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This is not valid traffic, it is called Referrer Spam, this kind of spam uses a Google Analytics weakness to make fake visits to your site, so they actually never visit your site. This Ghost Referrer Spam targets random GA tracking ID's with the only purpose of getting traffic from people that get curious about the referral in their analytics and try to go ...


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I've supported HTTPS on my websites for about two years now, but I'm just starting to experiment with the HTTPS versions in search engines. For my sites, I have always had the HTTP version as the canonical (using link rel canonical tags) but allowed users to navigate to either HTTP or HTTPS. On March 18th, I switched that for one of my sites. I made ...


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They use a vulnerability in Google Analytics to make fake visits so the only way to stop them for now, and until Google fix it, is to make a filter in GA since that is the source of the problem. Blocking them in the .htaccess file is pointless since this kind of Spam never visits your site. Check this answers for more information about this spam ...


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To completely disable data tracking, you can add an opt-out function to your site: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/advanced#optout You could also use the Opt-out browser plug-in (available for multiple browsers): https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout Set-up a custom dimension to exclude traffic Create a custom ...


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So you support all the bleeding edge encryption, got an A+ on Qualys, that is awesome. But did ya'll check your analytics for XP users, specifically using IE or Chrome? Its no secret that XP is a dog that dies slow when connecting to modernized sites. Its also no secret that IE and Chrome on XP (or even old version of android browser) are very much limited ...


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HTTPS doesn't send the referrer header. Such traffic will therefore be lumped in with 'direct' traffic.


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If someone is coming from https://news.google.com/ you will see news.google.com / referral as a source / medium. But when traffic is coming from https://www.google.com/?tbm=nws (google news in SERP) it's tagged as google / organic


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The only required elements for the transaction data is a transaction ID, and the only required elements for the transaction products are the transaction ID and the name of the product, as indicated in the same link you posted. Having said that though, if you want to be able to track revenue, you would need to also send price data in the transaction item ...


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You can create a custom report with Goal XX Completions (ga:goalXXCompletions) as a metric and Minute Index (ga:nthMinute) as a dimension. Minute Index means index for each minute in the specified date range. Index for the first minute of first day (i.e., start-date) in the date range is 0, 1 for the next minute, and so on. Instead of Minute Index you can ...


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The lines you've added to the javascript are missing square brackets (compare your code to the documentation you linked to). It should be: _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-XXXXXXXX-X']); _gaq.push(['_setLocalGifPath','http://www.site.tld/sites/all/themes/site/images/1px.gif']); _gaq.push(['_setLocalServerMode']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);


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If the page isn't a landing page, source / medium dimension means that the page was viewed by user who came to your site from that source. You can check Previous Page Path (ga:previousPagePath) to identify what was a step before.


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Next step I do - look at channels - views was fallen in all channel\source\medium or just in one of them? If it take only one channel - look at reasons. If it occure everywhere - this is system mistake.


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First of all, remember that Flow reports are sampled after 100K sessions Be aware that in Flow reports you don't see particular page, but set of pages (starting with URL; some of them could be one-page-group) Drop off rate is calculated by dividing exits over "entrances" (unique pageviews as an X-interaction) Exit rate means: exits / (total pageviews + ...


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You can create a custom report Then you could analyze trend in week view as @nathangiesbrecht suggested.


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You can make a specific segments for your mobile users and compare it to all users or e.g. tablet or desktop users. For any report you're looking at, choose +Add segment above the chart and select Mobile Traffic to create the segment. Then you can compare your metrics, such as the ROI, between mobile users and all visitors on your site or any other segment ...


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It is so easy, just make this report and You will find all what You need (All traffic - Channels first):


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If you have not already I would suggest that you should compress all your files on server? It is pretty easy to do and it will give you that edge on your loading time of the website and so it will help speed things up. Take this code and out it into your .htaccess AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html ...


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Hosting Theres many ways you can approach hosting when serving the website across the globe as fast as possible, each with there own pros and cons. Load balancers: some hosting providers offer good load balancers that can also be used for geo targetting as well as ensuring that if your website would to get overwhelmed it would balance it across multiple ...


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You could create a china-version of Your theme (if site has one, like Wordpress themes for example). And set this theme only for China users (by IP for example). And this theme must be without any blocked js like GA. Users from another countries will receive a main theme. This helps You customise this theme for China users a lot.


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This method fails to break out purchases by store accurately because the checkout process is a separate subdirectory One way to do this is to create a custom segment using sequences. You may need to play around with the URL matching a bit to get it right. Once you get that set up, you should be able to filter the transactions down to only those ...


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No, the GA UA number does not define the uniqueness of the domain, it is set within the Google Analytics tracking tag automatically. To force GA to view hits to your subdomain as a separate domain and pass referral source attributions as necessary, use ga('create') to push these customizations to the cookie. ...


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You can also just add a filter so that all traffic from these annoying sites are filtered out of your analytics and do not create fake results. In Google Analytics go to Admin Under VIEW select Filters Add New Filter Give the filter a name Select Filter Type: Exclude Select source destination: traffic to the host name Select expression: that are equal to ...


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You can block off sites by referrer with .htaccess: RewriteEngine on # Options +FollowSymlinks RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} social-buttons\.com [NC,OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} simple-share-buttons\.com RewriteRule .* - [F]


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There is a reporting delay of 24hrs in the main reporting section. Real-time is as accurate as possible, but should only be used as informational. Also, consider making two views on your account. One should be titled 'Raw Data' and not contain any filters. The second view should be a filtered version that excludes your own IP from traffic reports.


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We have found that GA is not accurate up to about 48 hours after the event. So, if you want accurate stats for 30th March, check on the 1st of April. If you look at really granular information it can even change within that period so don't rely on it being 100% accurate until after it has "settled". Also, a good idea to filter out your IP so that you don't ...


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Page Value is supported if you are using e-commerce transactions. The Page Value tells you whether a page contributed to your site's revenue. For example, if someone always views a Gala Details page before purchasing tickets, the Gala Details page will contribute to your site's revenue as shown in the Page Value. Even though they aren't purchasing ...


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You can create a separate view for each group and only give them access to that view. Assuming you only want them to have access to the stats on content that they post you will need to filter those views based on something. If each user group posts on a particular sub domain or a sub folder ONLY... you can filter using those items. If not... You can tag ...


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Regular expressions are only supported in custom filters. If you want to match multiple domains using a single filter, switch from a predefined filter to a custom filter.


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My solution is: mark all links on www site by UTM marks with same source (for example main_www_site), and than create a report in blog property by traffic source "main_www_site" and add here second dimension - pages. Here is example of report:


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I guess that the answer is that you should correct your filter so that it accepts pageviews for www.briligg.com and briligg.com. It is also important to note that for a given pageview, the referrer reported in GA isn't (necessary) the value of Referer header of the corresponding request, but the referrer of the request that brought the visitor to your site. ...



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