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How to track a site-search with lots of options?

Our website has two search forms. One of them includes no text input, but a lot of checkboxes, dropdown boxes and radio buttons for narrowing down our product catalogue. Is there a good way to track ...
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Google Analytics multiple domains under one account while excluding one domain?

Cross-post from Stackoverflow Here's the problem I am having: Currently, we need to track across www.chess.com and secure.chess.com. However, I cannot set the domain to .chess.com because the cookie ...
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How can # of unique visitors be more than # of visits?

I am confused as heck. When looking at a few individual pages, I am seeing weird results I hope someone can help explain. I am doing manual standard reports, and not creating or using a widget. For ...
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Is there a way to filter out your own company's IP in Google Analytics?

Can you exclude your own public IP? And if there is a way to do that, can you do that via the reports, or just as an ongoing setting (i.e. will only affect future reports).
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LinkedIn Advert stats not matching with my Google Analytics data

I received a voucher from LinkedIn which gives me $50 worth of Advertising, and as I've started out on my own as a web designer/developer I thought this would be a good opportunity to get some extra ...
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Realtime HTTP notifications using Google Analytics when user views my page?

(I copied this question from stackoverflow.com, maybe someone here has the answer?) I was wondering if its possible with Google Analytics to send real-time HTTP notifications to say PHP when a user ...
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How can I tell Google Analytics to not use cookies for my sub domain?

I have my web site at example.com, and i have also setup a sub domain for serving static content at static.example.com. On my web pages I'm using Google Analytics, so it will attach its cookies to all ...
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Do filters in google analytics affect past data, and if not, how to apply filter to past data

I'm not a big analytics user and only just discovered I could filter out my own visits. So I created a filter to to this, but haven't seen any changes to my past data. Maybe I create the filter ...
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How do i show visitor count in my page?

I am using google analytics for tracking the visitors on my website. I can view all the stat reports from my google login. I am wondering if i could place the visitor summary stat in my home page of ...
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Pros and cons of tracking referral trafic with “utm” tags

We have a blog discussing products of a variety of manufacturers. Recently a manufacturer asked us if we could utm tag links from our blog to his site with the tags ...
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Google analytics: how many visitors have visited n times?

I'm trying to guess how many loyal users I have by counting the number of people that have visited the site 10 times. How can I answer this question with Google Analytics? "Visitor Loyalty" is a ...
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Is there any benefit of Google Analytics asynchronous tracking code if it isn't placed in the <head>?

I'd like to go to the asynchronous Google Analytics script, but I'd rather not have it in the head (even though I know this is best practice). So, is there any benefit of using the async code if it ...
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Google Experiments & dynamic URLs

I want to set up a Google Analytic's Experiment to test variations of product page. Parts of the URL changes depending on what product you are viewing - here are some examples... ...
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View traffic source on Google Analytics?

I noticed there was a sudden spike in traffic in my Google Analytics. Is there a way to possibly identify where the traffic was from? It only happened on a specific date though.
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Changing default date range in Google Analyics?

Is there a way to change the default date range of 31 days in GA? After changing it and clicking apply, only the current report changes? Next time I use GA, 31 days again??? Here is documentation ...
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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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How can I track “user returns after X days” as a goal in Google Analytics?

I would like to set up goals that track specific cases of user behavior that we have decided are interest to us, such as when a user returns after having not been on the site for a week, or a month. ...
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Multiple google analytics instances on a page?

My company creates (and hosts) sites for many different clients. We allow clients to send us tracking code, including Google Analytics, and we put them on the page. We would also like to include our ...
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What does the 'c' language represent in Google Analytics?

Checking out my Google Analytics I see I am getting a good amount of hits from a language just called 'c'. This normally wouldn't bug me, but all these 'c' hits have a 100% bounce rate. As these ...
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How do I delete a goal in Google Analytics?

I am picking up a client's Analytics account and they have a large number of Goals set up that I want to delete. They don't hold meaningful data since the client misunderstood the nature of goals. ...
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How to use Google Analytics Site Search when the search term is not a query parameter?

My site search works as follows: client types query into form and presses submit it GETs the search page /search?q=keyword that page redirecs the client to /products/keyword, which shows the search ...
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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 - tracking across sites

We have two websites, A and B. A is tracked with Google Analytics. Users arrive at site A and log in to site B from there. We have teasers for content on site A on the log out page of site B. So: A ...
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Why does Google Analytics show more users than sessions?

