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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Created channels don't appear in the list of active Google Analytics channels

In the default channel grouping, I've created some channels which are labeled like system and user defined. The green alert, which pops up after channel saving, informed me about the time gap of up to ...
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How can I add 'product' or 'category' as dimension to Google Analytics custom reports?

It is kinda wired, but I can not find product or category (product list) as a dimension in my custom reports. Nor can I find any other word that fits to these dimensions. How can I add product (...
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How to fight off Google Analytics 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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Why are there zero session entries in the highest page load times Google Analytics report?

I created an error dashboard with a widget that shows our pages with highest average page load time and over how many sessions this value was tracked. But I do not know why Google Analytics shows ...
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How to find the customer's visit is from the Google Results Page

As we are moving from the classic Google Analytics to the Universal Google Analytics for the marketing requirement, I need to find out from where the customer is coming from. If he is coming from the ...
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Google Analytics track transfer to sister site as not an “exit”?

I have two domains (i.e. example.com and foobar.com) and I have separate Google analytics properties for the two domains, but since I own the two (and they link to each other), I would like to know ...
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Google Analytics: filter page views or sessions with certain actions or labels?

I was wondering if it's possible that to filter page views or sessions that have certain actions/labels occurring ? For example, I have tracked a "search" event or label. Is there a way where I can ...
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Detect IE-10-*metro* with Google Analytics?

Is there any way to discern IE-10 metro users from IE-10 desktop users in Google Analytics? The browser version info only lists version number. Any kind of work-around will be acceptable. I don't ...
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Discrepency in Google Analytics between user count in audience overview and users per browser

Having a bit of an issue with Google Analytics. We use it in my workplace for 90+ sites. In the past number of months there is an issue with the count of users. In the Audience Overview section for a ...
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Can Google Analytics label countries without data on the map?

Looking at audience-geo-location I can view a map of the world by nation. I can mouse over the shaded nations from which 'sessions' arose to obtain a count and the name of the nation. However, for the ...
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Completely disable Google Analytics at sites.google.com

I don't have Google Analytics account and don't want to use it on my site at sites.google.com, but nevertheless Ghostery shows that Google uses their own Google Analytics. Is it possible? Or is it ...
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Can Google Analytics be implemented on a site with multiple iframes using Google Tag manager?

I'm working on adding Google Analytics via Google Tag Manager. I'm adding the tracking code to an existing tag programmed using Iframes in almost every page of the site. There are multiple ...
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Most widespread cookies

What are the most widespread cookies among population? One example could be _ga cookie, but are there any others public cookies that almost everyone has in his/her browser? Why am I asking? I want to ...
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Google analytics: disengaged users

Can I set up google analytics to track a number of unique users who completely disengage (don't visit the site at all) on a 90 days period?
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How do you filter out traffic from your own IP address in Google Analytics when using IP Anonymization?

I'm using Universal Analytics via Googe Tag Manager. I want to filter out my own IP in a view. Since I'm using IP address anonymization, I'm filtering both my full and my IP ending with 0. (e.g. 1.2....
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GA cookie data passed cross-domain from a form submission?

Hello fellow webmasters, So I have successfully set up cross domain tracking using tag manager and getting the unique clientId cookie data to be passed via URL parameter and seeing users convert in a ...
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Suspicious Web Traffic from Amazon.com ISP

Just a few hours back I was checking my logs when I found a whole bunch of traffic from IP address 54.174.xx.xx and ISP Amazon.com (validated from Google analytics). It lasted for an hour and then ...
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How do I track my blogpost number of shares on social media and have them show in Google Analytics?

I am managing the web analytics of a wordpress blog. It has a plugin which gives the visitors share the blog on a number of social media. I wan to track how many of the users shred the blogpost and ...
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Google Analytics events being sent before pageview. Getting “Bad Event Tracking Code” warning

I just noticed an alert from Google Analytics saying: "Bad Event Tracking Code: (not set) entry present in reports..." After doing a ton of research on this, it seems that some of my events are being ...
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Identify Google Analytics site search categories

My search returns results at the following URLs: (for a single search term) search/keyword/ (for a filtered search using the same term) search/?sections=articles&keywords=keyword In GA, ...
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Google Analytics Ecommerce Transactions not importing to AdWords

I have connected my AdWords and Analytics accounts and everything seems to be working, except transactions don't show up as conversions in AdWords. In Analytics I can go to Conversions -> Ecommerce ->...
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Do I need to use Google cloud platform for my Google Analytics WordPress plugin?

I had developed my own custom Google Analytics plugin before some months, now I have got an email from them that . Hello, Your Google Cloud Platform project(s): 1)project1 2)project2 has/...
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Google Analytics: 'eCommerce / No GA ID / (not set)' converting at 100%

In my Acquisition report in the "Other" channel, I have 'eCommerce / No GA ID / (not set)' converting at 100%. It more than doubles the revenue than the sum of all the other items in the list. This ...
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Google Analytics Campaign: Organic keywords

I have been looking at the GA Help section but it isn't very clear on explaining how keywords work. On the account I'm looking at I have found that the paid keywords and all campaigns match those ...
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How to track Google Translator in Google Analytics?

