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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Viewing the actual User ID in Google Analytics when using the User ID tracking feature

I believe that I have correctly followed all the steps required to implement Google Analytics User ID tracking on my website. While I can see things like the User-ID coverage report, I can't actually ...
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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 We Track an Affiliates Traffic as Medium=affiliate or =referral?

A partner sends us traffic two ways: Visitors click on a link on their site and land on ours Visitors interact with our widget on their site, eventually saving some info and clicking through to land ...
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Error Code: 50005- Google Analytics

There terribly slow performance of GA recently, this was the error returned after waiting for several minutes for a custom report to load. Facing an error code: 50005 Checked in google for the ...
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How to test Google Analytics in firefox browser?

As a part of Google analytics testing i need to check the events triggered, hit types, conversions, custom dimensions etc.. So i need to check the above mentioned attributes in Firefox browser. I ...
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Wrong analytics integration. Does it destroy statistics?

If I have a website with a structure like this: - www.example.xyz/ - www.example.xyz/product1/ - www.example.xyz/product2/ - www.example.xyz/about/ - order.example.xyz ... ---------- - ...
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AdSense info only partially shown on Analytics - setDomainName()?

A long while ago we've linked our AdSense and Analytics accounts but haven't used AdSense in some years. Now we've started an AdSense campaign but trying to view it on Analytics only shows a fragment ...
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Traffic from Google News

I would like to create dashboard for all traffic from Google News. First filter is for referral this is simply (source) -> news.google.com but How I create second filter for organic traffic with ...
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Google Analytic view conversation rate against sessions

I am trying to find out how can i compare the conversion rate against the number of sessions for example how many people came to the specific page and bought that product. In Google Analytic if I ...
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Receiving a massive amount of visits from different country?

I hope I have the right forum for this question... Today I logged onto Google analytics and noticed that within a month, we grew from a 30% bounce rate from Russia up to 68%. We received nearly 500 ...
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A social network called “socialnetwork” in Google Analytics

I have stumbled across a social network that Google analytics recognises as simple "socialnetwork" which is referring some users to my site, as shown in the image below: Does anyone know where this ...
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Google Analytics tracking across multiple domains - not showing domain, not tracking

I have been trying to get Google Analytics (Universal) working across two related domains, say www.foo.com and app.foo.com. According to the Google Docs, I should be able to use the Universal code ...
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How to implement google organic tag in google tag manager [closed]

I am learning google tag manager and have applied the google analytics, adwords and social network tracking codes in google tag manager.Also have triggered the tags on pages and tested them. But now ...
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Managing duplicate URLs on e-commerce site with canonical URL and Google Analytics

On my e-commerce site I have products which may belong to multiple categories at the same time. Product URL contains categories, so depending on how customer came to the page, we are displaying ...
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How to properly setup Content Groupings in Google Analytics?

On my e-commerce site I have 4 levels of categories for products (i.e. Men/T-shirt/Hawaii Style/Modern, Women/Dress/Summer, Misc). Each category/sub(*)category has designated URL. In my reports I ...
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Events are being tracked but no corresponding Goals (Goal conversions are equals to cero)

I have a website with universal analytics in the head section and recently I setup Google tag manager to check if I would be able to resolve the issue with no success. My Tracking code looks like ...
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Getting an accurate count of Pageviews per Session

Is there a way in Google Analytics to see the complete profile of Pageviews per session on your site. (How many sessions had 1, how many had 2 etc) I'm currently only able to see Avg Pageviews per ...
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Handling visitors computers that don't report languages or countries

I added google analytics to the mobile version of my site and three days later it seems that most of the visitors either do not have a language set or a country code set. Should I assume every ...
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Google Analytics User-level scope on a custom dimension resulting in different data than hit-level scope. Hit-level data is correct

I am trying to figure out why the custom dimension I created with a User-level scope isn't collecting the right data. I have set up two custom dimensions: Job - User scope Job - Hit scope According ...
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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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Google Tag Manager blocked in China..?

Our site uses Google Tag Manager and we have China users having issues - pointing to GTM as the culprit. I know and read that major google services are blocked in China, but does this include ...
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How to see the searched terms that refer to my homepage

I have put the google analytics script in my page, but I need to know the search terms that users use in order to refer to my page. How can I use google analytics to find such terms? (For example ...
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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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Tracking PDFs properly on our website

I'm looking for the proper way to track pdf downloads from both emails and our site links. If I have many pdfs on a single page, how do I track the pdf downloaded? I found an article on Moz ...
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Tracking App indexing in Google Analytics

After implementing app indexing on a site I'm having trouble figuring out how to track this data in Google Analytics. If I'm logged into App analytics in GA how do I see traffic that has gone to the ...
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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 are the causes for self-referral mainly by returning users in Google Analytics?

