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Tracking an iframed page hosted on another domain with Google Analytics

I've followed Google's instructions on tracking iframed content on another domain (http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/tracking/gaTrackingSite.html#trackingIFrames) as best I can, yet there is ...
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External link tracking when opening the link in a new window in Google Analytics?

OK, so this seems like a really simply problem, but I have yet to find a solution that accomplishes the following: Opens the link in a new window Tracks the event in GA (obviously) Doesn't trigger ...
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Any way to compare traffic to two pages on the same graph in Google Analytics?

Is there any way to compare the traffic to two different pages on the same graph in Google Analytics? I want to see how Page A compares to Page B over time in terms of number of pageviews.
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Referrals from googleads.g.doubleclick.net . I don't have adwords running

I am seeing referrals from googleads.g.doubleclick.net in Google Analytics reports off late. They are very sparse but it's there. I am confused as I understand this may be referral from AdWords but I ...
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Bounce Rate for Macintosh extraordinarily high

Google Analytics is reporting a bounce rate of 10.24% for Windows Operating System and 8.79% for IOS for our home page. However, for Macintosh, it's reporting a bounce rate of 42.39%!! Looking at ...
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Google Analytics API data for goals (funnels) doesn't match - how do they reconcile?

I have a Google Analytics account with a well-functioning funnel made up of 4 goals. I can query the API and get the data out, but it does not match the funnel report in Analytics. Without getting ...
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How do I remove outlier data from a Google Analytics chart?

I want to display a pie chart of pageviews for my site, but there are a few outlier pages I do not want included. Is there a way to exclude those sites from the pie chart?
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Tracking AdWord ads with different text in Google Analytics

I'm trying to see how the text in my Google AdWords ads affects my metrics in Analytics. I have auto-linking enabled, so I figured I would be able to automatically see this in Analytics. ...
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Google Analytics and Web Optimizer Code creating double site visits

My website currently has a Google Asynchronous tracking code at the top of every page and the home page has an A/B test running on it. This is causing GA to add 2 visits for every 1 to the home page. ...
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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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easier way to include Google Analytics script code on every page?

I have a website made up of only HTML pages. Instead of copy pasting the Google Analytics code on every .html file, is there a better way to include the Google code on every page?
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600 visitors per day, 20 backlinks but still not referenced by Google

i've launch a website on wednesday (9 August) There's already in 4 days 12,000 viewed pages 1,400 visits 20 to 25 backlincks a sitemap.xml (130 URL) english language / french language - url like ...
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Is it ethical to use Google Analytics on a site crime victims use to make 'anonymous' reports?

Our local police force have a website for rape victims to use to report attacks anonymously. At the top of the page is a 'Report anonymously' link, which takes you to a page using Google Analytics as ...
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Google Analytics: How can I exclude a country from reports?

Hi is it possible to exclude traffic from a certain country in google analytics? If yes, how do I do it?
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Why is Google showing up as a referral instead of a search engine in Google Analytics?

In Google Analytics, why does Google show up sometimes under an organic medium, and other times as a referral? (They frequently have the same landing page.) As I understand (and I'm just as likely ...
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Can a bounce rate drop from 50% to 10% after event tracking is added in Google Analytics?

I launched a total redesign of a site one week ago to add responsive design, good interlinking, related content recommendations and such. After that the bounce rate dropped just a little from 50% to ...
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Does Google Analytics data affect SEO?

I have several pages on my site that I did not include the Google Analytics code. Will it improve my site's Google ranking if I include the GA on all of my pages and increase the number of visits on ...
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Hidden but useful features of Google Analytics

What are the most useful features of Google Analytics that are not known to common users? I know this is a typical question for many categories in stackexchange. I think Google Analytics deserves ...
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Why is “www.mysite.com” different from “mysite.com”?

In any browser if I use www.mysite.com or just mysite.com the web page is correctly retrieved, but I am having trouble with Google Analytics and Facebook App. Facebook: To be able to get Likes, I ...
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Does placing Google Analytics code in an external file affect statistics?

I'm working with an outside software vendor to add Google Analytics code to their web app, so that we can track its usage. Their developer suggested that we place the code in an external ".js" file, ...
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Finding results from _trackPageview in Google Analytics

I have a number of PDFs on my website that I want to track when people click on them. To do that I added this code to each <a> tag referencing the PDFs, ...
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How do I keep the hash (#) in a URL while using utm query strings in Google Analytics?

I've got a website that uses hash # to identify URLs. So URLs might look like: www.mywebsite.com/somepage.aspx#productname Obviously, "product name" is important here, and I need it to show up in ...
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How to tell Google Analytics to ignore case in Site Search Terms?

I currently have Google Analytics on my site, and one of it's useful functions is that it gives me a nice breakdown of all the search terms people are using to search my site (my site has it's own ...
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Hashbang priority vs clean url

Hi I am a newbie in google analytics.I have implemented a site with angularjs and Rails.Because of the use of angularjs the url generated is with hashbang(#!) for eg:-www.abc.com/#!/xyz Now I have ...
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Why is Google Analytics experiment not being shown equally?

