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AllowLinker for subdomain tracking is not required. Go on your property, then under monitoring info -> referral exclusion. Is your domain present? If yes, remove it. Then you can have self-referral. Also, set cookieDomain to the highest level possible, so example.com


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This is due to the data in Akquisition > Suchmaschineneoptimierung -> Zielseiten (or Accuisition > Search Engine Optimisation > Landing Page ) being pulled from Goole Webmaster Tools / Search Console account for the site and the data in your other report coming from Google Analytics's tracking, two different tracking methords. Why are the numbers so out? ...


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You can go to Behavior -> Site content -> Content drilldown. Then select as secondary dimension "Destination Page". Apply filters to first and secondary dimensions as you prefer. In that case: Include -> Level 1 page -> containing -> /blog/ Include -> Destination Page -> exact match -> / If you want, you can also create an Advanced Segment for people ...


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No, the closest you'll get is the Custom date range which cannot be saved. Having selected your custom range, you could do YTD and MTD with the "Compare to" list. You can also easily just type in your range, rather than selecting from the calendar picker.


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With Google Analytics, you can only take advantage of Goal flow and Ecommerce tracking. Goals needs to be different for each step, because GA doesn't count multiple goals. Here you can see their differences https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2976313?hl=en Even if you're not selling goods or services, just try to use Ecommerce tracking (so you ...


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Last-click is the default in Model Comparison Tool, but Last non-direct click is the default in Analytics.


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Goal Flow report let you see data based on pageviews, so you can analyze page by page. It's not like funnel visualization that is visits based. So, in that scenario, your visitor would report as an exit in the first visit, then as a goal completed in the second. More here: ...


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Create a new view with an Include Only Filter by Name/Code or anything else of the article, and use a regular expression to identify only their products. It can work if your products have in their name or code a unique identifier that distinguish your competitor's brand name. There's also an alternative: you can create a scheduled report (via email) based ...


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The answer is No, I checked today and the referral traffic is reflecting correctly. Removing the domain from the Referral Exclusion List yesterday is what must have fixed it. Perhaps I was a bit hasty in saying that it hadn't made a difference...


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Lately, ghost spam has been hitting in pairs with direct visits along with referrals, probably as a distraction. I've noticed this behaviour with free-share-buttons but probably there are other spammers that are doing it. So now the problem comes because before you add the referral to a filter to stop it, but this won't stop the direct visit just the ...


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The way you have it setup right now will not work. Google Analytics JS code will not send the tracking hit (__utm.gif) to the GA servers. There are a few options you might want to try: Use an IP address instead of .local Turn off domain hashing by setting _setDomainName("none") The following is from Google Analytics help: In order for Google ...


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To answer your title question directly "How to fight off referrer spammers" the simplest answer is to drop Google Analytics and switch to Piwik, which automatically blocks all referrer spam by default. I realise you are probably used to Google Analytics and wish to keep using it, but if you look at the bigger picture you do have another option which works ...


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In case you are still searching for a solution, and can't understand the references made, here's the Definitive Guide to Removing Referral Spam, now on it's 133rd revision since Dec 28th, 2014: http://www.analyticsedge.com/2014/12/removing-referral-spam-google-analytics/ TL;DR: a valid hostname filter will remove all of the ghost referrals (Include ...


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Realised from the referral details in GA that the issue is caused by Synxis using a different shell template for mobile users. I didn't have the Mobile setting in my admin section so didn't realise. Hopefully when I get the code updated this should cure the problem.


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First, lets define what 100% bounce rate is: Bounce rate of 100% means the person who clicked on your ad only visited the target landing page and did not go to any other page or perform any other actions. So people are visiting your site but they are not engaging with the landing page. This is very common and the only way to improve is to optimize your ...


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There is a chance that the keywords you are targeting are also catching people who are searching for them in another context. They then click your ad, see the contents have no relevancy to them, and leave. In Google Analytics, go to Acquisition > AdWords> Search Queries. Here you can see what people are searching that brings up your ads. You could find the ...


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It is not possible to use Google Tag Manager to combat this spam. Those spammers don't ever visit your website. They inject bad data into your Google Analytics by pinging the Google Analytics tracker URL directly. The question Block social-buttons.com / simple-share-buttons.com Referral Spam has a good answer on how to block the spam. It requires ...


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From what I can tell, this is not possible (and essentially not an A-B test). It makes sense because there could be different reasons the first 2500 people visited your site, and therefore their behaviour could be different. You could try looking in the advanced options of your experiment setup and turn "Distribute traffic evenly across all variations" On. ...


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There are two things that play a part - first Google must be able to load additional tracking code, then it must be able to send information off to the Google Server. The first part requires the Google Analytics snippet that you have to embed into your page. This code executes a header injection, i.e. it adds dynamically a script tag to the header of your ...


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For filtering out Ashburn's visitors, create a new segment with that browser and city as negative parameters. So it would be an "all visitors except these" segment. Then activate it in your reports. But I think you should do more research before doing that. Do you think all the hits from Ashburn are spammy? Try to add second dimensions to Location report. ...