My Google Analytics page shows almost twice as many Users than Sessions. It really doesn't make sense to me, does anybody know what's the reason for this? Here is a snapshot from my GA dashboard:
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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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More than 5 custom variables across multiple websites using Google Analytics

We have multiple websites using the same Google Analytics account number so we can track visitors across multiple websites. One of these websites has set 5 custom variables. We want to introduce a new ...
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How to use Google Analytics to track a development and production versions of the same site on different servers?

I have a website with two versions, one for production and one for development (testing new features). All of the code is under version control and the websites are on separate servers. Currently, I ...
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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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Add to vistor data in google analytics?

How can i add data to google analytics? i'd like to attach data to users such as if silverlight is installed, if i suspect the user of using an adblock etc (i would say if javascript is enabled but i ...
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Google Analytics Dashboard: week-by-week view

Setting up Google Analytics Dashboard allows webmasters to get a weekly progress report of marketing achievements & keep a finger on what's going on at web properties. However, by default, the ...
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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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Tracking a single page on another domain in Google Analytics

I have access to edit a 'mini-site' hosted on our organisation's parent site. I'd like to track this page using Google Analytics, however I don't have access to the front page so I can't verify this ...
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How can I get stats for what 3rd-party sites have embedded our iframe widget?

Say we've produced a widget for other sites to use, like so: <iframe src="http://example.com/whatever.php" frameBorder="0" width="200px" height="300px" scrolling="no"></iframe> The ...
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Why don't my Google Analytics custom segmentation visit numbers match up?

I have three main areas of my site and want to track total usage as well as breakdowns of the three parts. I am trying to segment the "type" of use on each page using a custom variable as such: ...
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easier way to include Google Analytics script code on every page?

I have a website made up of only HTML pages. Instead of copy pasting the Google Analytics code on every .html file, is there a better way to include the Google code on every page?
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What is the difference between Visitor and Unique Visitor?

As the title says; What is the difference between Visitor and Unique Visitor? A visitor is a user with a cookie for one browser, as long as that cookie is valid, isn't that unique enough? If not, how ...
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Filtering your own IP's in Google Analytics, good or bad idea?

Is it a good idea to filter our own IP addresses from our own websites in Google Analytics? On the one hand, the data is "real" but on the other are you losing browny points with Google as your ...
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Google Analytics: How can I track between http:// and https:// profiles for a domain?

I'm trying to set up tracking on a project that I'm working on. The main site is at http://www.example.com/ The order page is at https://www.example.com/index.php Currently they have two ...
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Problem to stop Google-Analytics from tracking my website

In June 2012 I added my website (a blog that I host on my own server) to Google-Analytics. In January 2013 I decided to use Piwik instead of Google-Analytics. So I removed my website from the Google ...
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Using Google Analytics to establish busiest time of day

I am trying to find a way to establish my sites busiest hour, but when using the "hour of the day" metric, each seems to have a date specific code, rather than just a number from 0-23, as I would ...
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Why use underscores in URLs with UTMs?

Back in the day (2005), Matt Cutts said "use dashes, not underscores" in URLs. But that was before search engines got smart, and now it seems it doesn't really matter what you use in canonical URLs. ...
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How does google calculate bounce rate?

We run a website where we sell access to a member area. We use Google analytics to optimize the site but i have a bounce rate in about 85%. The problem is that I'm not sure what count as a bounce ...
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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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Google Analytics Report For Weekdays Only

I would like to create a custom report in Google Analytics that will measure weekday performance only over a period of time ie week 01 (Monday to Friday) verses week 02 (Monday to Friday). Is this ...
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What does “Other” mean for Traffic Source on Google Analytics?

I logged into Google Analytics today and under 'Traffic Sources' saw: "Referring sites", "Direct Traffic", "Search Engines" and "Other". I've never seen 'other' before, and it was small (only 0.5%), ...
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Less than half of Facebook ad clicks are visible in Google Analytics

We have a website that we advertise via Facebook, but in Google Analytics only 30-50% of the clicks appear. (The page is not really public yet, so I cannot post a link here) We already did several ...
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How do I keep the hash (#) in a URL while using utm query strings in Google Analytics?

I've got a website that uses hash # to identify URLs. So URLs might look like: www.mywebsite.com/somepage.aspx#productname Obviously, "product name" is important here, and I need it to show up in ...
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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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Can I use CSS to hide the tracking gif used by Google Analytics Mobile?

I am redesigning my mobile website which uses a 1x1px Google Analytics for Mobile Websites tracking gif. The old design displayed the image at the foot of the page, but my new design hides the gif ...
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Problem integrating Adsense with Google Analytics

(Cross-posted to Web Applications) I've posted it once to the adsense ad forum, but as usual Google does not respond to help requests, and I got no real answers. I am having issues integrating my ...