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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Creating a filter in Google Analytics

I have a website, www.example.com. I have a subdomain, subdomain.example.com/ that contains all my website's landing pages. Do I have to add subdomain.example.com as a new property in Google Analytics ...
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QR Code Tracking with Analytics

We would like to track clicks on QR codes on behalf of a client. They have their own analytics account but we would like to track the clicks to determine whether a QR code is required on future ...
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Proper Campaign Tracking With Google Analytics

Let's say I have a link in an email newsletter like so: example.com&utm_medium=email&utm_source=pardot&utm_campaign=Autumn+Newsletter&utm_content=logo I am able to go into Google ...
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What is the percentage of users that block cookies in their web browser?

What is the percentage of web users that use either cookie blocking software for their web browsers or software that blocks Google Analytics tracking?
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Why doesn't Google Webmaster Tools show more than one query to my popular site?

I am looking at the webmaster tools site dashboard for a prominent website I have. The account is linked with analytics. I'm confused as to why I only have item listed under the queries. For the past ...
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How can I track referrals from offline materials using Google Analytics?

My client is about to issue a bundle of offline materials (leaflets, posters, etc...) for distribution to various places for PR and marketing purposes. They've asked us to create a number of special ...
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Google Analytics, filter ALL but a few URL parameters

My sites is being bombarded with new and old URL parameters. At first I tried to add those to the list of excluded URL parameters. With that list now exceeding 200, I wanted to try and use a GA ...
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How to see the full conversion funnel of a customer

I want to be able to query which of my converted customers came from Google AdWords, or other similar paid campaigns, so that I can figure out whether or not my campaigns are successful. Ideally I ...
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Why do the majority of my Google Analytics referrals show up as “ad.doubleclick.net”?

We do not advertise on Google's network. The URLs of the referring pages in GA resemble those used to serve ads on my own page. What could be going on here?
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Is it possible to track an event without increasing sessions?

We recently added some tracking to our email templates to fire an email -> open event when an email is viewed. This looked like it was working very nicely but we've subsequently realised that it also ...
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Exclude traffic in Google Analytics coming from another page than my homepage

In my site: https://sp-marketing.com I have 2500 employees that enter from: https://sp-marketing.com/soysp/ I want to exclude this page in my report, but I also want to exclude people who first ...
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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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How to stop Google Analytics Hacks? [duplicate]

What people are doing is basically taking the UA-XXXXXX code that you normally get with analytics, and they are generating calls against it. This is skewing my analytics stats. On top of that, in ...
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Are regexp advanced filters in Google Analytics Site Content reports supposed to be case sensitive?

When I apply a Matching RegExp advanced filter to a standard Site Content > All Pages report, the regular expression seems to be ignoring case sensitivity. The screenshot attached shows a very ...
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How to group language variants in Google Analytics' Users Flow

In Google Analytics' Users Flow, language variants such as en-us and en-gb are shown as different flows. As my website&marketing does not differentiate between language variants, how to group ...
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What is the best way to calculate an average bounce rate that is split between two tracking ID's in Google Analytics?

Say you were using one UA-ID for half a year and switched to another UA-ID in the second half of the year. How can you calculate the overall average bounce rate for the whole year? As far as my math ...
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How can I view the percentage of new users that get to a specific page in Google Analytics?

I'd like to know what percentage of new users get to the URL: /thankyou I've worked out how to find the absolute number of unique visits for new users, as follows: Under Behaviour -> Site Content -> ...
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Tracking multiple URLs as a single page with Google Analytics

I run a website where the user is able to create a bespoke page from a template, which is published with a custom URL. For example: http://example.com/customer-bespoke-url-1 ...
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What URL with French words does Google like?

We are looking for an answer to "what to do with French URL's?" We are going to generate a lot of French URL's this include characters like: L'test tést thîs is a test So we have a few ...
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Track clicks on Flash button in Google Analytics

Client is having a GoogleVoice's "Call me" button on their website and I'm trying to figure out how to set up a tracking for clicks on it as it's not standard link but Flash. Button (for those not ...
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UA code is not there in site but analytics is set [closed]

Came through one site.There is no UA code or ga.js in the source code of site. But the analytics account is set and showing visits in real time. How is it possible to hide UA code or analytics code.
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UTM-alternative for adding parameters with exiting Analytics campaign terms

I'm using the excellent UTM-alernative by dm-guy here to create a cookie and inject the campaign source into a form. However, although that works extremely well for the form, the UTM replacement ...
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Is utm_source really mandatory in Google Analytics?

According to the Google URL Builder document, utm_source, utm_medium and utm_campain are mandatory. What happens in Google Analytics when you only fill out the latter two, for example: ...
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Why do my Google Analytics and CloudFlare analytics results differ?

Here are my stats for January 28th with CloudFlare: And here are my stats for January 28th with Google Analytics: Why might my statistical results be different between Google Analytics and ...
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Google Analytics not tracking clicks

I am using Google Analytics with the Google Tag Manager. I have set up triggers for all the links I want to track and have tested it in preview. They all work fine. So I go into the Analytics report ...
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Reports per webpage and per logged in user in Google Analytics

Is this possible to achieve in Google Analytics: a separate report for the selected page in the website this report will contain the list of users logged in the website, who visited this page, and ...
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How do you create a report in Google Analytics that displays a list of all events?

