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I guess you will have to use Event Tracking to identify the loading of the different types of CTAs you have. That, with perhaps the CTA box clicked configured as goals will do it.


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Offsite analytics would include any tools that analyze traffic on your website through tools not served with the web page or directly connected to the web server in any way. A good example would be Google analytics which can give you a good idea of the amount of traffic on your site, but because it does not have direct access to your website can only show ...


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Views are linked to a tracking ID. It does sound like when you're creating a custom report that it's going to select all profiles within your account but in reality, it is going to get all views linked to that one tracking ID. When you create a custom report, look in the top right below your email address you'll see which Profile you're viewing. Try ...


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You need to fire an event (or a fake pageview using trackPageview) after the form has been validated, ie when the content dynamically changes. Do not add this code on submitting the form alone, as that will count any clicks that fail your validation.


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There are two ways to do this - Using Events in Google Analytics, and then configuring the Goal on that Event being fired. In the form URL, add a specific URL parameter which you are sure does not do anything (yes, you read that right). Typical flow would be ... user lands on landing page, submits form, ends up on the same page (except with an additional ...


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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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I use bitly.com which gives me a breakdown of country, of websites, and the number of hits in each. With an upgrade can give me a lot more tracking visits info. I can also customise (tag) my new URL. There are many other shortening URL sites which do the same. Just Google URL shortning sites


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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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Look into using filters (under "admin"). You can filter it so that data obtained from your demo site does not appear in your view. It is probably more logical to work the other way around and filter it so that only hits to your live site count, as there are other potential mistakes if you allow your GA code to work anywhere on the web. For example, scraper ...


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Don't set the Google Analytics code while working on the revision site or it will mess up with the old site data. If you plan to use the same URL for both site, then you will have to backup the data for the old site one way or another, then set the GA on the revision site, while removing it from the old site at the same time, when the revision site goes ...


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For future reference. If you are using Universal Google Analytics then you can use Channel Grouping to add a specific referrer to a specific channel. You can also add things to channels based on medium and etc. Very useful. This setting is under Admin -> Channel Setting


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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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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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I found what I was looking for, the stuff after the question mark, in Google Analytics. It's here: Behavior > Site Content > All Pages or any of the other items under Site Content.


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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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Lets turn that around and ask why would you care? Assuming it's to determine if image/icon size is an issue, I've recently tossed all the multiple-resolution icons and replaced them with SVG graphics. Logos and larger non-vector images are all 2x size in a plain <img> tag. Positive side effects are faster loads (the SVG is in the main style sheet) ...


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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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I had the same question, and found a site that helped me. The link to this site is posted below, I hope it answers your questions: Making URLs Better Through Content Grouping in Google Analytics The author does an excellent job at presenting this topic.


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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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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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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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Google has documentation about the differences between classic and universal analytics code. You can test which one is installed using JavaScript pretty easily. if (typeof ga == 'function'){ // universal analytics } else if (typeof _gaq != 'undefined'){ // classic analytics }


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"Traffic Sources" has been renamed "Acquisition"


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Google includes distance from web user to target website as part of it's ranking algorithm. The ranking of each item in a search result is relative to the searcher. So someone performing a search in one country will see different results from someone is a different country. Why is distance a factory in ranking? Google runs a number of data centers around ...


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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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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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It really does not matter that your site is hosted in the U.S. in this case. It could be hosted in the U.K., Germany, Denmark, and so on and the results would be the same. What does matter is the .com TLD. Perhaps a .in ccTLD would perform better. I say this for a couple of simple reasons. One: Language is a priority in search. Two: Locale in some data ...


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You can use custom variables, or an annotation to indicate the change


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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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See my answer on a similar question here http://webmasters.stackexchange.com/a/38395/10527 This document describes a variety of ways to collect visits to multiple domains in a single view (profile)—as if they were a single site rather than two separate ones. It also covers how to track portions of a website, such as sub-directories and iFramed ...


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On your redirect page use PHP to capture the parameters posted type and id, then fire off a custom event to track using those parameter values https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/events


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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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You can use _trackEvent() function for that. Just set the value to true. You can find more here : Event Tracking


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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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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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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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That would depend on how the URL shortening service is redirecting to your website. To test this open the real time analytics in GA. Then click a short URL your SM company posted with and see what the traffic source in real time is. https://bitly.com/ uses a very good redirect which passes link juice. The analytics they have on their site are very good, and ...


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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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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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Based on the the information in Analytics: CloudFlare vs Google - What discrepancy is too big?, the discrepancy between Google Analytics and CloudFlare is almost entirely automated bot traffic. There could also be some visitors that trigger CloudFlare but not Google Analytics because they have JavaScript disabled in their browsers. This number should be ...


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If Google Analytics has the data about the admin pages in the data range that you are looking at, then the admin pages will show up in the reports. The default date range in Google Analytics is 30 days. After 30 days, you will no longer see the admin pages by default when log into Google Analytics. In the meantime, you could restrict your date range to ...


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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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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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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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Isn't geographic information associated per session. Not directly with an ecommerce transaction? Wouldn't Analytics create the session (visit) and gather ecommerce data and associate it with that session? Have you tried viewing your profile in Analytics Explorer http://ga-dev-tools.appspot.com/explorer/ Here's what I used for an older site pre Universal ...



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