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Can mouse location be used to know if the user is going to leave a web page?

I was checkout out an ecommerce site. I scrolled down on a product page then moved my mouse towards the top of the screen as if I am leaving the web site then suddenly I got a popup promotion "Wait ...
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Dealing with illegal user-submitted content

I recently got a question from a user that I'm not quite certain how to answer. Basically I run a service that will allow users to submit content for analysis. The data submitted is very rarely ...
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How do you deal with users who no longer have access to their login email?

I run a reasonably sized web application and from time to time I get users who for various reasons lose access to the email address they originally registered with. The user will typically make a ...
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How to deter users from making many accounts to skew site functions?

My site requires a unique email address to link to the site account, of course, but does anyone have suggestions as to ways to deter people from using throwaway email addresses to make many accounts? ...
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User profile URL design

I've noticed that some sites are moving away from root-directory user profiles. For example, YouTube channel URLs are now /channel/<id> and /c/<username> instead of simply ...
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What is the search rank where people stop searching on Google?

What is the stopping point on Google SERPs where most people stop searching? Does it vary by different keywords? For example, if I was searching for "Orlando hotels", I would instinctively look at ...
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Is making a subdomain for each user bad for my SEO? [duplicate]

Suppose I'm working on a file hosting website that should let my users share their files through a simple URL. http://user_name.example.com http://example.com/user_name If all my users link to me ...
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Google Analytics - Problem with custom variable - Data look not precise

I use a custom variable to store the username of who is visiting my site. So I access the custom variable report to list all the values of a custom variable, and have a look at the whole list of ...
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CAN-SPAM and transactional emails without legitimate physical address (for foreign webmaster)

Situation I am a very small time web developer working on a personal web project. This website will be sending only two types of emails, a email validation email and a forgot password email. I do ...
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What is the difference between GA Sessions and Users?

Specifically, the way I'm reading how Google describes both, I don't understand why both metrics don't have matching numbers. Can some describe very specifically the difference between the two and ...
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Is it possible to compare users within 2 Google Analytics properties?

I oversee a few web properties. Each is being tracked within the same GA account. I'm wondering if there's any overlap between the site audiences. Is it possible to compare audiences between 2 ...
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Can I show AdSense ads only to logged in users?

I have a website on which all the pages are the same for both logged in user and logged out users (guests.) Do you guys think it would be against AdSense policies to display ads on the website only ...
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How many links (internal) is too many?

Let's have some fun shall we?? At the bottom of the content for about 1/3rd of my pages, but not in the footer, I create an internal link for each related IP address to the page on my site for that ...
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100% CPU usage while stressing with SIEGE -c5

I've tried apache benchmark and siege for stressing my web server, unfortunately my VPS CPU goes 100% with only 5 concurrent users. I'm also using cache engine for my wordpress site. According to ...
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Can I use Plesk to grant site access to more than one user per site and multiple sites per user?

I am new to Parallels Plesk control panel and I have the reseller account of it. Here I want to ask about user management. Let say I have website A, B, C, D, and E hosted on my dedicated server. Is ...
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How to read user unique code from _ga cookie?

Currently I am facing the problem that have been discussed already here: How to keep track of a unique and an existing visitor (keep track about unique user without registration etc.). The most ...
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Discrepancies in Google Analytics user counts

So I have two discrepancies in GA user counts that I am trying to understand. The first is that my user count for a subset of the site's lifetime is greater than the entire sites lifetime. ...
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How to get a notification whenever a user creates a MediaWiki account?

I'm an administrator and bureaucrat on a few wikis. One wiki allows users to create their own account without approval. Spammers are taking advantage of it and spamming in their profiles. I checked ...
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Differences in Core Reporting API metrics due to users metric

When I used the Google Analytics Core Reporting API to make queries to retrieve data from a GA view I saw quite some big changes in metrics such as sessions, transactions and number of newusers in ...
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In Google analytics, how do I see the paths through my site that users took to get to a page?

On my site I'm currently trying to work out the typical paths that users follow within my site in order to get to an end result of a certain page. I have discovered how to use landing page- to see ...
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How did new users come to my site and is it safe to keep them?

I'm launching a website as a hobby, it is somehow a stackoverflow clone. I noticed a very weird thing that I can't understand, I don't know if this is normal because I'm pretty new to the web ...
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How do I troubleshoot users having issues paying on my site with Paypal [closed]

We are using Express Checkout for taking payments on a site. It seems like the site was working fine in sandbox testing and in production for some time. We have, however, received word that a user ...
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How to calculate unique number of events, one event per user in Google Analytics?

We have an event which fires every time user initiates a download. How is it possible to calculate number of downloads occurred let's say this month & calculate only 1 download per 1 user? If to ...
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Issues granting access - Google Analytics [closed]

I am the administrator of my company's Google Analytics account, but was recently asked to give a client access to their Google Analytics data. Whilst I fully understand the new permissions ...
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How to implement country domains based on geo IP address in ASP.net?

I want to configure a domain such that when the user goes to my website, the system identifies the IP country of user and auto changes www.mysite.com/index.aspx to www.unitedstate.mysite.com (for ...
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How to include canceled Adwords account user credential to invited account?

