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Google analytics giving false statistics for localhost

I'm currently developing an ASP.NET MVC site and I'm using Google Universal Analytics to test how to use that. Essentially every page has code that simply calls the Google Analytics JS function and ...
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Import Analytics goals and Ecommerce transactions directly into AdWords account

I have a Magento-ecommerce site. Recently I migrated to Universal Analytics from Google Analytics. In Uiversal Analytics, I have tracked transaction data. It's tracking fine. I have linked Analytics ...
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Compare 3 or more date ranges in Google Analytics

Is it possible to compare 3 or more date ranges in Google Analytics? It's obvious how to compare 2 ranges. It would be great to see additional ranges - seeing the data of 6 months overlaid - ...
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In Google Analytics, show eCommerce order numbers based on first click attribution

Google Analytics usually reports everything based on last click attribution. However, GA recently added some reports to compare metrics based on different attribution models like first click. Is it ...
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Tracking goals in Google Analytics content experiments

I seem to have a hard time getting goals to track properly in GA's content experiments. I have my landing page which has the GA tracking code. On the conversion page (this is on a different domain ...
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Visit counts in Google Analytics advanced segments not consistent

My organization has recently noticed an issue when applying advanced segments to visit counts during different time ranges. With no advanced segments turned on, here are the visit counts for Oct 1st ...
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Google Analytics: Tracking mobile visits on a different top level domain

I have set up tracking for my website with the async snippet, the website is running on example.com. Now I want to add Analytics tracking to my (perl-based) mobile website example.mobi. I have added ...
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How do you filter out traffic from your own IP address in Google Analytics when using IP Anonymization?

I'm using Universal Analytics via Googe Tag Manager. I want to filter out my own IP in a view. Since I'm using IP address anonymization, I'm filtering both my full and my IP ending with 0. (e.g. ...
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Huge discrepancies in analytics/traffic data between GAnalytics and BItly?

Forgive me if this isn't the right place for this question; new here and new to web analytics in general. I'm trying to use Google Analytics to get some insight on what's working and what's not in ...
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Google analytics: disengaged users

Can I set up google analytics to track a number of unique users who completely disengage (don't visit the site at all) on a 90 days period?
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Trying to get Pageviews/Bounce Rates, etc. based on Custom Dimensions

I have a bunch of custom dimensions. Publications 1, 2, and 3 are dimensions 6-8. For any given article on our site, we may or may not push all 3. For this report I am interested in capturing traffic ...
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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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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: ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Most widespread cookies

What are the most widespread cookies among population? One example could be _ga cookie, but are there any others public cookies that almost everyone has in his/her browser? Why am I asking? I want to ...
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Is there a way to filter by sessions in Google Analytics custom dashboard?

I'm trying to configure a widget to get pageviews/session and conversion rates by browser. Unfortunately, it's ordered by pageviews. Thus, I end up with unrelevant data because some browsers have high ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Big difference between Google Analytics and Piwik

I have notice my Piwik visitors drop recently so I looked on Analytics which is my backup statistics and noticed that it is counting a lot more visitors than Piwik. Yesterday Piwik registered 5 ...
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How are Google Analytic experiments impacted by filters?

Google Content Experiments allow you to create experiments for A/B testing two pages, which then slowly converge on the "better" page depending how the goals are met. However how is this convergence ...
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How can I filter the events in Google Analytics using the new calculated metrics feature?

I'm using this formula to get the conversion rate (and yes I know about Goals Conversion rate but they use unique events for that) {{Total Events}} / {{Sessions}} I want to pass a parameter to the ...
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Analytics went to 0 when I switched view to HTTPS

I've had my site and Google Analytics operating on HTTP for years perfectly fine. We recently switched over to HTTPS-only for various and the In-Page Analytics stopped working due to the site being on ...
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Google Analytics iOS app showing different data (61% different)

A while back I installed the Google Analytics app for iOS, this one ==> https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id881599038?mt=8 I noticed that it showed a different number of Unique Visitors compared to ...
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Date/time option values for Ecommerce steps

I'd like to track "pickup date/time" as part of a checkout process in order to report on popular days/times. I'm currently looking at doing so via a "step option" as part of Enhanced Ecommerce, but ...
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Google Analytics wrong data display when filtered by amount of days

In google analytics, when i view data for last 1 month and rollover on 30th sep it shows 378 sessions as shown below: If i just change the dates to the same day that is 30th sep, i get 2,666 ...
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Why is Google Analytics reporting pageviews for a page without tracking code installed?

