Action to get data from a web site visitors in order to generate statistics.

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Quantcast http://pixel.quantserve.com/pixel request 302 redirects to Facebook and other ad networks

I just spent a few hours investigating what I thought might be a malicious Chrome extension (using developer tool to audit them, highly recommended!), an ISP/DNS injection issue, or a malware ...
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Can anyone recommend a Google SERP tracker? [closed]

I want to track my website's position in Google's search results for around 50 keywords/phrases and I am looking to a nice web service or Windows application to automate this process. Ideally, I want ...
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How reliable is email tracking?

I hope that this question is reliable as I guess all webmasters send out emails of one sort of another. I read a while back that gmail has started downloading all pictures attached to emails. As far ...
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What are the best user data collection and gathering tracking tools?

I know of a few tool that help markets gather data about visitors, Google Analytic, CrazzyEgg, and KISS Insights. What are other notable tools to help track information? What do you use?
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How can I identify unknown query string fragments that are coming to my site?

In the Google Analytics content overview for a site that I work on, the home page is getting many pageviews with some unfamiliar query string fragments, example: ...
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What are examples of services that track content-driven activity on social networks like Facebook and Twitter?

I'm trying to design the basics for a platform that enables users to access sets of statistics and information related to the way how their publications are handled and shared across social networks ...
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Why does Google Analytics log a user logging in as an exit?

I have custom event tracking set up in Google Analytics that tracks when a visitor registers on the site. The tracking is working fine. However, GA is showing that 100% of users "exit" the site after ...
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How to use Google Analytics to track a development and production versions of the same site on different servers?

I have a website with two versions, one for production and one for development (testing new features). All of the code is under version control and the websites are on separate servers. Currently, I ...
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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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Unable to use anchor hash tag if using Google Analytics utm

If I want to user to go a particular section of my webpage, I will use http://www.mywebsite.com/help_faq.html#contribution However, sometimes, I need to track where user come from, if I use ...
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What guidelines should be followed when implementing third-party tracking pixels?

Background I work on a website that gets a fair amount of traffic, and as such, we have implemented different tracking pixels and techniques across the site for various specific reasons. Because ...
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Analytics vs AdWords E-Commerce Data - doesn't add up - Attribution?

Adwords imports E-Commerce tracking from Analytics. Under AdWords > All Campaigns > Conversion Value for a given period it says €7.004,70 For the same period in Analytics it says €7,912.97 under ...
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How to get visits statistics from mediawiki page, without asking this from the admin?

I want to log / track unique page visits to a page in a mediawiki wiki, but I can't ask the this mediawiki admin to give me the data. If this was a page on my website I would just use ...
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Track visitor use of “Ctrl + F” on a website?

Would it theoretically be possible to detect (e.g. via JavaScript) if a user queries a webpage with the Windows shortcut Ctrl + F, or the Mac-equivalent Command + F in their browser? The first step ...
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Should I track the login page?

I've recently started using Google Analytics on a B2B ecommerce site with authentication. Users must login and are redirected to the login page if they try to access an internal page without first ...
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How to know if visitors are reading my long-form articles?

I have a website with a couple of long how to's and I would like to know if people are actually reading those articles when they come in from Google. That is, I'd like to learn whether visitors slowly ...
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Can I use Google Analytics to track a specific referrer URL?

I have a Featured Product block on my website's home page. I'd like to track it's efficacy by adding a handle ?referrer=featured to it and then have Google Analytics track checkout on said product. ...
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How to measure the conversion rate of your Amazon affiliate program?

I plan on selling products through the Amazon affiliate program. What I know I can track is: -what products people view on my website (default Google Analytics pageview behaviour). -what affiliate ...
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Is it possible to track URL parameters and then the value of a cookie?

I have recently launched a site for a customer which we would like to track initial visits on URLs like below via Google Analytics, and then track revisits on their respective referral code: Users ...
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Does Google know how often a search result is clicked, and is it worth the effort to craft the webpage so you get those initial clicks?

Does Google have any notion of how often a result is clicked for a particular search term? If so how? None of the links I see on the page seem to pass through a redirect on Google's servers first. ...
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Help with tracking sub domain

I currently have my app's marketing/external website on the root level, e.g. http://example.com My web app itself is hosted at: http://app.example.com What's the best strategy to set-up Google ...
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Self-hosted URL shorteners with built-in statistics? [closed]

I'm looking for self-hosted URL shortener scripts and projects (e.g. YOURLs) that track traffic sources, locations and other statistics. I need one with a solid API and JSON support. Any suggestions?
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Best way to track multiple sites with Google Analytics

I currently have 63 websites (and counting) that I'm tracking on one Google Analytics account, and I'm starting to realize... this is becoming a bit cumbersome. What's the best way to collect traffic ...
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Best tag placement for Analytics.js tracking code?

