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Why does PageSpeed differ in developer tools, website and Analytics

I just tried Google PageSpeed Analysis in the developer tools, Google Analytics and the website itself (https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights). Now, in each of them I get differing ...
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Best way to segment data in Google analytics?

I have a web site which has a number of distinct parts, there is a public marketing site, a members area and a admin section for staff, all three are part of the same website and currently the ...
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Does Google Analytics content experiments track conversions that happen off the original landing page?

I am running a Google Analytics content experiment and some of my landing pages have links to other pages on my site that also have my form. If a user clicks away from the original landing page that ...
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Differentiating home root paths for domain and subdomain

I have a web structure with a domain and a subdomain, let's call it example.com and blog.example.com. I want to be able to track both the main domain and it's subdirectory within the same Analytics ...
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List of events triggered on pages matching regex

Is there a way to get the grouped list of events (such as in Top events) which were triggered on pages matching a regular expression? I may add the Page secondary dimension in Top events and apply ...
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Using Google Analytics (or similar service) to track access to offline HTML files?

Is it possible to add code to a static, local HTML file on my computer, so that whenever I open the local file with a web browser (file:///C/Users/...), and assuming that the computer is connected to ...
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How does Google know how much traffic a website gets?

They obviously know how much traffic they send to it. But how do they know of the rest of the traffic to it? Is it only if it has Google Analytics installed, or do they get their information in some ...
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Google Analytics tracking conversion & cross domain

We have 4 websites which send traffic to an e-commerce. Which is the best approach to optimize conversions? I'd like to understand the pattern people follow to buy products also. This is how I set ...
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Google Analytics set-up for multiple domain in same site

We have a single site with all the content for multiple domains in this site. Is there a proper way to separate out analytics for domain.com and domain.com.au? In the past we had two analytics code ...
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Google Analytics shows visits to pages redirected in .htaccess

Yesterday, I switched on a section of pages in our site that replaces a really old collection of pages. In our .htaccess file, I have rules that redirect a request for any page in the old section to ...
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Google Analytics and framesets

I have a simple web page hosted in an EC2 machine, using nginx. Let's say my web page is reachable by: http://<my_ec2_machine_static_ip>/my_web_page I've put a Google Analytics tracking code ...
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Using mixed A-Type and CNAME

A (IPv4 Adresszeiger) doc.domain.de. IN A 301 to domain.atlassian.net jira.domain.de. IN A 23.23.xx.xx domain.de. IN A 301 to www.domain.de work.domain.de. IN A ...
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Cross domain tracking - Wordpress and Google Analytics

Which is the best approach to automatically add the _link GA action to every outbound link that points to a certain domain? e.g. <a href="http://example.com/intro.html" ...
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Tracking multiple domains while obtaining single reports also

I own 4 websites site1.com shop.site.com site2.com site3.com Using this information I will get a global report that shows how websites interacts. How to keep getting separate reports for every ...
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Google Analytics page views and page hits

I have Google Analytics tag in my site and it seems that GA (4-10 views) is much lower in reporting page views as opposed to my web app which reports around 350 views. Is there a reason why this is ...
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Website's url when tracking multiple subdomains in Google Analytics under one account [duplicate]

I would like to track a main domain in Google Analytics and also its multiple subdomains. But I would like each domain to have its profile, to be able to view every subdomain separately. I made an ...
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What information can a competitor acquire from my Google Analytics account?

An ex-employee has gone over to a competitor, and it's been 3 weeks. I've realized not too long ago that this person still had shared access to the Master account... Being that this person was the ...
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Does the calculation of time on page include the pageview of the exit page?

My question revolves around average time on page and how Google Analytics calculates this metric. I will provide an example to illustrate my question. I viewed 3 pages then exited. page one view ...
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Does Google Analytics Content Drilldown Mix Pages With Directories in Results?

I didn't set up this GA account and therefore don't have my custom setup that breaks the numbers up better. I just want to verify I'm looking at this correctly. On the Content > Site Content > ...
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Google Analytics - aggregating data for multiple property IDs? [closed]

Is there a tool that can aggregate data for several property IDs across all your properties/accounts? I currently have an analytics account under which I have several properties setup for different ...
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Google Analytics tracking not installed

Google Analytics is saying that: Status: Tracking Not Installed on my site, when (as far as I can tell) I have put the tracking code in the site. What do I need to do to get Google Analytics to ...
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How can I see the referring domain of visitors who's source is a campaign?

Using Google Analytics, we have a campaign that is tracked as CPC, and has several possible sources. The campaign is tagged (using utm_campaign, utm_source and utm_medium) and tracking correctly, as ...
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Do we really need Google Analytics for better SERP positions?

We have been using Google Analytics on our main website for years, but recently we have tried another local stats system (Yandex.Metrica) and we are very happy with it - more than with the Google one. ...
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Any drawbacks by including Google Analytics in your main js file?

