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 and the EU cookie directive. Who will fall foul of the law? Google or the developer?

So Google uses cookies when performing its usual duties of tracking users on a website. That is just it though; Google are setting the cookies and not your website as such. This is by virtue of the ...
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Does Google Analytics data affect SEO?

I have several pages on my site that I did not include the Google Analytics code. Will it improve my site's Google ranking if I include the GA on all of my pages and increase the number of visits on ...
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Problem integrating Adsense with Google Analytics

(Cross-posted to Web Applications) I've posted it once to the adsense ad forum, but as usual Google does not respond to help requests, and I got no real answers. I am having issues integrating my ...
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Is there a better analytics package than Google Analytics? [closed]

I've used Google Analytics for a while now, and it's pretty good for a high level view. But when I want to dig into the numbers a bit more, everything gets kind of vague. I also don't like that it ...
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One multi-domain analytics profile, or one analytics profiles per domain?

I currently run a small web-app that connects local businesses with new customers in a very specific niche. In the past few months this model has worked very well and the growth is excellent, so much ...
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Google Analytics: How can I track between http:// and https:// profiles for a domain?

I'm trying to set up tracking on a project that I'm working on. The main site is at http://www.example.com/ The order page is at https://www.example.com/index.php Currently they have two ...
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Site too large to officially use Google Analytics?

We just got this email from the Google Analytics team: We love that you love our product and use it as much as you do. We have observed however, that a website you are tracking with Google ...
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How to track a download with Google Analytics?

I have a download file that is protected with a reCAPTCHA. Is there a way to track the downloads (both attempts and completed) with Google Analytics?
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Huge difference in visits/hits between IIS logs and google analytics

I use google analytics to monitor visitors access, and I am very happy with it, easy to use blabla, you name it :) Few days ago I copied IIS logs from website and used free/evaluation commercial log ...
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What does “Other” mean for Traffic Source on Google Analytics?

I logged into Google Analytics today and under 'Traffic Sources' saw: "Referring sites", "Direct Traffic", "Search Engines" and "Other". I've never seen 'other' before, and it was small (only 0.5%), ...
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How does google calculate bounce rate?

We run a website where we sell access to a member area. We use Google analytics to optimize the site but i have a bounce rate in about 85%. The problem is that I'm not sure what count as a bounce ...
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Very few visitors on Analytics: incorrect setting?

it's quite a long time Analytics is making me crazy: I have a 2 years old website, started with Aruba (an Italian provider) and then transfered on Hostgator. It's a blog Wordpress + MyBB forum, and on ...
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What does “not set” mean Landing Page on Google Analytics

On the page Google Analytic > Content > Site Content > Landing Pages. What does not set as a landing page mean? User's visit on the website must land somewhere, and that landing page must ...
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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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Google Analytics - Traffic Source - Search engine - (Not Provided)

I am using Google Analytics, now here when I go to "Traffic Source Overview" under that it shows Keyword as "(Not provided)" which is almost 40% of my traffic source. Now more than 90% of search ...
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When reversing a Google Analytics e-commerce transaction is the per-unit price positive or negative?

Google's own instructions for reversing an e-commerce transaction seem to contradict themselves regarding the unit price. In the instructions it states The item field has a positive per-unit ...
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Google analytics - drop in traffic

Bit of a general question here. We are in the process of converting a number of our clients from older web sites to new ones. The problem we are getting, and sorry for being so general here, is we ...
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Google Analytics unable to validate my site during setup

I had trouble setting up GA on one of my websites so I set up a very simple test environment with a new domain name and just a single page - the default page. Even in this simple environment I ...
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Tracking multiple domains and subdomains on one analytics profile

I'm looking to set up Google Analytics for a system we have. Essentially, we have a multi tenant system where everything shares a single code base but might have extra pages or not. What I think I'm ...
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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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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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Track actions of paying customers

I'm looking for software that can analyze my Apache log files (or some other source) and tell me, from the visitors that actually bought something from my site, some profiling information; like time ...
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Google Analytics: Why is Avg Time on Site lower than Avg time on Page?

I have the following Custom Report set up in Google Analytics: Metrics: Avg Time on Page Avg Time on Site Dimensions: Page So a report looks like this: Page Avg Time on ...
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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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Do filters in google analytics affect past data, and if not, how to apply filter to past data

I'm not a big analytics user and only just discovered I could filter out my own visits. So I created a filter to to this, but haven't seen any changes to my past data. Maybe I create the filter ...
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What does (not provided) mean in the traffic sources section of google analytics?

I'm looking at Google Analytics for one of our sites, and I noticed that our top Keyword is (not provided). This seems like a special value of some kind, I can't imagine people typing (not provided) ...
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What is the best browser usage statistics source?

