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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Google Analytics 'Visits' count sudden jump

I have a site that I've been closely monitoring with Google Analytics. Each day traffic has been gradually increasing, and the #1 source is "Google/Organic". I checked my visit total for 6/20 late in ...
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Google Analytics : visitors who visits once / more than once

I want to find out the following 2 metrics from Google Analytics: Unique visitors who visits once Unique visitors who visits more than once I have 2 sites' data in Google Analytics: Site A: ...
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How to see how many new visitors from last week came back this week?

Using Google Analytics, how can we see how many new visitors from last week came back this week?
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Does browser prefetching have an impact on stats from Google Analytics?

Some pages can be prefetched by the browser (see this or that). If a user uses a browser that prefetches pages, will this be counted by Google Analytics? If there are 5 pages to be prefetched, will ...
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Using GA to track popular tags/categories in WordPress

I coordinate a few editorial content-driven websites that are built in WordPress. Most make heavy use of tags, categories and custom taxonomies. I'd love to track which tags/categories are most ...
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Does Google Analytics subdomain tracking need to be set up on every subdomain simultaneously?

I'm cleaning up the Google Analytics tracking for a complex corporate website. The website is spread across a bunch of subdomains (www.example.com for the main content, dev.example.com for developer ...
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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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Visits Time-of-day Histogram for last week in Google Analytics

How can I know the hours of a day in which my site is the busiest from Google Analytics? I need the graph to take data from last week's visits and show the sum of visits for every hour of the day.
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How many Google Analytics custom variables & advanced segments for each account, property & profile?

Google changes this often and I'm having a hard time finding it in the GA documentation. What are the limits for custom variables and advanced segments? Are they specified at the account, property, ...
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Google Analytics: Ecommerce, set Source / Medium

I added standard Google E-commerce code to my page. Everything works fine, just the Source/Medium value is just always my domain. How do I get the normal source, or set it? In short, how do I get a ...
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Histogram view of event value distribution

We're using Event Tracking to keep track of interactions with rich native advertising units. Events are fired any time a page containing the unit is loaded (to determine denominator for interaction %)....
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Google Analytics: How do I create a custom report to view today's top visited pages by page title?

I'm trying set a "Custom Report" that shows today's top visited pages by page title. Here's a picture of what I have set so far: I tried to filter by "Date" with "Today" selected, but that does ...
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Telling Google that domain.com and domain.us points to the same site

Tell me how should I let Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics know that the site has more than one domain? Does having more than one domain, corrupt SEO?
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Why is the bounce rate high and how do I improve it? [closed]

I recently launched a site for reviews on mobile application games and after a couple weeks of running it I have a really high bounce rate 92%. I was just wondering if anyone could have a look at my ...
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Force Google Analytics to re-check tracking code status?

Is there a way to force Google Analytics to re-check tracking code status? I've just installed the tracking code, but I want Google Analytics to verify whether I installed the code correctly. Google ...
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Tracking universal analytics events through Google Tag Manager

I have an Universal Analytics property installed on my site through Google Tag Manager. Following this article on tracking classic ga.js events through GTM I have given my tracker a global name _gua. ...
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Identifying loops in navigation with Google Analytics

Google Analytics has several tools allowing you to visualize users' navigation: 1 - Navigation summary Content -> Site Content -> All Pages (Navigation summary tab) Table showing, for any given ...
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Google Analytics of Blogger site (with Content Warning)

I have applied the following Google services to my Blogger site (with Content Warning enabled): Google Analytics Google AdSense However, I cannot obtain 2 sets of web statistics data from Blogger'...
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Second step of a funnel higher than first step in Google Analytics

I have a problem with the funnels in Google Analytics. So I have a e-commerce website that I want to track the user path to a purchase. I want GA to track if a user goes trough these steps [Item page]...
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Why does PageSpeed differ in developer tools, website and Analytics

I just tried Google PageSpeed Analysis in the developer tools, Google Analytics and the website itself (https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights). Now, in each of them I get differing ...
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Best way to segment data in Google analytics?

I have a web site which has a number of distinct parts, there is a public marketing site, a members area and a admin section for staff, all three are part of the same website and currently the ...
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Does Google Analytics content experiments track conversions that happen off the original landing page?

I am running a Google Analytics content experiment and some of my landing pages have links to other pages on my site that also have my form. If a user clicks away from the original landing page that ...
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Differentiating home root paths for domain and subdomain

I have a web structure with a domain and a subdomain, let's call it example.com and blog.example.com. I want to be able to track both the main domain and it's subdirectory within the same Analytics ...
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List of events triggered on pages matching regex

Is there a way to get the grouped list of events (such as in Top events) which were triggered on pages matching a regular expression? I may add the Page secondary dimension in Top events and apply ...
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Using Google Analytics (or similar service) to track access to offline HTML files?

Is it possible to add code to a static, local HTML file on my computer, so that whenever I open the local file with a web browser (file:///C/Users/...), and assuming that the computer is connected to ...
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How does Google know how much traffic a website gets?

