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Standard ratio of cookies to “visitors”?

As noted in a recent blog post, We see a large discrepancy between Google Analytics "visitors" and Quantcast "visitors". Also, for reasons we have never figured out, Google Analytics just gets ...
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Anyone still using JavaScript disabled? [duplicate]

Is there anyone left that's not using JavaScript? When designing websites, is it worth to care about that fraction of visitors? At least in Firefox you can't even disable it anymore.
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Does the number of visits matters for SEO?

Considering I have a website and I have millions of direct views (entering directly by URL, not by any other URL) and that there is no links to this site anywhere else (or that this views don't ...
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How do i show visitor count in my page?

I am using google analytics for tracking the visitors on my website. I can view all the stat reports from my google login. I am wondering if i could place the visitor summary stat in my home page of ...
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How to decrease webpage bouncing rate?

I found some stuff on the web with tips about how to reduce bouncing rate (the percentage of web visitors which left the website without going to the any next page). Does anyone have tips which he ...
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Frequency & Recency in Google Analytics. How to read the histogram?

I'm looking in Google Analytics at Audience > Behavior > Frequency & Recency for a property I manage. My histogram looks like this: Something's fishy. The official docs say I should read this ...
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Analysing Bounce Rate and Time on Page

I'm working on an eCommerce site and there's a perceived problem with the bounce rates on product pages. The best performing page (in terms of views), tends to have a very high bounce rate, at about ...
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Sites bandwidth exceeded but no increase in traffic?

One of my clients sites has exceeded its 6000mb monthly bandwidth quota. I checked Analytics and the site has not had an unreasonable amount of visitors (only 700 in the last month). The site has no ...
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Should I measure visits or unique events?

I have set up custom variables a couple of months ago. Basically it tracks categories of pages, much like the example in the docs. Now I want to get a list of the most popular categories. I've ...
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New traffic sources

How can I track new traffic sources for my site? (with google analytics or other tool) For example, if site is mentioned on forum it gets some visits from here, but it isn't visible (easy) in traffic ...
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Does “unique visitors” in Google Analytics mean “number of different people”?

My website's Google Analytics shows me 100,000 unique visitors for a time period of 12 full months. Does that means that these are actually 100,000 different people that visited my website in a year? ...
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Moving to a new domain - what to do to minimize visitor loss

I want to move my website to a new domain. Would be nice if you can share some experience or suggestion to minimize loss of visitors. In google webmaster tools there is an option which allows to move ...
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Is it possible to see unique desktop visitors for the last X days in Google Analytics?

In Universal Analytics, is it possible to see unique desktop visitors (not mobile) for the last X days? From what I see, I can only see desktop pageviews or new visitors, but the only place where ...
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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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Best in-depth analytics or stats tools? (preferrably server-side)

I know there's been questions about this before, but mine is a little more specific. I work for a high traffic website and we want to start tracking our visitors better. Unfortunately, Google ...
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How does IPv6 and AAAA DNS records affect my visitors?

If I set up a web site and the web server only has IPv6, and my domain uses a AAAA DNS record instead of a A record, how does this affect my visitors? Can only end users that have IPv6 on their ...
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Attract visitors to a website in it's begining with empty content

I am creating a customer to business website directory for my country, very similar to the way Yelp operates where people and businesses can add their company information. The website will have the ...
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How to track conversion from “new visitor” to “returning visitor” in Google Analytics?

I own a site, and I want to know how many of my "new visitors" are being converted into "returning visitors" after visiting my site. Not how often users visit my site, recency or anything like that, ...
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Tracking first visit date in Google Analytics

I want track a site's visitor retention using Google Analytics, to see if unregistered users are returning to it, within a time frame of 2+ months from now. This blog post seems to be on the right ...
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Avg. Visit Duration 00:00:00 conclusion

What can I predict when I see in Google Analytics that total visits by search for some day are 93 visits while 70 visits of them have the value 00:00:00 for Avg. Visit Duration? Did those visits made ...
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Google Analytics what is the differences between same visitor languages

Wondering about my google analytics visitor languages. It shows de and de-de. Is there any difference between them, if yes what do they mean? Is there a possability to get them all together in one ...
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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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Visitors with at least 1 event click? (Visits with Events)

I might be getting a bit too lost in the metrics to realize that I already have the numbers I'm looking for, but I'm trying to figure out how to report the number of unique visitors who visited a page ...
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Where to find the most visited websites by state

Is there a service (free or paid) that can provide the following: 1. List of most visited websites by U.S. state. 2. Keyword search in google by U.S. state.
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How can I obtain click data to sort a list of URLs?

