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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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How to implement google organic tag in google tag manager [closed]

I am learning google tag manager and have applied the google analytics, adwords and social network tracking codes in google tag manager.Also have triggered the tags on pages and tested them. But now ...
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A social network called “socialnetwork” in Google Analytics

I have stumbled across a social network that Google analytics recognises as simple "socialnetwork" which is referring some users to my site, as shown in the image below: Does anyone know where this ...
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Google Analytics tracking across multiple domains - not showing domain, not tracking

I have been trying to get Google Analytics (Universal) working across two related domains, say www.foo.com and app.foo.com. According to the Google Docs, I should be able to use the Universal code ...
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Managing duplicate URLs on e-commerce site with canonical URL and Google Analytics

On my e-commerce site I have products which may belong to multiple categories at the same time. Product URL contains categories, so depending on how customer came to the page, we are displaying ...
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How to properly setup Content Groupings in Google Analytics?

On my e-commerce site I have 4 levels of categories for products (i.e. Men/T-shirt/Hawaii Style/Modern, Women/Dress/Summer, Misc). Each category/sub(*)category has designated URL. In my reports I ...
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Use Google Analytics UTM codes and referral at same time

I have two different affiliate networks sending me traffic, all tracked using UTM codes; network A medium=affiliates source=affiliatenetworkA network B medium=affiliates ...
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Unique vs New Visitors “explanation needed”

i was wondering if anyone can help me understand the relation between the unique visitors and the new visitors terms in GA. Here is what i originally thought: Unique visitor = each user is counted ...
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Google Analytics User-level scope on a custom dimension resulting in different data than hit-level scope. Hit-level data is correct

I am trying to figure out why the custom dimension I created with a User-level scope isn't collecting the right data. I have set up two custom dimensions: Job - User scope Job - Hit scope According ...
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Tracking email traffic to Facebook in Google Analytics

My company is sending an email to our lead file with a link to a Facebook contest app. I know that ExactTarget (our marketing automation software) has the ability to track links, but we want to see in ...
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Handling visitors computers that don't report languages or countries

I added google analytics to the mobile version of my site and three days later it seems that most of the visitors either do not have a language set or a country code set. Should I assume every ...
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Export the drop off rate for all the pages in Google Analytics

I want to export the drop off rate information from user flow in GA. The only way to see this information appears to be to actually click in each "group" within the user flow dashboard to see this ...
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Tracking event completion based on page referral

I have a question about trying to get some detailed information around specific event completion. I'm wondering if it is possible within Google Analytics to track event completion within a specific ...
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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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Set a default segment for Google Analytics

I set up a segment that contains the data that my colleagues and I will want to be looking at 90% of the time. The All sessions segment contains superfluous data that we will generally not be ...
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How can I query over a page name at google analytics

I am running a website that every customer has a different query string attached to the url plus one random guid attached at the end: /myPage/?cust=one&randomGuid /myPage/?cust=two&randomGuid ...
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Tracking PDFs properly on our website

I'm looking for the proper way to track pdf downloads from both emails and our site links. If I have many pdfs on a single page, how do I track the pdf downloaded? I found an article on Moz ...
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Exclude multiple domains in Google Analytics [duplicate]

I want to exclude multiple domains from all my reports to prevent referral spam, but as more and more of these popup I'd like to do so via a single filter.. I tried adding a filter with settings: ...
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Google Tag Manager blocked in China..?

Our site uses Google Tag Manager and we have China users having issues - pointing to GTM as the culprit. I know and read that major google services are blocked in China, but does this include ...
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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 ...
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Tracking App indexing in Google Analytics

After implementing app indexing on a site I'm having trouble figuring out how to track this data in Google Analytics. If I'm logged into App analytics in GA how do I see traffic that has gone to the ...
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Google Analytics showing hundreds of sessions for inactive site [duplicate]

I had a website running for 6 months last year on my in-house server, and running Google Analytics to monitor usage. I shut this site down in December to do a rebuild, the IIS server was shut down ...
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Different number in Google Analytics “SEO landing pages” vs. custom report google/organic entries

(I hope I've got everything translated correctly, because our Google Analytics is in german. I'll write the german word after the translations, in case anyone speaks german and I've got the ...
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Block social-buttons.com / simple-share-buttons.com Referral Spam

How to remove social-buttons.com / simple-share-buttons.com this type of lots of Referral Spam link they increase 100% bounce rate How to remove this type of referral spam link in via .htaccess or ...
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How to show custom date ranges in Google Analytics?

