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Google Analytics interprets the FB App as a visit from the FB mobile site...so it should register in your analytics visitor activity as a visitor coming from m.facebook.com


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


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I stopped using Google Analytics, but they may still have an email feature that you can setup to send you regular notifications on stats. If you can use that, set up a way to get those emails auto posted to your website some place.


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Josip Ivic (above) suggested a link. I went to look at this way way (way) cool site and thought of a work-about. Use: https://ga-dev-tools.appspot.com/spreadsheet-add-on/ and embed the spreadsheet. Avoid iframes for security risks. ALSO: NOTE MY DISCLAIMER - You may or may not be allowed to do this. You may or may not be risking security issues as well.


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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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OK after looking at the stats from GA, it looks like this is actually taken into account. GA takes the total revenue from all the A/B sessions and then works out and average from all the sessions for comparison together. This includes any sessions which ended with a £0 transaction, i.e. no sale. So by default, the comparable stats take into account possible ...


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Google Analytics allows you to set the cookie domain. By default it uses the highest domain name possible (example.com), but you can have it use your subdomain (www.example.com) by passing that as a parameter when you initialize your tracker. The documentation for it: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookies-user-id ...


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Without the main Google Analytics javascript file from the analytics servers being inserted into the page as well this code will do absolutely nothing. Even the dataLayer.push method will not do anything as the code is trying to call the dataLayer.push() function and if the analytics main code isn't imported into the page that function does not exist at all ...


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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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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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Early last year, I was tasked with finding the best possible solution to Google Analytics spam. Like everyone else, I tried the recommended approaches but nothing seemed to work all that well. So, next I turned to Google Tag Manager but that didn't seem to help much, either. Frustrated and vexed, I decided to rebuild the Google Analytics tracking script, ...


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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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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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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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What you are after is known as cross domain tracking. You can see further details on that here https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cross-domain, but the basics of it are that you need to have both sites defined under a single property, you can have multiple sites under a single property and can analyze them separately if ...


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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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This is due to the difference between pre-calculated reports and on the fly reports. Due to the computational requirements to go through the raw data and produce the report the pre-calculated reports are accurate, while the on the fly reports are sampled only to speed up the response of the report. It also depends on the client side time, when that is ...


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This isn't a feature you can enable on GA per-say more a feature request to be made to Google which is outside the scope of this site. The easiest way to achieve what you are trying to do is to simply go to Google Maps and look at the area where GA reports no activity and then that will tell you the country and state to target. Involves some effort but is ...


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It isn't exactly the price for providing sites.google.com. This is the way that Google is able to collect some demographic and analytical data for the control panel. Even if you don't use analytics it is embedded within sites.google.com and can't be removed.


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You would need to add a javascript condition to see if the page is a parent page or a child page and only add the GA code if the page is a parent page. If the sub pages you are talking about are only accessed through the frames and never on their own then you just add the GA code to the parent page and not to the framed pages.


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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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There is a dropoff analysis report in Google Analytics which you can use but as with all other GA reports it is anonymous. The GA terms actually state that it is a violation to attempt to identify users based on GA records which are meant to be anonymous. The best way to do this and still stay compliant would be to setup a last accessed field in your ...


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The best and easiest way to do this is from within your application instead of from within Google Analytics. Easiest way is to add a switch to your code to detect if you are connecting to your own site (which can be detected anyway you wish really) and if you are detected then don't add the Google Analytics code to the page at all, otherwise add it no ...


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The thing you need to be careful of here is that Amazon is not simply a website provider but is also a cloud services provider and also has a service whereby users can access a virtualized desktop interface on the Amazon network as a remote desktop session. This particular service uses a Windows Server gateway and so the desktop resolution and OS fingerprint ...


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The only way is to use a plugin that specifically has that sort of analytics added as part of it or can throw an event to Google Analytics to detect the share. Short of that if all you want is lists on how often content has been shared and you don't care who has shared the content then most social networks have API's into their social graph that allows you ...


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Adwords -> you search the keywords you want. And use them as advertisement. Google puts your advert to matching content or search requests.paid keywords Google.de Search keywords -> google ranks your page. According to a lot of stuff, including your content and external links. Google evaluates this content and assings each of your pages several keywords ...


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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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During the setup process for Google Translator it should have asked you if you wanted to track translations inside of Google Analytics. From here give it a few days as you need to wait until users actually start translating your site then go to Google Analytics > Behavior > Events to find the Google Analytics translation events shown.


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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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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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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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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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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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Be careful to compare the same data. In your segment you are asking GA to show you all sessions that include that Author. This will include all the page views in these sessions, i.e. if someone visits more than that one page during their session, this will also be shown as a hit. The 75K value is for these total page views. Your other report on the ...


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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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Use google's URL generator to track your social media campaigns. Google URL Generator


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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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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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These edit permissions refer to Google Analytics permissions, not Search Console permissions. Check that you have those.


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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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The only functionality Google Analytics has for this is on the view level: "Exclude URL Query Parameters". I can be found under Admin -> View Settings: The documentation for it says: Any query parameters or unique session IDs (e.g., sessionid or vid) that appear in your URLs that you do not want to see in your reports. Enter as a comma-separated ...


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Use a segment to view any report with the filter you are looking for. When you click segments, Organic Traffic is one of the default segments already pre-defined.


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You can set up a Custom Report that will display this for you. The metric is Sessions, the Dimension is Hour of Day. Filter for medium = Organic.


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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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