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What is the difference between Visitor and Unique Visitor?

As the title says; What is the difference between Visitor and Unique Visitor? A visitor is a user with a cookie for one browser, as long as that cookie is valid, isn't that unique enough? If not, how ...
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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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Different between GA avg time on page vs. avg visit duration

I'm newer to using Google Analytics, and I have a question about a page in my website I'm looking at. For a specific page in my website, the avg. time on page is 1:08. But, when I find this page ...
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Find out where a viewer comes from with Google Analytics

Does anyone know if it is possible to determine which company a visitor to your site comes from? For example, if a person is sitting in the offices at Coca-cola or IBM or whatever and visits your ...
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Excessive visit count but extremely high bounce rate

We recently had surge of visits on our site, usually they are between 30-40, we suddenly got about 340 visits with about as many unique visitors. However, the bounce rate shot up to 96%. It was only ...
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Google Analytics for sites with SSL protected sections

Google Analytics account creation interface asks whether the URL of the site starts with HTTP or HTTPS. However my site is SSL protected in its payment pages only. Is it possible to have GA cover ...
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Problem to stop Google-Analytics from tracking my website

In June 2012 I added my website (a blog that I host on my own server) to Google-Analytics. In January 2013 I decided to use Piwik instead of Google-Analytics. So I removed my website from the Google ...
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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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How to see the amount of visits from mobile bookmarks

For my website I want to see in Google Analytics how many people have been visiting my website through a bookmark icon on their phone's screen. This way I can learn how many people have bookmarked my ...
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Google Analytics Experiment — How to test shopping cart

We have: GET landing.html (then select a production) POST cart1.php (then select options) POST cart2.php (then enter billing info) POST cart3.php (will process payment and then ...
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google analytics for wordpress

I have a problem in Google Analytics and I don't know what is missing in it. I added the script file to my WordPress website header like this one: <script type="text/javascript"> var _gaq = ...
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Google Analytics ID web/mobile app exchange possible?

If I have a website with Google Analytics ID UA-xxxx, and now I want to develop an iOS app related to my site, can I use the same id UA-xxxx or do I have to create a new ad-hoc one?
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Tracking visitors' choices with Google Analytics

I have been asked to make it possible to track visitors' choices in a 10-step product mockup generator in order to find out which options are most popular. All we really need is to be able to compare ...
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Proper Google Analytics setup for AJAX heavy page?

Lets say I have a website with a few pages. The purpose of each of those pages is to display live statistics for a real world event (for example, sports scores). Every 60 seconds, an Ajax call is made ...
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Import and edit AdWords cost data

I am trying to follow the instructions at this Analytics help page, and I cannot find the "Apply cost sources" box required in step 7. Has this been moved? Is it still necessary to link my Analytics ...
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Analytics - Total events divided by number of unique pages?

I am using Google Analytics events to track keywords on my articles - not necessarily the best system I know but there are too many for variables I can't easily change it right now - and I would like ...
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How do I select last event value of the day in Google Analytic

I'm trying to select last event value of the day in Google Analytics. The problem is that Event Value column shows the sum of all events of the specific date, but I would like to see only the last ...
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Google analytics data is contradictory

For this post http://mytabletguru.com/forgot-password-pattern-unlock-of-android-tablet/ I am two different report. 1) When I see the Content -> Site Content -> Landing page, then it has following ...
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Google Analytics - report with unrelated dimensions?

It is possible to include two unrelated dimensions in a report? For example I would like to do: <Filter: completed goal 1> <(AND) Filter: referral traffic> ...
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More than 5 custom variables across multiple websites using Google Analytics

We have multiple websites using the same Google Analytics account number so we can track visitors across multiple websites. One of these websites has set 5 custom variables. We want to introduce a new ...
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Google E-Commerce tracking not working

I got 9 successful transaction but I can see only 2 in google analytics. I do redirect to https while I get payment that I doubt about it may cause but not really sure while e-commerce tracking ...
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Is it legal for a developer to claim ownership of a clients' analytics data? [closed]

We are working with a client who is having his analytics data held hostage by his previous developers. They are claiming that their contract states that they own the data, but I'm wondering if showing ...
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What kind of web traffic doesn't show up in Google Analytics?

We are advertising through a display ad network, and found that the traffic they claimed to be sending to our website wasn't showing up through Google Analytics. As an experiment, we set up a test ...
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How to set up Google DFP (DoubleClick for Publishers) for a site?

I have a website and I have an AdSense account as well. I have integrated AdSense and ads are also getting displayed (480 x 60). Somewhere I read that I can manage the ads that are being shown in my ...
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Google Analytics: Disable tracking for country/region

I'm using Google analytics on a small business website from Germany. Today I noticed 86 visitors from Palo Alto on a Sunday. No matter where they come from and why there are visiting the site, they ...
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Run Google Analytics reports across multiple accounts / properties

So I have a single login for Google Analytics that tracks multiple accounts with multiple properties as so. Account 1 Property A Property B Property C Property D Account 2 Property E Property F ...
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Does Link Target using “Blank” cause increased bounce rate in analytics report?