In GA, there are 6 pre-defined date ranges, which are fairly useless. Is there a way to create new date ranges in the drop down menu? I'd like to add YTD, MTD, Last Year.
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Google Analytics conversions for Travel Agency

what is the best way to track orders for travel agency via Google Analytics? There is major difference between typical e-shop and travel agency - in e-shop there is simple basket with products. In ...
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What is a good way to track traffic from several contributors via Google Analytics

I want to track traffic provided from several team members via Google Analytics but don't make it too obvious to visitors. Lets say I have a team member with the code xyz. I want to use something ...
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How does Google Analytics track re-entry into a goal funnel?

How does Google Analytics tracks users? Is each user is tracked as unique user? I have a doubt about a goal flow in Google Analytics. I'm working on an ecommerce site. I set the goal as reach the ...
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Include only one brand in the ecommerce reports for a single affiliate in Google Analytics

I am trying to create a view for a partner that is selling their products on our site. I assumed that filtering their brand name with "E-commerce Item Name" would result in the same report as ...
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Tracking referral traffic from Sub Domain to Primary Domain

I have a primary site (www.example.com) and a blog (blog.example.com). They each have their own Analytics properties with their own tracking code. What I want to see is how much referral traffic the ...
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Self-referrals on cross-domain analytics

I have a hotel site which links out to Synxis for our booking engine and then once the booking is complete, passes the user back to our hotel domain to continue browsing. I have got ecommerce data ...
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Setting up Google Analytics for an intranet website

I'm trying to set up Google Analytics on an intranet site that is not publicly accessible. I read the help page that states you have to use a FQDN name, so I tried using http://site.domain.local but ...
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Referrer from merlot-ops-labeling-devel.corp.google.com

A mysterious entity from Google is checking out our site from time to time, curious why. We have referrers from merlot-ops-labeling-devel.corp.google.com as well as 74.125.239.132/url (which will 404 ...
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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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How to remove Google Analytics refferal traffic with unknown hostname using Google Tag Manager?

I'm trying to remove ghost referral traffic in Google Analytics by excluding unknown hostnames coming to my site. This technique is described at: ...
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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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How Google Analytics code performs cross site scripting?

As we all probably know - browsers are not allowing us to perform any cross site scripting (for security reasons). However Google Analytics code should perform one in order to inform Google server ...
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Mozilla Compatible Agent

I'm using Google Analytics and i have a problem with Mozilla Compatible Agent - see the screenshot: This is a screenshot of the Mozilla Compatible Agent with "Cities" as second Dimension. The ...
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Advertisement link click counts not matching up in Google Analytics

We are using tracking software that reports how many clicks advertisement links on our website get. This is not matching with the stat given by Google Analytics. Does Google Analytics track sessions ...
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What is forum20.smailik.org referral traffic?

In my Google Analytics real-time I now see a lot of visitors with referrer forum20.smailik.org This link redirects to http://www.aliexpress.com/ What does this traffic mean? (And should I block it?)
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How does Google prevent GA accounts from being spammed [closed]

Since the Google Analytics snippet is available in the source code of the page (e.g. below is stackexchange's) <script type="text/javascript">var ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Diagnosing spike in 'direct traffic' in google analytics

Recently ive seen a spike in the direct traffic in google analytics its up between 100-200% depending on what day you look at since last week. I cant tell if this is just referral spam, which would ...
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Is it possible to download the demographic data day by day in Google Analytics?

When checking demographics data in GA, I can see each day's detailed data by moving the cursor over the graph. But how can I download a full version of that data? I tried export data but it only ...
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How to use segments in google analytics API

In google analytics, We are able to create segments like below: From the Google analytics API explorer, we can pull the segment information be it by segment id or by its code: I would assume we ...