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How to track Campaigns in Google Analytics without using UTM parameters?

Showing UTMs when linking from one site you own to another is kind of like wearing open-toed shoes at work: it's unseemly and unprofessional. But it's effective. Traffic spills nicely into Google ...
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Traffic difference between sub-domain.example.com AND example.com/sub-domain

It is possible to create sub-domains for a website in these two ways: sub-domain.example.com example.com/sub-domain example.com is the main website. Between the above implementations is there any ...
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Google Analytics Audience Geo view: Can I have map that labels places with no sessions like those with sessions?

Looking at audience-geo-location I can view a map of the world by nation. I can mouse over the shaded nations from which 'sessions' arose to obtain a count and the name of the nation. However, for the ...
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How can I block traffic from this referrer?

I'm getting a lot of spam referral traffic from semalt.semalt.com/referral on my website. I took a look at the link and there’s very little information about this. The number of website visits is ...
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Track traffic from Social Media in Google Analytics while using a URL shortening service

A company that does social media management for us (creates content, posts updates etc) uses a URL shortening service so they can give statistics in their dashboard about traffic from SM. They add a ...
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Where is this traffic coming from, and how can I block it in Google Analytics?

We're seeing Google Analytics report a huge amount of hits and large drop rate on some of our pages, but investigating this further reveals more questions than answers. For instance, one page is ...
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Google analytics showing weird /browse.php accessed pages

In Google Analytics, I'm seeing access to pages that don't exist with weird query params: Screenshot: I don't even have a browse.php page. What can this be?
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Google Analytics Day/Week reports not matching - SUM(DAYS) != WEEK

I'm having a hard time understanding non matching data in Google Analytics. When I view unique visitors, and press the PER DAY resolution, I get a pretty steady picture: Although, if I click the PER ...
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Referral traffic not appearing properly in Google Analytics

We have a partnership arrangement with another site where we pay them for users sent to us. However, they claim our referral numbers for them are lower than theirs by 50%. They are tracking clicks in ...
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Filtering European traffic in Google Analytics

I'd like to filter incoming information, with one profile containing U.S. traffic and another E.U. traffic. U.S. was easy enough... Custom Filter Include Filter Field: Country Filter Pattern: ...
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Sudden “organic” traffic growing after AdWords campaign starting

The situation: My site had no organic traffic from Google. It has some referral traffic. After I have launched adwords, my "organic" traffic increased, but not "paid" and no money has been spent in ...
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How does Google know how much traffic a website gets?

They obviously know how much traffic they send to it. But how do they know of the rest of the traffic to it? Is it only if it has Google Analytics installed, or do they get their information in some ...
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Website traffic referral from cfauth.com

Google Analytics is reporting several referrals from a site called cfauth.com. I can't seem to find any information on this site other than it's connection to a security firm. It's definitively not a ...
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View traffic source on Google Analytics?

I noticed there was a sudden spike in traffic in my Google Analytics. Is there a way to possibly identify where the traffic was from? It only happened on a specific date though.
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Unusual Spike in Traffic

My site received unusual spike of traffic today and they are all from the US, which is outside of my market. My site normally gets about 70-80 daily entrances according to Google Analytics, but there ...
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Huge surge in direct traffic from one particular town

Last month I noticed that the direct visits on our site have increased by nearly 150% whilst bounce rate is also considerably up. After drilling down further I can see that we have had nearly 2000 ...
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Track user traffic source and display a slightly customized page? [closed]

I was wondering if there's a possibility to track where a user comes from e.g. AdWords or Referal or Facebook etc and based on this information to show a different page? For example it would be very ...
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What could cause a drop in direct traffic (all other sources remain constant)?

One of my sites has shown a significant drop in direct traffic. Organic and Referral traffic remain relatively constant. The only possible contributing factor I can think of is a recent DNS change ...
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A lot of “(direct) / (none)” traffic in Google Analytics

my web site has a lot of "(direct) / (none)" traffic (over 50%) in Google Analytics, but under the "Audience", 100% are new visitors, why is that? I am quite sure most of the Audience should be new ...
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Strange Google Analytics result when new site launched

I have a web site which is mainly contains a few pages, and now we revamp-ed a new site which contains several hundred pages. We have Strange Google Analytics result, as follow: Before: Traffic ...
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What are Mozilla compatible Agents in Google Analytics?

When I create a pivot table showing the number of visits for each type of browsers and regions, here is what I obtain: As you can see, regions such as Northen America the number of visits ...
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Display only visits referred from a Google Adwords campain

I want to only display visits to my site which were sent by my Google Adwords campain preferably in the Visitors overview page. I've tried filtering with 'Advanced Segments' but when I select "Paid ...
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Google analytics reporting link as campaign instead of referral

There are several websites which link to my blog posts but are using links from feedburner (similar too http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/AboutMyCode/~3/something ) so when someone visits these links it ...
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Google analytics referral path

I run a website at the domain http://www.turkishbasics.com . Google Analytics is however showing the referral path of some of my traffic to be the domain itself (turkishbasics.com). How is this even ...
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Google analytics - drop in traffic [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google analytics - drop in traffic Bit of a general question here. We are in the process of converting a number of our clients from older web sites to new ones. The ...
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Sudden increase in traffic from Google search domains

I'm suddenly getting a 50% increase in traffic. The cause of this, according to my google analytics, is referral traffic from sites such as: google.co.uk google.com.my google.co.jp google.com.sg ...
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Google Analytics underestimating pageviews and visitors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Very few visitors on Analytics: incorrect setting? Google Analytics reports are underestimating pageviews comparing to my server logs for around 40%. What could be the ...
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Google Analytics banner?

I use Google Analytics on my site... But, I would like to display some traffic info to the users, like geo localization or just a hit-counter on the main page of my site. Does Google offer ...
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Find out where the user has come from — previous page URL within the same site

Is it possible to use Google Analytics or a similar tool to track the users' inter-site click behaviour? I'd like to know how many users clicked on certain links on a particular page which lead them ...
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Determining Source Quality with Google Analytics

What I am trying to do is set up a report (either on the new or the old analytics setup) that tells me the average "Pages per Visit" of all traffic "Sources". I can get that through Traffic ...
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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 do I interpret direct traffic that lands on random pages?

Looking at yesterday, according to Google Analytics, I got six direct visitors to my site (their source/medium is direct/(none)). Only one ended up at the actual domain. The other five ended up at ...
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Where do I find traffic sources for same-domain traffic?

I have two different Google Analytics accounts set up. One that is used everywhere on example.com, and another that is used only within the example.com/blog path. I'm trying to figure out where ...
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How do large sites like StackOverflow handle their access logs?

I'm wondering how large sites like StackOverflow handle their access logs. A write to the disk on every request seems a little bit uneconomical, but is Google Analytics that reliable to use it as your ...