I am just wondering whether it is so and when I should use target="_blank" and when not? I used to use target="_blank" for most of the links of my site and in few places on net, I found people talking ...
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Google Analytics Kiosk: URL that compares current month to last, and is permalink

We have a kiosk that runs all the time. We display the overview report with this month vs last month comparison. But I have to come in and refresh the page and reset the period every day. Is there ...
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Google Analytics and multiple sites with combined stats [duplicate]

I have about 40 sites (similar structure just different verticals/content). Example: site1.com site2.com Is it possible to see the stats of all sites within one property? I was thinking of doing ...
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Unique Visitor count increases when pages are excluded [closed]

For a date range greater than one day the total number of Unique Visitors is greater when I exclude pages ending in "foo" than when I look at all pages. The difference is ~4%. Why would this be ...
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Tracking between blog and webshop on same domain

I have a webshop (Magento) on mysite.com. I have a blog (wordpress.org) setup on mysite.com/blog My goal is to setup tracking in such a way that I can see data for the blog and separate data for the ...
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Why are URLs with my domain name at the end showing up in analytics?

I have a multi-language WordPress site that has been live since the last 3 months and today when I checked Analytics, I saw a lot of weird URLs: ...
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Google Analytics Event Tracking. When is too much?

I have been given a project document that outlines a huge amount of event tracking through Google Analytics. It has things like: Carousel navigation events jQuery tab clicks Random link clicks Menu ...
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How to track events or e-commerce sales that occur later using Google Analytics?

Here's my problem: I have a static site with Google Analytics tracking code. To buy one of my services, users call me, and when their order is ready (many days later), I send them an e-mail link to ...
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Using Google Analytics to Track Stats Only for Visitors (Not Visits) Who Converted

I'm having trouble setting up the right Google Analytics reporting for my website. I want to know the "Total Visits", "Pages / Visit", and "Avg. Time on Site" (I'll call these "stats" from now on) ...
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How much traffic isn't reported by Google Analytics?

We keep finding inconsistencies between data in Analytics and the reports we get from other sources. In general, we notice about 40% less pageviews in Analytics than elsewhere: Correlating number of ...
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Google Analytics Filters not removing traffic from other domain

We have a frustrating problem where someone copied our site code including our Google Analytics code. So we are getting stats logged from their site which is very frustrating. I have setup 4 Filters, ...
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Tracking multiple domains under subdomain

I need to setup a Google Analytics code for one website with multiple domains, but they are in form of subdomain.**foo**.com subdomain.**bar**.com Subdomain is the same (it doesn't really matter ...
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How can I distinguish between two files with the same name in Google Analytics?

I've got two index.html files for different subdomains (www. and gametimer.smartersoftware.de). I have enabled sub-domain tracking in Google Analytics and posted the corresponding script. However, I ...
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Why would Unique Visitors and Unique Visitors (All Visits) be different in Google Analytics?

The Unique Visitors metric on the Google Analytics home dashboard is showing different values to when 'All Visitors' is selected as an advanced segment of Unique Visitors. My understanding is that ...
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Google Analytics: Track user from opening email to following link to finishing form

We track the opening of our marketing emails by using the utm.gif image which works well. But, we would like to see how many users go from opening the email, to clicking a link within the email and ...
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Defining pages by custom variable, reporting to Google Analytics

Does anyone know how I could add some information to my page (whether in a meta tag or some other way) to indicate to Google Analytics that a page is targeted to a certain segment? This is pretty ...
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Google Analytics cookie across SagePay checkout

We use SagePay's Server integration for our online payments. We use Google Analytics to track activity on our website and Google Ecommerce tracking to log transactions. In Google Analytics, under the ...
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Google Analytics traffic sources shows 538 visits with 0 pages / visit

I'm looking at my Google Analytic traffic sources report, along with the 'landing page' secondary dimension. Under the source '(direct)/(none)' there's a landing page called '(not set)' which has 538 ...
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Best practice for Google Analytics on a mobile site

I have a new mobile site which sites on m., m.example.com What is the best method for integrating it's Google Analytics data with the existing data I have. I want them together so I can easily see ...
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Google Analytics - include filter not working

I just added an include filter this morning in my domain (test.org). I have: Custom Filter > Include > Request URI > ^/test-a/46212$|^/test-a/46212|^/test-a/46315 Now after I go to Content > Site ...
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Which one of the Google Analytics stats should be my top priority to improve SEO: visits, pageviews, bounce rate, new visitors, or visit duration

My site is getting a lot of traffic from an image (a company logo image) because this image is ranked 1st in Google search results for a company's title. (I have no idea how that happened.) This ...
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Google Analytics track transfer to sister site as not an “exit”?

I have two domains (i.e. example.com and foobar.com) and I have separate Google analytics properties for the two domains, but since I own the two (and they link to each other), I would like to know ...
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Cumulative visit by hours in Google Analytics

I am tring to compare 2 different days hour by hour, (but cumulatively) For example comparing the total visitor count by 12 o'clock today, with yesterday. How can I find out what was the total count ...
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Changing default date range in Google Analyics?

Is there a way to change the default date range of 31 days in GA? After changing it and clicking apply, only the current report changes? Next time I use GA, 31 days again??? Here is documentation ...