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Use Google Analytics to record newsletter clicks to an external website

Note: by external website I mean a website that we do not have access to the code. For example www.facebook.com I want to record how many social share clicks we have from our customer newsletters. ...
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Determining the value of a landing page missing Google Analytics

Using Google Analytics, if someone lands on my site onto a page without Google Analytics, and then clicks a link to a page with Google Analytics, can I see that? I have an e-commerce site where most ...
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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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Visit counts in Google Analytics advanced segments not consistent

My organization has recently noticed an issue when applying advanced segments to visit counts during different time ranges. With no advanced segments turned on, here are the visit counts for Oct 1st ...
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Google Analytics: Issue with cross domain tracking

I am facing a very strange issue. My website is http://www.example.com (1) and order page is https://order.example.com (2). When ever my user switch from (1) to (2), it creates problem and my ...
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Why use underscores in URLs with UTMs?

Back in the day (2005), Matt Cutts said "use dashes, not underscores" in URLs. But that was before search engines got smart, and now it seems it doesn't really matter what you use in canonical URLs. ...
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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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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 Analytics custom variables not working as expected?

I'm having some trouble to make GA Custom variables work on my website. After following all the tutorials, seeking documentation, debugging with Firebug, I cannont understand what is wrong with my ...
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Track additional e-commerce data - Impact of x on conversion rate

A client of the company I work for is moving to Google Analytics from Coremetrics and want to track the effect of certain items on the product details page on the conversion rate. In coremetrics, ...
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Google Analytics not tracking e-commerce events from AdWords

I have problems tracking e-commerce events from AdWords. The problem is that we can see the events in AdWords but we can't see them in Google Analytics. The rest of the events that come from the same ...
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Google Analytics regards direct access as referral for subdomain

When I directly access subdomain.mydomain.com by entering it in the browser's address bar, Google Analytics Realtime Overview indicates that top referral is mydomain.com. I'm sure that I'm the only ...
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Duplicate title error in Webmaster Tools

I have changed some URLs in my site then to prevent Webmaster Tools duplicate error I redirected (301) old URLs to new URLs also I tried to remove old URLs in "Optimization > Remove URLs" section of ...
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Google Analytics Request URI to Event advanced filter

I have a query string attached to a Request URI. Whilst I can see this data within the pages report and it works, I was thinking about setting up an advanced filter to convert the request URI to an ...
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Cart Abandonment Rate report

I've read web analytics 2.0 from Avinash Kaushik and wondered how to create report on Cart Abandonment rate in Google Analytics. I want to create what Avinash describes as: Cart Abandonment Rate ...
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Custom Analytics report with multiple tabs

Is it possible to set up a custom report with multiple tabs, and have each tab filter data differently? I have too many metrics to use a dashboard.
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Second step of a funnel higher than first step in Google Analytics

I have a problem with the funnels in Google Analytics. So I have a e-commerce website that I want to track the user path to a purchase. I want GA to track if a user goes trough these steps [Item ...
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What are the differences between creating a remarketing list in Analytics versus a remarketing list in Adwords?

Both Google Analytics and Google Adwords seem to have the capability of creating remarketing lists. If you opt for the Analytics option, you can then share that list with (only) Adwords. So are there ...
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Google Analytics visitor flow shows drop-offs for homepage

I checked the visitors flow on my Google Analytics account. It shows drop-offs from the homepage and the group details don't really give much info. The group details for other pages do show that the ...
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Google Analytics for mobile site

My HTML pages redirect users with mobile devices to a /mobile folder with corresponding HTML pages. Should I paste the regular Google tracking code in the mobile pages too or will that mess up my ...
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A/B testing problem Optimizely and Google Analytics with Screen Resolution=(not set)

We've setup an A/B in Optimizely to test a completely new design: http://offerta.se that we're testing against our legacy design: http://offerta.se/?classic=1 Optimizely is setup to redirect 50% ...
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How do large sites like StackOverflow handle their access logs?

I'm wondering how large sites like StackOverflow handle their access logs. A write to the disk on every request seems a little bit uneconomical, but is Google Analytics that reliable to use it as your ...
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Using Google Analytics to view product hits

I am using Google Analytics but fairly new to it. I have a list of products on my site, they have the following URL: example.com/product/1 example.com/product/2 In Google Analytics, how can I ...
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Google Analytics Status: Tracking Not installed

I set up a website, and below is my main page. As you see I have added the tracking code, but when I login to google analytics, I see Google Analytics Status: Tracking Not installed. If you think ...
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How to use Google Analytics to track a development and production versions of the same site on different servers?

I have a website with two versions, one for production and one for development (testing new features). All of the code is under version control and the websites are on separate servers. Currently, I ...
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I have multiple versions of the same landing page. How can I tell Google Analytics which is being viewed?