They obviously know how much traffic they send to it. But how do they know of the rest of the traffic to it? Is it only if it has Google Analytics installed, or do they get their information in some ...
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Google Analytics tracking conversion & cross domain

We have 4 websites which send traffic to an e-commerce. Which is the best approach to optimize conversions? I'd like to understand the pattern people follow to buy products also. This is how I set ...
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Google Analytics set-up for multiple domain in same site

We have a single site with all the content for multiple domains in this site. Is there a proper way to separate out analytics for domain.com and domain.com.au? In the past we had two analytics code ...
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Google Analytics shows visits to pages redirected in .htaccess

Yesterday, I switched on a section of pages in our site that replaces a really old collection of pages. In our .htaccess file, I have rules that redirect a request for any page in the old section to ...
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Google Analytics and framesets

I have a simple web page hosted in an EC2 machine, using nginx. Let's say my web page is reachable by: http://<my_ec2_machine_static_ip>/my_web_page I've put a Google Analytics tracking code ...
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Using mixed A-Type and CNAME

A (IPv4 Adresszeiger) doc.domain.de. IN A 301 to domain.atlassian.net jira.domain.de. IN A 23.23.xx.xx domain.de. IN A 301 to www.domain.de work.domain.de. IN A ...
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Cross domain tracking - Wordpress and Google Analytics

Which is the best approach to automatically add the _link GA action to every outbound link that points to a certain domain? e.g. <a href="http://example.com/intro.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_link'...
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Tracking multiple domains while obtaining single reports also

I own 4 websites site1.com shop.site.com site2.com site3.com Using this information I will get a global report that shows how websites interacts. How to keep getting separate reports for every ...
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Google Analytics page views and page hits

I have Google Analytics tag in my site and it seems that GA (4-10 views) is much lower in reporting page views as opposed to my web app which reports around 350 views. Is there a reason why this is ...
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Website's url when tracking multiple subdomains in Google Analytics under one account [duplicate]

I would like to track a main domain in Google Analytics and also its multiple subdomains. But I would like each domain to have its profile, to be able to view every subdomain separately. I made an ...
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What information can a competitor acquire from my Google Analytics account?

An ex-employee has gone over to a competitor, and it's been 3 weeks. I've realized not too long ago that this person still had shared access to the Master account... Being that this person was the ...
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Does the calculation of time on page include the pageview of the exit page?

My question revolves around average time on page and how Google Analytics calculates this metric. I will provide an example to illustrate my question. I viewed 3 pages then exited. page one view ...
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Does Google Analytics Content Drilldown Mix Pages With Directories in Results?

I didn't set up this GA account and therefore don't have my custom setup that breaks the numbers up better. I just want to verify I'm looking at this correctly. On the Content > Site Content > ...
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Google Analytics tracking not installed

Google Analytics is saying that: Status: Tracking Not Installed on my site, when (as far as I can tell) I have put the tracking code in the site. What do I need to do to get Google Analytics to ...
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How can I see the referring domain of visitors who's source is a campaign?

Using Google Analytics, we have a campaign that is tracked as CPC, and has several possible sources. The campaign is tagged (using utm_campaign, utm_source and utm_medium) and tracking correctly, as ...
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Do we really need Google Analytics for better SERP positions?

We have been using Google Analytics on our main website for years, but recently we have tried another local stats system (Yandex.Metrica) and we are very happy with it - more than with the Google one. ...
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Any drawbacks by including Google Analytics in your main js file?

I'm using MVC that is compressing and minifying all my js files into one file so basically there is only one request. As far as I see every page has Google Analytics code below their js includes. If ...
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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 utm_source=OurSiteName&...
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Setting up one goal in Google Analytics to be tracked by several Adwords Accounts

Is there a way to have one goal in Google Analytics and have it be associated with several accounts within Google Adwords. One goal is working fine for one account in Adwords, but the other accounts ...
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What does GA returning visitors calculation mean?

I'm a bit confused as to what 'returning visitors' mean in Google Analytics. If a user visited my site a year ago, and now returning, will he be considered a returning visitor? Is there any way to ...
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Google Analytics content experiment vs. funnel visualization

I am running an experiment on one of the pages in my funnel (the "Choose shipping options" page). But the numbers on the different reports do not correspond. First, I am expecting the 70 entrances in ...
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How to track HTTP and HTTPS from the same Google Analytics account?

I have a website with tutorials and a discuss forum. The website load on http protocol and the forum load with https for security reasons. For both of them I run the default Google Analytics code, but ...
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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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Google Analytics content drilldown displays folders which I do not have in my domain

Assume that I have the following folders in the root of my domain: programming, codesnippets, wordreminder. I am using Google Analytics content drilldown to see the statistics. Apart from the above ...
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Why does Google Analytics report 100% bounce rate when the page has lots of page views?

Google Analytics reports 100% bounce rate for a page which has lots of page views and an Avg Time on Page of 32 seconds. Shouldn't one of the following be true? Either the bounce rate is less than ...