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Is a Google Analytics view updated when a filter is removed?

Several months ago a filter was erroneously added to a view for an entire domain. E.g. The view for example.com was accidentally limited to raresubdomain**\\.example.com, so almost no data shows up ...
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How does Google Analytics know the sex, age, interests of visitors?

The demographics pane displays stats based on sex, age and interests. How did it learn this private information?
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Firing an event on a particular page in Google Tag Manager

In Google Tag Manager I'd like to fire an event when a particular page is seen. This is for a completed signup page - a conversion. In Google Tag Manager I have my base UA tag fire on all pages. I ...
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Google Analytics click event tracker not working in Google Tag Manager

I have implemented Google Analytics (GA) event tracking in Google Tag Manager (GTM) following these instructions: http://cutroni.com/blog/2013/10/07/auto-event-tracking-with-google-tag-manager/ My ...
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Cross domain conversion tracking using goal funnel visualiation

We have a product signup process that takes the user from our website to a signup form on a separate tld and then, following successful signup, they are directed to the payment and product selection ...
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In Universal analytics.js: how do you enable local remote server mode than sends data to your own server as well as to Google's?

I'm trying migrate website tracking from old Google Analytics script ga.js to new analytics.js. Currently I have enabled "local remote server mode" to send tracing requests to my server as well. ...
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Google Tag Manager - Link Click Listener Check Validation option

What does the "Check Validation" option for a Link Click Listener mean? The description says "Only fire tags when the action of opening a link is considered valid", but what does that actually mean? ...
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How can I prevent query strings from impacting Google Analytics?

In Google Analytics I am seeing URLs that should be treated as the same page are showing in GA as unique. For example: /?optimizely_log=false&optimizely_cache_buster=1389806928991 ...
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How to link a Google Analytics “contact us” event with a later event when they become a customer from a custom URL sent to them?

We have people filing in a Wufoo contact us form on our site. After communication, some people become customers by checking out using a custom URL we email to them. We would like to link these two ...
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Returning visitor stats reliably over longer periods of time in Google Analytics

I'm looking into how useful returning visitors stats in Google Analytics are over longer periods of time, such as two or three years. It seems that the __utma cookie is set to expire 2 years from ...
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Alexa Showing Search Traffic turn to 0 [closed]

Alexa.com showing that Search Traffic turn to 0 since i changed the new website at 1-1-2014 while Google Analytics showing that everything is ok and i still receive traffic from search engines i ...
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Google Analytics on Demo Site

Will adding the UA code of the live site to a revision site affect anything adversely? They are, technically, two different sites with different metrics. I don't want to lose the old data when I ...
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How do I measure/analyze/estimate how big of an overlap the users of my website have with another website

I have a quite big website. I'm interested in knowing how big the overlap is between my users and the users of another website. Or in other terms what is the percentage of my users that also visited a ...
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Google Analytics goal

I need help with setting up Google Analytics Goal. Actually I have set it up but I have problem connecting the site with the goal. I have two optional goals - destination and event. Event goal is ...
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Google Analytics direct visitor statistics distorted due to domain forwarding

I am forwarding traffic from one domain to another which is hosting a site with Google Analytics. The forwarding is done via the registrar's URL forwarding tools, which allows us to avoid creating an ...
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How to see how much 2 segments overlap in Google Analytics?

I want to see the amount of traffic that is in both "Segment A" and "Segment B". Can I do that in Google Analytics?
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Infinite scrolling without losing “Page Views” in Google Analytics

Let's say "Page Views" is a very important metric on your website (KPI) but you want to introduce the nice looking infinity scrolling on certain heavily used pages. What are the possibilities in ...
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Ecommerce product information missing with Google Universal Analytics

I recently upgraded to (Google) Universal Analytics but since the upgrade no product information is appearing in my Conversions reports. But, transactions do appear as do all of the other usual ...
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How to replace the path with a custom variable in the visitor flow?

I would like to use Google Analytic's visitor flow to understand the behaviour of my visitors. My current visitor flow looks like this: As you can see, my URL structure is not really friendly to ...
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How to link another user's Adwords account to Google Analytics?

I have many websites in my Google Analytics. For one of the websites, I have an advertisement manager whose Google account has access to analytics data. Our advertisement manager has made ad campaigns ...
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How to secretly rewrite Google Analytics campaign codes to main page?

I want to create a simple "secret" mod_rewrite redirect (not shown in user's browser address box) to redirect: http://www.mydomain.com/code -> ...
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Dozens of private IP addresses in Google Analytics

I was reviewing my Analytics for the past year and noticed a couple dozen different IP addresses showing up as referrals. I tracked a few of them down to be Google (why are Google IP addresses coming ...
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How to setup Google Analytics goal for 2 pages without duplicate results?

I have 2 pages for contact in a website. Without getting into details, there's a reason for this and these are not duplicate pages. I would like to combine the results from both without duplicates, ...
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Tracking multiple subdomains and domains going to the same site, separately in Google Analytics

I have a new site that has multiple top-level domains and subdomains all going to it: www.domain.com, campaign.domain.com, chicago.domain.com, domain2.com - all go to the same site/site directory. ...
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How do I track automatic translation of web page?

My web site is posted in English. I do not have the Google Translate plugin installed, nor do I have any plans to install it. However, I'm inferring from some of my analytics data that people visiting ...
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Could somebody hijack my Google Analytics for a site?

