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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?
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Does watching a long video affect bounce rate?

I'm assuming the following things are a "bounce": Clicking on a link to a page on a different web site Closing an open window or tab Typing a new URL Clicking the "Back" button to leave the site ...
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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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Sharing Google Analytics between a Drupal and a Wordpress installation

Given the needs of a client, he uses wordpress as a publishing platform; The news section of the website and drupal as the community/classifieds section of his website. Each cms is on its own ...
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Can I use Google Analytics to count QuickTime installations?

By default, Google Analytics produces reports on which versions of Flash and Java my users have. Is it possible to set up a report on which versions of QuickTime (if any)
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Track traffic from Social Media in Google Analytics while using a URL shortening service

A company that does social media management for us (creates content, posts updates etc) uses a URL shortening service so they can give statistics in their dashboard about traffic from SM. They add a ...
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Google Analytics Event Tracking. When is too much?

I have been given a project document that outlines a huge amount of event tracking through Google Analytics. It has things like: Carousel navigation events jQuery tab clicks Random link clicks Menu ...
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Need a non-technical end user Google Analytics guide, suggestions?

What I'm looking for: Super simply, basic intro to using Google Analytics target to non-technical end users.
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Is there a way to get rid of Google Analytics event tracking spam?

I'm using event-tracking via the GA-collector (https://ssl.google-analytics.com/collect) to see the usage of an API. When checking the event-category in GA the first line is always to use this ...
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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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Discrepancies in Google Analytics user counts

So I have two discrepancies in GA user counts that I am trying to understand. The first is that my user count for a subset of the site's lifetime is greater than the entire sites lifetime. ...
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What are the implications of having two Google Analytics tracking codes on 1 site?

What are the implications of having two tracking codes on 1 site? Both codes will be right under neath one another e.g. <script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[ var _gaq = _gaq || []; ...
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Does “unique visitors” in Google Analytics mean “number of different people”?

My website's Google Analytics shows me 100,000 unique visitors for a time period of 12 full months. Does that means that these are actually 100,000 different people that visited my website in a year? ...
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GA tracking utm query params after hashbang

We currently use a hashbang for the portion of our site that generates dynamic content which can also be deep linked. Our analytics team wants to use utm params to track the referral traffic from ...
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How can I prevent query strings from impacting Google Analytics?

In Google Analytics I am seeing URLs that should be treated as the same page are showing in GA as unique. For example: /?optimizely_log=false&optimizely_cache_buster=1389806928991 ...
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What is the difference between “(not set)” and “(not provided)” in the Google Analytics keywords?

In Google Analytics, I noticed that I have quite a few people coming in with a search keyword of (not set). I'm assuming this is simply when they came directly to my site without the help of a search ...
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Google Analytics still reports “Tracking not installed” even though the code is on the web page

I added the code listed on the Tracking Info tab on the GA page. <script> (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ ...
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How to keep track of a unique and an existing visitor

I am creating an app that requires to know if the visitor visiting the app is a unique visitor or an already visited visitor. I know we could persist a cookie on the visitor's computer to know ...
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Different between GA avg time on page vs. avg visit duration

I'm newer to using Google Analytics, and I have a question about a page in my website I'm looking at. For a specific page in my website, the avg. time on page is 1:08. But, when I find this page ...
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A lot of “(direct) / (none)” traffic in Google Analytics

my web site has a lot of "(direct) / (none)" traffic (over 50%) in Google Analytics, but under the "Audience", 100% are new visitors, why is that? I am quite sure most of the Audience should be new ...
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Google Analytics API - Super simple? [closed]

Google Analytics API - Too complicated? I've read about Google Analytics API but heard of others that it is a bit complicated to make it work. I use PHP. Copy / paste example My question is if ...
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Hash based commerce website

I'm planning for an e-commerce website based on ajax load and hash instead of query. I wonder how this effects search engins crawler and if it would, what is the best way to do it?
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Cookies Law- How will this affect my web Reports?

I would like to understand how the Cookies Law, will affect the web analytic reporting? Is there another way of tracking?
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Does Google Analytics only track domain names?

I have a Google Analytics (GA) account for an existing site. We're developing a new site on a different live server, and I believe GA is tied to the domain name, not the IP address of the website. ...
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Google Analytics click count

If someone with the same IP click on our site 10 times or more from the search result page to our site, how would Google Analytics treat this situation? Would Google Analytics restrict a user who ...
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How do I remove accounts from my analytics dashboard?

