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Google Analytics numbers start out high at the beginning of the day and later drop

My Google Analytics numbers change downward randomly. Where once a particular page/post or even day will show 4000 visits, when I go back later in the day, the same variable is reduced to 1500 or ...
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Export the drop off rate for all the pages in Google Analytics

I want to export the drop off rate information from user flow in GA. The only way to see this information appears to be to actually click in each "group" within the user flow dashboard to see this ...
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Tracking event completion based on page referral

I have a question about trying to get some detailed information around specific event completion. I'm wondering if it is possible within Google Analytics to track event completion within a specific ...
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Google Analytics debugging steps/tools? (after 99% traffic reporting drop)

I run a very large web community (3M+ views/mo) and a few months ago Google Analytics began reporting a 99% decrease in views. This is confirmed false by our other analytics services. I've used the ...
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Why is there a difference between drop-offs and exits in google analytics?

When looking at the behavior flow report for my starting page I can see it has 50.1K sessions and 35.9K drop-offs (i.e. 71.7%) but when looking at the exit rate for the same page it is only 57.0%, ...
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Remove weekends from timeline chart in Google Analytics

I'm analyzing the behavior at a webpage targeting enterprises and I'm trying to detect trends in the data. As expected we don't have a lot of enterprise visits on weekends and I would like to remove ...
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Google Tag Manager Uses iframe, is this problematic for IE?

Internet Explorer has a non-standard P3P privacy policy implementation (what a surprise). This prevents cookies from being loaded in iframes. Google Tag Manager uses an iframe. Does this cause ...
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Set a default segment for Google Analytics

I set up a segment that contains the data that my colleagues and I will want to be looking at 90% of the time. The All sessions segment contains superfluous data that we will generally not be ...
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How to get rid of “Analytics Education” when logging into Google Analytics?

Each time I open Google Analytics reporting view, I am presented with their "Analytics Education" pop in: How to have this pop in closed by default please?
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Google analytics reports filtered to show mobile users only

There is a deadline this april (2015) where Google are going to start seeing if you site is mobile accessible and penalise any pages in mobile search that are not. A site Im working on isnt mobile ...
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Measure mobile website success in Google Analytics

I am ready to start the mobile version of my small ecommerce site. Is there any way to measure the success of the mobile version vs. normal site in Google Analytics?
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How can I query over a page name at google analytics

I am running a website that every customer has a different query string attached to the url plus one random guid attached at the end: /myPage/?cust=one&randomGuid /myPage/?cust=two&randomGuid ...
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Page title in Google Analytics “Behavior flow”

Is it possible to display a page title instead of page URL in Behavior flow?
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Strange landing page tracked by GA user behavior

I have this strange issue but not sure how to solve. I will try my best to explain it in detail. I made a new landing page at http://example.com to capture early interest from online users. I then ...
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Google Analytics Goal Tracking for Sub-Domains?

I am trying to track goals in Google Analytics for a website that has the goal URL on a sub-domain. The main domain for example is: domain.com and the sub-domain is my.domain.com. I have Google ...
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Tracking only viewed product by customer

I have one query on Google Analytics. I have to track the product which is only viewed by customer and then he/she simply leaves the website. When the customer re-visits the site, I have to show that ...
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What does the % new session metric in GA Content Experiment refer to?

My understanding of the GA entity hierarchy model is the the profile entity is the parent of the experiment entity. If you go to the content experiment dashboard, click the site usage tab in the ...
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Add a source to the Social channel in GA

I manage a site that is getting lots of referral traffic from yummly.com. All this traffic is showing up in Google Analytics as referral traffic, but I would like it to be classified as social ...
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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 is the correlation between Drop Off, Exits, and Bounces?

I am running through my analytics and noticed that my drop off in the behavior chart is always 100%. Which does not necessarily surprise me except neither bounce rate, or % Exits are 100%. I ...
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Random UTM Campaign Code being generated in Campaign Report - Google Analytics

I'm currently facing issues with a campaign report where my UTM campaign tag is creating multiple campaigns in my Google Analytics Campaign report. These campaigns are currently tied to HTML5 ads that ...
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Unexpected traffic from social-buttons.com

In google-analytics for my website, I noticed unexpected traffic referred by social-buttons.com. I don't use the social button code supplied by this website, However, I use addthis.com codes beside ...
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What is forum20.smailik.org referral traffic?

In my Google Analytics real-time I now see a lot of visitors with referrer forum20.smailik.org This link redirects to http://www.aliexpress.com/ What does this traffic mean? (And should I block it?)
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How to make US websites faster in China?

