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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Is Google Analytics Part Of Google's Search Engine Algorithm

I was wondering if anyone knows if Google uses the data it receives from Google Analytics to help determine a websites SERP (Search Engine Rank Position). For example, if my website is getting 1000 ...
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Google analytics tracking www and no-www domains

Our website is set up to direct all traffic for www.example.com to example.com with a line in the htaccess file. With Google analytics new in page analytics feature we are thinking of removing the ...
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Does Google Analytics exclude Campaign traffic from Facebook in the Social reports?

For a while we have used campaign tags when putting posts on Facebook so that we can run campaign reports in Google analytics on those links. However it appears that traffic from those links are being ...
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Google Analytics profile filters does not work

I have a website and I need to separate traffic to it into two profiles. I need to exclude data from curtain IP address from Profile A and include data from this IP to Profile B. I have created 2 ...
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Google Analytics what is the differences between same visitor languages

Wondering about my google analytics visitor languages. It shows de and de-de. Is there any difference between them, if yes what do they mean? Is there a possability to get them all together in one ...
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Is traffic coming from URL shorteners treated as direct?

Traffic coming form shortened URLs like bit.ly, do they show up in Google Analytics as direct or do they keep their real referrer? Ex.: if someone types in a bit.ly link it counts as direct, but if ...
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Setting Up CDN…beginner questions

I am using MediaTemple web hosting and they are using Edgecast's CDN network. I am planning to join CDN service, so I read through the guide, but I am confused about the 'Update your code' section: ...
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Remove Google Analytics for Development Environment

I have a development environment for a website. The environment is an exact clone of the production side, so it's going to have google analytics on it. What's a good way to exclude traffic? I tried ...
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Tracking different types of users

I have an organizational web site that is used by both staff and clients. We've been looking at the analytics data to see how clients are using the site, but finding that some of the usage patterns ...
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What could cause a drop in direct traffic (all other sources remain constant)?

One of my sites has shown a significant drop in direct traffic. Organic and Referral traffic remain relatively constant. The only possible contributing factor I can think of is a recent DNS change ...
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Google Analytics Report Filter not working

I want to filter myself out of the Google Analytics report, so I go to Admin->Filter, then exclude my IP addresses. But when I check the report, the visits from my country are still the same. I am ...
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Google Analytics on multiple independent sites

I want to use Google Analytics to monitor two completely separate websites. I have read a number of resources about setting up GA for multiple domains and subdomains, but they all seem to be set up ...
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Finding out who owns a Google Analytics UA code

An old client got in touch asking about GA access, but is isn't something we have and the company we believe has it isn't claiming ownership either. Is there a way to contact Google to ask who the ...
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Google Analytics is not tracking all of our pages

Our website is insynchq.com. In the All Pages report under Content -> Site Content we can only see data for some our pages, like /, /getstarted, and /download. Others, like /gmail, /about, and /mobile ...
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A lot of “(direct) / (none)” traffic in Google Analytics

my web site has a lot of "(direct) / (none)" traffic (over 50%) in Google Analytics, but under the "Audience", 100% are new visitors, why is that? I am quite sure most of the Audience should be new ...
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Is there a disqus-like comment system that does not load google analytics? [closed]

I am not using google analytics on my blog out of respect for user privacy (I don't care to make my blog a data-collection tool for Google). I included Disqus (yes I know they track as well). ...
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Strange Google Analytics result when new site launched

I have a web site which is mainly contains a few pages, and now we revamp-ed a new site which contains several hundred pages. We have Strange Google Analytics result, as follow: Before: Traffic ...
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AdWords traffic not (properly) reflected in Analytics

I have an AdWords account, which was set to use Auto-tagging of URLs. When looking at the Analytics account for that site, I couldn't find any reference to AdWords traffic either in the Advertising ...
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How to use google ecommerce to track the registrations?

I am using the below code for tracking the registrations var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-xxxxxxx']); _gaq.push(['_setDomainName', 'website_name']); ...
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Standard Deviation of Custom Variable in Google Analytics

Given a custom variable taking two values demarcating two potential alternative designs for a page, is it possible to extract standard deviation or other measures of distribution for metrics ...
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Placed Analytics code - Google still not displaying analytics

I had placed Google Analytic's code on my site and it started tracking my site but from some time it has stopped tracking it. I went back and checked to see if I had removed the code by mistake but it ...
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Changing the Default Dashboard in Google Analytics

I have lots of web sites on Google Analytics. Is it possible to create a default dashboard for all web sites inside an account? I usually have the same needs of data for all my web sites. Now, I am ...
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Has Google stopped offering it's “Weighted” Analytics sorting filter?

I am trying to better evaluate my user's engagement and came across a feature of Google Analytics that I didn't know about, Weighted Sort. This is supposed to sort by bounce rate and also time on ...
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Visit without pageview in Google Analytics

Today I saw some metrics on one of my websites in Google Analytics and found something strange to me. How can I get visits without pageviews? I looked at Audience>Engagement>Page Depth I have page ...
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How can the Google Analytics “Screen Colors” metric be remotely accurate?

This metric has been around a long time in GA, but only today have I realized I don't think it's possible for it to be useful. Is there some way for GA to tell what monitor a user has? As far as I ...
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why does Google Analytics show different top content results for URL and Page Title?

in GA content>AllPages the default view shows the top pageviews by URL. Since my site does not have friendly URLs I prefer to view by page title, but when I click to change the view instead of showing ...
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Don't count visitors who go to a certain link using Google Analytics?

