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Your two bullet points are a distinction without a difference. The bounce rate shown in Google Analytics is calculated by the users clicking back from a visit from Google. The actual effect of Bounce Rate on the SERPS is an unknown variable since Google doesn't release this info. I can tell you from personal, anecdotal experience that reducing my site's ...


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Nothing you do in Google Analytics can effect search performance. It is an analytics program that reports what has already happened. Your filtering referrer spam in analytics only effects the reports you see. Nothing more.


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Solution that matches your query exactly : http://www.lanevance.com/web/web-development/tracking-301-redirects-with-google-analytics You can set up a campaign Sample : www.domaina.com -> http://www.domainb.com/?utm_source=domainaredirect&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=301_Redirects Now you can track this traffic in referrals.


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The most generalized way you can use to see user behavior for filters is : ga('send', { hitType: 'event', eventCategory: 'Filters', eventAction: '{{FilterName}} Set', // FilterName : Color, Price , Size eventLabel: '{{FilterValue}}' // FilterValue : Yellow, $200, L }); Also if you are tracking product impressions for enhanced ecommerce, you can ...


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Here are the instructions to view IP addresses in Google Analytics. Add the following code to your pages, before the traditional Google Analytics code: <?php if (!empty($_SERVER['HTTP_CLIENT_IP'])) { $ip=$_SERVER['HTTP_CLIENT_IP'];} elseif (!empty($_SERVER['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR'])) { $ip=$_SERVER['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR'];} else { ...


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You could create a segment based on the resolution and regex the hell out of it. Here is a segment for 400-450x(any height) https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=6YuJbBJzQA2uOuBXuqvWjA it's based on the regex ^4[0-5][0-9]x.* for the Screen Resolution dimension for more info about numeric ranges in RegEx have a look at ...


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As @nyuen mentioned, only one conversion per session is accepted, however the realtime view will report goal hits, not conversions. Refreshing the page will cause the goal to be hit again, increasing the goal hits metric. When the data is processed (i.e. a few hours later in the regular conversions report) you should only see one goal conversion. The ...


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In your Google Analytics property Go to "Acquisition" -> "All Traffic" -> "Source/Medium". Click on "Secondary Dimension" and type "Network Domain" to make it show up and select it. The so-configured table will show visitor's FQDN.


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If users don't send you the referrer information about where they came from, it is very hard to pull it out of thin air. You usually just have to live with not knowing much about direct visitors. The reasons that visitors appear as direct are: They type the URL into the browser. They have the page bookmarked. They visit the page from outside the browser, ...


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As of 4.25.16, you can now bookmark "shortcuts" in GA. So, for example, if you've applied many custom segments, save those changes as a "shortcut", and then bookmark the "shortcut", your bookmark will go directly to the "shortcut" view and you'll see your segments in place.


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Regarding the Property and View limit (50 and 25, respectively), there's no way around that, really, so you'll probably have to break up the sub-d's across several properties. So with that in mind, you could have one GTM container across all sub-d's, and then use a lookup table to determine which data from which sub-d's go into which property. Within the ...


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I have a blog article I wrote that explains how to do this: http://blog.ostermiller.org/analytics-subdomain/ Here is the step by step guidance from the blog post: Navigate to “Content”-> “Site Content” -> “All Pages”. Change the primary dimension to “Other” -> “Content” -> “Hostname”. At this point the data table will show your best host names but the ...


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You are looking for the "Frequency & Recency" report. You can find it under Audience -> Behavior -> Frequency & Recency. For the selected time range, it tells you how many sessions are from users that visited exactly once, exactly twice, exactly thrice, etc. The report is limited in so far as it doesn't have the number of users associated ...


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Entrances are the number of instance the user have entered your site through that page. While pageviews are captured everytime that page is accessed by user via any channel. So that depends upon how your site is indexed and user's behavior on your site. And also it depends on page to page(but it is obvious that Entrances >> Pageviews) For example: the ...


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You can't isolate parts of your standard reports to specific people, but you could try to create custom reports for them which contains only information that you want to share. More info: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1151300?hl=en


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If I understand you correctly, yes you can do this. Generally, it seems easiest with another UA number, then editing the script a bit to run a subdomain for the tracker. I laid out how to do it here in another question on Pro Webmasters if you are interested: Google Analytics tracking on multi domain environment That should get you closer, assuming there is ...


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It's a good question but I think the short answer is "you can't" for the reasons you've described. GA doesn't seem to differentiate by http/https but by site identification which I've personally observed is the same. The only way you're going to differentiate is to have two different domains. For example: www.example.com (for http traffic, your present ...


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It's a Google configuration/identification issue. I believe this happens when you have a domain mismatch either through redirections (or identification via web properties). That is, clicks are going to a domain/path but somewhere it's entered as a different domain/path. Do you have your domain redirecting to another somewhere in the mix or can you check if ...


