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Proven ways to run on-page SEO experiments at scale?

What techniques do you use to run on-page SEO experiments at scale? Let's say we want to measure the impact of a <title> change. We currently handpick a set of pages, monitor the SEO KPIs such ...
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Set User-ID tracking on website and make User-ID View on GA

I'd like to set User-ID tracking on my website and make User-ID View on GA. For my goal, I'd like to use Attribution Analytics(※) based on User-ID. But, Analytics Help writes only that User-ID View ...
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How to use User Ids in Firebase analytics?

We have been using firebase for months now. But we started putting user_id via setUserId() in android application as follow: firebaseAnalytics.setUserId(viewModel.userInfo.id) I can see these user-...
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Facebook Analytics - Breakdown table “Value” column

I have a simple question - in the below picture, what does the "Value" column mean? I can't find any documentation on it, and I don't know enough about the metrics to derive it from context here. ...
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Has Google Analytics started bumping up the Time to Interactive on your site?

I've noticed that since the 13th of May, the Time to Interactive metric reported by Lighthouse on my website has increased quite dramatically. After a bit of investigation, I found this in the ...
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Google Analytics Advanced Filter Question

I want to pull out 2 directories only in Google Analytics to compare them. Can we do that? What is the proper code? | Source / Medium | Matching RegEx | ^(bing / cpc | adcenter / cpc)$ This does ...
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Is Google's new vs. returning users metric reliable? How do I gauge user loyalty? [duplicate]

I have a quick question regarding new vs. returning users - I know that new and returning users usually don't add up to users because of duplications, and "users" could be considered as the de-duped ...
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Can using same tracking number trigger two instances of Google Analytics page view count?

If you write the same Gtag code with the same ID twice, can it trigger 2 page views in Google Analytics, or does Google filter for these double cases? So would it be possible to artificially increase ...
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Is bounce rate of a website a ranking factor? [duplicate]

I have heard this from many SEO experts that a website with less bounce rate will rank well on Google. But what if the website does not use any analytics tools to calculate bounce rate, how will then ...
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Google Analytics - Conversion count assigned to channels

In the Google Analytics Channel Report i can see how many conversions where made through this channel. Now i wonder is it the first or the last interaction in the conversion-path which assigns a ...
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Google analytics: Exclude users who leave landing page immediately?

My company used to sell some old tablets that were programmed to enter a specific landing page for their device - For example a Samsung Tab S would enter www.mycompany.com/Samsung-tabs. After a ...
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How to calculate estimate MAU using Similarweb data?

If we have AWS with ~52M monthly visitors can we decide what MAU it has? Let's pretend, one user goes to the AWS website every working day: 52M/20 = 2,6M users. Is that close to the truth?
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Safari in app browser huge bounce rate in Google Analytics?

For the past 7 days I ran a Facebook ad. Today I decided to track how users behave and I noticed a huge bounce rate coming from Safari In App browser and Android webview. It was 91% as compared to ...
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Bad robots kill my SEO with high bounce rate on certain pages [duplicate]

They open a page and then leave immediately. What's the best practice to fight it? Time 1-2 s, bounce rate = 100% I googled several services, for example this one shows this IPs like spam, but they ...
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Do Google Analytics filters accept regex for IP address rules?

I usually use regular expressions a lot in GA filters, but I'm also usually adding "custom" filters. The IP address predefined filter accepts values per the screenshot below Usually I'd expect this ...
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GA - Days since last session - when there are multiple sessions in a time frame

What about if the time frame I am looking at is 7 days and some users return more than once? If a user visits monday, than returns wednesday, and then again thursday, that would count 1, 2 or 3 days?
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How to measure purchases on a site when traffic is coming from a particular source?

We have a website which sells products. Soon we are launching some new featured products and have created a microsite on a subdomain to advertise these products and to push customers to the main site ...
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How to view city-wise traffic in Firebase? How to exclude traffic from one particular city alone?

How do I view the traffic/sessions from cities in Firebase. Right now I only see the country-wise data. Also I would want to exclude the traffic coming from just one city, how do I do that?
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Google Search Console reports almost no impressions or clicks after migrating to HTTPS

One of our website has ranked well on Google and showed good Google Impression & Clicks etc.. Around July we implemented SSL for our website and website was now only available over https://www....
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Goal isn't triggered when visitors come to the homepage from inner page. Why?

Here's the situation. On the homepage, there's a CTA that has a goal on it in Analytics. I have a blog for my website. Lots of links inside the blog to the homepage. Lots of visits on the blog ...
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Track a user over multiple sessions in analytics

I have a site that is sending me visitors with a referrer in the query string (example.com/refer=bob for example). I do not have control over the string sent, but it's always the same. If the ...
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How do I set up Google Analytics for two domains that share the same source code and content?

I have 2 different domains - say - abc.example & xyz.example. Both domains point to the same server (same A record, same shared hosting account). Now if I want to setup google analytics for both ...
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How can I add a Facebook pixel to a site hosted in Sitecore?

My customer has numerous business locations hosted in Sitecore, and I need to add the pixel code to each. I have found the area that allows for Google Analytics, but can't find anything relating to ...
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Missing Google Shopping Clicks in Analytics

I want to get the click cost data from Google Shopping into Analytics but isn't working the way I want. The clicks from Google Shopping are not coming through. I am filtering on the keyword but ...
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How get download stats in Matomo analytics for static content that's served by my CDN (Cloudflare)?

