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Blame Your Expectations: This one hasn't really been a big issue on here in the past but still deserves an honourable mention. If your only reason for thinking that your pageviews are wrong are that they aren't at the level you expect them to be, especially when first starting out, don't panic, this doesn't mean there is anything wrong to be fixed. ...


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I created a segment based on the relevant Category and Action of this event but I'm not sure if I should filter it by users or by sessions- can someone please explain the difference. Google Analytics organize data hierachically: At the very basis hits represent page views or any other events you specified that can be triggered separatly by user. These hits ...


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To answer the first part of your question, no Google Analytics does not add additional tracking codes to your site if it has a parent tracking code. EG: If you have a university wide tracking code as well as your own tracking code and then your tracking code is removed and the university code stays it will report only on the university tracking code and not ...


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The report has recently been renamed: now you'll find the data under Acquisition > Search console > Queries. For this, you need to connect the Search Console with Google Analytics. In addition, this data is only for Google, not for Bing or other search engines like Yandex or Baidu.


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Each custom report is based on the same data - the tabs are meant to merely display the data in a different way. To use different data, you need to create a new report. You will not be able to do it in a new tab. Edit: This link lists how different dimensions and metrics work together and exclude each other, which is helpful in making your reports work.


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This is probably bot or spam data. The easiest way to tell is to look at the Hostname dimension, which you can do by adding it as a secondary dimension to a standard report. You'll probably see a strange hostname such as 'clickhere.xyz' or 'freesocialbuttons.xyz'. Don't try going to the site! This kind of spam is caused by people firing off huge batches of ...


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No I don't believe you can tell GA to reprocess data like that for specific reports. One option is that you could create a new view where you have excluded the query parameters, so you can create as many reports as you need with it removed.


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You can try this step by step. I think that the biggest problem is in data structure. You need to check that out. And also, I'm not sure if it can handle 2 million events at once. (Never had that many events for import) :) http://www.lunametrics.com/blog/2015/09/28/google-analytics-data-import-guide/


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In Google Analytics, choose Conversions > Attribution > Model Comparison. Here you need to select First Interaction to attribute the conversion to the first touchpoint. You can also compare different attribution models and test more sophisticated models. In the screenshot below. I have selected a comparison of first click and last click attribution models....


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I found out that each tag has to contain the user ID field.


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Okay, having gone through all the documentation and having spoken to Google I have found out that this is not possible at this time. Due to the inherent insecurity of javascript Google does not recommend directly providing read access to the data through a javascript API without some high level of security. The only way Google provides access to this data ...


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You are looking at the wrong report in Google Analytics. You are looking at the Acquisition -> Search Console -> Queries report. This report is powered by data from Google Search Console. To get this data programatically, you would need to use the API for Search Console. The data that you are querying through the GA API is shown on the Acquisition -> ...


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It sounds like your tracking code may be improperly implemented, or possibly that your site URL structure isn't friendly to Google Analytics. There is unfortunately no way to recover lost data, you can only fix the tracking and gather new, proper data. How does your Page report look? Do you have a similar problem? Does your URL structure use lots of query ...


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The user agent will be the browser it uses (so Android Webkit Browser if it's a standard android app). OS will be whatever the phone's OS is (Android 4.4). There really is no difference from using an app browser window to using a full browser. Except it gives you more control on presentation.


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There should be a field "Product revenue" under Ecommerce in metric group Then you should be able to choose what you like in dimension drilldown. But you are not able to categorize for article in here. Product revenue -> Produktumsatz in german I dont know if I translated correctly. There are also the following to choose from. Please try alse these ...


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1) The tag source is included at runtime from GTM_JS. You won't be able to see it, just the GTM snippet. 2) You are correct that you could go ahead and use the variable in your page. Where the magic happens in GTM is when you need a variable in one of your tags. For example, I set a user's status (logged in or anonymous) as a Custom Dimension in ...


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You have to create a custom dimension with product as scope in your Google Analytics Account. Then you have to apply it to your ec:addProduct code: <script type="text/javascript"> _ga('ec:addProduct', { 'id': '<product sku>', 'name': '<productname>', 'category': '<product category>', 'brand': '&...


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My collegue figured it out. As stated here: http://www.lunametrics.com/blog/2015/09/04/google-analytics-default-page/, it was because we had set the google analytics Default page to index.php in the View Settings of that website. In our case, we shouldn't have done that since we do not use /index.php in the subdirectories. So, please be aware that if you ...


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The answer to this is largely going to be down to opinion without more data. It's worth looking into P-value calculations if you want an unbiased, scientific answer. I would say that with such a low conversion rate, you'll want to run the experiment on a larger scale to gauge the differences. The current result is not statistically significant.


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First of all the HTTP referer will be on the server so your server side code would handle it at page load time. Secondly this option won't work anymore due to Google adopting SSL for all pages and search results. As part of the RFC it states that the referrer header should not be sent by the browser if the connection is going from https to http. (https://isc....


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This answer builds on the excellent answer by @Simo Ahava and an approach I posted to an external discussion (Advertiser Community Thread). Quick background: When users browse under each state ("Guest", "Member" or "Subscriber"), they get an entirely different experience, so it's important to discriminate activity between states during a session. Hence my ...


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The reason why it is set so low is that sending the speed tracking beacons adds to the site load time and can cause performance issues. Sampling 1% of your users generally gives an accurate figure on site speed however if your traffic is so low that you are seeing extremely low or extremely high values try setting it higher. I would avoid setting it to 100% ...


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When posting links to direct people to your site, you should use query strings to assign extra data. This is called Campaign Parameterisation, or Campaign Tagging. There are three parameters you should always add: utm_medium - The marketing channel (social, email, cpc, etc.) utm_source - The advertiser/site/publication in question (facebook, outbrain, ...


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You can take a look at http://online-behavior.com/analytics/googleplus which discussed specific techniques to be able to track Google+ event (such as +1 clicks) through your Google Analytics account.


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This article on support.google.com explains a similar effect on custom reports: If you build a custom report that has page level dimensions (such as Page, Page Title, or a page level custom variable, Users may be greater than Sessions. This may occur when combining Sessions with any page level dimension because Sessions is incremented on, and ...


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It does not really matter what the most widespread cookie is as you can only access cookies set by your site for your site. Trying to access other cookies is classified a security issue and so browsers won't allow you to access cookies that have not been set under your domain name. In other words if your domain is example.com and you set your cookies at ...


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Google Analytics embeds the cookies automatically at the highest level for tracking purposes. What this means is that if the cookie is set for example.com it will also be accessible from static.example.com www.example.com something.else.example.com etc. The way most sites combat this to have a cookie free domain for static content is to register a new ...


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There is no definitive way to check this as the user agent strings don't show the difference at this time and the only way to change that would be for Microsoft to make a change to the user agent string for IE10 Metro. There are a range of checks you an do such as checking ActiveX support (Metro doesn't support ActiveX but IE10 Desktop can have ActiveX ...



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