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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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What dimension-metric combinations are valid in Google analytics?

How do I know which combinations of dimensions and metrics that make sense when creating customized reports in Google analytics? For example using dimension Page and metric Session is not a good idea ...
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Analytics Reporting Using Custom Dimensions With Changing Values

I'm looking to segment users on my website by those who are logged in and those who are not, and I'm a bit confused as to how it will work out implementation-wise. So my plan is: Create a ...
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How can I prevent Google Analytics from suggesting that referral spammers might be a “self referrer?”

I got this in Google Analytics: A significant portion of referral traffic to property example.com is from the following hostnames, which may be self-referrals: 4webmasters.org ...
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Is analytics.js a wrapper for the Google Analytics API

Does analytics.js derive its functionality from the Google Analytics API? In other words, can I use the Analytics API to record the same sort of data that analytics.js records? If not, what data can ...
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Can I programatically update a Google Analytics filter?

We have a constantly changing list of IPs that needs to be filtered out of google analytics, is there some API, or way to fetch the list of IPs to be included in a Google Analytics filter?
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Google Analytics / AdSense Integration Issues

I'm asking this here as I have absolutely no response / joy on the so called AdSense help forum! I have both an AdSense and GA account but I'm finding it impossible to link them! In addition, none ...
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Visitors coming through redirectors (tinyurl, ask.fm) are wrongly displayed in server's country [Tried META Refresh and 301 redirect, unsuccessfully]

I get visitors on my website from redirections, for instance tinyurl.com or ask.fm (Ask.fm does a redirection automatically when people share a link). In Google Analytics, all these visitors are ...
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When using Google Analytics for 2 subdomains, how to attribute a conversion to the 'starting' subdomain?

I have a setup in Google Analytics with 1 property. My website consists of 2 subdomains: www. and blog. Under Tracking Info > Referral Exclusion List, I have added the topdomain to the list. I have a ...
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How to exclude personal traffic without IP in Google Analytics?

How to exclude my personal traffic from Google Analytics without IP? I am working on site regularly from many browser's but on one computer and just from home.
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GA tracking utm query params after hashbang

We currently use a hashbang for the portion of our site that generates dynamic content which can also be deep linked. Our analytics team wants to use utm params to track the referral traffic from ...
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Page metrics are showing up in Google analytics even though no tracking code is installed on the page?

In my Google analytics reports I can see pageviews on a page for which I don't have the tracking code installed for the property I'm looking at. My site is divided in two parts - one for enterprise ...
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Huge drop [50%] in traffic after HTTPS move

Currently look after 3 websites. I changed one of them to be HTTPS as it's ecommerce, however have seen a huge drop in organic traffic since this was implemented. Went from around 800 impressions to ...
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Track users over Cross browser for analytics

I want to track users over cross browsers without login option to perform efficient web analytics. I went through flash cookies, but they don't sound promising! Is there any other way to identify ...
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How to track users who access an app three times a week in Google Analytics

I have an IOS app that is being tracked, and I'm looking to find unique users who use the app 3 or more times a week. I am able to find users who logged three sessions in a particular week, but I'd ...
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Why Analytics showing non existing pages in active pages?

I am facing weired suitation in my analytics tool , My website getting referrals from a porn site and I can see some porn related pages in active page section in analytic report ( both in real-time ...
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Solutions for filtering dynamic IP addresses in Google Analytics?

Without a static IP address from your ISP, what solutions are people using to filter their own web traffic through Google Analytics to help improve the accuracy of the data? I get the reasoning and ...
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Grouping multiple goals in goal flow report

I've set up events and goals, and am able to see conversions in all my reports. However, one problem I'm having is that I can't seem to bundle multiple goals together in the Goal Flow report. I have a ...
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Session Level Custom Dimension in Google Analytics Is Not Set for All Pageviews

I'm using a session custom dimension to distinguish between two variants of my site. I'm setting this dimension to 'A' or 'B' for ALL visits before I track the first pageview. My problem is that when ...
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How do I segment logged in users in GA using GTM?

I would like to segment logged in and not-logged-in users using GA. The idea I have in mind is to create a Data Layer Variable (logged_in), and then ask my developers to push a value for that variable ...
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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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Google Analytics direct visitor statistics distorted due to domain forwarding

I am forwarding traffic from one domain to another which is hosting a site with Google Analytics. The forwarding is done via the registrar's URL forwarding tools, which allows us to avoid creating an ...
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Will session level custom variables allow Google Analytics to report on more data than page level variables?

We run a radio station site with 5 markets. The value of the market is saved as a cookie and last week I started tracking the value of that cookie in a page-level custom variable. The problem is that ...
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How to track traffic from Google Maps/local searches in Google Analytics

Is it possible to see the amount of traffic that originates from local searches in Google Analytics?
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My Google Analytics funnel has many entrances and exits in later stages. Why is that?

I built a conversion funnel in google analytics. In the result I see many entrances and exits in late stages, even though in my site it is almost impossible to get to a later stage without going ...
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How to modify the source/medium in google analytics?

