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Why not just set it up as an event and then track the event. It will appear in the Events section of your Google Analytics profile and you can also set up a goal based on that event. You can create the event here.


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The URL is OrderComplete and the goal tracking is OrderCompleted (d at the end). Drop the d on the goal and it should work.


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@Geoff Jackson helped me to write this little how to. If you have a website with a lot of Ajax in use or just steps/goals that you can not identify via URL you will have to use extra pageview-tracking. That is because Google Analytics does not allow custom events or dimensions in their goal steps. Example: On each page of your website is a button that ...


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I found that the type of match needs to be set to Regular Expression even if you want the funnel URLs to be expressed as regex.


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Contacted Google. Here's their response: Goal value is assigned to a goal based on the number you enter while setting up a goal. Therefore, it's not possible to do something that you mention, ie, add it retroactively. If the user reaches a certain page on your website at the time the value of the conversion is determined, you may create ...


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These should work /checkout/\d+/your_details /checkout/\d+/review /checkout/\d+/complete I got this from this forum post which helpfully says To test this regular expression, go to the Top Content Report, scroll to the bottom and enter the regular expression into the text box at the bottom of the table. See if the filtered results match only ...


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I figured it out. What happens is that users who are not logged in yet get redirected to the sign in page and the GA code doesn't get executed until after they are redirected back after they login. So the login page gets a new client id. The solution I came up with was to tweak with the redirection logic (devise) and to pass the _ga parameter to the login ...


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It seems that you can't permanently delete goals in GA, the only action you can take is to deactivate them. For the time being you can request to add that delete feature here "Google bugs project" Some people recommend to add goals to separate profile than the main one, so when you are done with them you can easily delete the whole goals' profile without ...


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Google Analytics already tracks this information, so, if you want more granular reporting, this would be an ideal use case for Advanced Segment reporting: Create a New Custom Segment Enter a name for the segment (e.g. "Recency: 1wk+") so you can save and refer to your report in the future In the first filter, specify: Include Days since last visit Greater ...


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Google Analytics has Goal Tracking and Event Tracking. I believe you are using event tracking. All about event tracking: http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/tracking/eventTrackerGuide.html All about goals and funnels: http://support.google.com/googleanalytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=55515 Let me know if that isn't your issue. These two ...


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You are looking at visits, so consider this case: [Item Page] -> [Purchase] -> [Purchase] -> [Checkout] i.e. the user got some sort of error on the purchase page, refreshes the page etc., which will count the a second visit on this page, but the entire funnel is still valid. You have to look really careful about what is tracked and what are the possible ...


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There is no need for a custom report as suggested by that answer on StackOverflow. There is a report that does exactly what you want: In the left hand list of reports, navigate to: Acquisition Keywords Paid This report lists your keywords. By default it shows 10 but you can use the "Show rows" drop down to show up to 5000 of them at a time. Your goal ...


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Note that the number of conversions (=goal completions) won't be affected by a "wrong funnel". So if users get to the destination URL without going through your funnel, they will still count as conversions. Since you mentioned that you have different parameters - Are they always the same? How did you set the goal's destination URL? Is it "Equals to"? ...


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The validation conversion rate is just a "prediction", but when you see you actual conversion rate it is 0 because the goal hasn't taken effect yet. You will need to wait a day for conversion rates to be non-zero, assuming you get actual conversion until then. Goals are not retroactive either.


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My bad...it is apparent that the number given in Google Analytics is the 'Unique Pageviews' metric for the basket page, and not the total pageviews, which does account for multiple visits. I.e. if the same customer visits the basket twice in a session, it's only counted once; but (importantly) if they visit in another session, this is counted again.


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Providing that you're only passing non-personal, anonymous information as covered here, there shouldn't be any downsides. This could help identify repeat purchases by individuals, as well as provide helpful information about conversions paths, such as which devices they're using to purchase your products with, as covered here by Google.


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No, don't insert the domain there, it's just the path after the TLD that is needed. For example:- /category/sub/page /category/sub/page.html


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When a user submits incomplete or incorrect information, the server may return the /evaluations page for them again so that they can correct any mistakes. When this happens, the funnel shows them leaving the funnel on the /evaluations page.


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The purchase page calculates visits from all items, not just the particular item you specified in the funnel, making the first step required does not change that (it just adds visit to the first step even if a visitor landed directly in step 2). I am guessing you misconfigured the first step. If your items pages look like this (for example): ...


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You can get this data with the Visits with Conversions Segment. Switch to this segment via the Advanced segments, and then look at the Traffic Sources > Referrals panel.


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The correct onClick code for async Analytics snippets is below. onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackPageview', '/some-page']);" and for event tracking you would use onClick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'Site wide', 'View Cart']);" More on event tracking here https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/eventTrackerGuide?hl=es virtual ...


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Is not possible to apply goals retroactively. You can read in the piwik forum. The goals only apply to new visits.


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You should use regular expression matching in the URL and match the parameters in the URL. Try using the Regular Expression Tester to see if your regex is correct http://www.analyticsmarket.com/freetools/regex-tester What are regular expressions? http://support.google.com/googleanalytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=55582


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I believe you'll want to setup some custom events to track as goals... See here for a more in depth explanation.


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You can't setup the same goal URL for multiple goals, otherwise you get duplicate data. I had to add some JavaScript to the contact form so that it appended it with additional parameters on the URL so that I could specify a different URL for each goal.


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A goal will be registered if it is hit no matter how you get there. With a funnel required steps must be hit and in the correct order otherwise they will not register as finished.


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I think GA only gives you the option to make Step 1 optional, so you will have to make a separate funnel.



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