I'm trying to make sense of the Google Analytics on my company site. Many of our employees will be visiting the site just to click on the timesheet link, and I want to remove these users from my ...
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How to exclude from Google Analytics reporting all users who only browsed pages in a single subdirectory?

We run a website which has a "free tools" section. Lots of people use our free tools without becoming customers, or browsing to other sections of the site. We don't really mind this, but it would be ...
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Does Google Analytics automatically handle URLs containing a jsessionid?

When a user visits my web site, the first page they load has a jsessionid appended to the URL like this: http://foo.com/Welcome.do;jsessionid=1234567890abcdef Note that the jsessionid parameter is ...
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Tidy URLs in Google Analytics

My Google Analytics is catching a number of URLs where there is a unique GET parameter. It also catches URLs like /pay and /pay/. Is there any way I can get it to clean up the data and just see ...
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Adwords traffic shows as 'not set' in Google Analytics

In Google Analytics if I go to Traffic sources > Search > Paid all I get is "not set". Instead of the usual list of keywords that people have used to find the ad, this makes it really difficult to ...
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What does “not set” mean Landing Page on Google Analytics

On the page Google Analytic > Content > Site Content > Landing Pages. What does not set as a landing page mean? User's visit on the website must land somewhere, and that landing page must ...
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Tracking a goal through a virtual pageview is not registering

I am trying to track a goal in Google Analytics through a virtual pageview. As you can see in the code example, it is linking out from a picture instead of text with a link. I triple-checked to ...
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Create a filter to consider http://example.com/foo/bar as http://example.com/index.php/foo/bar

I'm using URL rewriting to make my url http://example.com/foo/bar/ to http://example.com/index.php/foo/bar. I'm not linking the index.php/.. url anywhere, but for some reasons, some users arrives to ...
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I have a video streaming site with a paywall. How do I track users that have been referred by an affiliate?

What I would like to do is track if a user has been referred to my website. If the incoming user purchases something I would like to share revenue with the affiliate. I'm not sure what the common ways ...
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How do I find information on who links to my sites?

I'm trying to figure out if there's a free way to get information on back links to my site. I've had webmaster tools and Google Analytics set up for years. But I can't find access to data about site ...
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Do you still get a bounce in Google Analytics if all the linked pages/content is loaded dynamically?

Google Analytics describes a bounce as a user that visits and leaves before after their first page. But if your site is a one page site, with content loaded dynamically using JavaScript, you could ...
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Google Analytics: Custom variables issue difference in data

We’ve set up tracking through custom variables in Google Analytics to measure which offices are getting the most traffic. The custom var consists out of the key (=office) and value = (office name). ...
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Adwords traffic showing up in Analytics as organic traffic, not paid?

I've got Adsense ads running driving PPC traffic to my site. When I go into Google Analytics under the tab Traffic Sources > Search > Organic, I get all the search terms people have come through for. ...
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how to customize Tracking Ecommerce Transactions with Google Analytics?

In the Ecommerce Transactions with Google Analytics, we can code as below: _gaq.push(['_addTrans', '1234', // order ID 'SitePoint', // store '19.99', // total '1.50', ...
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Using RegEx's in Multi-Channel Funnels in Google Analytics

For some reason, I can't get my multichannel funnel which utilizes RegEx's in the path steps to function -- it keeps coming back with no data. There are a few variables which may be holding things up, ...
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Google Analytics Funnel - How can I track any parameters in URLs

How can I track any parameters in URLs using funnels in Google Analytics? In all product URLs one common string is "-pd-" so I need to track this and create a funnel with goal URL /thankyou.php I am ...
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Filtering your offices IPs from Google Analytics when each has a dynamic IP?

I found the documentation for filtering IPs from Google Analytics, but the address of the several locations of our company all have dynamic IP addresses that change every 30 days from what I'm told. ...
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Site Search Settings and Query Parameter

I'm setting up Google Analytics Site Search in my profile, and wondering if I need to add all the query parameters of the search (up to 5 of them) or just the parameter that contains the user's ...
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Google reverse an analytic [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When reversing a Google Analytics e-commerce transaction is the per-unit price positive or negative? I am confused about what code must be executed to reverse a google ...
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Tracking Search Filter Parameters Using Google Analytics

I'm just wondering if there is a way to do this using Google Analytics. Let's say I have a search filter like the one used in Trulia.com There is a text search for the location with other ...
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Why does Google Analytics show false referrals?

Ever since Google revamped their Analytics interface I've been noticing a weird "bug" while viewing the "Real-Time" overview area. From this area I can obviously see live stats of visitors to my ...
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Sample size and statistical significance in Google Analytics

I have been asked to compile a report into dropout rates during checkout for a global webstore I have used a sample size over one month as my sample because: google analytics slows to a crawl over ...
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Google Analytics Visitors drop-off for certain region of site only

I have an issue with the tracking on my site where I have seen a dramatic drop off of visitors to the site from a certain region. I have four regions on my site at the moment, these are UK, EU, US and ...
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How to find out which ads were clicked with Google Adsense?

If you are running Adsense (and Google Analytics) on your site, it is possible to find out which ads people clicked on? That would be very useful marketing information about what products people are ...