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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Is there a way to Segment all users who come in with a certain query string?

I have partners sending me traffic to example.com/?refcode=PARTNER -- I want to be able to segment these users and see how they interact with my site. Is this something I can setup via the interface ...
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Is it best practice to exclude the pagination query parameter in Google Analytics?

Our site has 4 query parameters on site. They are all for the Blog section and only the pagination parameter can be added to another query parameter: Category Tag Author Pagination parameter ...
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Google Analytics tracking on multi domain environment

We have the following structure of our website: Main site - mainsite.com Contains blog, few products and pricing table etc... Single product sites - myproduct1.com, myproduct2.com Product specific ...
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Has Google stopped offering it's “Weighted” Analytics sorting filter?

I am trying to better evaluate my user's engagement and came across a feature of Google Analytics that I didn't know about, Weighted Sort. This is supposed to sort by bounce rate and also time on ...
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Google Analytics tracking both of my website versions after template migration

GoDaddy migrated my Wordpress template from one website (hosted by HostMonster) to a new website. GoDaddy set up Google Analytics on new website. Old website remains in use. Both use the same ...
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Returning visitors from a campaign

I'm having problems to get stats about returning visitors from campaign. Example: I have placed the following link with http://example.com/page?utm_medium=camp1 on some website. I want to know how ...
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Sudden increased google analytics bounce rate yesterday

Yesterday I noticed sudden increase in google analytics bounce rate. What could be reasons for that, is it possible that there was something wrong on GA side? Before that it was very good for 1 year, ...
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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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Hign traffic but low Alexa Rank

I have a website for more than one year (it's a blog with .com domain). I track my visitors using Google Analytics and I mention that I have an average of 7000 unique visitors/day. The whole year ...
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Tracking an e-commerce conversion with Google Analytics - Analytics.js

I'm running a Rails (Ruby on Rails) app and want to start collecting e-commerce conversion data. I have Google Analytics installed on a local server (development environment), and I am able to see the ...
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Is implementing Data Layer the only way to track revenue in Google Tag Manager?

I've been considering using Google Tag Manager to help upgrade my site to Universal Analytics. However, the main issue is that tracking Revenue and Ecommerce is hugely important, but implementing a ...
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Best tag placement for Analytics.js tracking code?

I am using a webapp for my website which has an option in the settings to add my UA tracking code from google analytics. However, when I view my source, it places the tracking code in the <body> ...
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How to Track outbound clicks in google analytics

I know there are several ways that will help me find out how many times that user clicked on the outbound links but situation is pretty complicated. It is a school website, KENT SCHOOL DISTRICT and ...
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Is there any way I can exclude paid search from channel graphics in Google Analytics?

I am using Google Analytics and also Google Adwords. How can I adjust the graphics view to show traffic from all channels except paid search? I can view each of them alone and sum up the results ...
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Google Analytics not displaying goal conversion

I have created a goal when i click verify it shows conversion rate, but Analytics shows me 0% conversions for the past 7 days. Why is it so..?
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Set goal in funnel not to be necessary

I have a start page which can link to a discounts page and then three possible extras pages (one of which will definitely be reached), all three of these lead to a confirmation page. I have set up ...
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Why are there missing sessions in GA shopping behavior analysis?

When I check the shopping behaviour analysis in Google Analytics, I do not understand why there is a decent number of sessions missing. According to Google's support page: The Shopping ...
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Google Analytics is taking too long to update despite events being below 40K per day

We have always had between 200K - 400K events per day reported on GA. This never caused a problem. Our GA updates took place every few minutes. Last month our GA started updating slower and slower, ...
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How do I track search queries with Google Analytics when my search engine uses a hash for the query?

My company's search engine generates a hash/pound sign (#) instead of a question mark for search queries: Search.htm#search- followed by exactly the user's input string. ...
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Track servers from different GEO locations using Analytics

I have one web site which have main domain let's say example.com. The same web site hosted on three web servers in different data-centers across globe - USA, Europe and Asia. The web site and Google ...
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When should a company hire an Adwords specialist?

I am working for a quite large fashion label that went online with its new online shops a few months ago. Actually we have the Google Analytics and shop development inhouse, but the Adwords campaigns ...
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Google Analytics share custom report data

I have set up simple report (flat table). Now I need to share it with the client, so he is able to see fresh data. What is the best approach? Create a custom view?
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Implications of using same Google Analytics for desktop site, mobile site, and native apps

I'm running an e-commerce site, let's say in www.example.com. I'm planning to create a mobile optimized site m.example.com and both Android and iOS app. I'm planning to track all of them using a ...
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Discrepancies between bounce rate and drop rate in behavior flow

The bounce rate of one of my websites 15%, however when looking at the Behavior Flow section of Google Analytics, it shows a homepage drop off of around 80% Can a visitor be counted as a non-bounce, ...
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How can I see Adwords Cost and CPC in Google Analytics custom reports?

