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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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Google Analytics - Phone Orders Internally

I am running an ecommerce site and currently have google analytics filtering out our IP. While this gives almost absolute metrics about visitors it does not include orders processed internally ...
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Google Analytics Report For Weekdays Only

I would like to create a custom report in Google Analytics that will measure weekday performance only over a period of time ie week 01 (Monday to Friday) verses week 02 (Monday to Friday). Is this ...
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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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Connecting keywords with location

Is there a way to connect the keyword with the location withing Google Analytics? I would like to be able to see what cities are searching for what terms.
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Tools to track internal traffic

Google Analytics is a great analytics tool. However I find it's not easy when it comes to tracking INTERNAL traffic. For example, let's say I put a banner on my ecommerce advertising a specific ...
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Google Analytics when 404 handler is used as 'mod_rewrite'?

I'm consulting on a web site which in order to provide clean URL's uses the 404 handler to catch what would otherwise be a 404 and serve the correct content. In case that's not clear the 404 handler ...
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Google Analytics: How to track when visitors order a brochure?

I implemented Google Analytics on every page of one of my companies website, and on one page there is a simple form to order a free brochure. The main goal of the site is to have my visitors who are ...
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How do I find out maximum number of visitors at one time from Google Analytics?

I'm not sure if this is even possible in Google Analytics. Is there a way to find out the maximum number of visitors that visited a site within a time period of one minute, or one hour? Or is the data ...
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How can I have more bounces than exits in Google Analytics?

According to Google Analytics, a particular page has 97710 page views. This page has an exit rate of 57.82% and a bounce rate of 64.4%. According to the Navigation Summary page, 91.76% of page visits ...
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How do you track a website using multiple Google Analytics accounts?

Suppose you have two distinct Google Analytic accounts. How are you able to send request data to both accounts on a single page load? For example, on a normal account you'd include code such as: var ...
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How to interpret Events from Unique Events in Google Analytics?

I'm trying to add some javascript triggered Google Analytics events to a website that is already working with GA. I've included the following beneath the standard GA script (new ga.js script). ...
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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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Google Analytics: Do unique events report as unique visits when triggered on pages other than your own domain?

We just recently attached a SWF to our Brightcove video player to report various events back to Google Analytics. We're also tracking page views with a standard GA snippet on the page where the ...
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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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Google analytics direct traffic report

We launched a blog post which got picked up by a lot of social sites and it's given us a lot of traffic over the last few days. In Google Analytics though, the blog post page has all the hits with ...
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How to track Blogger and Sites subdomains in Google Analytics?

I am using Google Apps in my domain. In this domain I have a Blogger blog and a Google Sites website. I have setup Google Analytics to track my website and it works fine. I also track blog visits and ...
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Displaying metrics for a list of specific pages from a website

Can I get a table for a metric (ex: visitors, pageviews) for a specific list (imported as .xls, .csv or .xml) of pages from a Google Analytics tracked website?
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What is the best browser usage statistics source?

I wonder about what source of browser usage statistics is most reliable and updated. I've been using Google Analytics (with use of my analytics enabled pages) W3 Counter Stat Counter but they ...
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(How) Could I import twitter posts as annotations in Google Analytics?

A site I maintain tweets every time a blog post is published. Since the editors of the site have gone a bit mad with the ability to change the apparent date a blog post was published (back-dating as ...
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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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Does Google Analytics track links that use onclick=“parent.location='Something.html' ”?

I am using onclick="parent.location='#'" to make a table into a link, but will Google Analytics see this as a link or will it cause mayhem in the reports?
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Social Interaction Tracking in Google Analytics

Since a few days now the Google + button is being tracked and shown in our Google Analytics account, which you can find here. There is also a solution to track Twitter, Facebook, ... but can't seem to ...
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How to excludes my visits from Google Analytics?

I have integrated Google Sites website with Google Analytics and I access the website frequently to add more content. I want Google Analytics to track visits from real visitors only. How can I ...
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Google not detecting new page addresses after redesign

I recently moved our company's site to WordPress. It was necessary since the old site's structure was poor at best. It's now been three weeks and the addresses listed in Google have not changed. ...
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Google Analytics - Goals setup regular expression match

I have urls like the following: http://example.com/item/1 http://example.com/item/1341 http://example.com/item/33324 I want to set up a funnel in Google Analytics and I understand that I can use a ...
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Anonymouse versus logged in users on my site & Google Analytics

I'd like to be able to run two different 'tracks' for Google Analytics; One for anonymous users of the site and another for Users whom are logged-in. I say "track" because I'm not sure of the term ...
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How can I identify unknown query string fragments that are coming to my site?

