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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Google Analytics Goal Tracking for Sub-Domains?

I am trying to track goals in Google Analytics for a website that has the goal URL on a sub-domain. The main domain for example is: domain.com and the sub-domain is my.domain.com. I have Google ...
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Ignore UTM parameters?

How do I set up Google Analytics to ignore UTM parameters if utm_source=something (or medium/campaign)? I want GA to track it as a referral traffic instead (or direct traffic, if the referrer doesn't ...
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Tracking only viewed product by customer

I have one query on Google Analytics. I have to track the product which is only viewed by customer and then he/she simply leaves the website. When the customer re-visits the site, I have to show that ...
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Tracking Traffic Flow Between Different Sub-Directory Websites Under a Single Domain in GA

Our company has multiple products. Each product is located on a separate sub-directory such as: abc.com/product1 abc.com/product2 abc.com/product3 We have three different GA properties for the ...
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Does Google Analytics event tracking work with <span> elements instead of <a> elements?

Does Google Analytics event tracking work with <span> elements instead of <a> elements? On this page, I have source code: <script> ...
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Does referral spam really have a negative impact on my SEO?

In Google Analytics, more than half of my traffic is from referral spam. This has a dramatic impact on my bounce rate -- which many sources claim is strongly tied to search ranking by Google. I can ...
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Is it possible to use Google Analytics to track file downloads?

It's always bothered me that Google Analytics (and similar embedded web traffic monitoring services) can only see a reflection of the traffic going to my server and can only see page visits since it ...
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What are the security implications of using Google Analytics?

I'd like to start using an analytics tool (namely Google Analytics) to collect information on how my web app is used, by whom, and what our user's technical capabilities are. As part of the ...
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Add UTM Parameters To External URLs With Google Tag Manager?

Is it possible to append UTM parameters to outbound clicks on links using Google Tag Manager? I've found many tutorials explaining how to track outbound clicks as events, but I need to append UTM ...
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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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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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What is the correlation between Drop Off, Exits, and Bounces?

I am running through my analytics and noticed that my drop off in the behavior chart is always 100%. Which does not necessarily surprise me except neither bounce rate, or % Exits are 100%. I ...
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Can we use both Google Analytics (Asynchronous) and Google Analytics with Display Advertising code in same page

I have Google Analytics (Asynchronous) script <script type=”text/javascript”> _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-XXXXX-X']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { ...
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Use Google Analytics to target different sections of a blog

I have a blog that targets different regions. The Europe region blog has different sections in different local languages such as English, French and German. I wonder how to track and analyze the ...
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Unidentified events in google analytics

I'm using the trackEvent function of Google Analytics to track how many people are clicking on my external links / banners. Recently I have noticed some events that show up as such in the Real time ...
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Why Analytics showing non existing pages in active pages?

I am facing weired suitation in my analytics tool , My website getting referrals from a porn site and I can see some porn related pages in active page section in analytic report ( both in real-time ...
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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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Google Analytics + Kickstarter

need a little help. We have a website where both non-www and www.domain.com forward to an ongoing Kickstarter campaign. Kickstarter has its own reporting tools, which shows the domains (and ...
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Report: Page visits, unique visitors, new visitors (Google Analytics)

I am trying to create a report that should include monthly page visits (sessions afaik), unique visitors (new users?) and new visitors (compared to all time before the selected date). Is it possible ...
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Google Analytics Ecommerce Funnel - events timing window

To make a comparison, Mixpanel docs specify that a 2-seconds window is used to allow for funnel events to arrive concurrently (to account for network problems notably). I didn't get such an ...
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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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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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3rd party IP addresses logging service (stats service?) [closed]

We are looking for a 3rd party service that logs the IP addresses of our visitors with that data associated to each dynamic generated web address. Obviously an statistics service could be the best ...
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Changing website and SEO [duplicate]

My task is to put online the new website of the company (this website was done by service provider) and put offline the old one. I'm also charged to do a SEO work on the new website. The difficult ...
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How can I view in Google Analytics the number of sessions where one of a few pages were viewed?

I want to count the number of sessions in Google Analytics so that: at least one of Page A, Page B or Page C were viewed avoid counting twice sessions where there was more than 1 view of these pages ...
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Google Analytics + External Site Statistics Tracking in one application?

My company is a broker in the real estate industry. As such, we send a lot of our listings to sites like Trulia.com and Zillow.com, among others. These sites direct leads to our realtors, and provide ...
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how to do grouping of google analytics data?

I am working on a Unity3D augmented reality app (iOS and Android) where I want to send AR campaign data to Google Analytics. What I exactly want to do? Information about AR campaigns available, ...
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What dimension-metric combinations are valid in Google analytics?

How do I know which combinations of dimensions and metrics that make sense when creating customized reports in Google analytics? For example using dimension Page and metric Session is not a good idea ...
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Analytics Reporting Using Custom Dimensions With Changing Values

I'm looking to segment users on my website by those who are logged in and those who are not, and I'm a bit confused as to how it will work out implementation-wise. So my plan is: Create a ...
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Is analytics.js a wrapper for the Google Analytics API

Does analytics.js derive its functionality from the Google Analytics API? In other words, can I use the Analytics API to record the same sort of data that analytics.js records? If not, what data can ...
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Can I programatically update a Google Analytics filter?

We have a constantly changing list of IPs that needs to be filtered out of google analytics, is there some API, or way to fetch the list of IPs to be included in a Google Analytics filter?
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Google Analytics / AdSense Integration Issues

I'm asking this here as I have absolutely no response / joy on the so called AdSense help forum! I have both an AdSense and GA account but I'm finding it impossible to link them! In addition, none ...
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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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When using Google Analytics for 2 subdomains, how to attribute a conversion to the 'starting' subdomain?

I have a setup in Google Analytics with 1 property. My website consists of 2 subdomains: www. and blog. Under Tracking Info > Referral Exclusion List, I have added the topdomain to the list. I have a ...
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How to exclude personal traffic without IP in Google Analytics?

How to exclude my personal traffic from Google Analytics without IP? I am working on site regularly from many browser's but on one computer and just from home.
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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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Page metrics are showing up in Google analytics even though no tracking code is installed on the page?

In my Google analytics reports I can see pageviews on a page for which I don't have the tracking code installed for the property I'm looking at. My site is divided in two parts - one for enterprise ...
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Huge drop [50%] in traffic after HTTPS move

Currently look after 3 websites. I changed one of them to be HTTPS as it's ecommerce, however have seen a huge drop in organic traffic since this was implemented. Went from around 800 impressions to ...
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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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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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How do I segment logged in users in GA using GTM?

I would like to segment logged in and not-logged-in users using GA. The idea I have in mind is to create a Data Layer Variable (logged_in), and then ask my developers to push a value for that variable ...
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Difference between Alexa, Google Analytics, Quantcast and Compete website statistics

I am getting confused by the following traffic metric systems: Google Analytics, Alexa, Quantcast and Compete metrics because they each show different values. ie. unique traffic, visits, pageviews, ...
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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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How to track traffic from Google Maps/local searches in Google Analytics

Is it possible to see the amount of traffic that originates from local searches in Google Analytics?
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My Google Analytics funnel has many entrances and exits in later stages. Why is that?

I built a conversion funnel in google analytics. In the result I see many entrances and exits in late stages, even though in my site it is almost impossible to get to a later stage without going ...