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Bounce Rate for Macintosh extraordinarily high

Google Analytics is reporting a bounce rate of 10.24% for Windows Operating System and 8.79% for IOS for our home page. However, for Macintosh, it's reporting a bounce rate of 42.39%!! Looking at ...
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Google Analytics still reports “Tracking not installed” even though the code is on the web page

I added the code listed on the Tracking Info tab on the GA page. <script> (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ ...
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Analytics: CloudFlare vs Google - What discrepancy is too big?

Been using CloudFlare for one of our sites for about a week now, and CloudFlare reports 450% more real visitor page views than Google Analytics (so that's not bots or blocked threats). I understand ...
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What does the keyword 'impression' mean or constitute in web analytics

I would like to understand what does the keyword 'clicks' mean or constitute in web analytics. I have asked a similar question for clicks since the keywords individually mean 2 different things.
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What does the keyword 'clicks' mean or constitute in web analytics [duplicate]

I would like to understand what does the keyword 'clicks' mean or constitute in web analytics
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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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Is it ethical to use Google Analytics on a site crime victims use to make 'anonymous' reports?

Our local police force have a website for rape victims to use to report attacks anonymously. At the top of the page is a 'Report anonymously' link, which takes you to a page using Google Analytics as ...
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Google analytics Real time continously showing visitors from one location

I have two sites about tablet pc. In "Real-Time" option in Google analytics, both sites at any movement of time shows active visitors from Putney which is located in UK. One the site is ...
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Removing GA from Sites [duplicate]

My GA code is being used by some other website, which is spoiling my data. Is there a way to block that site from my Google Analytics account?
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How to keep track of a unique and an existing visitor

I am creating an app that requires to know if the visitor visiting the app is a unique visitor or an already visited visitor. I know we could persist a cookie on the visitor's computer to know ...
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Wrong data on referral traffic

We are losing data on referral visitors, and we cannot identify what's wrong. Within a certain period, there were 3000 clicks on a banner on our partner's site. (according to data from our partner) ...
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Competitor Web Keywords

I am working on my SEO and have looked over my own keyword traffic through Google Analytics, but is there a way to see the traffic competitors get from a particular keyword? For example, if I get 200 ...
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Website traffic referral from cfauth.com

Google Analytics is reporting several referrals from a site called cfauth.com. I can't seem to find any information on this site other than it's connection to a security firm. It's definitively not a ...
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How does Google Analytics consider traffic?

Q1)If any automated bot visits my domain will Google Analytics consider it as traffic? What all factors does the Google Analytics consider to be legit traffic? Q2)If a user visits xyz.domain.com ...
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track browse history of your visitors

I would like to know, what the typical behavior of users on my website is. So I need to track a bunch of stuff, like what pages each user visits, than save them in a database and be able to view the ...
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Google Analytics - Consolidating Visitors Flow between same page with and without “/”

As shown on the picture below , analytics displays sheet-metal and sheet-metal/ differently. On my website all the links point to the page with / and a quick search for links using link: found no ...
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detecting when you are going to reach your hit limit for Google Analytics free account

I am a user of a free Google Analytics account and i'm slightly concerned that I may be approaching the 10,000,000 hit (Pageviews, Events etc) per month. Google state in their documentation: ...
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Does Google Analytic count mismatching/unconfigured URLs?

Say url www.mysite.com is registered in Google Analytics and the tracking ID is UA-12345678-90. What happens if another site with URL www.anothersite.com uses this ID too? Does analytic count visits ...
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In Google Analytics, given I have a specific page, how do I track where the user went to next?

Note: I'm an analytics "n00b". I have a specific page on my website, say [/users/register]. Where in Google Analytics do I go to see where visitors to that page went to next? I saw that, for that ...
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Solution for tracking lead generations and share data with partners [duplicate]

I need to implement a lead generation feature on a website. Technically I understand how it works (e.g. Javascript script associated with the onlick event of a button which sends data about the user ...
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GA is not tracking in renewed site

A week ago I renewed my site to simple PHP site to -> DRUPAL 7. I've even transferred the GA script using DRUPAL GA plugin. However, yet GA doesn't track the visitors in my new site. Could anyone ...
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Interpretation of Goals relative to Visits and Pageviews in Google Analytics

I am stumped on some of the data I am seeing. The image below summarizes the data that I am pulling from the API into Tableau. In GA, we have the URL goal setup for the page shown. I am ...
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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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How to compare page views/visitors to site totals in Google Analytics?

I want to measure the effects in total traffic (views or visitors) of a single URL across a time frame. For example, let's say I published a blog post on July 2012. I want to measure what chunk of ...
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What search statistics are most reliable?

