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What is a good way to track traffic from several contributors via Google Analytics

I want to track traffic provided from several team members via Google Analytics but don't make it too obvious to visitors. Lets say I have a team member with the code xyz. I want to use something ...
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Create funnels that multiple users interact with

We have a funnel we want to track and there are 2 users that affect the flow of the funnel. One does a few steps, and after this, the other user interacts with the data, the first user accepts, in ...
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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 “Acquisition Channels: Bookings” vs. “Attribution Last Click conversions”

I'm looking looking into attribution model analysis and assumed our standard booking numbers would match last click but the numbers do not match up. I would have assumed GA counts transactions on a ...
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How does Google Analytics track re-entry into a goal funnel?

How does Google Analytics tracks users? Is each user is tracked as unique user? I have a doubt about a goal flow in Google Analytics. I'm working on an ecommerce site. I set the goal as reach the ...
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Include only one brand in the ecommerce reports for a single affiliate in Google Analytics

I am trying to create a view for a partner that is selling their products on our site. I assumed that filtering their brand name with "E-commerce Item Name" would result in the same report as ...
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Tracking referral traffic from Sub Domain to Primary Domain

I have a primary site (www.example.com) and a blog (blog.example.com). They each have their own Analytics properties with their own tracking code. What I want to see is how much referral traffic the ...
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Self-referrals on cross-domain analytics

I have a hotel site which links out to Synxis for our booking engine and then once the booking is complete, passes the user back to our hotel domain to continue browsing. I have got ecommerce data ...
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Google Analytics referrerless ghost direct traffic

This week Google Analytics' accuracy has taken a nose dive from its already very low starting point with dozens of alleged single hit sessions per day on the home pages of most of my sites with the ...
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Setting up Google Analytics for an intranet website

I'm trying to set up Google Analytics on an intranet site that is not publicly accessible. I read the help page that states you have to use a FQDN name, so I tried using http://site.domain.local but ...
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How to fight off referrer spammers?

Last months I have lots of referrer spammers in my GA statistics. Their count is ~10x higher than count of legit visitors (my site is not very popular yet). I've turned on an option to hide known ...
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Track users over Cross browser for analytics

I want to track users over cross browsers without login option to perform efficient web analytics. I went through flash cookies, but they don't sound promising! Is there any other way to identify ...
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Referrer from merlot-ops-labeling-devel.corp.google.com

A mysterious entity from Google is checking out our site from time to time, curious why. We have referrers from merlot-ops-labeling-devel.corp.google.com as well as 74.125.239.132/url (which will 404 ...
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How to track users who access an app three times a week in Google Analytics

I have an IOS app that is being tracked, and I'm looking to find unique users who use the app 3 or more times a week. I am able to find users who logged three sessions in a particular week, but I'd ...
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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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Grouping multiple goals in goal flow report

I've set up events and goals, and am able to see conversions in all my reports. However, one problem I'm having is that I can't seem to bundle multiple goals together in the Goal Flow report. I have a ...
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Session Level Custom Dimension in Google Analytics Is Not Set for All Pageviews

I'm using a session custom dimension to distinguish between two variants of my site. I'm setting this dimension to 'A' or 'B' for ALL visits before I track the first pageview. My problem is that when ...
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Traffic from Adwords has a near-100% bounce rate

With most web traffic sources, my bounce rates are unextraordinary. But with traffic coming from Google Adwords advertisements (googleads.g.doubleclick.net), the bounce rate is 100% most days, and ...
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Using GA's Import Data function w/ external data [closed]

I'm working on a series of posts about how webmasters can benefit form external data. Does anyone have a cool use case where they've used/or could use scraped data or data from an API with GA? ...
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How to remove Google Analytics refferal traffic with unknown hostname using Google Tag Manager?

I'm trying to remove ghost referral traffic in Google Analytics by excluding unknown hostnames coming to my site. This technique is described at: ...
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Google Analytics Content Experiments for non-simultaneous tests

I really like how Google Analytics displays the results of content experiments. However, it seems the tool only works for simultaneous tests. I'd like to use the tool without implementing the page ...
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What is the difference between Visitor and Unique Visitor?

As the title says; What is the difference between Visitor and Unique Visitor? A visitor is a user with a cookie for one browser, as long as that cookie is valid, isn't that unique enough? If not, how ...
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Block social-buttons.com / simple-share-buttons.com Referral Spam

How to remove social-buttons.com / simple-share-buttons.com this type of lots of Referral Spam link they increase 100% bounce rate How to remove this type of referral spam link in via .htaccess or ...
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How Google Analytics code performs cross site scripting?