I'm sending a link to a landing page to a number of different companies and need to be able to tell Google Analytics which company is viewing the page and when. I of course have my original link to ...
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Google Analytics: Value ecommerce transaction value

I have problem with the ecommerce goals in google universal analytics. I would like to set up a URL goal to signal the completion of an e-commerce transaction. So the manual says that I have to leave ...
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Why does abandoment rate not equal the inverse of funnel conversion rate?

I have a Google Analytics account. For a given time period, the abandonment rate on a single goal is 73.15% on the "Goal Overview" page. If I switch pages to the "Funnel Visualization" for the exact ...
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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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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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Discrepancies between visits recorded in analytics and clicks reported in AdWords

According to analytics, there were only 730 visits on the page. According to AdWords, there were about 1200 clicks on the ad. How can I track what is going on? Shouldn't I have the same number of ...
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How can I track scrolling in a Google Analytics custom report?

I want to track scrolling on my website since it's a long page (rather than multiple pages). I saw several different methods, with and without an underscore for trackEvent, with and without spaces ...
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How to setup multiple Google Analtyics goals that have the same final page but different steps to get there

I have a set of white papers that each have its own page on my site. Visitors have to fill out a basic form to get one. If they fill out the form, they get that specific paper. The "thank you" page is ...
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Google Analytics and Webmasters Tools for multilingual website

This is the first time I am doing a multilingual website and I have a few issues: I have 3 languages, each in its separated folder: en/, it/, ru/. In the <head> section of each one I have ...
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Adwords traffic showing up in Analytics as organic traffic, not paid?

I've got Adsense ads running driving PPC traffic to my site. When I go into Google Analytics under the tab Traffic Sources > Search > Organic, I get all the search terms people have come through for. ...
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Interpret data from Google Analytics (queries)

I have this data in my Google Analytics > acquisition > search engine optimization > queries: I don't really understand how to interpret it. What does it mean the writing under the big numbers? ...
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Google analytics e-commerce tracking

I am having issues with Google Analytics eCommerce tracking. On certain days it the eCommerce tracking is returning a value of $1.00 of revenue which is impossible because it is a hotel booking ...
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Custom report based on query string in Analytics

I thought this would be pretty simple but i can't really figure out how to use a query string to create a custom report. I have multiple pages where all have a query string called ?platform=. There ...
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How can I see the referring domain of visitors who's source is a campaign?

Using Google Analytics, we have a campaign that is tracked as CPC, and has several possible sources. The campaign is tagged (using utm_campaign, utm_source and utm_medium) and tracking correctly, as ...
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Why Wikipedia doesn't appear as a referral in Google Analytics' Traffic sources?

One of my clients has a website and got not spammy backlinks in a Wikipedia article. When I test it for SEO purposes with Google Analytics (from different IPs), apparently there is no referral ...
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Custom eCommerce tracking

I am selling different software on my website and am offering a 30 days free trial. Is there someway that I can track the trial in Google Analytics? (And maybe, after the 30 days run out if they do ...
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Tracking form abandonment

I'm looking for a decent way to track form abandonment. Ideally, I would like to see how many people start filling out a form but do not complete it, as well as the last field that was filled out. ...
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Don't count visitors who go to a certain link using Google Analytics?

I'm trying to make sense of the Google Analytics on my company site. Many of our employees will be visiting the site just to click on the timesheet link, and I want to remove these users from my ...
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How to delete Analytics property from list in Webmaster Tools?

When I look at the Google Analytics Property page in Webmaster Tools (where you associate a Google Analytics web property with a Webmaster Tools site), I see a list of a bunch of properties with weird ...
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Goal Tracking data seems to be inaccurate?

I setup some Goal Tracking about one week ago. I had multiple goals in one set. The goal itself was the "send" button being pressed on the callback form (i did that by pushing a page view to Google ...
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What does this % number in Google Analytics reflect?

In an In-Page Analytics report in Google Analytics, I see 6.7% and 159 clicks as displayed in this screenshot: What does the percent number reflect? Is that the number of clicks vs. clicks to the ...
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Page views in Google Analytics are off compared to a similar metric

We have a page where a user can sign a pledge to recycle by clicking a pledge button. A script writes it to a text file which updates the number on the page. In the past 2 days there have been 185 ...
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Website traffic referral from cfauth.com

Google Analytics is reporting several referrals from a site called cfauth.com. I can't seem to find any information on this site other than it's connection to a security firm. It's definitively not a ...
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How to track site visitors across several browser sessions or computers using Google Analytics?

If a site visitor clears cookies, uses various browsers or computers then Google Analytics will have a hard time detecting them as being by the same user. However since 95% of the site content is ...
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Google Analytics shows many pages/visit and only a few visits

I'm trying to use page level custom variables but I'm getting weird results. Per each value of the variable, the custom variables report shows only a few visits (1-3), but many pages per visit ...