I wonder about what source of browser usage statistics is most reliable and updated. I've been using Google Analytics (with use of my analytics enabled pages) W3 Counter Stat Counter but they ...
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Changing default date range in Google Analyics?

Is there a way to change the default date range of 31 days in GA? After changing it and clicking apply, only the current report changes? Next time I use GA, 31 days again??? Here is documentation ...
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Tracking a single page on another domain in Google Analytics

I have access to edit a 'mini-site' hosted on our organisation's parent site. I'd like to track this page using Google Analytics, however I don't have access to the front page so I can't verify this ...
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Is it normal to have some huge anomolies in Google Analytics site speed tracking?

I've recently started using the new _trackPageLoadTime function in Google Analytics to measure page load times. However, I have noticed a few pages appear with a huge "Average Load Time". One page is ...
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Google Analytics - Showing multiple site stats at once

Is there a way in google analytics to add multiple sites to and show all the stats together? So like the graphs and total visits/unique hits all combined for all the sites added to the google ...
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Custom Advanced Segment (based on URL) in Google Analytics not working properly?

Hoping someone can help, I have what seems to be a very basic question regarding Google Analytics and Advanced Segments. I'm working on a University site, and attempting to add a custom segment only ...
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Find out where the user has come from — previous page URL within the same site

Is it possible to use Google Analytics or a similar tool to track the users' inter-site click behaviour? I'd like to know how many users clicked on certain links on a particular page which lead them ...
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Someone else is using our Google Analytics Tracking code number. What do we do?

After looking over our Analytics today, I realized that another website is also using our same tracking code #, which is cause quite a few incorrect hits to our Analytics. Are there any ways to ...
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Does Google use Google Analytics information in its search algorithms?

Does anyone know whether Google makes use of the information it obtains via Google analytics in ranking of search results? Does it, for instance, make use of the bounce rate for a page given a ...
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External link tracking when opening the link in a new window in Google Analytics?

OK, so this seems like a really simply problem, but I have yet to find a solution that accomplishes the following: Opens the link in a new window Tracks the event in GA (obviously) Doesn't trigger ...
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Google Analytics HTTP vs HTTPS

I want to use Google Analytics on a website that uses both HTTP and HTTPS that works as explained below: Secure pages accessed through https://mydomain.com/secure/* are always on HTTPS. Any access ...
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Will adding “www.” to my domain setting in Google Analytics impact already collected data?

I have a profile in Google Analytics (GA) that has been collecting data for a year. The domain setting in GA is "http://example.com". The site, however, will redirect any non-www request, to ...
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How do I track a goal path over multiple visits?

My sales cycle is measured in weeks. A typical user behavior pattern looks like this: Finds the site via organic, cpc, or referral Browses the content for awhile. Returns a few days later, browses ...
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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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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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How to display combined stats for multiple domains in Google Analytics

I run multiple domains that are not related to each other and are all tracked by Google Analytics on separate web properties (different tracking code, same Google Account). I am wondering if there is ...
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Tracking multiple domains while obtaining single reports also

I own 4 websites site1.com shop.site.com site2.com site3.com Using this information I will get a global report that shows how websites interacts. How to keep getting separate reports for every ...
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How to separate data from subdomains in Google Analytics?

I want to split my data from different subdomains in Google Analytics. I know it's possible to do it using different profiles + filters, but when you have a ton of subdomains, it's almost impossible ...
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What are some advantages of using Analytics like Urchin?

I'm interested in utilizing urchin. What are some advantages of self hosted analytics software like urchin over Google analytics?
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Google Stats, how to get More info?

I have created a blog very recently and i'm seeing my traffic and audience using Google Stats that is in built in google blogger. I have few question on google stats: 1) Is number of visitor shown ...
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“(not set)” in Google Analytics

Since 1 mounth, I see many pages tagged "(not set)" in the navigation summary section. If I look for global traffic evolution for this tag, it is alwas 0. Where do this kind of tag can comme from ...
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Can I determine how much crossover traffic there is between sections on my site?

Let's say I have three sections on my shopping site: Men, Women, and Kids. I want to find out the proportion of visitors to /men/ who also go to /women/ or /kids/ etc. I don't care specifically about ...
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Google Analytics reverse transaction not working with sales performance

We have Google Analytics account and trying to do reverse transaction. We have created a transaction on one date and reverse transaction on some other date. After transaction if we do reverse ...
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Compare referrer domains over time in Google Analytics without an “all traffic” line?

I would like to look at my referral traffic over time on a per domain-basis in Google Analytics. This is what I have done: Set New visits as advanced segment Navigated to traffic-sources -> ...