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UTM values are in the query string. Just get those URL parameters! google.com/?utm_source=the_source&utm_medium=the_medium&utm_term=the_term&utm_content=the_content&utm_campaign=the_name In PHP, you can inspect the values using $_GET['utm_source'] for example.


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This is most likely ghost spam, lately the spammers have been hitting with direct visits along with the referral, probably as some kind of distraction. If you have spam from one of the referrals ending with -buttons.com, then there is the problem. Here is an example: This account is inactive so all of it is spam, 2 hits from referrals and 24 directs. ...


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This is not quite possible, since "male" and "female" are dimensions, not metrics - i.e. you do not have "209 of male". But you might have 209 sessions by male visitors, which might be very well what you mean. However you cannot export the male and female values as separate columns (this is one dimension "gender"). This would only work if you had a custom ...


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You can always use GA to provide a virtual path when your search is executed: ga('send', 'pageview', '/search?query=mysearchterms&category=mycategory'); Just make sure that the search terms/category are both URL encoded. You can then use those params in the setup of the site-search.


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GA site search requires a query parameter in your URLs to base site search requests off of, for example search?keyword=mySearchTerm. In this example you would enter 'keyword' into the site search configuration. If your search results page doesn't have a query parameter, then you may need modify your page URL to include it. More information can be found ...


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Recently there has been a spate of Google Analytics spammers. They typically: Send requests directly to Google's collector script without ever hitting your website. Put advertisements for their website into referrers or other places where the data shows up in your reporting Customize their requests only with your Analytics Id (but not with your domain ...


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Yes, As Olivier said, it is not possible. Workaround method would be, "Put up a intermittent redirect page (blank with GA Code embedded and appropriate delay which allows GA pixel to fire) where you can capture the information you require".


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Instead of adding a new line of code, wouldn't it be easier to look at Referrar URL report filtered to networkA and networkB Domains?


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the Service is provided without charge to You for up to 5 million pageviews per month per account As long as you do not exceed 5 million impressions per month, Google Analytics is free. This is generally not an issue for most small business and personal users. if You have an active Adwords campaign in good standing, the Service is provided without ...


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The Spam is getting out of control. The list it's growing and it's time-consuming and not even efficient to add a filter for each of the spammers since most of them shows up for a few days and then disappear and a new one comes. There is a lot of misinformation, the most common mistake is recommending to use the .htaccess, this file blocks the access to the ...


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A solution would be to redirect away from UTM parameters with specific values. Google Analytics doesn't record the values until the JavaScript on the page executes. Server side redirects happen before Google Analytics has a chance to see the parameters. # Remove the query string when it contains analytics # parameters that should be ignored RewriteCond ...


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I suspect that that this is caused by analytics spammers. Spammers have found that they can insert fake data into your analytics without ever hitting your site. Many of them are doing so to put their own website names into the referrer report. See: Interpreting Full Referrer in Google Analytics


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It appears that would violate the GA terms of service. According to this Analytics help page: The Google Analytics terms of service, which all Google Analytics customers must adhere to, prohibits sending personally identifiable information (PII) to Google Analytics (such as names, social security numbers, email addresses, or any similar data), or data ...


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I'm not sure why this is happening and how people are finding the link because I have tried searching for techanger and the calculator.php page hasn't shown up. I then searched for techanger calculator.php. I'm sure it's nothing to worry about because the 404 not found page that it brings me to isn't your own custom one. The only thing that I can think of ...


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About 6 months ago, I was looking into this and I used a tool to record HTTP headers and realized that visits from local listings on Google (at least if the 'visit website' link for a business in a SERP is clicked) do not send referrer data. One place that you can see that data is in AdWords under the 'Dimensions' tab. I almost always link AdWords to ...


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These are all referrer spam, there is no interaction with your website at all. It hits directly Google Analytics and adds fake data as referrals, pages or keywords. To stop them you should create a filter in GA. There are some related questions that may help you: About the "share-buttons": http://stackoverflow.com/a/29312117/3197362 About "darodar" and ...


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A new account will probably still get this referral spam "traffic." One suggestion has been to change the last digit of you GA account from the default of "1" to another number. But really, it's only a matter of time before these spammers start using those numbers too. Your best bet at this point is to create filters in your GA account to filter this ...


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The data officially is owned by the Google Analytics account administrator, as stated on https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en under account administrator control over data section. When working on this similar initiative for an enterprise, I have utilized their IT information management ISO certifications 17021 and 27006. You can grab ...


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Try checking the hostname it uses if it is not yours, for example, the domain of your website. If it's not one of your hostnames (you can compare with other referrals) or the hostname is not set, most probably is a referrer spam. To check the hostname of a referral: Go to the Reporting Tab in GA Expand Acquisition > All Traffic > Referrals Click ...


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Is your website available on the Flipboard magazine app? If it is, it might be visitors reading your posts from the app who then decide to continue to read it directly on your website for a better view. In such cases most visitors will hit the back button to go back to the app after reading the post on your website, hence the high bounce rate.


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Your expression should work fine on both is strange that it doesn't for filters. I tested here https://regex101.com/ Probably the filter hasn't started working yet. Filters may take up to 24hrs for start showing in your stats https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6046990?hl=en GA allows simpler syntax for basic expression, dots and hyphens don't need ...



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