I have a site that's incorrectly tagged, so GA tracking is only placed on some of the pages (that's not the problem - I can fix this!). As you'd expect, GA reports these pages without the tracking ...
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Why Google analytics shows self referral

One of my client has website with sub domain. After Google has launched universal analytics, i started seeing own domain and sub-domains as referral traffic! I already implemented base URL in ...
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Completely disable Google Analytics at sites.google.com

I don't have Google Analytics account and don't want to use it on my site at sites.google.com, but nevertheless Ghostery shows that Google uses their own Google Analytics. Is it possible? Or is it ...
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How to track pixel density with Google Tag Manager

I originally had it setup like How to see pixel density (Retina) in Google Analytics? with Universal Analytics by setting custom demisions. However, we recently had to switch to tag manager. ...
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Issues overriding page field value in pageview tracking in Google Analytics

I decided to override page value which is send to GA on page view. Reasons for override were: Not always page title is unique (some pages have one title) Page URLs are ugly and meaning less and ...
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Can Google Analytics be implemented on a site with multiple iframes using Google Tag manager?

I'm working on adding Google Analytics via Google Tag Manager. I'm adding the tracking code to an existing tag programmed using Iframes in almost every page of the site. There are multiple ...
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Use Google Analytics to figure out which events happen just before visitor exit

I am trying to track what a visitor does immediately prior to exiting our website. Specifically I have a number of events that are being logged and I would like to know which one, if any, happened ...
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Can Google Analytics label countries without data on the map?

Looking at audience-geo-location I can view a map of the world by nation. I can mouse over the shaded nations from which 'sessions' arose to obtain a count and the name of the nation. However, for the ...
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Discrepency in Google Analytics between user count in audience overview and users per browser

Having a bit of an issue with Google Analytics. We use it in my workplace for 90+ sites. In the past number of months there is an issue with the count of users. In the Audience Overview section for a ...
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Sum of completed and not completed doesn't add up correctly in the Google Analytics API

I have a simple funnel situation. The users start at /start/ . Some of them reach the result at /result/ and obviously some don't. So it seems logical to me that: users who went to the start page = ...
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Track user through Google Universal Analytics

I want to track a user from my site, give an id to Google Analytics and later be able to see which pages that id visited and for how long did that id view the pages. I've tried custom variables with ...
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“Publish date” custom variable in Google Analytics, how to search between two dates?

We have the two custom variables on our WordPress site: _gaq.push(['_setCustomVar', 1, 'pubDate', 'June 6, 2014']); _gaq.push(['_setCustomVar', 2, 'author', 'Sam']); The first variable is the date ...
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Google Experiment with multi step shopping cart

I am attempting to run an experiment that tests an alternate checkout UI. For the experiment, I use the URL of the original checkout and the URL of the alternate checkout as a variation. Google ...
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Why are the converted clicks totals different between Locations and Keywords in Google Analytics?

Here is my case: Under "Campaign → Keywords", the total converted clicks (search + display network) is 3. Under "Settings → Locations", the total converted clicks is 2. Why are the two values ...
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Google analytics in E-commerce iframe not tracking source

I have a ticket booking system in an iframe. I am tracking sales but the source of the sales is not being recorded. I'm trying to shed some light on why this might be. The code on the parent page is ...
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Why don't dashboard widgets display custom dimension data for dates other than the current day in Google Analytics?

I currently send events to my Google Analytics account with custom dimensions and custom metrics. I use the measurement protocol to send these events. I set a Dashboard with a widget per custom ...
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Does Google Analytics not track data accurately when reporting the same pages to multiple accounts?

I am reporting my traffic to 2 different Google Analytics accounts. Using Universal Analytics, I am doing something like: ga('create', 'UA-XXXX', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview'); ga('create', ...
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In Google Analytics how do you track page stats over a time period when your pages changed URLs?

we recently revamped about 90 pages on our website. MAJOR changes to increase conversions and user retention. We also redirected the pages to better search engine friendly (SEF) URLs. In Google ...
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Does using “Newsletter” in my email campaign name prevent Google Analytics from tracking that campaign?

I've had a successful email campaign series setup using Universal Analytics with the /collect img code for open rate, except there are two emails that are mysteriously not tracking. Tracked opens ...
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Is it possible to filter or segment an event on a user's eCommerce value?

Basically if you have an event set up, lets call it "Bought an Upsell", assume that it has all appropriate values set up, Action, category, label, value, noninteraction. is there a way to answer the ...