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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I'm getting weird traffic from flipboard.com - is it referral spam?

Here's the screenshot: I have looked through several "referral spam" websites lists, but I didn't find flipboard.com on any of them. But from the stats (visit time, bounce rate), I'd say this is a ...
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Google Analytics is showing visits unrelated to my domain

I recently set up a professional portfolio website on my own domain. After a few weeks of Google Analytics, I was surprised and even impressed to have such a high volume of traffic. However, it ...
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Why does Google Analytics report that I have traffic at a calculator.php URL for my blog?

I frequently see this URL having traffic via Google Analytics although I don't have any page and with that strucuter either. URL - ...
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Is there a way to get rid of Google Analytics event tracking spam?

I'm using event-tracking via the GA-collector (https://ssl.google-analytics.com/collect) to see the usage of an API. When checking the event-category in GA the first line is always to use this ...
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Diagnosing spike in 'direct traffic' in google analytics

Recently ive seen a spike in the direct traffic in google analytics its up between 100-200% depending on what day you look at since last week. I cant tell if this is just referral spam, which would ...
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Is it possible to download the demographic data day by day in Google Analytics?

When checking demographics data in GA, I can see each day's detailed data by moving the cursor over the graph. But how can I download a full version of that data? I tried export data but it only ...
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How to use segments in google analytics API

In google analytics, We are able to create segments like below: From the Google analytics API explorer, we can pull the segment information be it by segment id or by its code: I would assume we ...
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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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How can I remove referral spam using a .htaccess file? [duplicate]

I have three websites on various topics, but I can't decrease the bounce rate for them. Some spam referrers have been increasing my site's bounce rate day-by-day. How can I remove this type of ...
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Escaping ampersand for Google Analytics UTM on Tumblr

I'm trying to track referrals to my site from links within Tumblr posts on the mobile app. According to google, the UTM code should look something like the following: ...
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Is Google analytics free of charge?

I was reading the Google Analytics' Terms of Service http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/tos.html , and I am curious about the 2º Section of it. It states: 2. FEES AND SERVICES . Subject to ...
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Exclude from some of domains and websites referring my website [duplicate]

My website was referred and accessed through an unwanted website. Example: My referrals: Facebook, Twitter, Particular etc. Receiving referrals from social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter ...
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Stop Google Analytics refere spam [duplicate]

Ive been getting an awful lot of refer spam in my Google Analytics referrer traffic recently (as i guess most people are - sites like www.Get-Free-Traffic-Now.com, buttons-for-your-website.com etc) ...
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Dealing with PII in Google Analytics

I want to set up User ID in GA using GTM, by getting a UID via the cookie. The problem is that we store only the account email address in the cookie, and we don't store any unique UID. We can't send ...
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Google Analytics Goal Tracking for Sub-Domains?

I am trying to track goals in Google Analytics for a website that has the goal URL on a sub-domain. The main domain for example is: domain.com and the sub-domain is my.domain.com. I have Google ...
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Does Google Analytics event tracking work with <span> elements instead of <a> elements?

Does Google Analytics event tracking work with <span> elements instead of <a> elements? On this page, I have source code: <script> ...
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Does referral spam really have a negative impact on my SEO?

In Google Analytics, more than half of my traffic is from referral spam. This has a dramatic impact on my bounce rate -- which many sources claim is strongly tied to search ranking by Google. I can ...
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What are the security implications of using Google Analytics?

I'd like to start using an analytics tool (namely Google Analytics) to collect information on how my web app is used, by whom, and what our user's technical capabilities are. As part of the ...
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Google Analytics + Kickstarter

need a little help. We have a website where both non-www and www.domain.com forward to an ongoing Kickstarter campaign. Kickstarter has its own reporting tools, which shows the domains (and ...
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Report: Page visits, unique visitors, new visitors (Google Analytics)

I am trying to create a report that should include monthly page visits (sessions afaik), unique visitors (new users?) and new visitors (compared to all time before the selected date). Is it possible ...
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Google Analytics + External Site Statistics Tracking in one application?

My company is a broker in the real estate industry. As such, we send a lot of our listings to sites like Trulia.com and Zillow.com, among others. These sites direct leads to our realtors, and provide ...
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how to do grouping of google analytics data?

I am working on a Unity3D augmented reality app (iOS and Android) where I want to send AR campaign data to Google Analytics. What I exactly want to do? Information about AR campaigns available, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Does the google bot re-crawl websites based on backlinks on the homepage?

I have a page lets say news.html on my website which gets a lot of hits through google and i can see from the cache on Google that the google bot crawls it quite frequently. Currently, the homepage ...
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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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How to get rid of “Analytics Education” when logging into Google Analytics?

Each time I open Google Analytics reporting view, I am presented with their "Analytics Education" pop in: How to have this pop in closed by default please?
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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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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?