I am using a webapp for my website which has an option in the settings to add my UA tracking code from google analytics. However, when I view my source, it places the tracking code in the <body> ...
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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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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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Exit link tracking with timestamped logs on 3rd party content

I want to track clicks on exit links, that are placed in 3rd party content, for example on Twitter. I also need the timestamps of the clicks. Google Analytics can't be embedded in 3rd party content. ...
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Histogram view of event value distribution

We're using Event Tracking to keep track of interactions with rich native advertising units. Events are fired any time a page containing the unit is loaded (to determine denominator for interaction ...
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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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Is it possible to track redirects to external sites from our subdomains?

I have a handful of subdomains set up as redirects because we are using them for QR codes. I want to be able to track the QR code redirects (which are already set up and printed so no changing them ...
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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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Get IP source of (direct) / (none) traffic

How can I list the sources of (direct) / (none) traffic? There are multiple reasons for (direct) / (none) traffic as already discussed here. My site has agencies accessing it for development and ...
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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 Analytics: Enabled 'Track site search results' , where do I see list with search queries

I enabled 'Track site search results' on Google Analytics and put also the queryparameter. Now my question is, where can I simply look at the list that is gathered with all the searches that are done ...
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Track Promotional Code Sales

Is there a way I can track actual sales on purchases utilizing Promo or Discount Codes obtained through my site? My site will link to e-commerce sites where users can use those promo codes on their ...
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Is there a way to record scrollbar movement?

Simply put, I would like to know if customers are looking at the whole page or not, to decide whether I should rearrange the content, moving it up on that page or not. Is there a way to record the ...
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Is there a blogging platform that allows me to give traffic related bonuses to writers?

I would like to be able to reward writers with bonuses based upon the amount of traffic their individual posts receive, to encourage them to promote their posts on the internet. Is there a platform ...
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Google Analytics Subdomain Tracking for WordPress

I'm looking for the best solution to track my website's traffic using Google Analytics. I have a website that (currently) has two subdomains. The subdomains are about very different content, the TLD ...
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Google Analytics: Tracking multiple domain names of one website

Suppose I have the website www.example.com and www.example2.com. I redirect all page requests from www.example2.com to their corresponding pages at www.example.com. Is there a way for Google Analytics ...
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Why doesn't Google Webmaster Tools show the search queries that led to clicks?

As you can see in the screenshot below, there has been >400 impressions and 97 clicks, but at the bottom of the table it shows only two queries that led to the clicks. The question is: where is the ...
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How to track in Google Analytics registrations coming from Google AdWords ads?

I created a campaign in Google AdWords and some ads in it and gave them URLs like mydomain.tld/registration/?utm_campaign=mycampaing&ad=x ...
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Use Google Analytics UTM codes and referral at same time

I have two different affiliate networks sending me traffic, all tracked using UTM codes; network A medium=affiliates source=affiliatenetworkA network B medium=affiliates ...
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Social Interaction Tracking in Google Analytics

Since a few days now the Google + button is being tracked and shown in our Google Analytics account, which you can find here. There is also a solution to track Twitter, Facebook, ... but can't seem to ...
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Track a Adobe Flash app hosted on multiple domains with Google Analytics

I'm working on a flash app that's gonna be distributed to more and more partners (and obviously domains). It needs to be tracked aggregated and also separately. I implemented Google Analytics using ...
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Variable IPs: How variable are they? Best practices for tracking

There are a lot of questions on StackOverflow relating to session security / session hijacking, but there doesn't seem to be a really good solution to the problem. The three most common suggestions ...
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Google Analytics events: set page url parameter

Is it possible to set custom page url parameter (named utmp in request), when tracking events with Google Analytics? I have set custom url for tracking pages ['_trackPageview', 'www.my.url.com/...'] ...
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Proper way to move Google Analytics code from one site to another one

Currently, I use Google Analytics for www.example.com. example.com is also added to GA and shows "Tracking not installed". Recently I added rewrite rule (301 redirect) to redirect all requests from ...
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Measuring Google Analytics traffic to files on server which don't have tracking code

Hi I'm wondering how Google Analytics (GA) knows whether people land on some file on my server. I have my GA tracking javascript code on our base url, example.com. I'm wondering how GA knows whether ...
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How do you track a website using multiple Google Analytics accounts?

Suppose you have two distinct Google Analytic accounts. How are you able to send request data to both accounts on a single page load? For example, on a normal account you'd include code such as: var ...
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Is there a good tool or service for tracking and analyzing website response/download time?

I am looking for a simple tool or service to track the server-side performance of a website over time. It would be nice to have the possibility to register a set of URLs for different page types and ...