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There's a difference between PPC clicks and the website visits reported in Google Analytics. A click gets logged as soon as LinkedIn redirects the user to your site. However, your page needs to load in the ga.js code from Google's servers and then send an image request back before the visit is recorded. This process sometimes doesn't complete. Here's a few ...


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We have a website that we advertise via Facebook but in Google Analytics only 30-50% of the clicks appear. This is quite common with ad programs, including Facebook ads as can be seen here. As covered there: Facebook Ads reports clicks. Many third-party reporting packages report visits or page views, which may not correspond directly to ...


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You can build campaign tracking with this Google Analytics tool. However, having it trackable at an individual level is a contravention of Google Analytics' ToS. "You will not (and will not allow any third party to) use the Service to track, collect or upload any data that personally identifies an individual (such as a name, email address or billing ...


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I personally use https://www.crazyegg.com/ they have a great service. For funneling you can use http://www.kissmetrics.com/ but it has a pricey tag on their service. Not too sure about internal trackers.


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Yes, you can track just about anything using Google Analytics' Event Tracking - here's how you might do it for the two cases of (a) showing a link and (b) a user clicking the link: (a) Track showing the link <script type="text/javascript"> _gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'Links', 'Shown', 'http://www.a.com/']); </script> (b) Track user clicking ...


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Use the "Navigation Summary" to work out which internal page a visitor reached your page from: Choose 'Content' and then 'Content by Title' from the Analytics menu: Click whichever page title you're interesting in learning more about: Click the page URL in the Content Performance table: Click 'Navigation Summary' under the 'Navigation Analysis' ...


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Yes, it's possible: $(document).ready(function(){ ctrl = false; document.addEventListener("keydown", function(e){ if(e.which == 17){ ctrl = true; } if(e.which == 70 && ctrl == true){ e.preventDefault(); } }, true); document.addEventListener("keyup", function(e){ if(e.which == 17){ ctrl = false; ...


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If you want capture the event keyboard Ctrl + F and continue with the opening of the standard searchbox of the browser, you could do this: var KEY_CTRL = 17; var KEY_f = 70; var isReserved = false; var useExclusiveKeyEvent = false; var isNewSearchEvent = false; /*THIS VARIABLE IS RENDERED BY SERVER SIDE*/ var clientRandomKey = ...


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This is the total number of Impressions and Clicks currently being displayed for the Query terms in the table below your image, based on the selected date range, and with Web selected under Filters.


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LinkedIn's response sounds like a fair explanation of the difference you're seeing. If you wanted a third datapoint to measure clicks on your ad, your could use bit.ly URLs in your LinkedIn ads to link to your site. Adding a '+' sign at the end of any bit.ly URL gives you a breakdown of the clickthrough. This has the added advantage that it doesn't require ...


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Spammers will do anything to see if they can exploit the system to make money. They could be exploring your site looking for weaknesses. They could be looking to sell their accounts if they discover they have lots of value. They may be following those links blindly because the bot doesn't know any better. Since they can automate the whole process spammers ...


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Often when you create an account on a site you get sent an email in which you must follow a link in order to complete the sign up process. The bot could simply be emulating this process, without knowing anything about the context of the email. Just a thought... if you had a subtle "DO NOT CLICK HERE" link in the email, would that catch the bots out?!


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Yes it is - you can balance the worth of a user's first touch to 100% (which ignores subsequent hits from that user when attributing value) under your view options in attribution models. This then effects everything under that view. If you only occasionally want to see this then create a new view and label it something appropriate. Compare the goal value of ...


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The easiest way would be to give your tags a specific class and data- attributes. Something like: <a href="url" class="paid-text" data-reftype="Paid Text" data-refname="Text Block Name">Paid Text</a> Then you would go into Google Tag manager and set up the following: 1) Link Click Listener tag to fire on all pages 2) Event Tracking tag 3) ...


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Google Analytic's "In-page" analytics feature is what you're after, I believe. It allows you to browse your website like any other user (within google analytics), and every link displays a number of vistitors that clicked that link (and a percentage) next to it. Handy for doing the exact type of analytics you mentioned.


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Not sure if this helps but I had the same problem. Transpires that you can be charged for clicks on your company logo and company page in your LinkedIn ads. As these don't direct the visitor to your website, they don't get logged in GA, or any 3rd party analytics package for that matter - yet they're still chargeable. Very underhand, so I'd recommend ...


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You need to be measuring more than just clicks. You need to measure the effectiveness of clicks. Not all clicks are created equal. Which of these clicks would you like to get? A click from a user that is ready to buy your product and just needs to find somewhere that sells it. A click from a user that is looking for more information about what your ...


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If you are looking for free Google Analytics is your best bet. It not only gives you a what links where clicked on by name, but it also gives you what links were click on the page using a simple heat map. I say simple because it won't tell you where on the link that the user clicked on each page, just what % of the clicks on each link on a page. It ...


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Some server side tools: AWStats Webalizer Wusage (used to be free but it looks like they've changed their model) A key difference between server side analysis and javascript based analysis is that the js versions will fire a request when a user reloads a page in the browser cache. The server side versions will report only what comes to the server. ...


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Sadly the nature of the beast is that they are never going to line up exactly the adword tracking looks to be server side, where as the google analytics you have on your site is reliant on people's browsers and javascript. But is is not all hopeless people with javascript / google analytics disabled will show in adwords but not ga if your site is running ...


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Any form of link to your site being one in a link, text, or even a redirection is a technically a back link. Now the question I think your asking is if Google values the redirects back link. The answer is neither no or yes and depends on the redirection type. If the site redirects using a 301 then it would pass as a backlink, so think of a URL shortner these ...


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It has always been possible, with varying degrees of reliability. But starting last year, most clients now search via SSL, so the reliability of the referrer field as a way to track adwords clicks is so low you might as well say it is NOT possible to use referrer for this purpose. The reason you can't trust referrer to calculate your adwords clicks ...


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No. Redirects are followed just fine as long as they aren't too deep or done in such a fashion that are known not to be followed by search engines. Plus this would just affect the sites being linked to. If the links aren't followed then they won't get credit as being linked to.


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I tend to side with the previous respondents, but bounce rate and time-on-site do factor into organic listings so, depending on your hosting you may be able to block by IP if you are especially concerned about it. That said, a bit of time and wisdom (as in less than 2 years...don't judge), has helped me realize that short-term fluctuations--be it ...


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Sorry if I comment with an answer, but I cannot comment yet. I think you are looking for this: http://support.google.com/googleanalytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=55527


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Use the list of events in the realtime report. It will tell you what each and every event actually is. You can access it with the "view" link on the realtime events report:


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Take a look at the Top Events report in Google Analytics. Add Page as a secondary dimension and that might help you figure out where those unknown events are coming from. Furthermore, it's possible that Google Analytics event tracking might be integrated with some of the functionality of the web page. In other words, the event tracking code might be added ...


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I think you should use other tracking codes for the app and the site you could create a filtered views for app and website - make life easier to track which signup is from app, you could add a dimension e.g. Mobile Device Info (ga:mobileDeviceInfo), app version (ga:appVersion)


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Use same tracking code for both Website & web application. For Conversion tracking use destination URL of your Signup form.


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Instead of installing a database, as you already have the redirect setup, you should be able to collect the access logs on your HTTP server(s) (guessing Apache if you're using .htaccess?) and use any number of packages to analyze it. Things ranging from the free AWStats to (often paid) Splunk. Of course this assumes you at least have access to the access ...



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