We've been troubleshooting our site's performance in China. We've removed a lot of the scripts that were slowing pages down. Two critical things we can't simply remove are Google Analytics and Google ...
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google analytics counts redirects from chrome extension

I have a chrome extension that redirects the user back to his dashboard. sometimes they might be on another domain and hit the extension and redirects to the dashboard on my website. Google analytics ...
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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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Webpages show partial output when running Google Experiments

I've set up a site-wide Google Experiment on our main webpage. It's been reported that sometimes a page will output some rogue JavaScript or HTML before being redirected to the experiments page. The ...
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Block social-buttons.com / simple-share-buttons.com Referral Spam

How to remove social-buttons.com / simple-share-buttons.com this type of lots of Referral Spam link they increase 100% bounce rate How to remove this type of referral spam link in via .htaccess or ...
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How to track sales from multiple subdirectories, in Google Analytics, when they all share same checkout?

Is there an accurate way to track sales in Google Analytics when 3 different subdirectories share the same checkout URL? We have a weird .Net setup where 3 different subdirectories of a subdomain are ...
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Random Google Analytics Code

Can anyone help me recognize how this code is implementing GA? This isn't the classic GA code you'd apply to a page, nor is it something you'd implement via Google Tag Manager. I'm considering if I ...
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Can we use both Google Analytics (Asynchronous) and Google Analytics with Display Advertising code in same page

I have Google Analytics (Asynchronous) script <script type=”text/javascript”> _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-XXXXX-X']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { ...
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Use Google Analytics to target different sections of a blog

I have a blog that targets different regions. The Europe region blog has different sections in different local languages such as English, French and German. I wonder how to track and analyze the ...
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Unidentified events in google analytics

I'm using the trackEvent function of Google Analytics to track how many people are clicking on my external links / banners. Recently I have noticed some events that show up as such in the Real time ...
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Google Analytics goal with more than one event

Im using events to track user actions in my site against the user type (paid, organic, direct and so). There are 3 main events that I need to track. A two steps wizard and an activation action. My ...
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Switching to Universal Analytics in Tag Manager

My Google Analytics codes are implemented via Google Tag Manager. However, I'm trying to upgrade to Universal Analytics. According to Google's guide on switching from Classic to Universal via Tag ...
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Will assigning a separate UA tracking ID make Google Analytics NOT exclude subdomain as referral source?

I (might) want to treat shop.example.com as a separate tracking entity from www.example.com with Universal Analytics. Here, Google says Google Analytics automatically excludes the domain ...
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How Can I See Pageviews Per Post - Google Analytics & WordPress

Background I just moved my blog over from Blogger to WordPress, and I'm trying to replicate the stats reporting that I had before. I've got Google Analytics integrated with my website, but I'm having ...
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In Google Analytics How do you assign a page value in behavior, site content, all pages?

In Google Analytics How do you assign a page value in behavior, site content, all pages?
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Allowing user access to analytics

I would like to enable (some) of my users to view my website's analytics data. Our website has a bunch of groups where users can add content. I would like to enable certain users (group admins), to ...
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Why does it seem my GA include-only-hostname filter is filtering out hits from Twitter?

I took the advice from this article to eliminate referral spam from my Google Analytics report by filtering out all hits that didn't use my hostname. There is only one other filter on that view, one ...
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Google Universal Analytics - force new session count same goal multiple times

I believe I am not the only one having this issue and I was wondering if anyone has a way around it. As Google states one goal can be only counted once per session. Unfortunately this is not good ...
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Exclude multiple domains in Google Analytics

I want to exclude multiple domains from all my reports to prevent referral spam, but as more and more of these popup I'd like to do so via a single filter.. I tried adding a filter with settings: ...
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How to keep the real source/referral from social sign ups (linkedin and github)

I am using Google Analytics to measure sign up goals, but unfortunately I have a huge problem with the source. If the user use linkedin or github sign up the source will be always linkedin or github ...
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How to track “conversions” between subdomains in Google Analytics?

I have 2 subdomains with the same GA counter installed: www.mydomain and blog.mydomain - that's an e-commerce site and related blog. I have added a bunch of links to blog on various pages on my www ...
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Will testing an Analytics Campaign work on a test server?

If I create a separate account to test a Universal Analytics campaign on, can the account be reached by an internet test server provided that test server has access to the internet?
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Why doesn't Google Webmaster Tools show more than one query to my popular site?

I am looking at the webmaster tools site dashboard for a prominent website I have. The account is linked with analytics. I'm confused as to why I only have item listed under the queries. For the past ...
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How to track site searches in Google Analytics?

I would like to set up search queries in Google Analytics to have stats of site searches, however it doesn't seem to show me any stats. This is what I have entered so far: On my site, searching (or ...
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Why does Google Analytics show such a high percentage of traffic from Facebook as new users?

I am a UX designer, and one of my clients had some questions for me about Google Analytics. His organization has a Facebook page and uses some paid Facebook advertising. The comments on many of his ...
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How to excludes my visits from Google Analytics?

I have integrated Google Sites website with Google Analytics and I access the website frequently to add more content. I want Google Analytics to track visits from real visitors only. How can I ...
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How do I identify fake referrals?

I went on Google Analytics and I am trying to find out whether I am getting fake or genuine referrals. I found it a bit weird because yesterday i got 17 sessions and I haven't been getting that high ...