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Why statcounter visitors stats is not same as Google Analytics?

On July 11, 2013 my website's visitors count according to Statcounter is 761 and according to Google Analytics it is 1010. Some days both sites would show the same count but some days it would vary. ...
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Tables in Google Analytics: calculating % of total in Google Analytics

I am analyzing two segments (based on an existing dimension) in a table in a Google Analytics dashboard and I want to know how to add a column and insert a calculation that calculates the % of Total ...
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Google Analytics still recording stats even though site has been removed

I've recently built a new site for a recruitment company, totally removed the old site, and added new analytics code, but it still seems to be tracking about 60 visits a day from the old site, which ...
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How can I create a sitemap for 2000 products powered by a single php page?

Usually I generate sitemaps using www.xml-sitemaps.com and the limit is 500 pages. My website has barely 30, but I have a lot of products in my database, so the page product.php becomes ...
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Last click or direct conversions vs transactions

I'm trying to compare "Last click or direct conversions" (assisted conversions) with transactions (overview) per source/medium. The numbers (except for the sums) differ widely, but in no specific way ...
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Detect IE-10-*metro* with Google Analytics?

Is there any way to discern IE-10 metro users from IE-10 desktop users in Google Analytics? The browser version info only lists version number. Any kind of work-around will be acceptable. I don't ...
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How do I break the infinite loop that results when I try and link my Google AdSense and Google Analytics accounts?

It seems that it is currently impossible to link a Google Analytics and AdSense accounts. I this true? I am definitely an administrator in both accounts (both use the same Google login too) From the ...
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How to display combined stats for multiple domains in Google Analytics

I run multiple domains that are not related to each other and are all tracked by Google Analytics on separate web properties (different tracking code, same Google Account). I am wondering if there is ...
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Sudden “organic” traffic growing after AdWords campaign starting

The situation: My site had no organic traffic from Google. It has some referral traffic. After I have launched adwords, my "organic" traffic increased, but not "paid" and no money has been spent in ...
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Using Google Analytics to track events that happen in an iframe

I'm trying to track how many visitors click on a button in our site. The problem is the button is located within an iframe coming from an external service. Here is the page in question: ...
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What does Analytics '% of Total' mean?

I feel this may be a stupid question but I don't understand this: Under total visits I have around 6,000 which is "% of total 75.58% (8,000)". What does this mean and why doesn't it just list 100%? ...
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sku code as description in Google Analytics

In the Google Analytics ecommerce tracing script you must provide for every item and SKU code. I have this code for every product I'm selling and up until now I have always provided it in the _addItem ...
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Can I have tracking parameters immediately after a forward slash /?

I would like to start redirecting all /index.php pageviews to / to clean up GA data and otherwise simplify URL hits. Does anyone foresee this causing any problem when using tracking parameters? E.g. ...
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2 Google Tag Manager containers = double triggers?

I have a Joomla website with existing analytics done by a GTM tag and I need to add another image tag (1x1 pixel) from a separate GTM container. I set the event name for the additional GTM container ...
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Why are the custom campaign parameters in Google Analytics so long?

Adding several Google Analytics custom campaign parameters can make URLs very long.* For example, in Google's own examples: ...
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Social media measurement with Google Analytics

I work for a non profit and we are currently trying to develop a system to measure and evaluate our social media channels (Facebook and Twitter). We would like to track a variety of social metrics, ...
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Referring keywords for internal site search users?

For visitors that used my site's internal search function, where in Google Analytics can I see the Google searches (organic and paid) they landed on my site with?
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Why is Cloudflare waiting for name servers for over 4 days?

I've registered for Cloudflare's free plan and have completed the process of redirecting the DNS as instructed, including changing the name servers. This was done 4 days ago. The problem is that ...
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Two Google Analytics profiles for two sections of the same site

I've got a website which for the most part is a portfolio, there is another section of the site mysite.com/micro-site which ranks extremely well for the chosen term / topic, and brings in lots of ...
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In Google Analytics, how can I determine the value of a page if no goals or revenue have been determined?

I have 4 years of data in Analytics with over 20 million pageviews for the entire site. No goals have ever been set up, and while the site is an ecommerce site, no ecommerce features in Google ...
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In Google Analytics, how can I determine the value of a page if no goals or revenue have been determined?

