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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Identify Google Analytics site search categories

My search returns results at the following URLs: (for a single search term) search/keyword/ (for a filtered search using the same term) search/?sections=articles&keywords=keyword In GA, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Can Google Analytics be configured to ignore UTM parameters with specific values?

How do I set up Google Analytics to ignore UTM parameters if utm_source=something (or medium/campaign)? I want GA to track it as a referral traffic instead (or direct traffic, if the referrer doesn't ...
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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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Add UTM Parameters To External URLs With Google Tag Manager?

Is it possible to append UTM parameters to outbound clicks on links using Google Tag Manager? I've found many tutorials explaining how to track outbound clicks as events, but I need to append UTM ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I view in Google Analytics the number of sessions where one of a few pages were viewed?

I want to count the number of sessions in Google Analytics so that: at least one of Page A, Page B or Page C were viewed avoid counting twice sessions where there was more than 1 view of these pages ...
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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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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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Analytics Reporting Using Custom Dimensions With Changing Values

I'm looking to segment users on my website by those who are logged in and those who are not, and I'm a bit confused as to how it will work out implementation-wise. So my plan is: Create a ...
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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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Google Analytics / AdSense Integration Issues

I'm asking this here as I have absolutely no response / joy on the so called AdSense help forum! I have both an AdSense and GA account but I'm finding it impossible to link them! In addition, none ...
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When using Google Analytics for 2 subdomains, how to attribute a conversion to the 'starting' subdomain?

I have a setup in Google Analytics with 1 property. My website consists of 2 subdomains: www. and blog. Under Tracking Info > Referral Exclusion List, I have added the topdomain to the list. I have a ...
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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 ...
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Page metrics are showing up in Google analytics even though no tracking code is installed on the page?

In my Google analytics reports I can see pageviews on a page for which I don't have the tracking code installed for the property I'm looking at. My site is divided in two parts - one for enterprise ...
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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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Session Level Custom Dimension in Google Analytics Is Not Set for All Pageviews

I'm using a session custom dimension to distinguish between two variants of my site. I'm setting this dimension to 'A' or 'B' for ALL visits before I track the first pageview. My problem is that when ...
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How do I segment logged in users in GA using GTM?

I would like to segment logged in and not-logged-in users using GA. The idea I have in mind is to create a Data Layer Variable (logged_in), and then ask my developers to push a value for that variable ...
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My Google Analytics funnel has many entrances and exits in later stages. Why is that?

I built a conversion funnel in google analytics. In the result I see many entrances and exits in late stages, even though in my site it is almost impossible to get to a later stage without going ...
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How to modify the source/medium in google analytics?

I have a webpage, say xyz.com. and it has a product say cake and a dedicated page for that "xyz.com/cake.html". Whenever i navigate to the cake page from the homme page, it shows "direct" as source. ...
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How do I track clicks in GA on dynamically created buttons?

We have a region in our website where we show two buttons: "Sign in" and "Sign up now" if the user is not signed in. If the user is signed in, we display a button "Access App". These buttons are ...
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What keyword is driving traffic to a PDF

Is it possible to figure out what keywords are driving a traffic to a particular page? Our's for instance is a PDF file that is not being tracked by GA.
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How to get analytics to link ecommerce to adwords campaigns

I've been busy setting up analytics and adwords campaigns for a webshop I'm managing. In Analytics I have enabled ecommerce and this seems to work fine, meaning the when I go to Conversions > ...
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How to track visits from domain to subdomain?

I have the similar UA code on main site and subdomain. There are a button on the main site, which refer to the subdomain. I have configured separate view for subdomain and write custom "include" ...
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5% Hitleap traffic in Analytics

Some days ago, I published a website so it is not a that popular. 5-6 days later, I saw that about 5% traffic is from hitleap.com, a traffic exchange service. Since it's not me doing this, I thought ...
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Track users over Cross browser for analytics

I want to track users over cross browsers without login option to perform efficient web analytics. I went through flash cookies, but they don't sound promising! Is there any other way to identify ...
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I am new to funnel setup for virtual Page view. I have an quick question for SEO experts

I am new to funnel setup for virtual Page view. I have an quick question for SEO experts... As you know, the funnel has "Name " and "Screen/Page". In following screen, I am wondering about ...
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How to evaluate Google News traffic in Google Analytics

One of my sites has recently been included in Google News and I am seeing a spike in traffic. However, when I try to analyze the source of the traffic via referrals, Google News traffic number is tiny ...
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Download traffic data for all websites in Google Analytics

My Google Analytics account has access to multiple domains. I could click each domain, go to Acquisition > All Traffic > Channels, and finally click the export button to download the data for each ...
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Can I have a Google Analytics ecommerce transaction without items?

I've searched around to clarify this, I'm pretty sure I can, but just want to make sure. I want to use Google Analytics Ecommerce tracking to track hotel reservations. All I'm interested in is the ...
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Google Analytics Date/Hour/Time Stamp

I have a goal and I would like to see the date/hour/minute the goal occurred. Is this possible?
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setLocalServerMode in Google Analytics still tracks visits

I run a website where I am including an older script version of Google Analytics. I really only need it to create the necessary cookies, not for tracking, so I set it to Local Server Mode ( ...
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Most widespread cookies

What are the most widespread cookies among population? One example could be _ga cookie, but are there any others public cookies that almost everyone has in his/her browser? Why am I asking? I want to ...
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Is there a way to filter by sessions in Google Analytics custom dashboard?

I'm trying to configure a widget to get pageviews/session and conversion rates by browser. Unfortunately, it's ordered by pageviews. Thus, I end up with unrelevant data because some browsers have high ...