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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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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How to create a GA segment for all users who did not complete an event on the website?

I want to analyze the behavior flow for all the users who did not complete the events I have created using Tag Manager. I am not sure which conditions to use while creating the segment.
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Will using Google Analytics on my website improve its SEO results?

Will I have better SEO results if I have Google Analytics on my website, or does Google not care if I'm using their analytics software?
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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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View hits by domain name in Google Analytics

I have multiple domains and I set the appropriate settings in the javascript code but in Google Analytics I would like to see the number of page views by each domain. I can't seem to find this report. ...
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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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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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How to know if visitors are reading my long-form articles?

I have a website with a couple of long how to's and I would like to know if people are actually reading those articles when they come in from Google. That is, I'd like to learn whether visitors slowly ...
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Can I use Google Analytics to track a specific referrer URL?

I have a Featured Product block on my website's home page. I'd like to track it's efficacy by adding a handle ?referrer=featured to it and then have Google Analytics track checkout on said product. ...
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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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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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Frequency & Recency in Google Analytics. How to read the histogram?

I'm looking in Google Analytics at Audience > Behavior > Frequency & Recency for a property I manage. My histogram looks like this: Something's fishy. The official docs say I should read this ...
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How to calculate unique number of events, one event per user in Google Analytics?

We have an event which fires every time user initiates a download. How is it possible to calculate number of downloads occurred let's say this month & calculate only 1 download per 1 user? If to ...
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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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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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Move a well-indexed website from one framework to another

My company decided to get a new website, while retaining the same domain (e.g., mycompany.com). We are currently using Joomla (still active), and the new website will be a self-hosted WordPress. ...
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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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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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Why does Google Analytics end sessions at midnight?

I'm storing my own copy of Google Analytics session data and I'm trying to figure out their schema. I'm trying to figure out why does Google Analytics end sessions at midnight?
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Get the conversion's first touch source in Google Analytics Universal

I think this solution is not possible when using Google Analytics Universal - I am right? https://www.distilled.net/blog/seo/first-touch-tracking-in-google-analytics/ Are there other ways to get the ...
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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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Duplicate transactions in Google Analytics caused by page refreshes

I'm using Universal Analytics on my order confirmation page: // Create the tracker ga('create', 'UA-XXXXX-Y'); // Fire off a pageview ga('send', 'pageview'); // Include the ecommerce plugin ...
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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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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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How do we get our sites' sections displayed under the description in a Google search? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? For Example, if I Google "Stack Overflow" the site comes up but also links to the main ...
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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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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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Why page views number for a page is much greater than page entrances

GA shows me some weird statistics, it has for some pages 20k PV for just 40 entries (cf pj). Is this normal or just a tracking bug ? Thanks
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what is a session in google analytics

Case 1: If user search for a keyword Key1 and my site's result Page1 comes in google search results. User clicks that result and enters my site. So it is a session for user with on Page1 Case 2: Now ...
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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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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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How to use Google Analytics to get a distribution of time on page for a specific set of pages?

Google Analytics provides a fairly comprehensive breakdown for session duration under Audience > Behavior > Engagement: But I'm having trouble finding a similar GA view or other means of pulling ...
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Do AdWords conversions only track AdWords visitors?

I have set up an AdWords conversion and put the conversion tracking JS code on a test page. However, I don't see any conversions tracked when I visit it. Does the AdWords conversion tracking only ...
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What is the EU Data Processing Amendment and should I accept it in Google Analytics?

The info provided by Google is sparse https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3379636?hl=en I'm an EU citizen but am unsure if I should accept it. Currently it shouldn't affect my GA but I am ...
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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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In Google Analytics, show eCommerce order numbers based on first click attribution

Google Analytics usually reports everything based on last click attribution. However, GA recently added some reports to compare metrics based on different attribution models like first click. Is it ...
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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 ...