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Midnight is the logic time to end a session - if there has to be a specific time at which each and every session, no matter how long it is open has to be ended. Even if it might seem stupid to count two sessions for a user visiting from 11:55pm - and leaving after 10 minutes. You might want to count visits per day/week/month/year. An in this case there has ...


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Try this command: ga('send', 'pageview', newUrl); It's used mainly for tracking pages/content loaded with AJAX but don't see any reason why it shouldn't work with "artificial inflating". You can also skip newUrl parameter.


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It's just spam :) Scripts can send Pageview and Event data to random GA tracking codes without visiting your site. The best fix is to create a filter that only allows requests originating from your hostname(s). This is a great article on it: http://help.analyticsedge.com/spam-filter/definitive-guide-to-removing-google-analytics-spam/


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This sounds a lot like a situation I recently came across. My logic was very similar to yours: The goal URLs contained a ? (query string) but everything before the query string was the same so I thought "starts with" would be the logical choice (and less error prone). It turns out that URLs containing special characters require the RegEx matching. Hope ...


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Google provides a well documented answer to "How a session is defined in Analytics" A session is a group of interactions that take place on your website within a given time frame. For example a single session can contain multiple screen or page views. Case 1: This would start a new session. Case 2: As long as the session has not expired due to ...


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The language, library or framework you use to create HTML has no affect on how Google ranks your site in search results. It is only the content, and partly the HTML, that affects that. Now, that's not to say that jQuery Mobile doesn't put out lousy markup. From what I recall, the one time I (shudders) was forced to use it, I swore it off forever.


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Try using a regex match instead, so if your first goal step 1 is on /site/folder/ and your second step 1 is on /site/folder/?query=something, then use Regex: Goal 1, Step 1: Regex: ^\/site\/folder\/$ Goal 1, Destination: Regex: ^\/some\/other\/stuff$ Goal 2, Step 1: Regex: ^\/site\/folder\/\?query=.*$ Goal 2, Destination (same as for Goal 1): Regex: ...


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To view data on various attribution models in GA: Conversions > Attribution > Model Comparison


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You could possibly: use the Navigation Summary view in the All Pages report, which will show you the Previous and Next pages, with respect to the page you have in question, or use Custom Reporting to mimic the Navigation Summary report, but you would need to do this in two reports because of the nature of the "Previous Page Path" dimension (and also the ...


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You can get the filter category quite easily by enabling Site Search Category in the view settings. It'll enable you to use either URL parameters or portions of the URL as the category. As for the number of results you can push that up via a Custom Metric On the results page you can then push that value up to Google Analytics and query for it accordingly.


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This sounds line someone might be crawling or tracking your site. I doubt it is the Googlebot or Adbot as these crawl from Google owned IP addresses and are identifiable as belonging to Google but that doesn't mean that other crawlers aren't crawling your site based on these ads as when they crawl a site that is showing your ads then they will have a link to ...


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You can apply an Advanced (inline) Filter to your All Pages report like this: Alternatively, you could use "Begins With" to match everything under the "sport" folder (same thing applies to other folders you are interested in, including "entertainment". This can also be done in Custom Reports or with advanced segments, too.


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Thrre is no need to worry about this as it does not affect your server at all it only affects Google Analytics. If your interested in knowing how it has been done you can see details on it at http://www.blackmoreops.com/2014/12/19/darodar-com-referrer-spam/ This is an attack on Google Analytics and to try and trick webmasters into visiting the site by ...


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If you are using multiple trackers, then you need to name your trackers (or at least one of the two, but better to name both so there's no ambiguity). Much like the Classic (_gaq) code you've posted, you would do the same with the Universal trackers and provide the name along with the method: // tracker 1 named "someName" ga('create', 'UA-ZZZZZZZ-X', ...


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We had similar migration and we learned few things while we migrated: Your question 1 We've now redirected all traffic from http to https and set the main page to https in the google analytics tool 1) Even if you switch your complete site from http to https the changes would not get reflected in a single day. It will take sometime may be a month for ...


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Analytics allows you to customise channel groupings: You can define brand terms and use these to set up a customised grouping. Then use it to filter your conversions in Analytics. I would suggest doing it on an alternative view to the default - that way you can switch back and forth depending on your needs.


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You can set up User Segments for each of the different cohorts. Create a custom segment, and add a Condition for Event Label exactly matches the event you want to see achieved. If your events are sequential and mandate the prior event to occur, you can create a series of segments to build your funnel. An example: Segment 1: All users (100%) Segment 2: ...


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If you want to check for no events actioned, then you'd want to use Behaviour > Total Events = 0. If you want to check for exclusion for a number of events, you'll want to have a series of "And" conditions to ensure that Event Label does not exactly match your excluded events.


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The setAction object needs to know the type before it processes the values you feed it. 'type' is not a valid value to pass. You'll need to have your code insert a valid type into the function before it processes the values.



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