I'm considering enabling Cloudflare for my site, which will make it so that static content is loaded from their servers instead of mine. If that's the case, how can I tally the request in our ...
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If you change Webalizer settings, will those new settings only apply to future months?

I am considering using Webalizer for my sites, but I'd like to verify something I am reading in the configuration/readme files first. Any help is appreciated... If default configuration file is used, ...
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Can I track visits to a Google Drive file with Google Analytics?

My university's website profile of me has a link to my CV, which is hosted on Google Drive (on my personal account, over which I have ownership). I would like to track visits to my CV with Google ...
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GTM how to set up a trigger when message pushed to Data Layer doesn't contain Event variable?

When user clicks on a button a message is sent to the Data Layer, with the relevant information, however it doesn't contain Event To set up a GTM trigger to fire on custom events I need to specify an ...
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how do i search for certain word in a website? [closed]

Is there any way to search within a website without manually checking out every link? Suppose there is some website www.somewebsite.com and I want to search for a word in all of the pages www....
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Is there a way to track internet connection speeds with Google Analytics?

We have a client who says their website is slow on 3g. We want to compile a report about his users connection speeds through analytics which can show him if optimizing for 3g is worth the cost. Is ...
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What should be the checkpoints if the bounce rate drops below 40%?

We did quite a few changes on the website over the last 2 months and apart from the events triggered what else should I be looking at to investigate the dropped bounce rate?
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Google Analytics behaviour flows multple interactions same page

I am looking at Google Analytics behaviour flows report and can see multiple interactions for the same page name some are on the same column and some are on different columns but with traffic flowing ...
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Will creating a new Google analytics ID for my website give me access to historical data

I do not have access to the original gmail account associated with a GA Account ID, so I can't access the existing analytics that have been collected for a website that I am currently maintaining. I ...
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Which one to consider for accurate traffic Google Analytics or AWStats

I have been using Google Analytics for long but i am still not convinced why Google Analytics reports less traffic than AWStats, even though i know AWStats reports traffic from bots, spiders etc.. My ...
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Why do my web logs not correspond with the number of clicks from adwords?

I set up a small site a while back and I've never used Adwords before so I thought I'd give it a spin. Basically the problem is that on a given day Google might report that I have had my ad clicked 50 ...
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analytics attribution first vs. last click

Suppose the following scenario: User visits a blog User goes to my domain via blog, with a specifically tagged link (source/medium) for that blog only Session cookie expires A week later, the same ...
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What information is available about a Domain Name [closed]

What information is available about a domain name (one that is registered) such as the owner. the company, industry, location, context it is used in, or other metadata about the domain name.
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Page Rank: Is it okay for /general-content/ to also have all the content that is on /general-content/specific-content/?

I'm building some pages with before-and-after photo galleries on them, and I'm trying to figure out the best site structure that would yield the highest ranked pages. There is a page called /before-...
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Free domain redirect with simple statistics? [closed]

I wish to redirect my domain to a social media site. Until now it's been a 301 redirect provided by the domain registrar. Domain -> Social media site But what if I want to collect some simple ...
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Most active hours per day in Firebase Analytics

How can one find in which hours user are most active? There are charts that show daily users, but I need a chart to show for example "active hours" or "traffic per hour in 24 hour" per last week or ...
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View Creation not showing data

I have three views in one of my account. The All data view shows what I assume is all traffic to the website. The second view is the test view. the only filter on that view is "Lowercase". But for ...
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How to filter Google Analytics to see page stats by categories?

A website is available in several languages and has several URL categories. I'd like to know the exact number of sessions per category per language. Site structure: www.site.com/en/category1/ www....
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Legal Ramifications Of Constantly Checking A Website

Lets say you write a script that checks a URL every few seconds, but on the website there is a counter for how many times a person visits the site. As a side effect of you checking the site, this ...
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Is it ok to filter sensitive user information from GA hits in GTM (rather than in app)?

I'm using GTM to filter out PII in the data sent to Google Analytics. I do this by only letting GTM send non-PII values to GA. So the data flow is the following : app ->(sends full payload)-> GTM ->...
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How can I leave a “footprint” in my access logs for my own visits?

When I analyze my Apache access logs, I want to exclude my own visits from that analysis. The problem with that is, that I have a dynamic IP, and I don't want to have to watch and note down my IP ...
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Google Analytics property report has different fields for different sites within the same account seemingly based on the age of the site

I have several sites in my google analytics. Taking a specific report: Audience > Overview I've noticed that there is a different set of metrics below the main graph. Below are two screen captures ...
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Google Analytics unable to filter for_domain/hostname from traffic on specific set of pages report

I am trying to create a custom report in Google Analytics to see the traffic on a specific set of pages. Unfortunately for reasons we cannot ascertain, sometimes the hostname is appended like in the ...
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URL query removal in Google Analytics tracking

We are trying to track all of the page views to certain sites. We ONLY need to know how many folks visit each page. Unfortunately what is happening is Google Analytics (GA) is not aggregating the ...
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How do we track customer lifetime value (LTV) through Google Analytics or our own database?

We operate a cashback site with clients from all over the world. Our business model is pretty simple. A client registers to us and finds products or services he/she likes. The client goes to our ...
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Estimate the number of users that give up before page fully loads using Google Analytics

I work for a company that has a website with incredibly slow page load speed. (The average for the site is around 8 seconds). We use GA for our analytics so for a person to register as a bounce the ...