In the Google Analytics content overview for a site that I work on, the home page is getting many pageviews with some unfamiliar query string fragments, example: ...
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How can I track conversions on third party websites?

We run a number of affiliate schemes, and I would like to track which links from our website produce sales, and which do not. I can persuade our affiliates to include tracking code in their pages for ...
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Very few visitors on Analytics: incorrect setting?

it's quite a long time Analytics is making me crazy: I have a 2 years old website, started with Aruba (an Italian provider) and then transfered on Hostgator. It's a blog Wordpress + MyBB forum, and on ...
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What does “Other” mean for Traffic Source on Google Analytics?

I logged into Google Analytics today and under 'Traffic Sources' saw: "Referring sites", "Direct Traffic", "Search Engines" and "Other". I've never seen 'other' before, and it was small (only 0.5%), ...
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Using Google Webmaster & Analytics, what data to look at to improve website performance?

Using data from Google Analytics and Webmaster tools, what data should I be looking at to improve my websites performance? I want to improve the SEO, usability and just general performance of my ...
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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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Tried verything - Yet highest Bounce Rate?

I read a lot of blogs and tips articles on how to decrease bounce rate. I feel I write very good content (niche is science) and I setup a good design, with attractive features (like download as PDF ...
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What are some advantages of using Analytics like Urchin?

I'm interested in utilizing urchin. What are some advantages of self hosted analytics software like urchin over Google analytics?
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Why am I seeing 'blisque.mydomain.com' in my analytics? [closed]

When looking through my Google Analytics reports, I see visits via mydomain.com but also 'blisque.mydomain.com'. When I visit there, the site is served up, however I haven't configured this subdomain ...
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A good resource to get the most out of Google Analytics

I was wondering if any one could offer me some advice as to the best resources out there (ideally books) on google analytics. I have a basic understanding but have a lot of room for improvement. The ...
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Setting up a Google Analytics Campaign

I will be doing a bunch of things to give one of my projects (main app) a big initial push for which I will be building a few small Facebook apps which will help in promoting the main apps. Traffic ...
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Filtering your own IP's in Google Analytics, good or bad idea?

Is it a good idea to filter our own IP addresses from our own websites in Google Analytics? On the one hand, the data is "real" but on the other are you losing browny points with Google as your ...
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How do you exclude yourself from Google Analytics on your website using cookies?

I'm trying to set up an exclusion filter with a browser cookie, so that my own visits to my don't show up in my Google Analytics. I tried 3 different methods and none of them have worked so far. I ...
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Google Analytics click count

If someone with the same IP click on our site 10 times or more from the search result page to our site, how would Google Analytics treat this situation? Would Google Analytics restrict a user who ...
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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 Stats, how to get More info?

I have created a blog very recently and i'm seeing my traffic and audience using Google Stats that is in built in google blogger. I have few question on google stats: 1) Is number of visitor shown ...
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Can't setup Google Analytics for a Google Site

I had performed steps as described here , 24 hours passed but Analytics site still shows "Tracking Not Installed" status. Ideas?
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using google analytics to create custom reports for a web app

I'm curently writing a web app that's supposed to take care of analytics and traffic on the application for our users. The users should be able to log in to the application and see a special area ...
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Does Google Analytics have a way to compare two timeframes?

Our site recently took a huge traffic hit that we can't attribute to anything. Is there a way to ask Google Analytics to compare traffic patterns and show any statistical changes between two ...
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Google Analytics Subdomain Tracking for WordPress

I'm looking for the best solution to track my website's traffic using Google Analytics. I have a website that (currently) has two subdomains. The subdomains are about very different content, the TLD ...
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How do I remove accounts from my analytics dashboard?

How do I remove accounts from my analytics dashboard where other admins have deleted me from the profile? The account appears on the list with no data and now discernible way to remove it.
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On google analytics, when I see visits / keywords are all these vists are of unique visitors?

On google analytics, when I see visits / keywords are all these vists are of unique visitors or are they other visits of 1 visitor who came to the site using that keyword in the first place ?
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Determining Source Quality with Google Analytics

What I am trying to do is set up a report (either on the new or the old analytics setup) that tells me the average "Pages per Visit" of all traffic "Sources". I can get that through Traffic ...