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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Why does StatCounter show less unique visitors than my Apache access log?

StatCounter shows yesterday as seeing 10,611 unique visitors to my site. I wrote a script that counted the number of unique IP addresses in yesterday's Apache access log. It counted 14,190 unique IP ...
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GA goal match URL regular expression

I'm trying to setup a Goal URL with REGEX matching but it's not working. The Url I'm trying to match is: user/12345/edit?registration=1 with "12345" being the userid that changes. ...
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What are user-defined variables inside Google Analytics

I am starting to look at my analytics properly and noticed that for one site under User-Defined variables I am getting results for: usercount-2012-14 NO SILVERLIGHT Can someone explain what the ...
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If I want to start an adwords campaign which should I setup first?

It seems to me that there are four topics within this vein: Website SEO Google Tools for Webmasters Google Adwords Google Analytics From what I read in Google Adwords: A Brave New World it sounded ...
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Analytics - how to tell where converted traffic came from?

I must be missing something obvious. I have Analytics set up with conversion tracking (goals), and I had 4 customers complete the goals yesterday. I'm trying to find out where those 4 customers came ...
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Someone else is using our Google Analytics Tracking code number. What do we do?

After looking over our Analytics today, I realized that another website is also using our same tracking code #, which is cause quite a few incorrect hits to our Analytics. Are there any ways to ...
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Splitting blog and main site into two different webmaster and anlytics profiles - best practice?

We have a site running on a main domain http://lightandspace.co.uk (60 indexed pages), and a blog running under the subdomain http://blog.lightandspace.co.uk (250 indexed pages) I currently have them ...
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Tracking in-page, in-site links with Google Analytics

My client's site is already fitted with Google Analytics. We are recording virtual pageviews (with _trackPageview), and we are recording events (with _trackEvent) for certain elements of the site. I ...
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Is it possible to track 404 images with google analytics?

I know I can track 404's using google analytic's, but our images are served from a CDN and we can't control the 404 page that is served from the CDN. Is there a way that I can detect missing images ...
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How to use Google Analytics as an affiliate to track sales data

As an affiliate, how can we get more information on sales? It looks like the goals feature in GA is for those who have control over the receipt page. But we are sending users away using an affiliate ...
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How to know if any website is using Google Website optimizer for A/B testing?

How to know if any website is using Google Website optimizer for A/B testing? By viewing a source code. For what to look into view source which confirms that site is using Google Website optimizer
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Easy way to do roll up reporting in Google Analytics?

Is there an easy way to do roll up reporting in Google Analytics when you have multiple domains and each has at least 2 subdomains?
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What does (not provided) mean in the traffic sources section of google analytics?

I'm looking at Google Analytics for one of our sites, and I noticed that our top Keyword is (not provided). This seems like a special value of some kind, I can't imagine people typing (not provided) ...
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How to track iframe and parent window as one pageview in Google Analytics

I have a site that contains the following characteristics: Header is defined by code my team controls on subdomain B and is loaded via iframe Body is defined by third-party code and platform on ...
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Multiple domains but one report in Google Analytics?

I'd like to generate a report for a dozen or so websites with different domains. Example: myfirstsite.com acoolsite.com brandsite.com etc. I am obviously able to generate reports for each URL, ...
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How To Track “Similar Product/Page” Links In Internal Site

So I just created a new widget that would show up in a product page in my site. This widget will show several products similar to the product that is displayed in the current page. The purpose is to ...
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Tracking referrals between profiles on the same domain in Google Analytics

I have a website at mydomain.com that uses Analytics. I have a blog that resides at mydomain.com/blog/, which also uses Analytics They are on different profiles. The main site uses something like: ...
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Adding a calculated metric to a custom report in Google Analytics

Is there a way to display a calculated field in a custom report, for example I want to display the value of (event X / event Y) over time? (including average event value, total events, etc.)
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Using Google analytics to show online users?

I am wondering whether it is possible to use Google Analytics stats to extract number of online users, something like whos.amung.us? If not, what alternative outsourced solutions are available?
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Keyword is really a complete address in Google Analytics

The top keyword for my really small website (under 50 visits/month) is the complete address, with http:// and all. I doubt 14 people would go to a search engine and paste the address into the search ...
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Google Analytics Funnel Step Regular Expression Not Working

The first step in a funnel is going to have a dynamic ending fragment. Examples: http://mysite.com/invite/tickle-party http://mysite.com/invite/pajama-party http://mysite.com/invite/puppy-party To ...
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Google Analytics: Track user usage and flow

Can someone help to query Google analytics to track a specific user behavior and usage pattern? Currently I pass user id’s to GA as _setCustomVar(2, 'id', id, 1); This is session based. But ...
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In Analytics, can I see page view stats broken down by AdWord ad-network websites?

In AdWords, under 'Campaigns->Networks' tab I can see which sites on the Ad-Network generated clicks. I've got auto-tagging enabled. I want to find a report in Analytics that breaks down each of ...
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Hash based commerce website

I'm planning for an e-commerce website based on ajax load and hash instead of query. I wonder how this effects search engins crawler and if it would, what is the best way to do it?
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Analytics: Test events not showing up - how to troubleshoot?

I've got 3 profiles: Master, Raw Data, and Test, on the Test profile I have no filters configured. I want to test using some events. I created a local HTML file as shown below to generate some test ...
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Analiytics: Can I set a goal on multiple events?

