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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Does Google Analytics search term exclusions work for (not provided)?

Having recently migrated to the Universal Analytics version of Google Analytics I now am able to use the Search Term Exclusions feature to divert organic branded search to the 'direct' channel instead ...
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Is traffic coming from URL shorteners treated as direct?

Traffic coming form shortened URLs like bit.ly, do they show up in Google Analytics as direct or do they keep their real referrer? Ex.: if someone types in a bit.ly link it counts as direct, but if ...
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Google analytics and Adwords showing very different figures

In AdWords I have 1 advert running only. The landing page includes a querystring so I can track it. EG, www.mydomain.com/products?source=CPC I also use Google Analytics. For February I have approx ...
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Google Analytics: How to keep word after # in URL? ex: /brands#my-brandname

I'm having an issue where the Active Pages section only shows the path and not the term that appears after the # (ex: www.mysite.com/brands#my-brandname shows up as www.mysite.com/brands). Is there a ...
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I can't see the no Referral Exclusion List in Google Analytics

I'm trying to stop self referrals by adding my site to the Referral Exclusion list but I can't find it anywhere. I used this Google help document. Could this be because I have not upgraded to ...
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Does Google Analytics exclude Campaign traffic from Facebook in the Social reports?

For a while we have used campaign tags when putting posts on Facebook so that we can run campaign reports in Google analytics on those links. However it appears that traffic from those links are being ...
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How to make visits count on Google Analytics if someone visits my own JSFiddle on my website?

I'm a developer and I often write JSFiddles for example. I use Google Analytics on my personal website to monitor traffic. jsfiddle.net is not my own domain, but in a way, snippets I'm publishing on ...
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What should be considered when going from “old fashioned” Google Analytics to Tag Manager?

I already read a few questions on tag-manager such as "What is the difference between google tag manager and google analytics?" but haven't seen a question about going from a site already using Event ...
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Google Analytics Filters not removing traffic from other domain

We have a frustrating problem where someone copied our site code including our Google Analytics code. So we are getting stats logged from their site which is very frustrating. I have setup 4 Filters, ...
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Tracking eCommerce transactions geographically in Google Analytics Universal

I've done a complete overhaul of our site and had to move our eCommerce transaction posting from the typical JavaScript calls of ga.js on our front-end to direct purchase processing on our back-end, ...
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Google Analytics: Fraction of sessions in which a particular event occurred?

Suppose I have an event, say the "loading" category, that indicates when the users on my site are experiencing long load times. I want to study the fraction of sessions in which the event occurs: for ...
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Tracking source/medium across domain to subdomain

My website is hosted on a domain such as example.com, and website visitors progress from example.com to sub.example.com where we host surveys. At the moment, visitor data lists example.com as the main ...
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Tracking content from 3rd party widget using Google Analytics

I have a situation where I generate content (a widget which is composed of simple divs specifically) and serve them to 3rd party sites both synchronously & asynchronously. While serving those ...
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Huge difference in Google Analytics if I use segments or not

I am using Google Analytics for basic reporting and I stumble upon a very unclear result that I cant explain. I am viewing my pageviews using /Behaviour/SiteContent/All pages I started looking at all ...
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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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How to filter traffic coming to particular page from other page?

I've got page A linking to page B. There are also other pages linking to B. How can I see traffic that is coming to page B only from page A? I can somehow do it via Behavior flow: Behavior > ...
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Google Analytics filter with multiple conditions

I would like to exclude all traffic that has these three conditions: Mobile traffic, that was a direct hit(has no referrer), on uri: '/'. Is this possible in Google Analytics? In the filters section ...
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Why isn't Google Analytics data being recorded when the snippeted it between the `</head>` and `</body>` tags?

I am really confused with this one, I added the Google Analytics code in my page below the </head> or before </body> but the code is not being marked as connected inside the analytics ...
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Google Analytics Search Term Exclusions doesn't work?

I have a question concerning GA Search Term Exclusions. I excluded our brand search terms, but they still show up under "Acquisition" > "Channel" > "Organic Search". Any ideas why?
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Google Analytics - Track Products Through Checkout Flow

When the user goes to the Cart page, we have a CTA button that allows then to 'upgrade' their product to a more deluxe version. Whether they decide to upgrade or not, they will be sent to an ...
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Google Analytics report detailing major iOS versions

I need to create a report in GA, which shows the share of major iOS versions: 6, 7 and 8. It's quite easy to add the dimension for operating system version, but it has all the minor versions (21 ...
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Can I use Google Analytics for multiple versions of an application on different domains

We have a commercial web application which customers buy and host on different domains. I want to add google analytics tracking to all the instances of the application that will give me aggregate data ...
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Will I lose old Google Analytics data if I create a new account

I am looking to create a new account for a website for Google Analytics data. I will be taking over the analytics for a client, but want to be able to compare old historical data to the analytics. ...
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Frequency & Recency in Google Analytics. How to read the histogram?

I'm looking in Google Analytics at Audience > Behavior > Frequency & Recency for a property I manage. My histogram looks like this: Something's fishy. The official docs say I should read this ...
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How do I determine why Google Analytics reports that pageviews per session went up temporarily?

