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Why does the data in a custom report differ from the built-in ones?

When viewing the page views associated with a custom dimension ("Agency") in two different ways, I see different page view data. I have increased the precision to "Highest" in both cases. Why do I see ...
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Why do I see pageviews for a custom dimension on a given day, but no sessions?

My users have an "Organization" field in their profile that gets captured as a custom dimension in Google Analytics so that I can segment my audience by organization. How is it possible that on a ...
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Huge discrepancies in analytics/traffic data between GAnalytics and BItly?

Forgive me if this isn't the right place for this question; new here and new to web analytics in general. I'm trying to use Google Analytics to get some insight on what's working and what's not in ...
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Google Analytics - Sales Performance transaction reversal

This is an extreme problem for our marketing department. While testing a new feature on our store, someone put in a test order for $7,520,000 which has completely skewed our ability to use Google ...
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Google Analytics Exclusion on IPv4 and IPv6

I am trying to filter out "my own" aka "internal" traffic as a new View in Google Analytics. I was able to filter out my own traffic by excluding my IPv6 address, but not by excluding by public IPv4 ...
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Track a buyers path Google Analytics

is there anyway within Google Analytics to track a buyers path to purchase. For example, for each transaction can the pages be tracked prior to the final purchase (e.g. organic search > homepage > ...
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Analytics ignoring advertising features setting

I've been having trouble with my Demographics reports in my Google Analytics account that I administer. After I log in, I expand the Audience tab, then Demographics, and then select Age. There is a ...
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Google analytics giving false statistics for localhost

I'm currently developing an ASP.NET MVC site and I'm using Google Universal Analytics to test how to use that. Essentially every page has code that simply calls the Google Analytics JS function and ...
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Advanced segments in Google Analytics showing exact same pageview count for lots of pages

I’ve run into an issue in which I use advanced segments to pull out every session (not page, but session) that includes page X. I want all activity that is tied to the sessions that have one or more ...
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Which Google Account set up the Analytics?

i have a few different web sites w/ Analytics loaded on. One site is not showing up in my analytics reports because i think it was set up by someone else working for me at the time. I know the ...
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Google Analytics: Source/Medium reports decoding

I have recently inherited responsibility for an old site and its GA profile. When looking at the Source/Medium I can see the regular referrals such as Twitter and Google. But there are some ...
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Track SUBMIT button inside iframe with Google Analytics

I have a lead generation site. I have placed a third party application form in an iframe on our site's application page. I want to track how many visitors are clicking on GET FREE QUOTES buttons. In ...
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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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Is it best practice to exclude the pagination query parameter in Google Analytics?

Our site has 4 query parameters on site. They are all for the Blog section and only the pagination parameter can be added to another query parameter: Category Tag Author Pagination parameter ...
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How can I get Google Analytics to report my semantic URL requests more accurately?

I have implemented "friendly" URLs, also called "semantic" URLs, on my website, using code similar to this answer on Stack Overflow. I've set it up so that the URL will direct to a specific name ...
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How to Create a Google Analytics Filter for Multiple Browsers

I would like to filter traffic from multiple browsers from a specific view in Google Analytics. Specifically looking to remove; Explorer 7,8,9 Firefox 3.628,11,12 Chrome 18.0.1025.168 Safari 5.1 What ...
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Unable to Filter Ghost Referrals in Google Analytics

I set up a view level filter to remove ghost referral spam where the filter field ie Campaign Source and Filter Pattern is something like www.event-tracking\.com|Get-Free-Traffic-Now\.com. Problem: ...
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What is the difference between GA Sessions and Users?

Specifically, the way I'm reading how Google describes both, I don't understand why both metrics don't have matching numbers. Can some describe very specifically the difference between the two and ...
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Setup of Google Analytics using Java core reporting API. Facing the issue as the java packages are not recognised,

I am trying to setup the Google analytics reporting API using JAVA. https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/reporting/core/v3/quickstart/service-java I am using intelli-j IDEA and using ...
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Is implementing Data Layer the only way to track revenue in Google Tag Manager?

I've been considering using Google Tag Manager to help upgrade my site to Universal Analytics. However, the main issue is that tracking Revenue and Ecommerce is hugely important, but implementing a ...
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How to track Google Translator in Google Analytics?

How can I track Google Translator which is installed on my website to track how many people translate from Spanish to English through Google Analytics or any other way? I already have Google Analytics ...
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Google analytics: disengaged users

Can I set up google analytics to track a number of unique users who completely disengage (don't visit the site at all) on a 90 days period?
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The referral count under acquisition tab not showing expected results on Google Analytics

I made a collaboration where some blogs wrote about our website (franciacortacircuit.com) and linked us, so i opened Google Analytics (GA) to see how many people visited our website by clicking on ...
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What can I do about the difference between adsense and analytics?

