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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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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How to exclude traffic based on geographical location in Google Analytics

I see a lot of traffic coming from 1 city in a country on which my site is not even focused. I also know it's not a real user, so I want to exclude all traffic coming from that city in my reports, ...
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Is it possible to track URL parameters and then the value of a cookie?

I have recently launched a site for a customer which we would like to track initial visits on URLs like below via Google Analytics, and then track revisits on their respective referral code: Users ...
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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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Shopping Cart URL Structure

In regards to URL structure when it comes to guests and authenticated users, am I able to track traffic associated with both paths, but at the same time track total conversions going through the ...
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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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Help with tracking sub domain

I currently have my app's marketing/external website on the root level, e.g. http://example.com My web app itself is hosted at: http://app.example.com What's the best strategy to set-up Google ...
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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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Google Analytics HTTP vs HTTPS

I want to use Google Analytics on a website that uses both HTTP and HTTPS that works as explained below: Secure pages accessed through https://mydomain.com/secure/* are always on HTTPS. Any access ...
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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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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. ...
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Not able to track traffic on subdomain using Google Analytics

I'm trying to track traffic for my sub-domain, but it's not happening. This is how it's set up. My partner has a domain called sub1.partner.com. This domain points to partner1.mydomain.com. The idea ...
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Google Analytics on Static Site Hosted by GAE

I finagled hosting a static site on Google App Engine at http://corbyhaas.com The HTML when visiting the URL shows some meta information and a frame to the site's actual address: ...
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Track actions of paying customers

I'm looking for software that can analyze my Apache log files (or some other source) and tell me, from the visitors that actually bought something from my site, some profiling information; like time ...
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Should I measure visits or unique events?

I have set up custom variables a couple of months ago. Basically it tracks categories of pages, much like the example in the docs. Now I want to get a list of the most popular categories. I've ...
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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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How should I track multi-valued page attributes (e.g. tags) using custom variables?

Our pages can each have many tags, e.g 'football', 'sms', 'nsfw', etc.. which we would like to track in google analytics. We're already tracking things like category using google analytics custom ...
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Google Analytics - need to let users know they're being anonymously tracked?

I'm using google analytics in an android application via their sdk. Do I need to show end users any terms of service since analytics are being used, ie. notify them that their usage is being ...
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Two different domains as one user session in Google Analytics

I have two websites that are run as the same service. Each domain offers articles from a different market. At the top of each page the two domains are shown as menu options. If a user clicks one they ...
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Tracking eCommerce transactions geographically in Google Analytics Universal

I've done a complete overhaul of our site and had to move our eCommerce transaction posting from the typical JavaScript calls of ga.js on our front-end to direct purchase processing on our back-end, ...
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Tracking dynamic events in Google Analytics?

I'm trying to implement dynamic events in my platform to trackearlos. My question is: For generating these events and who are trackeados in Google Analytics to put the push of the "onclick" to do ...
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Social media measurement with Google Analytics

I work for a non profit and we are currently trying to develop a system to measure and evaluate our social media channels (Facebook and Twitter). We would like to track a variety of social metrics, ...
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How to track HTTP and HTTPS from the same Google Analytics account?

I have a website with tutorials and a discuss forum. The website load on http protocol and the forum load with https for security reasons. For both of them I run the default Google Analytics code, but ...
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How much traffic isn't reported by Google Analytics?

We keep finding inconsistencies between data in Analytics and the reports we get from other sources. In general, we notice about 40% less pageviews in Analytics than elsewhere: Correlating number of ...
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Google Analytics - comparing metrics for different cities approach

I receive traffic from a number of different cities across the world, these being: Washington, Bratislava and Belfast. In Google Analytics, I would like to be able to compare a variety of metrics ...
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Correct configuration of multiple Analytics trackers per page, spanning domains and subdomains

My company publishes sites on a somewhat convoluted domain structure, and we're having trouble getting accurate numbers in Analytics when we have multiple trackers on the page. We publish under two ...
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Google Analytics setting cookies on static content despite being on entirely separate domain

I recently decided to comply with the YSlow recommendation that static content is hosted on a cookieless domain. As I already use the root of my domain (donaldjenkins.com) to host my website—on which ...
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Huge difference between Facebook Ad Click figures and Apache log requests

We're running a facebook ad campaign for our business but there seems to be a huge discrepancy between the number of clicks registered and the number of requests made with "facebook.com" in the HTTP ...
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In-page Google Analytics giving no page views recorded

I am trying to use Google In-Page Analytics. The rest of Google Analytics seems to work correctly on my site, but when I go to the new In-page analytics, I get no click appearing. I just get an ...
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Google Analytics - relatively compare segments

Is there a way to relatively compare two different segments in Google Analytics over time? For example, I'd like to see the percentage of the segment mobile traffic (segment A) which comes from ...
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Tracking referrals between profiles on the same domain in Google Analytics

I have a website at mydomain.com that uses Analytics. I have a blog that resides at mydomain.com/blog/, which also uses Analytics They are on different profiles. The main site uses something like: ...
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How do I track Yahoo Adwords campaigns in Google Analytics with cost data?

I'm currently diving into Yahoo's adwords program and am wondering if its possible to track their ad campaigns in Google Analytics with cost data so I can trace my costs to my revenue. Has anyone ...
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How does Google Analytics calculate the number of visitors

If I visit a site 100 times a day (from one IP) does Google Analytics track that as 100 unique visitors?
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Finding the search terms behind 'not provided'

We use Google Analytics to track the vistors to our websites, were currently putting together a big audit of our SEO and one of the things we want to see is what search terms are working for us. ...
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Does Google Analytics allow custom variables to have a value of zero?

I was interested in tracking the versions of QuickTime my users have installed. As suggested in an earlier question, I have set up a custom variable and built a report around it. Here is my code for ...
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Organizing google Analytics accounts

It seems that when logged in to Google Analytics, you can create "Accounts", as well as "Profiles". Websites can be tracked under each of these. If you are wanting to track multiple websites, some ...
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Telling Google that domain.com and domain.us points to the same site

Tell me how should I let Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics know that the site has more than one domain? Does having more than one domain, corrupt SEO?
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How can I find the IP address for my visitors in Google Analytics Universal reports?

Does anyone know if/where I can find IP addresses of my visitors in Google Analytics Universal reports?