find out how many times that user clicked on the outbound links but situation is pretty complicated. It is a school website, KENT SCHOOL DISTRICT and ...
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Determining Social Referrals in Google Analytics

I have a question about social referrals in Google Analytics: Firstly, When I go here: Acquisition -> Channels -> Social a significant portion of my Social Networks is recorded as "not set". Why ...
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Cross domain analytics 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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Tracking website hits from 3rd party mobile app

Our business has ads on the local news channels website and mobile app. I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to track if a visitor came to your website from a 3rd party app?
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When advertising on Yandex, why does my ad get shown for broad queries and why do so many users click?

I'm using Yandex Direct - it is Russian contextual advertising system. We are creating and promoting sites, and started contextual advertising campaign. There were a lot of keywords like "create ...
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Aug 3rd 2014 HUGE DRop in visits [duplicate]

i am not a pro at this but i have built my website using freeway pro and for the past year i have managed to get between 100-130 visits a day to my website but on Aug 3, it dropped to 40… then now 15 ...
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How do I find information on who links to my sites? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out if there's a free way to get information on back links to my site. I've had webmaster tools and Google Analytics set up for years. But I can't find access to data about site ...
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Analytics and AdSense Integration

I tried to link my Analytics and AdSense accounts. But there exist a problem. Analytics redirects me to AdSense account and AdSense is redirects me to Analytics. And this is unlimited loop. On this ...
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Optimize user session duration with AdWords in addition to conversion tracking?

We've set conversion tracking with our e-commence website in our thank you page for conversion tracking (when user is click an ads from google search results) The problem is, the conversion tracking ...
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Values for saved data and saved requests much lower in CloudFlare analytics for several months

For several months now the pie charts in my CloudFlare analytics show a much smaller value for the saved data and saved requests (around 5%). Before this the pie charts showed a saving of around 50% ...
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can we predict website traffic?

Can we predict website site traffic ? For Example, I am writing blog about web development. I like to find out how many web developers are in the world. How many of them working on related to my hot ...
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Google Analytics conversion tracking - referrals from payment provider

I have a question regarding conversion tracking using Google Analytics. My client uses an external payment service provider - SecureTrading. Problem: All website visitors who would like to make a ...
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Combine totals from two Google Analytics

I have multiple websites in Google Analytics. I can see a summary from the home dashboard of each site. How can I combine the count from each site, so I can see how many views, unique visitors, etc, ...
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How to account for multiple basket views in Google Analytics conversion funnel?

Assuming a typical ecommerce sales funnel of: 1. add to basket 2. browse more products 3. add (again) to basket 4. checkout 5. confirmation page How does one account for the multiple visits to ...
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Should I track the login page?

I've recently started using Google Analytics on a B2B ecommerce site with authentication. Users must login and are redirected to the login page if they try to access an internal page without first ...
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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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Heat Map Tool Free [closed]

From looking online, the free heatmap tools consistently mentioned are ClickHeat and ClickDensity. Heatmap.me comes up second when searching heatmap.me but it is not mentioned much. What feedback is ...
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Piwik visitor log spam

I use Piwik to track people visiting my website. Unfortunately a lot of the visitors that appear in the visitor log are not real people but spam bots. Normally, these bots use a provider from a ...