I'm using MVC that is compressing and minifying all my js files into one file so basically there is only one request. As far as I see every page has Google Analytics code below their js includes. If ...
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Pros and cons of tracking referral trafic with “utm” tags

We have a blog discussing products of a variety of manufacturers. Recently a manufacturer asked us if we could utm tag links from our blog to his site with the tags ...
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Setting up one goal in Google Analytics to be tracked by several Adwords Accounts

Is there a way to have one goal in Google Analytics and have it be associated with several accounts within Google Adwords. One goal is working fine for one account in Adwords, but the other accounts ...
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What does GA returning visitors calculation mean?

I'm a bit confused as to what 'returning visitors' mean in Google Analytics. If a user visited my site a year ago, and now returning, will he be considered a returning visitor? Is there any way to ...
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Google Analytics content experiment vs. funnel visualization

I am running an experiment on one of the pages in my funnel (the "Choose shipping options" page). But the numbers on the different reports do not correspond. First, I am expecting the 70 entrances in ...
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How to track HTTP and HTTPS from the same Google Analytics account?

I have a website with tutorials and a discuss forum. The website load on http protocol and the forum load with https for security reasons. For both of them I run the default Google Analytics code, but ...
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Google Analytics Dashboard: week-by-week view

Setting up Google Analytics Dashboard allows webmasters to get a weekly progress report of marketing achievements & keep a finger on what's going on at web properties. However, by default, the ...
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Google Analytics content drilldown displays folders which I do not have in my domain

Assume that I have the following folders in the root of my domain: programming, codesnippets, wordreminder. I am using Google Analytics content drilldown to see the statistics. Apart from the above ...
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Why does Google Analytics report 100% bounce rate when the page has lots of page views?

Google Analytics reports 100% bounce rate for a page which has lots of page views and an Avg Time on Page of 32 seconds. Shouldn't one of the following be true? Either the bounce rate is less than ...
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Google Analytics source

In my Google Analytics dashboard I have below referrer, can you please tell me where these came from? localhost:16114 / referral localhost:22218 / referral Is it that someone trying on their system ...
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Tracking goals in Google Analytics content experiments

I seem to have a hard time getting goals to track properly in GA's content experiments. I have my landing page which has the GA tracking code. On the conversion page (this is on a different domain ...
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Bounce Rate for Macintosh extraordinarily high

Google Analytics is reporting a bounce rate of 10.24% for Windows Operating System and 8.79% for IOS for our home page. However, for Macintosh, it's reporting a bounce rate of 42.39%!! Looking at ...
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Google Analytics still reports “Tracking not installed” even though the code is on the web page

I added the code listed on the Tracking Info tab on the GA page. <script> (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ ...
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Analytics: CloudFlare vs Google - What discrepancy is too big?

Been using CloudFlare for one of our sites for about a week now, and CloudFlare reports 450% more real visitor page views than Google Analytics (so that's not bots or blocked threats). I understand ...
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What does the keyword 'impression' mean or constitute in web analytics

I would like to understand what does the keyword 'clicks' mean or constitute in web analytics. I have asked a similar question for clicks since the keywords individually mean 2 different things.
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What does the keyword 'clicks' mean or constitute in web analytics [duplicate]

I would like to understand what does the keyword 'clicks' mean or constitute in web analytics
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Google Experiments & dynamic URLs

I want to set up a Google Analytic's Experiment to test variations of product page. Parts of the URL changes depending on what product you are viewing - here are some examples... ...
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Is it ethical to use Google Analytics on a site crime victims use to make 'anonymous' reports?

Our local police force have a website for rape victims to use to report attacks anonymously. At the top of the page is a 'Report anonymously' link, which takes you to a page using Google Analytics as ...
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Google analytics Real time continously showing visitors from one location

I have two sites about tablet pc. In "Real-Time" option in Google analytics, both sites at any movement of time shows active visitors from Putney which is located in UK. One the site is ...
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Removing GA from Sites [duplicate]

My GA code is being used by some other website, which is spoiling my data. Is there a way to block that site from my Google Analytics account?
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How to keep track of a unique and an existing visitor

I am creating an app that requires to know if the visitor visiting the app is a unique visitor or an already visited visitor. I know we could persist a cookie on the visitor's computer to know ...
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Wrong data on referral traffic

We are losing data on referral visitors, and we cannot identify what's wrong. Within a certain period, there were 3000 clicks on a banner on our partner's site. (according to data from our partner) ...
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Competitor Web Keywords

I am working on my SEO and have looked over my own keyword traffic through Google Analytics, but is there a way to see the traffic competitors get from a particular keyword? For example, if I get 200 ...
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Website traffic referral from cfauth.com

Google Analytics is reporting several referrals from a site called cfauth.com. I can't seem to find any information on this site other than it's connection to a security firm. It's definitively not a ...
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How does Google Analytics consider traffic?

Q1)If any automated bot visits my domain will Google Analytics consider it as traffic? What all factors does the Google Analytics consider to be legit traffic? Q2)If a user visits xyz.domain.com ...
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track browse history of your visitors

I would like to know, what the typical behavior of users on my website is. So I need to track a bunch of stuff, like what pages each user visits, than save them in a database and be able to view the ...
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Google Analytics - Consolidating Visitors Flow between same page with and without “/”

As shown on the picture below , analytics displays sheet-metal and sheet-metal/ differently. On my website all the links point to the page with / and a quick search for links using link: found no ...