Actually I can see under Acquisition=> Acquisition => Campaigns my Adwords Costs and so on. But I do not have these metrics at my custom reports. Is there a way to get them to there too?
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Making entire site to HTTPS from HTTP - issues to be aware of

I am thinking of moving a website (built on Wordpress) to be run entirely over HTTPS so it is more secure and follows Google's "HTTPS Everywhere" mantra. Can anyone provide some advice on this & ...
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How to exclude Bots from Google Analytics (sudden rise of them in the last weeks)

Since a few weeks, one of my Google Analytics Accounts shows a continued rise of Visitors and Pageimpressions what seams to be bots. They have a Average Session Duration of «<00:00:01» and by now ...
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In Google Analytics report for event tracking, which is the accurate number of events sent?

I'm using Google Analytics event tracking to count the number of unique users that did some action on my site. A flag on localStorage is used to determine who is new and who is returning. I am aware ...
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Access Google Analytics without original login credentials

Our Google Analytics administrator has forgotten the login credentials for our account. How can we recover this?
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How do I measure correlation between visiting certain specific pages and ultimate conversions?

I'm new to using Google Analytics and have to suggest a solution to a problem which I thought would be simple but for which I somehow couldn't find a straightforward solution: On an ecommerce site, we ...
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Irregulations with Google Analytics Organic Search Sources

Please help me to understand where is the problem with my Organic Search Sources in my Google Analytics reports (OSS). Couple of months ago I've checked my referral traffic for new search engines and ...
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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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How do I discover where a mysterious click category event is on my site when it appears in Google Analytics

I've started to track button clicks on certain pages. I've created all parameters, which are both of required and optional. The tracking works but I've detected another one click category in Google ...
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How can I use Google Analytics to tell what the least busy time of the week is on a website?

I'm needing to do some maintenance on a site, and I'd like to time it for the least busy time of the week. I know how to make a custom report to show what the least busy day is, as well as what the ...
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How do I filter traffic from IE7 in Google Analytics?

I would like to filter all traffic from IE7 to our website in Google Analytics. Because of some back-end controls we use for a desktop app, we have an unusually large amount from that browser, even ...
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Google Analytics - Sales Performance transaction reversal

This is an extreme problem for our marketing department. While testing a new feature on our store, someone put in a test order for $7,520,000 which has completely skewed our ability to use Google ...
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Checking Google Analytics ECommerce - Abandoned Cart

I'm testing a Drupal site where Google Analytics ECommerce should register if someone abandons their cart. However I've been unable to test if it's working, as I can't figure out where that would ...
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Google Analytics model comparison tool shows all traffic as direct when it actually came from Facebook and Instagram

We have created a new site and we are doing an Ad Campaign in Facebook Ads. My problem is that when I go to Google Analytics to analyze my traffic with the Model Comparison Tool and I click to First ...
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How to Block Spam Referral Traffic in Google Analytic? [duplicate]

I have noticed so many spam referral traffic on my website on Google Analytic. I have tried to block them with the help of filters but it could not help. I know there is also a way to block it with ...
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WHY must Universal Analytics code go immediately before the closing head tag?

The official Google documentation says to: Paste your snippet (unaltered, in its entirety) into every web page you want to track. Paste it immediately before the closing </head> tag. ...
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Google Analytics goal if user complete the goal next day in second visit

I want to know how many of users that come to our page from sites A and B later complete the goal. Users come to our page from site A or site B. They don't complete the goal in current session. They ...
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Track a buyers path Google Analytics

is there anyway within Google Analytics to track a buyers path to purchase. For example, for each transaction can the pages be tracked prior to the final purchase (e.g. organic search > homepage > ...
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Two GA codes on one site and the data doesn't match

Our company puts a GA tracking code on each of our websites (we build websites for companies and then provide GA tracking for the company). One of our clients also has a GA code they want on their ...
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Analytics ignoring advertising features setting

I've been having trouble with my Demographics reports in my Google Analytics account that I administer. After I log in, I expand the Audience tab, then Demographics, and then select Age. There is a ...
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Social referrer info in google analytics

Is there a way to get more detailed referrer info from Social acquisitions in Google analytics, at the moment all i get is the social networks name ie. Twitter, Facebook etc, but no info the exact ...
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How can I increase traffic on a website? [duplicate]

Please respond only if you actually increased a website traffic before. No guessings. This is quite complicated I think and getting traffic takes ages organically.
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Solutions for filtering dynamic IP addresses in Google Analytics?

Without a static IP address from your ISP, what solutions are people using to filter their own web traffic through Google Analytics to help improve the accuracy of the data? I get the reasoning and ...
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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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Google Analytics site search configured but not showing any data

I'm trying to configure site search analytics for my website. The site already gathers other analytics data, but I can't get any data to appear for search. My site search URLs look like this: ...