Google Analytics is a free web analytics solution provided by Google, featuring several client-side APIs, as well as REST APIs for Data Export and for Management.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 debugging steps/tools? (after 99% traffic reporting drop)

I run a very large web community (3M+ views/mo) and a few months ago Google Analytics began reporting a 99% decrease in views. This is confirmed false by our other analytics services. I've used the ...
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Why is there a difference between drop-offs and exits in google analytics?

When looking at the behavior flow report for my starting page I can see it has 50.1K sessions and 35.9K drop-offs (i.e. 71.7%) but when looking at the exit rate for the same page it is only 57.0%, ...
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Remove weekends from timeline chart in Google Analytics

I'm analyzing the behavior at a webpage targeting enterprises and I'm trying to detect trends in the data. As expected we don't have a lot of enterprise visits on weekends and I would like to remove ...
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Measure mobile website success in Google Analytics

I am ready to start the mobile version of my small ecommerce site. Is there any way to measure the success of the mobile version vs. normal site in Google Analytics?
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Google analytics reports filtered to show mobile users only

There is a deadline this april (2015) where Google are going to start seeing if you site is mobile accessible and penalise any pages in mobile search that are not. A site Im working on isnt mobile ...
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What is the correlation between Drop Off, Exits, and Bounces?

I am running through my analytics and noticed that my drop off in the behavior chart is always 100%. Which does not necessarily surprise me except neither bounce rate, or % Exits are 100%. I ...
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How to filter traffic from Google Maps/local searches in Google Analytics

Can you filter in Google Analytics the traffic that originates from the local searches as seen in the image below? EDIT: Added an image of the search results that I want to track separately.
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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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Random Google Analytics Code

Can anyone help me recognize how this code is implementing GA? This isn't the classic GA code you'd apply to a page, nor is it something you'd implement via Google Tag Manager. I'm considering if I ...
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How to make US websites faster in China?

We've been troubleshooting our site's performance in China. We've removed a lot of the scripts that were slowing pages down. Two critical things we can't simply remove are Google Analytics and Google ...
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How to track sales from multiple subdirectories, in Google Analytics, when they all share same checkout?

Is there an accurate way to track sales in Google Analytics when 3 different subdirectories share the same checkout URL? We have a weird .Net setup where 3 different subdirectories of a subdomain are ...
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Will assigning a separate UA tracking ID make Google Analytics NOT exclude subdomain as referral source?

I (might) want to treat shop.example.com as a separate tracking entity from www.example.com with Universal Analytics. Here, Google says Google Analytics automatically excludes the domain ...
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Switching to Universal Analytics in Tag Manager

My Google Analytics codes are implemented via Google Tag Manager. However, I'm trying to upgrade to Universal Analytics. According to Google's guide on switching from Classic to Universal via Tag ...
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Block social-buttons.com / simple-share-buttons.com Referral Spam

How to remove social-buttons.com / simple-share-buttons.com this type of lots of Referral Spam link they increase 100% bounce rate How to remove this type of referral spam link in via .htaccess or ...
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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 ...
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How Can I See Pageviews Per Post - Google Analytics & WordPress

Background I just moved my blog over from Blogger to WordPress, and I'm trying to replicate the stats reporting that I had before. I've got Google Analytics integrated with my website, but I'm having ...
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Unexpected traffic from social-buttons.com

In google-analytics for my website, I noticed unexpected traffic referred by social-buttons.com. I don't use the social button code supplied by this website, However, I use addthis.com codes beside ...
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Allowing user access to analytics

I would like to enable (some) of my users to view my website's analytics data. Our website has a bunch of groups where users can add content. I would like to enable certain users (group admins), to ...
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In Google Analytics How do you assign a page value in behavior, site content, all pages?

In Google Analytics How do you assign a page value in behavior, site content, all pages?
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Exclude multiple domains in Google Analytics [duplicate]

I want to exclude multiple domains from all my reports to prevent referral spam, but as more and more of these popup I'd like to do so via a single filter.. I tried adding a filter with settings: ...
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Google Universal Analytics - force new session count same goal multiple times

I believe I am not the only one having this issue and I was wondering if anyone has a way around it. As Google states one goal can be only counted once per session. Unfortunately this is not good ...
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How to track “conversions” between subdomains in Google Analytics?

I have 2 subdomains with the same GA counter installed: www.mydomain and blog.mydomain - that's an e-commerce site and related blog. I have added a bunch of links to blog on various pages on my www ...
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Why does it seem my GA include-only-hostname filter is filtering out hits from Twitter?

I took the advice from this article to eliminate referral spam from my Google Analytics report by filtering out all hits that didn't use my hostname. There is only one other filter on that view, one ...
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google analytics counts redirects from chrome extension

I have a chrome extension that redirects the user back to his dashboard. sometimes they might be on another domain and hit the extension and redirects to the dashboard on my website. Google analytics ...
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Why does Google Analytics show such a high percentage of traffic from Facebook as new users?

I am a UX designer, and one of my clients had some questions for me about Google Analytics. His organization has a Facebook page and uses some paid Facebook advertising. The comments on many of his ...
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Google Analytics: is there any value in adding the URL to a Click Event Category, Action or Label?

There is a slight disagreement here at our work place. Our Metrics team has us putting the URL into Google Analytics Event Category, Actions or Labels. As far as I can tell, it's redundant because ...
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How do I identify fake referrals?

I went on Google Analytics and I am trying to find out whether I am getting fake or genuine referrals. I found it a bit weird because yesterday i got 17 sessions and I haven't been getting that high ...
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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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Why would certain metrics drop in half while others double? (iPad only)

I'm a developer on a website. Normally I don't work with analytics much, but we rolled a recent update that's causing a strange traffic situation and I've been tasked to investigate these Google ...