I have a webpage, say xyz.com. and it has a product say cake and a dedicated page for that "xyz.com/cake.html". Whenever i navigate to the cake page from the homme page, it shows "direct" as source. ...
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How to fight off referrer spammers?

Last months I have lots of referrer spammers in my GA statistics. Their count is ~10x higher than count of legit visitors (my site is not very popular yet). I've turned on an option to hide known ...
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What keyword is driving traffic to a PDF

Is it possible to figure out what keywords are driving a traffic to a particular page? Our's for instance is a PDF file that is not being tracked by GA.
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How to track visits from domain to subdomain?

I have the similar UA code on main site and subdomain. There are a button on the main site, which refer to the subdomain. I have configured separate view for subdomain and write custom "include" ...
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How do I track clicks in GA on dynamically created buttons?

We have a region in our website where we show two buttons: "Sign in" and "Sign up now" if the user is not signed in. If the user is signed in, we display a button "Access App". These buttons are ...
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How to get analytics to link ecommerce to adwords campaigns

I've been busy setting up analytics and adwords campaigns for a webshop I'm managing. In Analytics I have enabled ecommerce and this seems to work fine, meaning the when I go to Conversions > ...
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5% Hitleap traffic in Analytics

Some days ago, I published a website so it is not a that popular. 5-6 days later, I saw that about 5% traffic is from hitleap.com, a traffic exchange service. Since it's not me doing this, I thought ...
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How to evaluate Google News traffic in Google Analytics

One of my sites has recently been included in Google News and I am seeing a spike in traffic. However, when I try to analyze the source of the traffic via referrals, Google News traffic number is tiny ...
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I am new to funnel setup for virtual Page view. I have an quick question for SEO experts

I am new to funnel setup for virtual Page view. I have an quick question for SEO experts... As you know, the funnel has "Name " and "Screen/Page". In following screen, I am wondering about ...
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Tables in Google Analytics: calculating % of total in Google Analytics

I am analyzing two segments (based on an existing dimension) in a table in a Google Analytics dashboard and I want to know how to add a column and insert a calculation that calculates the % of Total ...
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Download traffic data for all websites in Google Analytics

My Google Analytics account has access to multiple domains. I could click each domain, go to Acquisition > All Traffic > Channels, and finally click the export button to download the data for each ...
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Should I use multiple goals to track conversions of multiple versions of home page?

I have a WordPress site. I have created 4 different versions of the home page, and created a Google experiment to equally distribute traffic between the 5 pages (including the original home page). I ...
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Can I have a Google Analytics ecommerce transaction without items?

I've searched around to clarify this, I'm pretty sure I can, but just want to make sure. I want to use Google Analytics Ecommerce tracking to track hotel reservations. All I'm interested in is 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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Use Google Analytics UTM codes and referral at same time

I have two different affiliate networks sending me traffic, all tracked using UTM codes; network A medium=affiliates source=affiliatenetworkA network B medium=affiliates ...
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How not to use Google Analytics cookies on Blogger?

I just noticed of a blog powered by Blogger which doesn't store any cookie, and therefore, doesn't need to show the annoying cookie popup. Checking Blogger options, I don't see anywhere where to get ...
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Google Analytics Date/Hour/Time Stamp

I have a goal and I would like to see the date/hour/minute the goal occurred. Is this possible?
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Google Analytics Funnel With Steps for Google, Facebook or Twitter Login

I have a goal in my site for users to download some content, but they need to be logged in. So, if they are not the system prompts them to either login or register. For both these actions they can ...
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Google analytic functionality

Using a traking software that is given how many clicks on the weblink advertise by our clients from our website and this is not matching with the stat given by google analytic , so I just wondering ...
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setLocalServerMode in Google Analytics still tracks visits

I run a website where I am including an older script version of Google Analytics. I really only need it to create the necessary cookies, not for tracking, so I set it to Local Server Mode ( ...
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How many sessions are with specific event triggered multiple times?

I have an event action: event_a that users can trigger by interacting with the page. How can I find out how many sessions were in which users triggered the event_a more than once? I tried setting up ...
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Most widespread cookies

What are the most widespread cookies among population? One example could be _ga cookie, but are there any others public cookies that almost everyone has in his/her browser? Why am I asking? I want to ...
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Is there a way to filter by sessions in Google Analytics custom dashboard?

I'm trying to configure a widget to get pageviews/session and conversion rates by browser. Unfortunately, it's ordered by pageviews. Thus, I end up with unrelevant data because some browsers have high ...
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Possible to use page as primary dimension and source as secondary dimension in google analytics?

I have several articles on my web page and want to know the source the users who visited the articles came from. When I make a table with primary dimension page or page title, and source/medium as ...
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Google analytics accuracy — Why am I seeing my real time activity but not that activity in other reporting?

I have just started using google analytics on my website. When I look at the real time section as I visit my site, it always shows an active user. I have done this many times now. However in the other ...