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Right method for filtering bots on Google Analytics

More often than not, when I check the traffic source on my google analytics page, I find some malicious referrals to my website. Some examples: site4.free-floating-buttons.com / referral ...
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How to Create a Google Analytics Filter for Multiple Browsers

I would like to filter traffic from multiple browsers from a specific view in Google Analytics. Specifically looking to remove; Explorer 7,8,9 Firefox 3.628,11,12 Chrome 18.0.1025.168 Safari 5.1 What ...
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How to specify the OS when using the Google Analytics Measurement Protocol

I'm trying to use the GA measurement protocol to track usage of my app, however there doesn't seem to be a hit you can send in order to specify the OS. I'm therefore assuming (though it's not clear) ...
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How to share dashboards among Google Analytics properties in the same account?

I created a custom report for one of my properties. I would have expected this dashboard appears for my other properties in the same account, but this dashboard does not appear for my other ...
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Is implementing Data Layer the only way to track revenue in Google Tag Manager?

I've been considering using Google Tag Manager to help upgrade my site to Universal Analytics. However, the main issue is that tracking Revenue and Ecommerce is hugely important, but implementing a ...
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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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What keyword is driving traffic to a PDF

Is it possible to figure out what keywords are driving a traffic to a particular page? Our's for instance is a PDF file that is not being tracked by GA.
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Google Analytics track page view code not working [closed]

I have updated the website with the new code added. I do not know if there is something wrong with my code. onclick=" _gaq.push(['_trackPageview', '/downloads/library/brochures.pdf']);"
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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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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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Track 301 redirect traffic from domainA to domainB in Google analytics

Ive got domainA which has a 301 redirect setup to redirect traffic from domainA to domainB, Id like to track how much traffic is coming through as a redirect from domainA. How could i track this in ...
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How to filter traffic from Google Maps/local searches in Google Analytics

Can you filter in Google Analytics the traffic that originates from the local searches as seen in the image below? EDIT: Added an image of the search results that I want to track separately.
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How can I get traffic stats for a spreadsheet of URLs?

We are currently trying to look at the traffic to a certain category of pages on our site. The pages number into the 1000s so a manual lookup is not an option. We have managed to get the pages into a ...
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Using Google Analytics how can I track different audience segments viewing the same page?

I'm looking for some general advice. The site I'm currently working on is full of duplicate content that's about to be deduplicated. But it was built that way to track different audiences visiting the ...
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Huge drop [50%] in traffic after HTTPS move

Currently look after 3 websites. I changed one of them to be HTTPS as it's ecommerce, however have seen a huge drop in organic traffic since this was implemented. Went from around 800 impressions to ...
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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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If I already have server logs & Google Webmaster Tools, do I still need Analytics?

I have a website where I have access to full server logs, which we download and analyze, and I've also set up a Google Webmaster Tools account, where I can check search results, referrals, site design ...
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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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Google Analytics report by section of the website

In Google Analytics is it possible to report unique pageviews by section or area of the website, where a section or area may contain one or more known pages? For example: An example might be to show ...
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Possible click fraud?

So I'm getting hundreds of hits (per month) across multiple separate domains, all originating from one city with 100% bounce rate and 0:00 time spent on the site. I know hundreds of clicks per month ...
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Unable to use anchor hash tag if using Google Analytics utm

If I want to user to go a particular section of my webpage, I will use http://www.mywebsite.com/help_faq.html#contribution However, sometimes, I need to track where user come from, if I use ...
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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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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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80% of Website Traffic coming from Just one Town in USA - Strange?

For the last month, 80% of my total traffic was coming from just one Town in the USA. Here are the attributes: It is one of the richest towns in California in USA which defies logic since I run a ...
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Google Analytics reports different Total Events when changing precision setting

I'm generating a report by Country Code, it reports 275k Total Events and 2.2M Total Events. Changing to "Higher Precision" reports 535k Total Events and 2.2M Total Events. Seriously... both are ...
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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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Google Analytics: Connect AdWords Keyword with Event

I have set up a Google AdWords campaign with various keywords. In order to evaluate the effectivity of each keyword, I want to track each keyword against an event I have set up. The event fires when a ...
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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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Create Custom Report - for what these Site Search Goals appears in metrics?

What does it mean - Goal 10 (Site Search Goal 1...) - about 20 items, Goal 2... - about 20 items, etc.? Ok, I understand what is Site Search mean. I couldnt understand, for what these Goals are if I ...
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What's the difference between Returning Visitors and Multisession?