We are tracking our website on 3 separate properties. We have self-referral on one of the properties. In the landing page report, I have applied a second dimension of full referrer, then applied a ...
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Google Analytics showing hundreds of sessions for inactive site [duplicate]

I had a website running for 6 months last year on my in-house server, and running Google Analytics to monitor usage. I shut this site down in December to do a rebuild, the IIS server was shut down ...
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Different number in Google Analytics “SEO landing pages” vs. custom report google/organic entries

(I hope I've got everything translated correctly, because our Google Analytics is in german. I'll write the german word after the translations, in case anyone speaks german and I've got the ...
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What are the possible causes of discrepancies in Google Analytics ecommerce tracking?

We have setup Google Analytics Ecommerce Tracking through Google Tag Manager. Code: $tracking_script = " dataLayer.push({ 'transactionId': '$ref', 'transactionAffiliation': '$cartec_name', ...
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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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How to show custom date ranges in Google Analytics?

In GA, there are 6 pre-defined date ranges, which are fairly useless. Is there a way to create new date ranges in the drop down menu? I'd like to add YTD, MTD, Last Year.
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Google Analytics conversions for Travel Agency

what is the best way to track orders for travel agency via Google Analytics? There is major difference between typical e-shop and travel agency - in e-shop there is simple basket with products. In ...
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What is a good way to track traffic from several contributors via Google Analytics

I want to track traffic provided from several team members via Google Analytics but don't make it too obvious to visitors. Lets say I have a team member with the code xyz. I want to use something ...
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Setting up Google Analytics for an intranet website

I'm trying to set up Google Analytics on an intranet site that is not publicly accessible. I read the help page that states you have to use a FQDN name, so I tried using http://site.domain.local but ...
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Google Analytics referrerless ghost direct traffic

This week Google Analytics' accuracy has taken a nose dive from its already very low starting point with dozens of alleged single hit sessions per day on the home pages of most of my sites with the ...
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Tracking referral traffic from Sub Domain to Primary Domain

I have a primary site (www.example.com) and a blog (blog.example.com). They each have their own Analytics properties with their own tracking code. What I want to see is how much referral traffic the ...
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Self-referrals on cross-domain analytics

I have a hotel site which links out to Synxis for our booking engine and then once the booking is complete, passes the user back to our hotel domain to continue browsing. I have got ecommerce data ...
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How to remove Google Analytics refferal traffic with unknown hostname using Google Tag Manager?

I'm trying to remove ghost referral traffic in Google Analytics by excluding unknown hostnames coming to my site. This technique is described at: ...
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How Google Analytics code performs cross site scripting?

As we all probably know - browsers are not allowing us to perform any cross site scripting (for security reasons). However Google Analytics code should perform one in order to inform Google server ...
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Traffic from Adwords has a near-100% bounce rate

With most web traffic sources, my bounce rates are unextraordinary. But with traffic coming from Google Adwords advertisements (googleads.g.doubleclick.net), the bounce rate is 100% most days, and ...
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Mozilla Compatible Agent

I'm using Google Analytics and i have a problem with Mozilla Compatible Agent - see the screenshot: This is a screenshot of the Mozilla Compatible Agent with "Cities" as second Dimension. The ...
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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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Create funnels that multiple users interact with

We have a funnel we want to track and there are 2 users that affect the flow of the funnel. One does a few steps, and after this, the other user interacts with the data, the first user accepts, in ...
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Store utm values on my server

Is it possible to know, what campaign source, media, etc are set for current session in google analytics? Is there some javascript method on Tracker instance maybe? or some serverside code? Or does ...
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Referrer from merlot-ops-labeling-devel.corp.google.com

A mysterious entity from Google is checking out our site from time to time, curious why. We have referrers from merlot-ops-labeling-devel.corp.google.com as well as 74.125.239.132/url (which will 404 ...
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Diagnosing spike in 'direct traffic' in google analytics

Recently ive seen a spike in the direct traffic in google analytics its up between 100-200% depending on what day you look at since last week. I cant tell if this is just referral spam, which would ...
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How to use segments in google analytics API

In google analytics, We are able to create segments like below: From the Google analytics API explorer, we can pull the segment information be it by segment id or by its code: I would assume we ...
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Is it possible to download the demographic data day by day in Google Analytics?

When checking demographics data in GA, I can see each day's detailed data by moving the cursor over the graph. But how can I download a full version of that data? I tried export data but it only ...
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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, ...