I need share my AdWords account with another user therefore, as AdWords usual way I send him an invitation. From his end he cannot activate the AdWords shared account with his current Google ...
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filter admin access by IP with httpd.conf

I am trying to filter all backend url to one IP in the httpd.conf file using this code: <Location /admin> Order deny,allow Deny from all Allow from 100.x.xxx.xxx </Location> ...
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Strategy to get X many users that have visited any pages that directly link to the current page [closed]

Forums have a "x many users online". And "X views" on each threads. What I want is how many users have visited the pages that link directly to the thread in place of "X views". Sort of combining the ...
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Limit Joomla user login sessions

I am testing a Joomla installation for making a commercial website where you pay for accessing content. I just found out that it is possible to login from two different computers at the same time into ...
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Best practice: Should I note Gravatar is used on the website?

I am going to implement a comment system on a website and I'm going to implement Gravatar as user's avatars. Since the form for posting comments doesn't have a field for uploading an image, nor does ...
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Dynamic Content Editor [closed]

I've asked this question around the net and still haven't found exactly what I'm looking for. Basically I have several sites that I run through a custom PHP framework. I'd like to add a way for users ...
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Force users to use Google Chrome

I have a very selected group of users on my web application. Not everyone can just visit the website, and if they do they will need login information to see anything but the login box. The users have ...
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How to maintain unique user per paid account in a website with given set of Email ID and password?

For a website, there is a free and a paid membership option. Once the user pays some amount he gets a membership for a month for additional products that are not in the free account on the website. ...
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How to populate a social-focused website

I'm about to launch a website (that's almost finished) of classified ads specifically for my country, but I just realized that I don't know how to populate it. There's a recursive element to it: if no ...
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Effects of Active Virus Scanner on WebApp for XS Azure VM

Suppose a public WebApp is hosted on an EXtra Small (XS) Azure Virtual Machine (VM). What benefits and/or performance problems might visitors experience if a Memory-Resident Virus Scanner is run on ...
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Allowing users in embargoed/sanctioned countries to register on my site

I run a website that contains technical content and users gain access to it by purchasing a subscription. I am based in the United States, and I'm wondering what the laws are regarding sanctioned ...
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Should users be deleted after inactivity on a website?

When you have a social website or a website where you can register, would you eventually delete them after a certain time (after a year of inactivity) or would you rather keep their account records ...
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How frequent is user feedback on an onsite poll?

I have a feedback poll on my website, and need to find some sourced data or article which states how frequently users generally give feedback when using online polls that look like this: For ...
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Should I indicate that the user exists or was deleted on the error page?

On an ordinary public website, the user's profile is always publicly visible to all visitors (such as Stack Overflow), where they can limit certain pieces of information via privacy settings or just ...
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Trying to push an affiliate program onto members, how soon is too soon?

On a site I run we have recently launched an affiliate program - one of the groups of people we want to target as potential affiliates are current members of the site - I mean who better to sell a ...
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How to confirm the Mobile Numbers of my users?

How can I confirm the Mobile Numbers of my users in order to reduce the number of scammers claiming to be in the US but who are actually in another country? A free solution would be preferred. I use ...
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force users to activate account before using service?

i am not sure if this is the correct SE site to post this, but ill go on... So at the moment i force my users to activate their account upon registration if they want to sign in. I see some decent ...
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Is it generally a good idea to allow the reuse of old usernames from deleted accounts?

On a Social Networking site, is it generally a good idea to allow the reuse of old usernames from deleted accounts, or is it better to prohibit their reuse forever? How do the big boys do it ...
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Adding a user specific website to a domain

I just got a domain (first time) and set it up with Google Apps. I was wondering if it was possible to set up personal websites for individual users on the domain using notation such as abc@xyz.com ...
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How do you get a user base like Yelp did?

I am working on a website that will be community driven by user generated content. I need people to write reviews and their experiences in similar way as Yelp. What's the best way to offer them value ...
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What is the ideal publishing workflow for an enterprise CMS?

What is the ideal publishing workflow within an enterprise CMS? Background: Company size is 1,000. There are approx 20 Managers that must approve their respective department content before ...
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How to organize /var/www/ for multiple users and vhosts in apache

I've been creating new directories for each site in the var folder like this: /var/www -- localhost -- owned by localuser:www-data (+setuid/setguid) /var/www-somesite -- somesite.com, ...
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Let tester directly click on web site to report bugs, similar to bugherd?

I'm doing website User Testing and want them to report issues by clicking on web site and type text into a comment box. Similar to diigo.com or bugherd.com Bugherd is designed for this but it is ...
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Is the idea of user registration flawed if we can't provide any real value for it?

I work in a newspaper publishing company and currently, all the contents in our site is free and no user registration is required. Recently, the lifestyle column team proposed to implement a small ...
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Using Google Analytics to establish busiest time of day

I am trying to find a way to establish my sites busiest hour, but when using the "hour of the day" metric, each seems to have a date specific code, rather than just a number from 0-23, as I would ...