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Do multiple domains for Google Analytics need to be setup when redirection is not setup for a root domain and it's www subdomain?

I'm trying to find out whether our Google Analytics tracking code is tracking hits to both our mydomain.com and www.mydomain.com addresses, even though both addresses resolve independently when ...
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Tag a certain product as “Shipping” in GA instead of “Revenue”

We have a certain product that is essentially shipping. How can I avoid it being tagged as "Revenue" on GA's transaction's list.
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Is there a reason to include a tracking code on a page, no script, just the code itself?

On a CMS that I administer, all of the pages are under a single domain. We have google analytics installed on most pages on the domain, but we do not allow individual users to add their own analytics ...
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Is there any benefit of Google Analytics asynchronous tracking code if it isn't placed in the <head>?

I'd like to go to the asynchronous Google Analytics script, but I'd rather not have it in the head (even though I know this is best practice). So, is there any benefit of using the async code if it ...
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Why are there zero session entries in the highest page load times Google Analytics report?

I created an error dashboard with a widget that shows our pages with highest average page load time and over how many sessions this value was tracked. But I do not know why Google Analytics shows ...
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How to handle AngularJS hash bounce in Google Anlaytics?

Google Analytics append string is stripped off due to angular hash (#) bounce. when you click on it this link sub.f.org/fff/sign-up/plan, the following actions occurs: a link appears in browser as ...
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Subdomains and Search Engine Indexing

Since I am new to all this stuff. I have a main site, example.com. On that site I am going to offer a few services and products and for each thing I am thinking to create a separate subdomain. For ...
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Canonical tag makes my site “not indexable” according to an SEO analyst plugin

SEO Doctor add on says website is not indexable because this page is set to (this is my tag): <link rel="canonical" href="http://example.com" /> I have to change meta tags robots noindex like ...
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Huge drop [50%] in traffic after HTTPS move

Currently look after 3 websites. I changed one of them to be HTTPS as it's ecommerce, however have seen a huge drop in organic traffic since this was implemented. Went from around 800 impressions to ...
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Huge drop off in Google “indexed” pages after switching to HTTPS, should I switch back to HTTP?

I did a full redesign of my website to make it responsive (bootstrap), added localization, and also switched the whole website to use HTTPS. My website use to default to http://www.domain.com/ and ...
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Google Analytics Benchmarking Reports - “No data for this view”

Benchmarking is enabled in the Account Settings and has been for some time. Using the unfiltered view, each of the Benchmarking reports (Channels, Locations, Devices) shows "There is no data for this ...
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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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Assigning Ecommerce Revenue Value to Existing Goal Value

Optimizing an existing AdWords - Analytics setup. Previously, a conversion goal was set up, tracking a thank you type page without a value. AdWords is using this from Analytics to measure conversion ...
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Getting long term search stats

I want to monitor long-term stats for my site's Google search results (keywords, average positions). Google Analytics site shows results for the last 90 days only the same limitation for Google ...
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Google Analytics: How to remove unwanted entries

It's been a couple of days and I am seeing entries like this on GA. How can I avoid such entries beside analytics_test?
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Adding Subdomain on Google Analytics - Filtered view v/s Creating new property

I have a website setup on Google Analytics and am tracking visits there. I recently launched a product and this is a subdomain on my website. I want to track vistors independently on both my main ...
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How to track internal campaigns (without writing any code)?

So, UTMs work really well for tracking external campaigns in Google Analytics. I use UTMs all the time for the sites that I work with. But I'm wondering how to properly track these campaigns easily if ...
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How to track a download with Google Analytics?

I have a download file that is protected with a reCAPTCHA. Is there a way to track the downloads (both attempts and completed) with Google Analytics?
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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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Google Analytics: How to track the amount of time a particular user has been on site in total and time per session?

I need to be able to break down how many users have viewed the site in total for different time ranges (to include recurring visits), same for per session. In other words, I'm trying to provide a ...
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Why are my “Event Goals” not tracking under “Funnel Visuaization” in Google Analytics under new “Property”?

I currently have the following "Identical URLs across multiple steps" Goal setup working properly under one of my Properties in Google Analytics. ...
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Filter to show complete URL path in Google Analytics Reports

I have a subdomain on my website and am unable to get some data individually for the main domain and subdomain. For example, both the homepages are counted as one with the "/". I have seen some ...
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Google Analytics API: return data on HTTP status codes?

I'd like to get information out of the Google Analytics API about the HTTP status codes returned by my application. For example: For a given date range, I'd like to know how many 404 responses ...
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Can I Track Pop-Up Displays Using Google Analytics Event Tracking [closed]

I'm trying track the number of times a pop-up displays on my site, but can't get it to show as an Event in Google Analytics. I've included this in the pop-up itself: <a ...
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Compare 3 or more date ranges in Google Analytics

Is it possible to compare 3 or more date ranges in Google Analytics? It's obvious how to compare 2 ranges. It would be great to see additional ranges - seeing the data of 6 months overlaid - ...
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A/B Testing A Site Redesign Without Google Penalties

I am redesigning our job board website to be responsive. Rather than just replace the existing site with the responsive site, I want to A/B test the new responsive site alongside the existing site so ...
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Do AdWords conversions only track AdWords visitors?

