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 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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How does Google Analytics track re-entry into a goal funnel?

How does Google Analytics tracks users? Is each user is tracked as unique user? I have a doubt about a goal flow in Google Analytics. I'm working on an ecommerce site. I set the goal as reach the ...
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Include only one brand in the ecommerce reports for a single affiliate in Google Analytics

I am trying to create a view for a partner that is selling their products on our site. I assumed that filtering their brand name with "E-commerce Item Name" would result in the same report as ...
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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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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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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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Grouping multiple goals in goal flow report

I've set up events and goals, and am able to see conversions in all my reports. However, one problem I'm having is that I can't seem to bundle multiple goals together in the Goal Flow report. I have a ...
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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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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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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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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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Advertisement link click counts not matching up in Google Analytics

We are using tracking software that reports how many clicks advertisement links on our website get. This is not matching with the stat given by Google Analytics. Does Google Analytics track sessions ...
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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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How does Google prevent GA accounts from being spammed [closed]

Since the Google Analytics snippet is available in the source code of the page (e.g. below is stackexchange's) <script type="text/javascript">var ...
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What is the status of Google's action on “Ghost Referrals” in Google Analytics?

I got this in Google Analytics: A significant portion of referral traffic to property example.com is from the following hostnames, which may be self-referrals: 4webmasters.org ...
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I'm getting weird traffic from flipboard.com - is it referral spam?

Here's the screenshot: I have looked through several "referral spam" websites lists, but I didn't find flipboard.com on any of them. But from the stats (visit time, bounce rate), I'd say this is a ...
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Google Analytics is showing visits unrelated to my domain

I recently set up a professional portfolio website on my own domain. After a few weeks of Google Analytics, I was surprised and even impressed to have such a high volume of traffic. However, it ...
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Why does Google Analytics report that I have traffic at a calculator.php URL for my blog?

I frequently see this URL having traffic via Google Analytics although I don't have any page and with that strucuter either. URL - ...
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Is there a way to get rid of Google Analytics event tracking spam?

I'm using event-tracking via the GA-collector (https://ssl.google-analytics.com/collect) to see the usage of an API. When checking the event-category in GA the first line is always to use this ...
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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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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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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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How can I block traffic from this referrer?

I'm getting a lot of spam referral traffic from semalt.semalt.com/referral on my website. I took a look at the link and there’s very little information about this. The number of website visits is ...
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How can I remove referral spam using a .htaccess file? [duplicate]

I have three websites on various topics, but I can't decrease the bounce rate for them. Some spam referrers have been increasing my site's bounce rate day-by-day. How can I remove this type of ...
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Escaping ampersand for Google Analytics UTM on Tumblr

I'm trying to track referrals to my site from links within Tumblr posts on the mobile app. According to google, the UTM code should look something like the following: ...
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Is Google analytics free of charge?

I was reading the Google Analytics' Terms of Service http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/tos.html , and I am curious about the 2º Section of it. It states: 2. FEES AND SERVICES . Subject to ...
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How valid are the Demographics on Google (Premium) Account?

Im trying to find information regarding some demographics included into Google Analytics. Particularly the age cohorts in general. Is there a way to determine the validity of this data? Or is there ...
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Exclude from some of domains and websites referring my website [duplicate]

My website was referred and accessed through an unwanted website. Example: My referrals: Facebook, Twitter, Particular etc. Receiving referrals from social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter ...
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How to see non-shortened URLs in Google Analytics?

In Google Analytics there is (on a desktop) a lot of unused space when using URLs, but still the url is being shortened. Is there some setting or hack to see the full urls? I do know about the 'hover ...
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Stop Google Analytics refere spam [duplicate]

Ive been getting an awful lot of refer spam in my Google Analytics referrer traffic recently (as i guess most people are - sites like www.Get-Free-Traffic-Now.com, buttons-for-your-website.com etc) ...
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Dealing with PII in Google Analytics

I want to set up User ID in GA using GTM, by getting a UID via the cookie. The problem is that we store only the account email address in the cookie, and we don't store any unique UID. We can't send ...
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Is there a way to find out the list of view_ids you access from the Analytics API

To download Google Analytics data on traffic or other metrics, you need the view_id of the site's GA account, which can be found by clicking the site in GA, going to admin, and clicking Reporting View ...
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Google Analytics Goal Tracking for Sub-Domains?

I am trying to track goals in Google Analytics for a website that has the goal URL on a sub-domain. The main domain for example is: domain.com and the sub-domain is my.domain.com. I have Google ...
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Tracking Traffic Flow Between Different Sub-Directory Websites Under a Single Domain in GA

Our company has multiple products. Each product is located on a separate sub-directory such as: abc.com/product1 abc.com/product2 abc.com/product3 We have three different GA properties for the ...
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Does Google Analytics event tracking work with <span> elements instead of <a> elements?

Does Google Analytics event tracking work with <span> elements instead of <a> elements? On this page, I have source code: <script> ...
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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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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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What are the security implications of using Google Analytics?

I'd like to start using an analytics tool (namely Google Analytics) to collect information on how my web app is used, by whom, and what our user's technical capabilities are. As part of the ...
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Why Analytics showing non existing pages in active pages?

I am facing weired suitation in my analytics tool , My website getting referrals from a porn site and I can see some porn related pages in active page section in analytic report ( both in real-time ...
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Google Analytics + Kickstarter

need a little help. We have a website where both non-www and www.domain.com forward to an ongoing Kickstarter campaign. Kickstarter has its own reporting tools, which shows the domains (and ...
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Report: Page visits, unique visitors, new visitors (Google Analytics)

I am trying to create a report that should include monthly page visits (sessions afaik), unique visitors (new users?) and new visitors (compared to all time before the selected date). Is it possible ...
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Google Analytics Ecommerce Funnel - events timing window

To make a comparison, Mixpanel docs specify that a 2-seconds window is used to allow for funnel events to arrive concurrently (to account for network problems notably). I didn't get such an ...
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Changing website and SEO [duplicate]

My task is to put online the new website of the company (this website was done by service provider) and put offline the old one. I'm also charged to do a SEO work on the new website. The difficult ...
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Google Analytics + External Site Statistics Tracking in one application?

My company is a broker in the real estate industry. As such, we send a lot of our listings to sites like Trulia.com and Zillow.com, among others. These sites direct leads to our realtors, and provide ...
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how to do grouping of google analytics data?

I am working on a Unity3D augmented reality app (iOS and Android) where I want to send AR campaign data to Google Analytics. What I exactly want to do? Information about AR campaigns available, ...
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What dimension-metric combinations are valid in Google analytics?

How do I know which combinations of dimensions and metrics that make sense when creating customized reports in Google analytics? For example using dimension Page and metric Session is not a good idea ...
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Is analytics.js a wrapper for the Google Analytics API

Does analytics.js derive its functionality from the Google Analytics API? In other words, can I use the Analytics API to record the same sort of data that analytics.js records? If not, what data can ...