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First find out if their url shortening service uses 301 redirects, if they don't, use another service. If you stay with them, add GA tracking parameters to your urls. You could create some "fancy" parameters values that perfectly identify visits that are coming through their service. After adding parameters sent them your urls. With those parameters in place ...


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You can setup Google Analytics to exclude based on the referrer domain. See this for more: Google Analytics - Exclude referrers Also, you could block these based on the referrer as well via your .htaccess or Apache conf file, like this: RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^.*\.doubleclick\.net.*$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ - [F] (rather than blocking multiple IP ...


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This should at least partly work with a sequence type segment. New segment -> Sequence Filter by session Step 1: page matches regexp /.+ (any page with a path longer than /) is immediately followed by Step 2: page exactly matches / This would filter anybody who looks at the homepage immediately after looking at any other page, but ...


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You could do it on the same page by passing a parameter to the page, so http://www.yourwebsite.com/page.html?version=2 and http://www.yourwebsite.com/page.html Set the colour of the button based on the parameter sent to the page. Google Experiments work by redirecting anyone who lands on http://www.yourwebsite.com/page.html to any URL of your choice ( ...


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This explains everything: http://searchengineland.com/google-analytics-now-separates-brand-non-brand-ppc-traffic-195281 I wish I saw this in my account, but I do not. :-(


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There is no way contact Google through Webmaster Tools about ranking changes that are caused by their algorithms. The only way to contact Google is to post in their Webmaster Central Help -- crawling, indexing, and ranking forum. However, you almost never get a response from Google there. My experience has been that you get non-helpful (sometimes even ...


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and almost all of the description of products is copied from producers website. There's your problem. Google does not like duplicate content. In this case, your website is basically just a copy of a more authoritative website. Have you tried providing original content / descriptions for these products? A Google Panda update started to roll out on ...


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You should not include UTM codes for outbound links. Stephen already pointed out the main issue in that you don't know how they tag their campaigns and therefore without working directly with them it's impossible to provide them good tags (even if you can guess how they're doing it now they may change it). Also you don't have to include UTM codes for them ...


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This is possible but you would need to use the Google Analytics API to pull in the information from the individual accounts and merge it yourself before generating the report off of it. The standard web interface only allows you to drill into one property at a time. If you are not comfortable programming something to call the API there are a number of Excel ...


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You could add data-attributes to your ad link if you are using HTML5: <a href="example.com" class="someclass" data-adposition="Banner Ad - Top" data-adnamesize="Ad Title - (588x88)" data-advalue="1.00" ><img src="example.com/ads/ad_588x88.jpg" alt=""></a> Then add a new tag in Google Tag Manager for catching clicks on this kind of links ...


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"Traffic Sources" has been renamed "Acquisition"


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The b. bit is for if you have multiple trackers on the site. The "b" is just to identify it as different from any other tracker, but that could be any text at all. For example: _gaq.push(["hello._setAccount", "UA-XXXXX-X-2"]); _gaq.push(["hello._setDomainName", "none"]); _gaq.push(["hello._setAllowLinker", true]); _gaq.push(["hello._trackPageview"]); ...


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Event parameters are plain text, so you can set whatever you want. Just keep in mind you must follow a convention (defined by yourself) for what you concatenate and how you sort that data, this way your data will be consistent. The way you want to view your data in Events Report can be accomplished only if you set every single search criteria into one of ...


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If your .htaccess has RewriteRules like these: RewriteRule page.html /another-page.html [NC,R=301,L] It will always remove querystring parameters, that's default behaviour. You'll have to add QSA flag to your RewriteRule, like this: RewriteRule page.html /another-page.html [NC,QSA,R=301,L] Apache mod_rewrite doc QSA|qsappend


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The simplest way to do this is to fire an event when the form is submitted. Then in analytics configure a goal based on the triggering of the event. (Event based goals is just another type of goal.)


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To call the event only on a positive validation means you would have to call it within the validation script itself. I'd personally get rid of the inline onclick method of validation and instead do that via jQuery. $( "#gform_1" ).submit(function( event ) { // Your validation script here }); This is then tidier code, and easier to read what you are ...


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Google analytics can show you which pages have been accessed in the last thirty minutes using their "real time" features. Navigate to: Real-Time → Content → Pageviews


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Using cookies would be the most likely solution. If the employees section is password-protected, then set it whenever anyone logs-in. If not, you may have to make them visit the site via a hidden url that sets it. The cookie will remain even if their ip changes. If a cookie is set, you can then add additional information about the user to your Analytics ...


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While this is for the API it may reflect limits imposed on general account usage. Web Property Limits and Behavior The following limits and behaviors are applicable to the Web Property resource: There is an upper bound of 20 properties per account. Once this limit is reached, additional properties cannot be created through the API. However, existing ...


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We cover the topic pretty well about CloudFlare analytics versus Google Analytics. We are, for example, capturing traffic like bots that Google would not pick up.


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Difficult to say without performing a deep analysis of your website and your backlink profile. See following points, it may help: Did you recently change your website structure or redesign? Did you have many new/lost backlinks in a short period of time (link rapidity)? Use i.e. http://ahrefs.com and check on the Referring pages graph. Check in GoogleWMT ...


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To answer your question, theoretically there's no difference; your're looking at two different styles of Analytics code. It could be you have another issue though. Without more information it's difficult to say, but it seems the code on your website is the old Google Analytics Tracking Code. The code you are looking at in Google, is their new version of ...


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It looks like your website is using an older version of the Google Analytics code. The GA website is showing you the new code. I can't tell you if you are missing out on any specific features, but if you want to make sure you are getting the most of what GA has to offer you should update your code to use the latest code. But, as I am sure you've noticed, ...


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Google says the intranet must be accessible by a fully qualified domain name. So your .dom should be .com or any other TLD In order for Google Analytics to generate reports for your corporate intranet usage, your corporate network must be able to reach the Google Analytics JavaScript file (analytics.js). Try loading the file in your browser using ...


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As far as I know, Google Analytics filters will let you include or exclude traffic coming to your site, not traffic going away. Using exclude -> traffic to hostname -> exampledatabase.com will not work, except if you're using the same Google Analytics property id on both sites. Judging by your question that's not the case, they are tracking on their ...


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This can be done using "advanced segments". Click on "+ Add Segment" to your report. Click on "+ New Segment" (the big red button) Name your segment "My Page" Click on "Advanced" -> "Conditions" Add the condition "Page" contains "/mypage" Hit the blue "Save" button View any of your reports with this segment applied. In the future, you will not have to ...


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I can think of several reasons why I might be unhappy to have the links to my website from yours include utm parameters that you have chosen for me: You don't know how I set up my other campaigns. Your choices for campaign name and source are unlikely to match what I use in other places. It will add noise to my Google Analytics campaign report I would ...


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If you build a custom report that has page level dimensions (like Page, Page Title, or a page level custom variable) Users might appear greater than Sessions. This may occur when viewing the sessions metric against any sort of page level dimension because sessions are incremented on, and therefore associated with, the first hit of the session. Why a ...


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You don't seem to be using _getLinkerUrl(). That would be my best guess as to the source of the problem. https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/methods/gaJSApiDomainDirectory Elsewhere, I found this comment: If you don't use _getLinkerUrl GA inside the iframe will think it's a brand new visit referral from the top level ...



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