Slightly strange thing happened on our site's blog recently - the pageviews per session jumped about 3 weeks ago to the same/above the number of sessions. Then a few days ago that trend stopped and ...
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Google Analytics - Page Views per host

Looking at Behaviour---> Site Content --> All pages. I can add as a secondary dimension host. Is it possible to group page views by host?
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How many pages were visited at least once in a time period (Google Analytics)

I would like to measure how many pages in my website where visited at least once in a given time period using Google Analytics. When I look at Behaviour-->Site Content-->All Pages, the column ...
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Google Analytics indicates tracking code is not installed

I have 4 websites using Google Analytics. Two of them are being tracked perfectly without any problem. The other two however are appearing as "Tracking Not Installed". It's there, but it's not working ...
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View the campaign terms for only a specific medium In Google Analytics

I'm using the utm_term parameter for links in my email campaigns. I'd like to filter out the parameter from my master profiles. That is, removing utm_term=keyword for visits with utm_medium=email, so ...
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Not using referral exclusions in Universal Analytics

I have the following website setup: One property called example.com. On this property, I track multiple domains and subdomains, such as: www.example.dk subdomain.example.dk www.example.se ...
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How do I see total “Sessions” for certain pages on Google Analytics?

On Google Analytics, I can use the Behavior tab to see the details of my pages and how many Page Views and Unique Page Views they generated. I want to know if there is a way to select a number of ...
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Google analytics: Conversion funnel

How can I track how many macro-conversions (for example a free trial) has been a resoult of a micro conversion (for example e-book download)? In other words, I would like to track the number of people ...
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Analytics on an angularjs web application [closed]

We're building a new web dashboard-type application in Angularjs (single-page-application SPA). Would love to know if there is a good service that would help with visualization of usage of the ...
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Using Google Analytics tracking URLs in Facebook ads

I generated the following Google Analytics tracking URL to use in a Facebook ad: ...
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Multiple domains with one google analytics account

We developed a Magento website for a client which has 3 stores, and each store has 1 domain name, for example: Store 1 has store1.com Store 2 has store2.com Store 3 has store3.com Our client wants ...
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When using Google and Facebook for social login, how to prevent misattributed session referrers and goal conversions in Google Analytics?

I am seeing quite a few conversions which have as source "accounts.google.com" (almost 40%). AFAIK, in the new Universal Analytics as soon as a user has a Referrer set a new session is started. So if ...
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Google analytics stopped showing trackbacks after tracking code change

We have a pretty heavily linked-to website. GA showed some trackback in Acquisition > Social > Trackbacks every day until a few days ago, then all the sudden nothing. There's data in other report ...
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2 Google Tag Manager containers = double triggers?

I have a Joomla website with existing analytics done by a GTM tag and I need to add another image tag (1x1 pixel) from a separate GTM container. I set the event name for the additional GTM container ...
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Prevent pings from inflating Google Analytics

The company I work at creates lots of mobile apps. Some app developers have added code to hit oursite.com to check for things like connectivity. So, I get thousands of hits every day that aren't ...
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Why does Doubleclick get added to my page (sometimes) when I use Google Analytics?

I have a website that I manage myself on a VPS, so in theory everything should be under my control. I have no advertising whatsoever -- in fact, the only external script I run is for Google Analytics: ...
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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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Google Analytics wrong data display when filtered by amount of days

In google analytics, when i view data for last 1 month and rollover on 30th sep it shows 378 sessions as shown below: If i just change the dates to the same day that is 30th sep, i get 2,666 ...
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In Google Analytics, how can I plot behavior over time (example: Session Duration)

Is it possible to plot or graph "Behavior" over time? In particular Audience->Behavior->Engagement->Session Duration. I'd like to know if we're getting better or worse. So far I've found a way to ...
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Infinite scrolling without losing “Page Views” in Google Analytics

Let's say "Page Views" is a very important metric on your website (KPI) but you want to introduce the nice looking infinity scrolling on certain heavily used pages. What are the possibilities in ...
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Limit pageviews from Google Analytics API to the last 30 minutes

I am trying to find a way to query Google Analytics through the API to get pageviews for the last 30 minutes. Like they have available through the Google Analytics console, but I want to put it in an ...
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What are the differences between creating a remarketing list in Analytics versus a remarketing list in Adwords?

Both Google Analytics and Google Adwords seem to have the capability of creating remarketing lists. If you opt for the Analytics option, you can then share that list with (only) Adwords. So are there ...
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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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Modifying existing Google analytics events, retaining data associations

We have numerous google analytics events that are setup and have existed for a couple years collecting data. I want to add additional events and in some cases, modify some of the existing ones to ...
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Does “unique visitors” in Google Analytics mean “number of different people”?

My website's Google Analytics shows me 100,000 unique visitors for a time period of 12 full months. Does that means that these are actually 100,000 different people that visited my website in a year? ...
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How to enable webmaster tools in google analytics

Whenever I try to enable webmaster tools from within my Google analytics account, the following happens: I click on SEO section from within analytics: . A screen appears notifying me I need ...