As we all probably know - browsers are not allowing us to perform any cross site scripting (for security reasons). However Google Analytics code should perform one in order to inform Google server ...
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Google Analytics direct visitor statistics distorted due to domain forwarding

I am forwarding traffic from one domain to another which is hosting a site with Google Analytics. The forwarding is done via the registrar's URL forwarding tools, which allows us to avoid creating an ...
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Will session level custom variables allow Google Analytics to report on more data than page level variables?

We run a radio station site with 5 markets. The value of the market is saved as a cookie and last week I started tracking the value of that cookie in a page-level custom variable. The problem is that ...
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Mozilla Compatible Agent

I'm using Google Analytics and i have a problem with Mozilla Compatible Agent - see the screenshot: This is a screenshot of the Mozilla Compatible Agent with "Cities" as second Dimension. The ...
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How to get analytics to link ecommerce to adwords campaigns

I've been busy setting up analytics and adwords campaigns for a webshop I'm managing. In Analytics I have enabled ecommerce and this seems to work fine, meaning the when I go to Conversions > ...
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Tables in Google Analytics: calculating % of total in Google Analytics

I am analyzing two segments (based on an existing dimension) in a table in a Google Analytics dashboard and I want to know how to add a column and insert a calculation that calculates the % of Total ...
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Should I use multiple goals to track conversions of multiple versions of home page?

I have a WordPress site. I have created 4 different versions of the home page, and created a Google experiment to equally distribute traffic between the 5 pages (including the original home page). I ...
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Google Analytics API: return data on HTTP status codes?

I'd like to get information out of the Google Analytics API about the HTTP status codes returned by my application. For example: For a given date range, I'd like to know how many 404 responses ...
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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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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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Store utm values on my server

Is it possible to know, what campaign source, media, etc are set for current session in google analytics? Is there some javascript method on Tracker instance maybe? or some serverside code? Or does ...
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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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How does Google prevent GA accounts from being spammed [closed]

Since the Google Analytics snippet is available in the source code of the page (e.g. below is stackexchange's) <script type="text/javascript">var ...
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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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I'm getting weird traffic from flipboard.com - is it referral spam?

Here's the screenshot: I have looked through several "referral spam" websites lists, but I didn't find flipboard.com on any of them. But from the stats (visit time, bounce rate), I'd say this is a ...
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Google Analytics is showing visits unrelated to my domain

I recently set up a professional portfolio website on my own domain. After a few weeks of Google Analytics, I was surprised and even impressed to have such a high volume of traffic. However, it ...
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Why does Google Analytics report that I have traffic at a calculator.php URL for my blog?

I frequently see this URL having traffic via Google Analytics although I don't have any page and with that strucuter either. URL - ...
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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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Diagnosing spike in 'direct traffic' in google analytics

Recently ive seen a spike in the direct traffic in google analytics its up between 100-200% depending on what day you look at since last week. I cant tell if this is just referral spam, which would ...
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How many sessions are with specific event triggered multiple times?

I have an event action: event_a that users can trigger by interacting with the page. How can I find out how many sessions were in which users triggered the event_a more than once? I tried setting up ...
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Is it possible to download the demographic data day by day in Google Analytics?

When checking demographics data in GA, I can see each day's detailed data by moving the cursor over the graph. But how can I download a full version of that data? I tried export data but it only ...
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Identify Google Analytics site search categories

My search returns results at the following URLs: (for a single search term) search/keyword/ (for a filtered search using the same term) search/?sections=articles&keywords=keyword In GA, ...
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How to use segments in google analytics API

In google analytics, We are able to create segments like below: From the Google analytics API explorer, we can pull the segment information be it by segment id or by its code: I would assume we ...
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How can I block traffic from this referrer?

I'm getting a lot of spam referral traffic from semalt.semalt.com/referral on my website. I took a look at the link and there’s very little information about this. The number of website visits is ...
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How can I remove referral spam using a .htaccess file? [duplicate]

I have three websites on various topics, but I can't decrease the bounce rate for them. Some spam referrers have been increasing my site's bounce rate day-by-day. How can I remove this type of ...
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Escaping ampersand for Google Analytics UTM on Tumblr

I'm trying to track referrals to my site from links within Tumblr posts on the mobile app. According to google, the UTM code should look something like the following: ...