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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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 ( https://...
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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 ...
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SEO - My web page ranks by images but no by content

I have a page with original content which only ranks my images but don't rank the articles. The images appears in SERPS with an interesting graphic of impressions: As you can see in picture I've ...
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Advertisement link click counts not matching up in Google Analytics

We are using tracking software that reports how many clicks advertisement links on our website get. This is not matching with the stat given by Google Analytics. Does Google Analytics track sessions ...
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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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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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Getting specific stats by page URL

I am sort of new to Google Analytics. I would like to get stats on how many people visit certain state listings for example my URLs are: http://example.com/listing/NY http://example.com/listing/FL ...
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Can you see IP addresses of visitors to your sites.google.com page?

I read the question How can I find the IP address for my visitors in Google Analytics Universal reports?, but wasn't sure if it applies to sites.google.com
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Google analytics advertiser features policy

I am interested in using the demographics and interest reporting in Google Analytics. I have turned on the Enable Demographics and Interest Reports option in the property settings for one of my ...
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How do I replace caps in URL in Google Analytics

I have a Google Analytics account for a site I now am helping with. There is a history where no filters were applied and I would like to apply a filter to make all the URLs lowercase to match them up. ...
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How to put Google Analytics event tracking on a Norton SSL Badge

I'm trying to place a GA Event tag on a Norton SSL script that is running in the footer of the site but I am unable to get it to log to my GA account. The tag works with a Comodo SSL when I place it ...
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How do I replace caps in URL in Google Analytics [duplicate]

I have a Google Analytics account for a site I now am helping with. There is a history where no filters were applied and I would like to apply a filter to make all the URLs lowercase to match them up....
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How I use Google Analytics to produce a report for each franchise (on a subdomain)?

I'm using one tracking code on a website for a franchise company with 122 franchises. Each franchise has it's own subdomain, ie: city.franchisecompany.com - the main "All website data" view shows me ...
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Google Analytics and Webmasters Tool configurations for multidomain site platform

I'm trying to build a multi domain site platform where, basically like Wordpress.com, where user can sign up for new site and they can post contents under different domain with other users. At first ...
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Strange landing page tracked by GA user behavior

I have this strange issue but not sure how to solve. I will try my best to explain it in detail. I made a new landing page at http://example.com to capture early interest from online users. I then ...
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What does the % new session metric in GA Content Experiment refer to?

My understanding of the GA entity hierarchy model is the the profile entity is the parent of the experiment entity. If you go to the content experiment dashboard, click the site usage tab in the ...