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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Reporting on Specific Event Label in Google Analytics

I am tracking the pageviews that each of my authors' articles generates on a Wordpress site with Google Analytics Event Tracking: var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-xxxxxxx-x"); ...
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Why are there capitalized duplicates appearing in Google Analytics Real-Time reporting?

The following is visible under Real-Time reports in Google Analytics for a single page: What is the difference between the lower-case and upper-case search engine names? "Google" vs. "google" ...
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How do I find information on who links to my sites? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out if there's a free way to get information on back links to my site. I've had webmaster tools and Google Analytics set up for years. But I can't find access to data about site ...
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Is it possible to use Google Analytics to track file downloads?

It's always bothered me that Google Analytics (and similar embedded web traffic monitoring services) can only see a reflection of the traffic going to my server and can only see page visits since it ...
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Does referral spam really have a negative impact on my SEO?

In Google Analytics, more than half of my traffic is from referral spam. This has a dramatic impact on my bounce rate -- which many sources claim is strongly tied to search ranking by Google. I can ...
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Will Google Analytics track URLs that just redirect?

I have a link on my site. That links goes to another URL on my site. The code on the server sees that resource being requested and redirects the browser to another website. Will Google Analytics be ...
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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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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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In Google Analytics, how can I plot an overtime line chart of the percentage of visitors from mobile devices out of total number of visitors?

how can I plot this metric? Note that I want to see a graph of the percentage of mobile devices visitors out of the total number of visitors, but without also displaying the total number of visitors ...
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How to detect and track broken pages using Google Analytics or some other tool?

On my blog (WordPress), I am using a caching plugin, and somehow it happens that on my popular posts, the page broke, which means the generated HTML never reached the ending HTML tag and broke in ...
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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 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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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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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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GA ignores tags in utm tagged links

I have a problem with tagged traffic from one social network (odnoklassniki.ru). All links in our latest posts are tagged and shortened by URL shortener of odnoklassniki (shortened link looks like ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Difference between Alexa, Google Analytics, Quantcast and Compete website statistics

I am getting confused by the following traffic metric systems: Google Analytics, Alexa, Quantcast and Compete metrics because they each show different values. ie. unique traffic, visits, pageviews, ...
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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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Why does Google Analytics log a user logging in as an exit?

I have custom event tracking set up in Google Analytics that tracks when a visitor registers on the site. The tracking is working fine. However, GA is showing that 100% of users "exit" the site after ...
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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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Google Analytics - Showing multiple site stats at once

Is there a way in google analytics to add multiple sites to and show all the stats together? So like the graphs and total visits/unique hits all combined for all the sites added to the google ...
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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 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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How do you change the url that Google Analytics' In-Page Analytics displays?

In Google Analytics, from the dashboard, clicking 'Content' in the left hand pane, and then clicking 'In-Page Analytics' brings up an awesome interface for seeing where users have actually clicked in ...
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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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Any way to compare traffic to two pages on the same graph in Google Analytics?

Is there any way to compare the traffic to two different pages on the same graph in Google Analytics? I want to see how Page A compares to Page B over time in terms of number of pageviews.
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multiple webmaster properties http and https to be linked with single google analytics account

We are in transition of migrating our site from http - > https So as transition takes some time to reflect and also we are doing it in phases. We are maintaining both http and https in webmaster. ...
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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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Analytics Clicks and Sessions Discrepancy warning

I'm getting the "Clicks and Sessions Discrepancy" warning in Google analytics. So I've read that this happens and GA only reports this if there's a significant discrepancy. My warning says ...
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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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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 ...