If you had a list of URLs and you wanted to show which of them was more important than the others (by click-through), how would you gain the number of clicks for a given link so that you could sort ...
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Traffic difference between sub-domain.example.com AND example.com/sub-domain

It is possible to create sub-domains for a website in these two ways: sub-domain.example.com example.com/sub-domain example.com is the main website. Between the above implementations is there any ...
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Using Google Analytics to determine whether paid media visitors subsequently return

I'd like to be able to find out whether I am driving returning visits to my site through paid media. E.g. what percentage of people who initially visited for the first time through an advert now ...
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Tumblr tag visit statistics

Is there a way to get the visit number of different tags? I already set up a Google Analytics account to work with my tumblr blog, but I guess I reach more people through tags than site visits. I just ...
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How to make visits count on Google Analytics if someone visits my own JSFiddle on my website?

I'm a developer and I often write JSFiddles for example. I use Google Analytics on my personal website to monitor traffic. jsfiddle.net is not my own domain, but in a way, snippets I'm publishing on ...
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Purchasing traffic effects on SEO

I've recently found some websites which provide a specific number of visits by paying. I'm curious if this is a (very) bad practice for search engines (like Google).
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Why does StatCounter show less unique visitors than my Apache access log?

StatCounter shows yesterday as seeing 10,611 unique visitors to my site. I wrote a script that counted the number of unique IP addresses in yesterday's Apache access log. It counted 14,190 unique IP ...
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How do sites like alexarank and w3spy.net work?

I am curious as to how companies are able to track the number of unique visitors to other people's sites. Seems like an impossible task to me. Any ideas?
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How to motivate visitors to comment

At first I must apologize, because I am not sure if this question is valid for webmasters topic. I deal with the problem as being webmaster, however, i think this question is more related with ...
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fake returning visitor

I have a Live Support app installed on my website and I see a visitor every day, all day long for the last 3 months. This visitor has 3 or more IP addresses, but doesn't change them too often. It ...
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615 views

How to track how many users are online

i need a good service so i can see how many visitors are online on my website. I need a good, reliable service that can handle high-traffic. (My hand-written script failed in the high-traffic peak ...
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325 views

Free Invisible image counter in the html page

I need to track number of visits of my publication, but site allows only to insert images, and no javascript. I would like to insert white 1x1 pixel image. Are the any internet services which ...
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Live view of online visitors

I'm looking for a tool/script/method to see live who's visiting my web site at any given time. My site uses the LAMP stack. Any suggestion is appreciated. Thanks!
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Why statcounter visitors stats is not same as Google Analytics?

On July 11, 2013 my website's visitors count according to Statcounter is 761 and according to Google Analytics it is 1010. Some days both sites would show the same count but some days it would vary. ...
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Strange Google Analytics Results

I have a small website and usually I have a very normal number of visits/pageviews/length of visit such as 20/200/5 minutes but today I did a bit more advertising in my area and I had 40/1500/20 ...
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% new visitor vs. % returning visitor

I'm not sure how to interpret the results in Google Analytics. I understand that some metrics should be high, and some should be low. But this one I don't get: % new visitor vs. % returning visitor: ...
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CPanel Visitors filled with bandwidth thieves

Issue: Strange and seemingly random entries on the CPanel Latest Visitors console, showing IPs accessing image files without any referring URL and not identified as Bots. Background: I have never had ...
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How to know the request handling capacity of my website?

I want to find out how much traffic my website can handle. Like for example, 1000 simultaneous requests per second, or 1 lakh visitors online. My website is newly started, and it is on shared ...
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SEO and new site - visibility best practices [closed]

Since i launched a new web site, i was wondering which are the best practices to let the visibility of the site grow up faster then just leaving the site online? I mean which internet channels are ...
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Tracking users behaviour - with or without Google Analytics

If I understand correctly the following (point & from GA TOS): PRIVACY . You will not (and will not allow any third party to) use the Service to track or collect personally identifiable ...
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Google Analytics Day/Week reports not matching - SUM(DAYS) != WEEK

I'm having a hard time understanding non matching data in Google Analytics. When I view unique visitors, and press the PER DAY resolution, I get a pretty steady picture: Although, if I click the PER ...
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Excessive visit count but extremely high bounce rate

We recently had surge of visits on our site, usually they are between 30-40, we suddenly got about 340 visits with about as many unique visitors. However, the bounce rate shot up to 96%. It was only ...
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Web traffic analysis of third-party sites

Is there any way we can know how many people landed on an article page of a third-party site directly or by searching from Google?
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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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Using Google Analytics to Track Stats Only for Visitors (Not Visits) Who Converted

I'm having trouble setting up the right Google Analytics reporting for my website. I want to know the "Total Visits", "Pages / Visit", and "Avg. Time on Site" (I'll call these "stats" from now on) ...
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What is the critical user mass for a forum or Q&A? [closed]

If you start a forum or a Q&A site. At the begining you would create the content yourself. At some point you get visitors from google. What do you think: How many users du you need to run a forum ...