I have set up an AdWords conversion and put the conversion tracking JS code on a test page. However, I don't see any conversions tracked when I visit it. Does the AdWords conversion tracking only ...
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Why do we need to setup additional conversion tracking code in AdWords if we already trigger conversions in GA code?

A client is using ga('ecommerce: calls throughout their codebase. Conversions show up in Google Analytics under Conversions » Ecommerce, and revenue amounts show up correctly wherever there is a ...
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How to hide affiliate transaction price in Google Analytics Ecommerce tracking JS source code?

I have an affiliate business that serves deals to users. After a deal is clicked, user is redirected to the vendor website where he can complete the transaction. As I also have some revenue from the ...
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Why does my remarketing audience in Google Analytics show 0 eligible audience?

I have defined a new custom audience (my first one) to make available as a remarketing list in my connected AdWords account. I see that my parameters show 1,450 active users that match the conditions ...
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In Google Analytics, show eCommerce order numbers based on first click attribution

Google Analytics usually reports everything based on last click attribution. However, GA recently added some reports to compare metrics based on different attribution models like first click. Is it ...
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Google Analytics - How to track sign ups through events?

I'm tyring to track sign ups as goals, however I have 3 different types of accounts to track so just using the 'registered.html' page as a goal isn't going to do. So therefore I need to use events, ...
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Dynamic grouping of referrals (for PR channels inside GA)

Context: one of our most important channel is PR-blogs. We have a paid but also tons of unpaid. Our PR teams list up these and rate the articles. What I'd like to do is to get these referrals out of ...
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Getting specific stats by page URL

I am sort of new to Google Analytics. I would like to get stats on how many people visit certain state listings for example my URLs are: http://example.com/listing/NY http://example.com/listing/FL ...
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Count clicks to each of two external sites in Google Analytics

My client is a theatre company and they have lists of shows on their site. When the user clicks on a show, they get the option to book a ticket via site X or site Y. They want to know how many ...
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Google Search Console vs. Google Analytics Data Difference

I manage a number of sites for an Agency, and in pretty much all of them I see huge differences in the Search Queries data that you get from Search Console, vs. the integrated one you get in ...
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What is behind Google Analytics shopping process stages?

We have several stages in our shopping process where I do not know what is the exactly meaning of these stages: TRANSACTION NO_PRODUCT_VIEW CHECKOUT_WITH_CART_ADDITION CHECKOUT ALL_VISITS ...
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Why do Reddit advertising clicks data and Google Analytics stats differ so much?

I ran ads on Reddit for a couple of days and as per Reddit ads data I've got 160 clicks. But Google Analytics reports just 25 clicks from Reddit. I've used utm tracking on my Reddit ads url. Why is ...
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Google Analytics Property Settings Default URL for subdomain tracking with analytics.js

My main web site is using www.site.com URL and I have a bunch of subdomains (blog.site.com, docs.site.com) that I want to track as the same Google Analytics property. I use analytics.js which ...
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Does server side GA tracking work alongside client side tracking?

We are currently using a Google Analytics tracking extension for our Magento installations. This extension can send data via curl and ´javascript. Of course they usecid` to identify the user/session. ...
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Get the conversion's first touch source in Google Analytics Universal

I think this solution is not possible when using Google Analytics Universal - I am right? https://www.distilled.net/blog/seo/first-touch-tracking-in-google-analytics/ Are there other ways to get the ...
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Is there a way to Segment all users who come in with a certain query string?

I have partners sending me traffic to example.com/?refcode=PARTNER -- I want to be able to segment these users and see how they interact with my site. Is this something I can setup via the interface ...
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Is it best practice to exclude the pagination query parameter in Google Analytics?

Our site has 4 query parameters on site. They are all for the Blog section and only the pagination parameter can be added to another query parameter: Category Tag Author Pagination parameter ...
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Google Analytics tracking on multi domain environment

We have the following structure of our website: Main site - mainsite.com Contains blog, few products and pricing table etc... Single product sites - myproduct1.com, myproduct2.com Product specific ...
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Has Google stopped offering it's “Weighted” Analytics sorting filter?

I am trying to better evaluate my user's engagement and came across a feature of Google Analytics that I didn't know about, Weighted Sort. This is supposed to sort by bounce rate and also time on ...
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Google Analytics tracking both of my website versions after template migration

GoDaddy migrated my Wordpress template from one website (hosted by HostMonster) to a new website. GoDaddy set up Google Analytics on new website. Old website remains in use. Both use the same ...
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Returning visitors from a campaign

I'm having problems to get stats about returning visitors from campaign. Example: I have placed the following link with http://example.com/page?utm_medium=camp1 on some website. I want to know how ...
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Sudden increased google analytics bounce rate yesterday

Yesterday I noticed sudden increase in google analytics bounce rate. What could be reasons for that, is it possible that there was something wrong on GA side? Before that it was very good for 1 year, ...
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Why does Google Analytics show false referrals?

Ever since Google revamped their Analytics interface I've been noticing a weird "bug" while viewing the "Real-Time" overview area. From this area I can obviously see live stats of visitors to my ...
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Hign traffic but low Alexa Rank

I have a website for more than one year (it's a blog with .com domain). I track my visitors using Google Analytics and I mention that I have an average of 7000 unique visitors/day. The whole year ...