I'm looking to create a report that lists out every event captured in Google Analytics with the following columns: Event Category Event Action Event Label Event Value Is this feasible through some ...
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Should Google Analytics be considered in a site's privacy policy?

Should one consider data being collected by Google Analytics when writing a privacy policy for a website using GA? I lean towards no because that data is technically being collected and stored by ...
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How To Properly Setup Google Analytics For Our Subdomain

Currently our main website is served without SSL at http://example.com. Our shop is served on a subdomain via at https://store.example.com. Our main site uses the traditional Google Analytics code: ...
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What does Google Analytics record Facebook in-app browser hits as?

Recently Facebook updated their app to have an in-app browser. Previously, clicking on web links bumped the user out of the FB app and into their device browser. Now the user is kept inside the ...
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Google analytics time on page estimation

Does google analytics count the time the user stays on a web page when the browser is minimised or the user has switched to another tab and website or for some reason the webpage is not on focus?
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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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Is it possible to rearrange my Google Analytics profiles and accounts?

Some months ago, I registered profile X, Y, Z under account A in Google Analytics. But I hope to move profile X to account B and let the Y, Z remained in account A. Is it possible to do that? ...
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Google Analytics - Separate Views For Subdomains Aren't Returning Data

I've setup new views in Google Analytics last week, but I'm not getting any data from them at all. We have our main site: http:// www.example.com which is using the old version of GA: var _gaq = _gaq ...
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How can I use Google Analytics to see how often star ratings from my rich snippets show up in Google search and how they improve traffic when they do?

I have rich snippets for products in my store. Currently I'm using http://data-vocabulary.org/Review-aggregate and http://data-vocabulary.org/Rating that are showing stars in Google search results. ...
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How to block google analytics spam from hulfingtonpost.com? [duplicate]

Lately my Google Analytics is getting bombared with fake searches, referrals from ilovevitalli.com, resellerclub.com, hulfingtonpost.com and apple.com. One of my sites shows search results like ...
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Excluding events from Universal Analytics (opt_noninteraction)

Our website tracks clicks out to App Stores as custom events as a means of tracking conversions. However these external clicks are counted as bounces in GA, which we don't want as these are acceptable ...
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How to report traffic from subdirectory as a referral

The /blog/ subdirectory of this website needs to be considered like a subdomain. Different people and different project. So, it would be great to considered traffic from this subdirectory as a ...
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Big difference between Google Analytics and Piwik

I have notice my Piwik visitors drop recently so I looked on Analytics which is my backup statistics and noticed that it is counting a lot more visitors than Piwik. Yesterday Piwik registered 5 ...
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Google Analytics not capturing all sessions

I am doing some testing with Google Analytics to see how it does its tracking. I noticed after testing that it is only capturing 65% of my traffic. This is what I did: Go to site in Internet ...
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Is it possible to mix auto-tagging and custom tags with Google Analytics?

I am trying to use Google Analytics to track various AdWords combinations. good old A/B testing :-) The documentation isn't great, so I tried to set utm_content to track the advert text. This didn't ...
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How to read user unique code from _ga cookie?

Currently I am facing the problem that have been discussed already here: How to keep track of a unique and an existing visitor (keep track about unique user without registration etc.). The most ...
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Measuring Google Analytics traffic to files on server which don't have tracking code

Hi I'm wondering how Google Analytics (GA) knows whether people land on some file on my server. I have my GA tracking javascript code on our base url, example.com. I'm wondering how GA knows whether ...
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How to find your own interest categories on Google?

I would like to be able to find out a little bit more about the Interests section on Google Analytics by finding out what it registers my own interests as, however, I'm not sure how one would go about ...
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How are Google Analytic experiments impacted by filters?

Google Content Experiments allow you to create experiments for A/B testing two pages, which then slowly converge on the "better" page depending how the goals are met. However how is this convergence ...
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Decrease in index URLs,and drop in traffic [duplicate]

A site that I work for has had a drop in traffic over the last few weeks.and also Decrease in INDEXING the no of URL's . However, having had a look in Google Webmaster tools, there has been a big ...
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Discrepancies in Google Analytics user counts

So I have two discrepancies in GA user counts that I am trying to understand. The first is that my user count for a subset of the site's lifetime is greater than the entire sites lifetime. ...
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Has anyone figured out a great way to run accurate conversion reporting? [closed]

I don't have a lot of latitude in changing our platform (we are currently using KISSmetrics and Google Analytics) so if someone has a solution on those platforms that would be ideal, but I would like ...
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How can I filter the events in Google Analytics using the new calculated metrics feature?

I'm using this formula to get the conversion rate (and yes I know about Goals Conversion rate but they use unique events for that) {{Total Events}} / {{Sessions}} I want to pass a parameter to the ...
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Tracking only viewed product by customer

I have one query on Google Analytics. I have to track the product which is only viewed by customer and then he/she simply leaves the website. When the customer re-visits the site, I have to show that ...