How can I track Google Translator which is installed on my website to track how many people translate from Spanish to English through Google Analytics or any other way? I already have Google Analytics ...
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Google Tag Manager and Data Layer under the hood

I am really newbie in all this marketing stuff, so I understand everything much better on the software layer. Phrases like : "Add this script to your page directly after body tag and it will work" ...
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Are there any reasons to not to set speed sample rate to 100 in Google Analytics?

While searching for performance problems, I found out that we have several entries where our page load time is zero or extremly high (>150s). After a short research I found out that this happens ...
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Is it possible for Google Analytics to keep tracking even when the tracking code was removed if there is a parent tracking code present?

For quite a few years the University library where I work has used Google Analytics to track usage of our web pages. Recently I noticed it wasn't working. The code had some how disappeared from the ...
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How to handle SKU & EAN product list performance tracking with Google Analytics Enhanced eCommerce?

Actually my question is related to this answer I wrote. And I do not know if this answer is a good way. I have following setup: product viewed in category list with SKU product added to basket with ...
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Google Search Console: DNS error

It has been 10 days since I added a new property to Google Webmaster tools. Immediately an error message was displayed: "Severe health issues are found in your property" this has since disappeared by ...
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How to correctly track Google Analytics inbounds from social channel

We have this case: a link from the website is shared as a post on a social media platform like LinkedIn when the user clicks that link he is directed on the website; from there he/she clicks another ...
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Different metrics values for the same dimension value in different dashboards

So I work for a Media company and we use Google Analytics for tracking our journalists and contributors performance (between many other things we track). The tracking code To do so we use Google ...
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Track Users instead of Sessions for Goal Flow

I'm wanting to do proper funnel analysis with Google, i.e. what % of users have achieved certain goals. Google seems to present two options for goal tracking - Funnel Visualization, and Goal Flow. ...
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GWT finds non-existent urls and says they come from whitin

On our website, Google Analytics says the page http://www.example.com/culturel/index.php exists. But it doesn't and we return a 404 (visually and as a HTTP response). The correct page is: http://www....
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How to properly track Quizzes with Google Analytics?

I would like to track how users progresses with my quizzes. So, I should track somehow the following information: quiz id question id answer user gave Also, I should track additional information (...
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Are there different ways to fire enhanced commerce Google Analytics events?

Is it possible to change following code from: ga('ec:setAction', 'checkout', { step: 1, option: 'foobar' }); to: ga('ec:setAction', { type: 'checkout', step: 1, option: '...
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Search engine console Click vs Analytic Session

I am facing an issue. In my analytic account, there is variation between clicks and session. For a month there are 841 clicks but no of sessions are only 393. Can someone please explain the reason?
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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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Google Analytics – high time spent on page and high exit rate – how to figure out the tendency

One of the pages on my site has a high exit percentage, and a fairly high average amount of time spent on the page. I'd like to find out if the people who are spending a fairly long time on the page ...
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Can blocking referer spam by black listing domains in google analytics have a positive effect on ranking due to reduced bounce rate ?

I have a site thats getting a lot of referral spam in google analytics both for referred traffic and organic traffic (where they place the their site name in the keyword field). Because its all bot ...
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Should i remove ecommerce tracking after added enhanced ecommerce tracking?

I was using Ecommerce tracking tag which is ga('ecommerce:addTransaction', { 'id': '1234', // Transaction ID. Required. 'affiliation': 'Acme Clothing', // Affiliation or ...
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Google Analytics Goal funnel setup not reporting correct numbers

We have setup a completion goal in Google Analytics, that should match steps based on the beginning of the URL. The setup screenshot: But in the funnel visualization the "Car detail" page is not ...
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How to merge _ga unique strings in exit events

I have created an Event in GTM that fires on external link clicks. Tag Type Universal Analytics Tracking ID {{uaProperty}} Track Type Event Category Exit Action {{Click URL}} Label {{Page ...
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Google Analytic - unknown traffic/tracking

I create a GA ID at early June, 2016. UA-XXXXX-1 is for live site and i set the URL at GA was www.example.com UA-XXXXX-2 is for staging site and the url for GA was www.example.com/staging Then, I ...
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See organic visitors per hour graph in Google Analytics

Is it possible to get a chart in Google Analytics that will show the organic visitors on a given day by the hour? I know you can do this for all traffic, but couldn't see how to do it for organic ...
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Is linking Search Console and Analytics as property owner by delegation possible?

If my email ID is added as a property owner of a website in Google Search Console and if I am an admin user of the same website in Google Analytics, will I be able to link the Search Console & ...
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When should I distribute traffic evenly across all variants of an experiment?

Actually we test our trust symbols in our shop with an GA experiment. (all trust symbols vs. no trust symbols) Our last test run 16 days and declared a winner while it had only 0.26 % better ...
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How can I find the IP address for my visitors in Google Analytics Universal reports?

Does anyone know if/where I can find IP addresses of my visitors in Google Analytics Universal reports?
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Removing query string parameter from Google analytics pageview report

My website uses a querystring parameter to track where on the site a user came from to access the current page. For example: http://example.com/my-page?source=header http://example.com/my-page?source=...
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What is Google Analytics Paid Search?

Actually I am struggling over a Google Analytics view (Acquisition Overview). There you have following results: Organic Search Generic Paid Search Branded Paid Search Paid Search` I know that ...