My adsense reports 12,000 monthly pageviews and my analytics reports 15,000 monthly pageviews. How can I act upon this difference and use adsense to fully monetize all the pageviews? Is there some way ...
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Google says my website has render blocking css while it doesn't

Google says the mobile version of my website has render blocking css while my website has only one css file that is placed before the closing body tag. I even test putting the css after closing html ...
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Woocommerce - google Analytics: Price amount is not tracked

I have a site on Wordpress and its using wooCommerce. For the Ecommerce tracking in the google Analytics, I have used the additional plugin WooCommerce Google Analytics Integration ...
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Default channel Grouping

In one of the view i am working on, I can see ‘Affiliates’ in the default channels in ‘Acquisition’ reports: But ‘Affiliate’ is not set up in Admin in the default channel grouping, and there is no ...
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Trackig visit counts to my website pages based on IP adresss and type of users (new or returining))

We are developing a classified website n Magento which has about 6000 listings. So there is about 6000 business pages. we have been tracking our website in Analytics and found Good number of visitors ...
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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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Google Analytics: How to track the amount of time a particular user has been on site in total and time per session?

I need to be able to break down how many users have viewed the site in total for different time ranges (to include recurring visits), same for per session. In other words, I'm trying to provide a ...
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How can I scan my entire website and audit it for installed JavaScript tags?

I have a website on a dev server that I want to scan for Google Tag Manager tags and Google Analytics tags to make sure everything's in place properly. Currently I have the Google Tag Assistant and ...
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Legal Issues of loading Google Analytics script (ga.js) from local server to avoid leverage browser catching issue

Anywhere that I check my website I get a leverage browser catching issue because of this file: http://www.google-analytics.com/ga.js In many questions and answers, articles people have offered to ...
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Google Analytics ecommerce tracking referral issue with paypal payment gateway

I having a problem on ecommerce tracking. The current shopping flow: User clicked the ads from social media -facebook and directed to our site. User make order on our site. User make payment:- a. ...
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WHY must Universal Analytics code go immediately before the closing head tag?

The official Google documentation says to: Paste your snippet (unaltered, in its entirety) into every web page you want to track. Paste it immediately before the closing </head> tag. ...
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Google Analytics: How to track how many times a specific user has viewed a type of page?

I have a set of n pages. I need to be able to break down how many different pages each user has viewed in the set. This is a per user calculation. In other words, I'm trying to provide a report that ...
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How can I keep track of changes in my site's view?

I want to keep track of changes in our company's website view. I want to know about changes to links and pictures in the homepage. I don't need to keep track of website's development, e.g I don't want ...
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Remarketing list based on content group

I am trying to create an audience on Google Analytics based on visits of users on certain pages, but pages that are part of a Content Group. If a user visited at least one of the pages that are ...
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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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Trying to get Pageviews/Bounce Rates, etc. based on Custom Dimensions

I have a bunch of custom dimensions. Publications 1, 2, and 3 are dimensions 6-8. For any given article on our site, we may or may not push all 3. For this report I am interested in capturing traffic ...
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Set a Google analytics shortcut to be the opening page when I view that analytics profile

Is there a way to get a google analytics shortcut to be the opening page when i view that analytics profile ? Im able to set the shortcut to save, but cant see how to save it as the opening page.
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Can organic traffic be spoofed in Google Analytics the same way as 'Refer spam'

Ive recently seen a large spike in organic traffic to a website in Google Analytics, to diagnose the spike ive done / will do (will do becuase some of the data is not available yet) the following : ...
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In Google Analytics, how do I figure out which domain is referring to our website the most?

Under the Referral Traffic tab, I get to see a list of which domains are most responsible for referral traffic to my website. Only problem is, this counts facebook.com and m.facebook.com as different ...
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Is it possible to compare users within 2 Google Analytics properties?

I oversee a few web properties. Each is being tracked within the same GA account. I'm wondering if there's any overlap between the site audiences. Is it possible to compare audiences between 2 ...
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With the Google Analytics Meausrement API, is there a way to avoid duplicate hits?

I am logging GA hit events and then sending them one at a time directly to the Measurement API endpoints. It would be convenient to re-start a failed upload process without having to 'remember' which ...
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Viewing the actual User ID in Google Analytics when using the User ID tracking feature

I believe that I have correctly followed all the steps required to implement Google Analytics User ID tracking on my website. While I can see things like the User-ID coverage report, I can't actually ...
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How can i check the query string parameters for Internet Explorer in Google Analytics?

I am testing Google Analytics query string parameters in Internet Explorer 10. I am unable to find the required attributes in Network Tab. Any help? Would any add-ons help me?
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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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Error Code: 50005- Google Analytics

There terribly slow performance of GA recently, this was the error returned after waiting for several minutes for a custom report to load. Facing an error code: 50005 Checked in google for the ...
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How to test Google Analytics in firefox browser?

As a part of Google analytics testing i need to check the events triggered, hit types, conversions, custom dimensions etc.. So i need to check the above mentioned attributes in Firefox browser. I ...
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Wrong analytics integration. Does it destroy statistics?

If I have a website with a structure like this: - www.example.xyz/ - www.example.xyz/product1/ - www.example.xyz/product2/ - www.example.xyz/about/ - order.example.xyz ... ---------- - ...