I track many websites in Google Analytics. Recently I accidentally added tracking code for site A to site B, which I noticed a couple of weeks later. By then, one website had two weeks of no visitors, ...
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Compare 3 or more date ranges in Google Analytics

Is it possible to compare 3 or more date ranges in Google Analytics? It's obvious how to compare 2 ranges. It would be great to see additional ranges - seeing the data of 6 months overlaid - ...
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Visitors with at least 1 event click? (Visits with Events)

I might be getting a bit too lost in the metrics to realize that I already have the numbers I'm looking for, but I'm trying to figure out how to report the number of unique visitors who visited a page ...
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Google Analytics: multiple domains graphic

I changed the code on some of my websites to track all data into one Google Analytics account. I did this by adding on every domain: _gaq.push(['_setDomainName', 'http://myurl.com']); Now I see ...
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Google analytics web data vastly different than the core reporting API data

I am trying to pull the exact same data i am seeing in my dashboard via the core reporting API for Google Analytics. However I just dont seem to understand why the data can be so different even for ...
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What does the 'c' language represent in Google Analytics?

Checking out my Google Analytics I see I am getting a good amount of hits from a language just called 'c'. This normally wouldn't bug me, but all these 'c' hits have a 100% bounce rate. As these ...
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Google Analytics track referrals with query strings

How does one track referrals with query strings? I found articles describing filters but they're all from 2011 and the current dashboard doesn't match what I see in the articles.
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Google Analytics: How do I report a custom event programatically? [closed]

I am just learning GA as part of a new program our company is rolling out. I'm sending the following custom event whenever a user clicks on a button on our test site: <button ...
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Google Analytics assign multiple values to a custom variable at pagelevel

I am using Google Analytics custom variable to track the category for a product. Product A has 3 categories: catA, catB and catC. This changes at page level because we load different products on ...
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Setting up Google Analytics filter to exclude any spam IP which hits wp-login.php

I'm launching a new website, not hosted on WordPress, but the majority of the (thin) traffic is junk like this: 46.165.211.194 "GET /wp-login.php HTTP/1.0" 404 8012 "-" "-" 46.165.211.194 "GET ...
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How to track users who access an app three times a week in Google Analytics

I have an IOS app that is being tracked, and I'm looking to find unique users who use the app 3 or more times a week. I am able to find users who logged three sessions in a particular week, but I'd ...
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Avg Page Load Time on Google Analytics

For a particular day, Site Speed Page Timings in Google Analytic is 23.77 Secs. I selected that particular day and used Day mode to see timing hourly. There when I Added City as 2nd filter then I saw ...
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Determining the value of a landing page missing Google Analytics

Using Google Analytics, if someone lands on my site onto a page without Google Analytics, and then clicks a link to a page with Google Analytics, can I see that? I have an e-commerce site where most ...
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Web Analytics for knowledge base articles

Like most companies, our support team has a help page/knowledge base available online. We've got Google Analytics setup on the site as a whole and I'd like to start better utilizing the tools ...
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Google Analytics with transactions - quanity mismatch?

We've been using Google Analytics reporting for some time now and we tend to focus on GA > Conversions > Ecommerce > Transactions (on left hand menu) Columns: "Transaction" listing all orders with ...
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Is there a way to see not provided keywords in Google Analytics

We have set up GA on several websites to gather information about traffic to the site. We know about the organic keywords that are displayed under the Acquisition section of the traffic report. But we ...
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Move a well-indexed website from one framework to another

My company decided to get a new website, while retaining the same domain (e.g., mycompany.com). We are currently using Joomla (still active), and the new website will be a self-hosted WordPress. ...
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Determine number of times and how long a user is logged in using Google Analytics

Is it possible to find out how many times and how long a user is logged into a site using Google Analytics?
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Why use underscores in URLs with UTMs?

Back in the day (2005), Matt Cutts said "use dashes, not underscores" in URLs. But that was before search engines got smart, and now it seems it doesn't really matter what you use in canonical URLs. ...
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Google Analytics Campaigns - cleanup URL after arriving to webpage?

After visitor lands to my webpage using campaign url: http://www.mydomain.com?utm_source=signature&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=myname Is it possible to do a rewrite to ...
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Google Analytics: Issue with cross domain tracking [closed]

I am facing a very strange issue. My website is http://www.example.com (1) and order page is https://order.example.com (2). When ever my user switch from (1) to (2), it creates problem and my ...
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Google Analytics regards direct access as referral for subdomain

When I directly access subdomain.mydomain.com by entering it in the browser's address bar, Google Analytics Realtime Overview indicates that top referral is mydomain.com. I'm sure that I'm the only ...
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Duplicate title error in Webmaster Tools

I have changed some URLs in my site then to prevent Webmaster Tools duplicate error I redirected (301) old URLs to new URLs also I tried to remove old URLs in "Optimization > Remove URLs" section of ...
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Google Analytics custom variables not working as expected?

I'm having some trouble to make GA Custom variables work on my website. After following all the tutorials, seeking documentation, debugging with Firebug, I cannont understand what is wrong with my ...
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Cart Abandonment Rate report

I've read web analytics 2.0 from Avinash Kaushik and wondered how to create report on Cart Abandonment rate in Google Analytics. I want to create what Avinash describes as: Cart Abandonment Rate ...