I have 4 years of data in Analytics with over 20 million pageviews for the entire site. No goals have ever been set up, and while the site is an ecommerce site, no ecommerce features in Google ...
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Can I determine if someone watched an embedded YouTube video with Google Analytics?

I have a video hosted on YouTube that I want to embed on a landing page. Is it possible that I tell who clicked on the video to watch / how long they watched it? They would watch it right on the ...
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Google Analytics 'Visits' count sudden jump

I have a site that I've been closely monitoring with Google Analytics. Each day traffic has been gradually increasing, and the #1 source is "Google/Organic". I checked my visit total for 6/20 late in ...
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Google Analytics : visitors who visits once / more than once

I want to find out the following 2 metrics from Google Analytics: Unique visitors who visits once Unique visitors who visits more than once I have 2 sites' data in Google Analytics: Site A: ...
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How to see how many new visitors from last week came back this week?

Using Google Analytics, how can we see how many new visitors from last week came back this week?
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Does browser prefetching have an impact on stats from Google Analytics?

Some pages can be prefetched by the browser (see this or that). If a user uses a browser that prefetches pages, will this be counted by Google Analytics? If there are 5 pages to be prefetched, will ...
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Using GA to track popular tags/categories in WordPress

I coordinate a few editorial content-driven websites that are built in WordPress. Most make heavy use of tags, categories and custom taxonomies. I'd love to track which tags/categories are most ...
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Does Google Analytics subdomain tracking need to be set up on every subdomain simultaneously?

I'm cleaning up the Google Analytics tracking for a complex corporate website. The website is spread across a bunch of subdomains (www.example.com for the main content, dev.example.com for developer ...
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Why are there capitalized duplicates appearing in Google Analytics Real-Time reporting?

The following is visible under Real-Time reports in Google Analytics for a single page: What is the difference between the lower-case and upper-case search engine names? "Google" vs. "google" ...
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Visits Time-of-day Histogram for last week in Google Analytics

How can I know the hours of a day in which my site is the busiest from Google Analytics? I need the graph to take data from last week's visits and show the sum of visits for every hour of the day.
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How many Google Analytics custom variables & advanced segments for each account, property & profile?

Google changes this often and I'm having a hard time finding it in the GA documentation. What are the limits for custom variables and advanced segments? Are they specified at the account, property, ...
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Google Analytics: Ecommerce, set Source / Medium

I added standard Google E-commerce code to my page. Everything works fine, just the Source/Medium value is just always my domain. How do I get the normal source, or set it? In short, how do I get a ...
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Histogram view of event value distribution

We're using Event Tracking to keep track of interactions with rich native advertising units. Events are fired any time a page containing the unit is loaded (to determine denominator for interaction ...
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Google Analytics: How do I create a custom report to view today's top visited pages by page title?

I'm trying set a "Custom Report" that shows today's top visited pages by page title. Here's a picture of what I have set so far: I tried to filter by "Date" with "Today" selected, but that does ...
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Telling Google that domain.com and domain.us points to the same site

Tell me how should I let Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics know that the site has more than one domain? Does having more than one domain, corrupt SEO?
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Why is the bounce rate high and how do I improve it? [closed]

I recently launched a site for reviews on mobile application games and after a couple weeks of running it I have a really high bounce rate 92%. I was just wondering if anyone could have a look at my ...
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Force Google Analytics to re-check tracking code status?

Is there a way to force Google Analytics to re-check tracking code status? I just installed the tracking code but I want GA to verify whether I installed the code correctly. GA's last check is few ...
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Tracking universal analytics events through Google Tag Manager

I have an Universal Analytics property installed on my site through Google Tag Manager. Following this article on tracking classic ga.js events through GTM I have given my tracker a global name _gua. ...
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Identifying loops in navigation with Google Analytics

Google Analytics has several tools allowing you to visualize users' navigation: 1 - Navigation summary Content -> Site Content -> All Pages (Navigation summary tab) Table showing, for any given ...
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Google Analytics of Blogger site (with Content Warning)

I have applied the following Google services to my Blogger site (with Content Warning enabled): Google Analytics Google AdSense However, I cannot obtain 2 sets of web statistics data from ...
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Second step of a funnel higher than first step in Google Analytics

I have a problem with the funnels in Google Analytics. So I have a e-commerce website that I want to track the user path to a purchase. I want GA to track if a user goes trough these steps [Item ...
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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 ...