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Google analytics accuracy — Why am I seeing my real time activity but not that activity in other reporting?

I have just started using google analytics on my website. When I look at the real time section as I visit my site, it always shows an active user. I have done this many times now. However in the other ...
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How Can I See Pageviews Per Post - Google Analytics & WordPress

Background I just moved my blog over from Blogger to WordPress, and I'm trying to replicate the stats reporting that I had before. I've got Google Analytics integrated with my website, but I'm having ...
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Unexpected traffic from social-buttons.com

In google-analytics for my website, I noticed unexpected traffic referred by social-buttons.com. I don't use the social button code supplied by this website, However, I use addthis.com codes beside ...
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Allowing user access to analytics

I would like to enable (some) of my users to view my website's analytics data. Our website has a bunch of groups where users can add content. I would like to enable certain users (group admins), to ...
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In Google Analytics How do you assign a page value in behavior, site content, all pages?

In Google Analytics How do you assign a page value in behavior, site content, all pages?
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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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How to keep the real source/referral from social sign ups (linkedin and github)

I am using Google Analytics to measure sign up goals, but unfortunately I have a huge problem with the source. If the user use linkedin or github sign up the source will be always linkedin or github ...
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Google Universal Analytics - force new session count same goal multiple times

I believe I am not the only one having this issue and I was wondering if anyone has a way around it. As Google states one goal can be only counted once per session. Unfortunately this is not good ...
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How to track “conversions” between subdomains in Google Analytics?

I have 2 subdomains with the same GA counter installed: www.mydomain and blog.mydomain - that's an e-commerce site and related blog. I have added a bunch of links to blog on various pages on my www ...
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Will testing an Analytics Campaign work on a test server?

If I create a separate account to test a Universal Analytics campaign on, can the account be reached by an internet test server provided that test server has access to the internet?
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Why does it seem my GA include-only-hostname filter is filtering out hits from Twitter?

I took the advice from this article to eliminate referral spam from my Google Analytics report by filtering out all hits that didn't use my hostname. There is only one other filter on that view, one ...
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google analytics counts redirects from chrome extension

I have a chrome extension that redirects the user back to his dashboard. sometimes they might be on another domain and hit the extension and redirects to the dashboard on my website. Google analytics ...
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Why does Google Analytics show such a high percentage of traffic from Facebook as new users?

I am a UX designer, and one of my clients had some questions for me about Google Analytics. His organization has a Facebook page and uses some paid Facebook advertising. The comments on many of his ...
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Google Analytics: is there any value in adding the URL to a Click Event Category, Action or Label?

There is a slight disagreement here at our work place. Our Metrics team has us putting the URL into Google Analytics Event Category, Actions or Labels. As far as I can tell, it's redundant because ...
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How do I identify fake referrals?

I went on Google Analytics and I am trying to find out whether I am getting fake or genuine referrals. I found it a bit weird because yesterday i got 17 sessions and I haven't been getting that high ...
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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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Why would certain metrics drop in half while others double? (iPad only)

I'm a developer on a website. Normally I don't work with analytics much, but we rolled a recent update that's causing a strange traffic situation and I've been tasked to investigate these Google ...
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SEO - My web page ranks by images but no by content

I have a page with original content which only ranks my images but don't rank the articles. The images appears in SERPS with an interesting graphic of impressions: As you can see in picture I've ...
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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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How not to use Google Analytics cookies on Blogger?

I just noticed of a blog powered by Blogger which doesn't store any cookie, and therefore, doesn't need to show the annoying cookie popup. Checking Blogger options, I don't see anywhere where to get ...
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Visitors coming through redirectors (tinyurl, ask.fm) are wrongly displayed in server's country [Tried META Refresh and 301 redirect, unsuccessfully]

I get visitors on my website from redirections, for instance tinyurl.com or ask.fm (Ask.fm does a redirection automatically when people share a link). In Google Analytics, all these visitors are ...
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Google Analytics Ecommerce Tracking On Subdomains

Having trouble getting ecommerce data back in a google analytics subdomain view. The main account for example.com shows the ecommerce data fine, but we also have a separate view for just viewing ...
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Getting specific stats by page URL

I am sort of new to Google Analytics. I would like to get stats on how many people visit certain state listings for example my URLs are: http://example.com/listing/NY http://example.com/listing/FL ...
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Can you see IP addresses of visitors to your sites.google.com page?