I used both predefined segments on GA but they are different. Isn't a returning visitor automatically a multisession user (and vice versa)? In this case, Returning are 38% of all traffic and ...
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Add Google Analytics to site hosted on Adobe Business Catalyst?

I inherited an Adobe BC site. I've poked around the admin interface but am failing to figure out how I should add Google's analystic scripts to the site. I gather that BC sites are rendered, so I'm ...
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On Google Analytics, is it possible to trace the behavior path of a conversion back to the landing page?

On Google Analytics, I am looking to see the exact path that a user took up until the point that a goal conversion was made. Currently, I can see the last three steps via Reverse Goal Path, but I ...
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Google Analytics - Different “Total Events” value when clicking the event category

I am using GA event tracking. On the main "top events" screen I see that there were ~250k events for that category. BUT When I click on the event category, the Total Events value changes to nearly ...
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How to fight off referrer spammers?

Last months I have lots of referrer spammers in my GA statistics. Their count is ~10x higher than count of legit visitors (my site is not very popular yet). I've turned on an option to hide known ...
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Google Webmaster tools - problem after switch to https

A client has been providing his website with http and https for a few years now and decided to switch to https-only a few months ago. We've started with the usual of changing the internal page links ...
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Add UTM Parameters To External URLs With Google Tag Manager?

Is it possible to append UTM parameters to outbound clicks on links using Google Tag Manager? I've found many tutorials explaining how to track outbound clicks as events, but I need to append UTM ...
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Google Analytics Exclusion on IPv4 and IPv6

I am trying to filter out "my own" aka "internal" traffic as a new View in Google Analytics. I was able to filter out my own traffic by excluding my IPv6 address, but not by excluding by public IPv4 ...
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Google Analytics : How to track traffic from blog to homepage within same domain?

My homepage is : http://example.com/ My blog is : http://example.com/blog/ What I want to know is how many users went from /blog/ to / (i.e., blog to homepage). And it could be not only /blog/ but ...
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Why does the data in a custom report differ from the built-in ones?

When viewing the page views associated with a custom dimension ("Agency") in two different ways, I see different page view data. I have increased the precision to "Highest" in both cases. Why do I see ...
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Why do I see pageviews for a custom dimension on a given day, but no sessions?

My users have an "Organization" field in their profile that gets captured as a custom dimension in Google Analytics so that I can segment my audience by organization. How is it possible that on a ...
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Huge discrepancies in analytics/traffic data between GAnalytics and BItly?

Forgive me if this isn't the right place for this question; new here and new to web analytics in general. I'm trying to use Google Analytics to get some insight on what's working and what's not in ...
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What can I do about the difference between adsense and analytics?

My adsense reports 12,000 monthly pageviews and my analytics reports 15,000 monthly pageviews. How can I act upon this difference and use adsense to fully monetize all the pageviews? Is there some way ...
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Google Analytics “Acquisition Channels: Bookings” vs. “Attribution Last Click conversions”

I'm looking looking into attribution model analysis and assumed our standard booking numbers would match last click but the numbers do not match up. I would have assumed GA counts transactions on a ...
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How can i check the query string parameters for Internet Explorer in Google Analytics?

I am testing Google Analytics query string parameters in Internet Explorer 10. I am unable to find the required attributes in Network Tab. Any help? Would any add-ons help me?
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Should I rely on Google Analytics or Alexa for stats about what countries visitors to my site come from?

I wanted to know some demographics about my website and I look at Alexa.com/siteinfo/koolbusiness.com which reports about 50% of the traffic is from India. But when I look with google analytics, 75% ...
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Google analytics giving false statistics for localhost

I'm currently developing an ASP.NET MVC site and I'm using Google Universal Analytics to test how to use that. Essentially every page has code that simply calls the Google Analytics JS function and ...
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What is the EU Data Processing Amendment and should I accept it in Google Analytics?

The info provided by Google is sparse https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3379636?hl=en I'm an EU citizen but am unsure if I should accept it. Currently it shouldn't affect my GA but I am ...
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Advanced segments in Google Analytics showing exact same pageview count for lots of pages

I’ve run into an issue in which I use advanced segments to pull out every session (not page, but session) that includes page X. I want all activity that is tied to the sessions that have one or more ...
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Track SUBMIT button inside iframe with Google Analytics

I have a lead generation site. I have placed a third party application form in an iframe on our site's application page. I want to track how many visitors are clicking on GET FREE QUOTES buttons. In ...
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Why Wikipedia doesn't appear as a referral in Google Analytics' Traffic sources?

One of my clients has a website and got not spammy backlinks in a Wikipedia article. When I test it for SEO purposes with Google Analytics (from different IPs), apparently there is no referral ...