We have a popup dialogue that requests users email address or facebook login. The page behind the popup loads, so a page view is counted. We want to measure: How many users ignored the popup ...
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Analytics for Single Page JavaScript Webapps (Google Analytics?)

Can Google Analytics be used for tracking user behavior in a single page web application? I have used Google Analytics for typical websites but haven't used it for these type of web apps. If not ...
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What's an acceptable “Avg. Page Load Time”?

Is there any industry rule of thumb for what's considered an unacceptable load time v. an OK one v. a blistering fast one? We're just reviewing some Google Analytics data and getting 0.74 Avg. Page ...
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How does Google Analytics track referring URLs?

When a visitor clicks on a link or is redirected to my site from another site, Google typically includes information about the page the domain and the page the visitor was linked from. How does ...
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Google Analytics doesn't show the correct landing page for my Facebook ads [closed]

Most of the visitors to my site are supposed to come from an external link with URL example.com/en/var from Facebook ads but Google Analytics shows that most of the landing page is example.com/var ...
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How can I track the “Traffic Sources” of “Unique Visitors” by Google Analytics?

Now I can only see the "Traffic Sources" of "Visits". But what I would like to know is the number of "Unique Visitors" from each referrals. But when I go to "Traffic Sources" -"Referrals" from the ...
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Setting up Google Analytics for multiple subdomains

so first here's a snippet of my current Analytics javascript: var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-30490730-1']); _gaq.push(['_setDomainName', '.apartmentjunkie.com']); ...
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Google analytics/adwords account and leaking of private data

I am frequently asked to log into clients google analytics and adwords accounts. If I forget to log out before visiting other google properties (google search, youtube etc), this leaves tracks of my ...
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Basic Google Analytics Click Tracking and/or Overview

This is a really basic Google Analytics question. Apologies in advance if it's not appropriate here, but I've had a lot of luck on Stack Overflow and this seems like the best Stack Exchange site for ...
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Display only visits referred from a Google Adwords campain

I want to only display visits to my site which were sent by my Google Adwords campain preferably in the Visitors overview page. I've tried filtering with 'Advanced Segments' but when I select "Paid ...
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Why does Google Analytics log a user logging in as an exit?

I have custom event tracking set up in Google Analytics that tracks when a visitor registers on the site. The tracking is working fine. However, GA is showing that 100% of users "exit" the site after ...
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Cookies Law- How will this affect my web Reports?

I would like to understand how the Cookies Law, will affect the web analytic reporting? Is there another way of tracking?
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How to dynamic add Google analytics track code using php?

I would like to add track code for each link of in my email content So , i have register a google analytic accounts and found that there is only 1 track code therefore, how to use php , given a ...
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Does Google Analytics only track domain names?

I have a Google Analytics (GA) account for an existing site. We're developing a new site on a different live server, and I believe GA is tied to the domain name, not the IP address of the website. ...
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Google analytics reporting link as campaign instead of referral

There are several websites which link to my blog posts but are using links from feedburner (similar too http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/AboutMyCode/~3/something ) so when someone visits these links it ...
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Tracking visits to my Tumblr from mobile devices (iPhone)

I've been using the instructions here to track visits to my Tumblr with Google Analytics for the last several months, but just realized today that the JavaScript doesn't run at all on mobile devices. ...
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How do I get social engagement data in Google Analytics?

There's a Social Report under the Audience section. However it shows that none of our visitors are socially engaged. Searching the Google Analytics Help Centre for "social" or "engagement" doesn't ...
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Google Analytics site search

I am trying to enable the internal site seach tracking with Google Analytics. So at analytics page, account mysite.com: Profile Settings => Site Search Settings, do track enabled. At my site when ...
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How does Google Analytics aggregate the Count of Visits (Frequency & Recency Report)?

Here's my simple understanding of Count of Visits: Each person that comes to my site gets one "count" for each visit. They are put into a bucket of people with the same number of total counts -- if ...
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Is Google Analytics safe for websites that deal with sensitive information?

I work for a company that writes several webapps that deal with a lot of sensitive information, such as full name, date of birth, address, and SSNs. Currently we don't have anything to measure site ...
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Google Analytics - New & Old Domain Filtering

I have two domains associated with the same hosting account. Domain A was the one I had purchased when I first set up my website, but I didn't like it all that much and it was getting low ranks, and ...
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Does including Google Analytics on a page makes you run the risk of failing a PCI audit?

My webshop is currently in the process of becoming PCI compliant. For business intelligence reasons we would like to include Google analytics code (or a code from a similar package) on the checkout ...
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Does watching a long video affect bounce rate?

I'm assuming the following things are a "bounce": Clicking on a link to a page on a different web site Closing an open window or tab Typing a new URL Clicking the "Back" button to leave the site ...
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Will adding “www.” to my domain setting in Google Analytics impact already collected data?

I have a profile in Google Analytics (GA) that has been collecting data for a year. The domain setting in GA is "http://example.com". The site, however, will redirect any non-www request, to ...
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Goals are not registering in Google Analytics

I've had a site online for a few weeks, and Google Analytics is working fine. Except Goals, which are not registering for some strange reason. To be clear: visits to the site are being registered, ...