I have set-up and simple A/B test with 100% of my traffic, everything seems to be running fine except the original page and the page variants aren't getting an equal split of visits. It seems that ...
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Analytics for Single Page JavaScript Webapps (Google Analytics?)

Can Google Analytics be used for tracking user behavior in a single page web application? I have used Google Analytics for typical websites but haven't used it for these type of web apps. If not ...
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Analysing Bounce Rate and Time on Page

I'm working on an eCommerce site and there's a perceived problem with the bounce rates on product pages. The best performing page (in terms of views), tends to have a very high bounce rate, at about ...
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Can I use CSS to hide the tracking gif used by Google Analytics Mobile?

I am redesigning my mobile website which uses a 1x1px Google Analytics for Mobile Websites tracking gif. The old design displayed the image at the foot of the page, but my new design hides the gif ...
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Google analytics giving data for pages that dont' exist

We switched from a PHP application to a Rails application last week. I ran daily reports and everything looked fine. When I ran a weekly content report it gave me data for index.php which doesnt ...
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What does the Google Analytics Average Time on Site calculate?

When my Google Analytics account shows 10 minutes for time spent on site, what does this mean? Does it mean the visitors have opened one page and left it idling in a tab while (possibly) browsing in ...
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The simplest way to track Google Analytics without JavaScript?

Is it possible to track Google Analytics on my site, when JavaScript is not available?
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Google Analytics regular expression to indicate TODAY?

in Google Analytics version 5 (latest beta) there's an option to add a custom filter I want to show only data of today. Only Show -> Date -> Exactly matching -> and then I have the option to fill ...
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Why would a page appear in Google Analytics with 0 pageviews?

Our google analytics site shows pages speeds (i.e. /User/1020120) with specific dates (19 March, 20 seconds to load the page). But the Page Views column is always 0 for those pages. How can the ...
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When do hours start when viewing visitors by hour in Google Analytics

When I use Google Analytics to view my website visitors by hour, when does the hour start and finish? For example, if Google Analytics tells me that I have 17 visitors at 14:00, does that mean I have ...
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filtering out excessively long views from google analytics

I have a landing page I'm watching pretty closely and I'm trying to track the avg view time on that page to see if it's going up or down based on changes. The problem is some day in December the avg ...
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Does Google Analytics track visits via Tumblr dashboard?

I wondered if GA tracks visits to my Tumblr accessed through Tumblr dashboard by other Tumblr users. And if it can track visitors who only view my blog via the Tumblr dashboard. My GA stats are 320 ...
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Webmaster tools site performance - reliable measurements

I am measuring a few sites and use both webmaster tools and analytics to track various aspects. One of the aspects I try to measure and track is performance. I am getting a much more reliable ...
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Does including Google Analytics on a page makes you run the risk of failing a PCI audit?

My webshop is currently in the process of becoming PCI compliant. For business intelligence reasons we would like to include Google analytics code (or a code from a similar package) on the checkout ...
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Best way to track multiple sites with Google Analytics

I currently have 63 websites (and counting) that I'm tracking on one Google Analytics account, and I'm starting to realize... this is becoming a bit cumbersome. What's the best way to collect traffic ...
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Cross domain conversion tracking using goal funnel visualiation

We have a product signup process that takes the user from our website to a signup form on a separate tld and then, following successful signup, they are directed to the payment and product selection ...
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How to track site searches in Google Analytics?

I would like to set up search queries in Google Analytics to have stats of site searches, however it doesn't seem to show me any stats. This is what I have entered so far: On my site, searching (or ...
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Sudden “organic” traffic growing after AdWords campaign starting

The situation: My site had no organic traffic from Google. It has some referral traffic. After I have launched adwords, my "organic" traffic increased, but not "paid" and no money has been spent in ...
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Difference between Alexa, Google Analytics, Quantcast and Compete website statistics

I am getting confused by the following traffic metric systems: Google Analytics, Alexa, Quantcast and Compete metrics because they each show different values. ie. unique traffic, visits, pageviews, ...
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Run Google Analytics reports across multiple accounts / properties

So I have a single login for Google Analytics that tracks multiple accounts with multiple properties as so. Account 1 Property A Property B Property C Property D Account 2 Property E Property F ...
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Sites bandwidth exceeded but no increase in traffic?

One of my clients sites has exceeded its 6000mb monthly bandwidth quota. I checked Analytics and the site has not had an unreasonable amount of visitors (only 700 in the last month). The site has no ...
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What is “undetermined” mention in Google Analytics?

Is there anyone who has an idea why I find the mention "undetermined" in the statistics keywords of my Google Analytics account. This mention seems to be associated only with my display network ...
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GA UA codes for testing site - set up

Anyone know the process for using a GA live UA code to test a site in development. I.e. I have a live site with a GA UA code attached, tracking live traffic data etc e.g. UA-123456. I've been told ...
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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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Is there an elegant way to track multiple domains under separate accounts with Google Analytics?

I have a situation where a content management system uses the same template for multiple websites with different domain names and I can't make a separate template for each. However, each website needs ...
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Tracking visits to my Tumblr from mobile devices (iPhone)

I've been using the instructions here to track visits to my Tumblr with Google Analytics for the last several months, but just realized today that the JavaScript doesn't run at all on mobile devices. ...