How do I remove accounts from my analytics dashboard where other admins have deleted me from the profile? The account appears on the list with no data and now discernible way to remove it.
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How to exclude myself from Google Website Optimizer results?

I have a website on which I run Google Website Optimizer (A/B tests) and Google Analytics. We have automated tests that check some web pages and I am worried that this might interfere with Google ...
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Why Google may decrease PR of a site?

I found that Google decreased PR of my site and wonder why. Except recent submit of my programs to download sites and change of Google Analytics to asynchronous code there were no other changes to ...
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Tracking click conversions with Google Analytics

Is there anyway I can use Google Analytics to track click conversions on a link? For example, if I have a link to www.a.com , is it possible for google to track the number of times that particular ...
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Can I use Google Analytics with commercials from other networks?

Does Google Analytics allow me to configure and evaluate statistics like CTR etc. for commercials from networks other than Google Adsense?
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Can I make Google Analytics set its cookies on just a subdomain? (I.e. www.domain.com, not domain.com)

I’m using Google Analytics on a site — let’s call it www.domain.com. My Google Analytics website profile is for www.domain.com, and my only report is set up for www.domain.com. Requests to domain.com ...
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What are the boundaries of a day in google analytics?

I thought initally it would be the timezone I have configured, however, this does not seem to reflect the true activity. Or is it only the delay of the data analysis that creates this feeling?
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“PHP” is showing up in Browser + OS list in Google Analytics report

PHP is listed as a browser in Google Analytics. 50 sessions have been created. Obviously Analytics data is collected via Javascript executed in the visitor's browser so what is PHP (a server-side ...
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Google Analytics Campaigns - cleanup URL after arriving to webpage?

After visitor lands to my webpage using campaign url: http://www.mydomain.com?utm_source=signature&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=myname Is it possible to do a rewrite to ...
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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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Google Analytics: average time it take users to trigger an event

I implemented Google Analytics event tracking on my currency conversion website. The typical user flow is: User lands on a page about two currencies. User enters an amount to be converted. The site ...
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Classic vs universal Google analytics and loss of historical data

I'm keen to use some of the new features in Google Universal Analytics. I have an old site though that I don't want to lose the historical data for. The comparisons with historical data are ...
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Normalizing Website Usage to U.S. Standard

My website is largely targeted to US business users. Not surprisingly, the number of visits during the weekdays is much larger than on Saturdays and Sundays. In addition, on holidays like July 4 or ...
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Tracking visitors: is it possible to know what site you visited next?

Let's say you visit my website johndoe.com you read one or two articles and then you type directly in your browser's address bar "www.google.fr" thus exiting my website. Conversely you were on ...
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Why is the bounce rate high and how do I improve it? [closed]

I recently launched a site for reviews on mobile application games and after a couple weeks of running it I have a really high bounce rate 92%. I was just wondering if anyone could have a look at my ...
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Clarity around Advanced Segment defintion

I am hoping to get some clarity around an advanced segment I created. For context, our website spans multiple domains. For reasons I wont get into, I created an advanced segment that looks for ...
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How do I track multiple domain in Google Analytics?

I have 2 unrelated websites with different content. mydomain1.com mydomain2.com I already have a Google Analytics account for http://mydomain1.com. Now I want to add my second domain ...
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Google is not indexing my entire site despite having a sitemap

I have an e-commerce website www.beyondtime.in. I have been constantly monitoring Googlebot crawling on my website and my webmaster account. Lately, I have found two issues that I have not been able ...
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Is there a way to know time on page for a single page?

Just like we see it on Audience->behavior->engagement->visit duration: 0-10seconds X people, 11-30s Y people, etc, but for a given page only. Not average time. Google analytics has the data since we ...
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In Analytics, can I see page view stats broken down by AdWord ad-network websites?

In AdWords, under 'Campaigns->Networks' tab I can see which sites on the Ad-Network generated clicks. I've got auto-tagging enabled. I want to find a report in Analytics that breaks down each of ...
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SEO friendly way of linking/redirecting 2 domains to 1 - shoes example ;)

Suppose I have a shoe shop with website: example.com. I generate some traffic, but only 10 visitors per week. I then realize that green shoes are very popular and what everybody searches for. Of ...