I read the question How can I find the IP address for my visitors in Google Analytics Universal reports?, but wasn't sure if it applies to sites.google.com
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Google analytics advertiser features policy

I am interested in using the demographics and interest reporting in Google Analytics. I have turned on the Enable Demographics and Interest Reports option in the property settings for one of my ...
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Getting Referral Traffic from porn sites [duplicate]

My site is getting referral traffic from porn sites. When I check the referral path page, I did not see the link of my site. Landing page from these sites are mostly like these, ...
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How do I replace caps in URL in Google Analytics

I have a Google Analytics account for a site I now am helping with. There is a history where no filters were applied and I would like to apply a filter to make all the URLs lowercase to match them up. ...
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How to put Google Analytics event tracking on a Norton SSL Badge

I'm trying to place a GA Event tag on a Norton SSL script that is running in the footer of the site but I am unable to get it to log to my GA account. The tag works with a Comodo SSL when I place it ...
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How do I replace caps in URL in Google Analytics [duplicate]

I have a Google Analytics account for a site I now am helping with. There is a history where no filters were applied and I would like to apply a filter to make all the URLs lowercase to match them ...
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How I use Google Analytics to produce a report for each franchise (on a subdomain)?

I'm using one tracking code on a website for a franchise company with 122 franchises. Each franchise has it's own subdomain, ie: city.franchisecompany.com - the main "All website data" view shows me ...
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Track unique and total logins with Google Analytics

I have a code in place to track unique and total logins now. I want to get some data for past logins. In my website the login page is in the homepage and the page after the log in let's call it ...
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Google Analytics and Webmasters Tool configurations for multidomain site platform

I'm trying to build a multi domain site platform where, basically like Wordpress.com, where user can sign up for new site and they can post contents under different domain with other users. At first ...
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Strange landing page tracked by GA user behavior

I have this strange issue but not sure how to solve. I will try my best to explain it in detail. I made a new landing page at http://example.com to capture early interest from online users. I then ...
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What does the % new session metric in GA Content Experiment refer to?

My understanding of the GA entity hierarchy model is the the profile entity is the parent of the experiment entity. If you go to the content experiment dashboard, click the site usage tab in the ...
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Pages visited from specific page

I need to explore traffic originated from our /index.php or simply /. I know can do that with Behavior Flow, but the format is not suitable to my application. I want to export the data as a list so I ...
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In Google Analytics, how to get acquisition data for a given landing page?

I would like to know how people are finding out about a given landing page. Is that possible? The best I could do now is to browse all acquisition data looking for possible entry points, e.g. ...
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In Google Analytics, how to get Queries and Landing Pages on the Dashboard?

I'm fairly new to Google Analytics and I can't figure out how to add Queries and Landing Pages to my Dashboard. The best I've done is add them to my Shortcuts.
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analytics: finding who contacted me

I have a contact form on one of my website's page and I would like to get statistics out of Google Analytics on people who actually used that contact form. I could check the exit page (/contact) but ...
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Can you use the same property with Google Classic Analytics (ga.js) and Universal Analytics (analytics.js)?

Is it possible to use both Google Classic Analytics (ga.js) and Universal Analytics (analytics.js) with a single Google Analytics property? I have a few related sites that share a Google Analytics ...
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how to translate Google Analytics from marketing-speak to tech-speak? [closed]

Back in the dinosaur days, I was the sole Webmaster for my organization (dev, admin, templates, etc) and I monitored usage stats with Analog. As we grew larger I focused on more dev stuff, and handed ...
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Identify Multiple Visits from Same Source / Medium in Google Analytics

I work at a reasonably large e-commerce retailer that's working on doing a lot more with Google Analytics. One of the things we're doing is tagging each individual user that hits our site with a ...
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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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Switching To Google Universal Analytics - Data Loss?

We currently have a marketing site that still has the old, classic version of Analytics installed on it. We also have a subdomain of that main site that contains the new, universal analytics ...
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Event Tracking + Ecommerce Revenue - what does it actually mean?

This is a rather general question, but unfortunately I haven't been able to find any good resources on this: I set up event tracking to track downloads of a toolbar/browser extension (the click on ...
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Google Analytics for multiple sites

Is it possible to use a single Google Analytics account for a large number of sites, all with different domains? If yes, can I access data for each site using the Analytics API
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Cookieless subdomain with Google analytics?

I have a domain where I exclusively serve to www.example.com . A call to example.com just gives a redirect to www.example.com directly from apache2. Now I want to serve my pictures from ...
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Google Analytics Ecommerce conversion vs Converted Sessions Segment

My Google Analytics conversion rate (Conversions > Ecommerce > Overview) hovers around 1.25% (not very good). I've created a segment, Converted Sessions, by filtering on Revenue per Session > 1. This ...
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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?
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Avoid inflated pageviews when iframing your own webpage?

I have some pages on my website that are intended for other users to embed those pages on their own webpages using iframes. My iframed pages have a Google Analytics tracking code and each time they ...
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GA Enhanced Ecommerce, transactions not tracking properly

This is referring to an ecommerce OpenCart site just for reference. I recently installed a new payment gateway for a client - Barclay's EPDQ - which takes the customer off of the site onto the ...