I'm doing some research into the SEO of one my websites and looking at different keywords and the search traffic they generate. Let's say I have a search term I'm ranked number one for a keyword and ...
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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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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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Different between GA avg time on page vs. avg visit duration

I'm newer to using Google Analytics, and I have a question about a page in my website I'm looking at. For a specific page in my website, the avg. time on page is 1:08. But, when I find this page ...
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Find out where a viewer comes from with Google Analytics

Does anyone know if it is possible to determine which company a visitor to your site comes from? For example, if a person is sitting in the offices at Coca-cola or IBM or whatever and visits your ...
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Excessive visit count but extremely high bounce rate

We recently had surge of visits on our site, usually they are between 30-40, we suddenly got about 340 visits with about as many unique visitors. However, the bounce rate shot up to 96%. It was only ...
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Google Analytics for sites with SSL protected sections

Google Analytics account creation interface asks whether the URL of the site starts with HTTP or HTTPS. However my site is SSL protected in its payment pages only. Is it possible to have GA cover ...
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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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Unusual Spike in Traffic

My site received unusual spike of traffic today and they are all from the US, which is outside of my market. My site normally gets about 70-80 daily entrances according to Google Analytics, but there ...
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How to see the amount of visits from mobile bookmarks

For my website I want to see in Google Analytics how many people have been visiting my website through a bookmark icon on their phone's screen. This way I can learn how many people have bookmarked my ...
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Google Analytics Experiment — How to test shopping cart

We have: GET landing.html (then select a production) POST cart1.php (then select options) POST cart2.php (then enter billing info) POST cart3.php (will process payment and then ...
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google analytics for wordpress

I have a problem in Google Analytics and I don't know what is missing in it. I added the script file to my WordPress website header like this one: <script type="text/javascript"> var _gaq = ...
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Google Analytics ID web/mobile app exchange possible?

If I have a website with Google Analytics ID UA-xxxx, and now I want to develop an iOS app related to my site, can I use the same id UA-xxxx or do I have to create a new ad-hoc one?
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Tracking visitors' choices with Google Analytics

I have been asked to make it possible to track visitors' choices in a 10-step product mockup generator in order to find out which options are most popular. All we really need is to be able to compare ...
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Proper Google Analytics setup for AJAX heavy page?

Lets say I have a website with a few pages. The purpose of each of those pages is to display live statistics for a real world event (for example, sports scores). Every 60 seconds, an Ajax call is made ...
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Import and edit AdWords cost data

I am trying to follow the instructions at this Analytics help page, and I cannot find the "Apply cost sources" box required in step 7. Has this been moved? Is it still necessary to link my Analytics ...
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Analytics - Total events divided by number of unique pages?

I am using Google Analytics events to track keywords on my articles - not necessarily the best system I know but there are too many for variables I can't easily change it right now - and I would like ...
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How do I select last event value of the day in Google Analytic

I'm trying to select last event value of the day in Google Analytics. The problem is that Event Value column shows the sum of all events of the specific date, but I would like to see only the last ...
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Google analytics data is contradictory

For this post http://mytabletguru.com/forgot-password-pattern-unlock-of-android-tablet/ I am two different report. 1) When I see the Content -> Site Content -> Landing page, then it has following ...
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Google Analytics - report with unrelated dimensions?

It is possible to include two unrelated dimensions in a report? For example I would like to do: <Filter: completed goal 1> <(AND) Filter: referral traffic> ...
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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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Google E-Commerce tracking not working

I got 9 successful transaction but I can see only 2 in google analytics. I do redirect to https while I get payment that I doubt about it may cause but not really sure while e-commerce tracking ...
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Is it legal for a developer to claim ownership of a clients' analytics data? [closed]

We are working with a client who is having his analytics data held hostage by his previous developers. They are claiming that their contract states that they own the data, but I'm wondering if showing ...
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What kind of web traffic doesn't show up in Google Analytics?

We are advertising through a display ad network, and found that the traffic they claimed to be sending to our website wasn't showing up through Google Analytics. As an experiment, we set up a test ...
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How to set up Google DFP (DoubleClick for Publishers) for a site?

I have a website and I have an AdSense account as well. I have integrated AdSense and ads are also getting displayed (480 x 60). Somewhere I read that I can manage the ads that are being shown in my ...
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Google Analytics: Disable tracking for country/region

I'm using Google analytics on a small business website from Germany. Today I noticed 86 visitors from Palo Alto on a Sunday. No matter where they come from and why there are visiting the site, they ...