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Unusually high Uassigned traffic on my sites

I have 3 sites that use Google Analytics to monitor incoming traffic that are experiencing unusually hight Unassigned traffic. I tried cheking if the problem was with my CMP blocking any cookie/script ...
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See Google Analytics tracking stats from short cross domain redirect URL used in print media

I am using a different domain for some ads to track how many people access the main site through this domain. How can I see this in Google Analytics? I have DOMAIN A (on the ad) redirecting to ...
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How to reliably measure user analytics on GitHub Pages site?

My static site is on GitHub Pages. And my audience is very tech-savvy, so rather likely to be using AdBlock, uBlock, NoScript, etc. GitHub Pages does not provide any kind of web traffic information. ...
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GTM - variable '_event' - return type and value is undefined

Here is my code on the site window.dataLayer.push({ event: 'contact_form_index_en'}) But in GTM console in the Variables tab I see the following: What is this variable _event? Where is it coming ...
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What are the pros & cons of web server log analysis over web based analytics like google analytics

What are the advantages of web server log file analysis over web services like google analytics? What are the advantages of google analytics like tools over web server log file analysis?
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Customer Journey analysis in Google Analytics 4

In GA4 dashboard, I'd like to see how customers move across the page types of my e-commerce. Ideally I'd like to achieve something like the Journey analysis from Contentsquare, even in the standard ...
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The Google Analytics tabs are not visible

The Google Analytics reports section is not displaying any other tabs, such as Acquisition, Landing Pages, etc. These tabs are visible from the Google Analytics home page, but they are not showing up ...
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What would be the reasons for not using UTM parameters?

Note: by UTM parameters I mean any kind of parameters is used to track website traffic. One can have their own set of parameters and I still count them as using. Or they can use a link shortener to ...
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My Video Related evens increase and drop largely in GA4, Why?

So, my website's video events have had big changes lately. Take the video_start event as an example: starting from Dec 31, it was stable, around 5 to 6K. Then, the next week (Jan 1 to 7), it went up ...
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Google Analytics: Embedded Contact Forms Are Being Counted as Referral Sources

We use iframe contact forms from a marketing software provider. When someone lands on our site and fills out a form, they are redirected to a thank you page. However, the domain of these iframes is ...
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Why is the pageviews of the session entryl url higher than the pageviews of the page url with the same url?

I am comparing page views for the following conditions : dimension : session entry - filter : session entry url = url dimension : page url - filter : page url = url (same as above) page views of the ...
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Interpretation of empty User-agent

How should I interpret an empty User-agent? I have some custom analytics code and that code has to analyze only human traffic. I have got a working list of User-agents denoting human traffic and bot ...
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Google Analytics alternatives? [closed]

Can you suggest any Google Analytics alternatives? What are you using on your sites? UA analytics now changed to GA4, so looking alternative...
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How can I extract Cloudflares unique visitors through the GraphQL API?

What we’re trying to do is extract the ‘unique visitors’ from Cloudflare for a zone, which you can see through the UI in Cloudflare by clicking on the zone overview. We’re attempting to do this using ...
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How to add a goal in Google Analytics based on the fragment identifier?

I want to add Goal in Google Analytics with the same URL twice with a different values such as www.example.com/checkout#shipping www.example.com/checkout#payment these are on the same page with ...
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How can I find the number of users who visit my site via a redirect?

My domain foo.example redirects (via a permanent 301) to bar.example. I want to know how many visitors to bar.example come from having first visited foo.example. I'm using Woopra - originally, I ...
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How can I view the ecommerce conversation rate for users who triggered a custom event in GA4?

In Google Universal Analytics I used to create segments of users who triggered a custom event. After creating them I could use these in comparisons on dashboards but also in custom Data Studio (Looker ...
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Track traffic & purchases came from instagram shop

Is there a way to track visitors and purchases for my woocommerce store that came from my instagram shop? I know I Must Use UTM Links and see results in GA for Specific link, but I have hundreds of ...
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Cannot receive "Referral" traffic with any of my analytics software?

I have tried Matomo (Piwiki), Counter.Dev, GoatCounter, Cloudfare, Plauisbile Analytics, SatCounter, and a few other services (hosted and self-hosted) For some reason, I cannot get any of these ...
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Setup Google Analytics 4 property from 2 different tags

To measure my top-level domain and my subdomain I have installed 2 different Google tags in each of them and use 2 Google Analytics properties (Say Site & App). I am looking to setup a 3rd Google ...
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Does using web analytics tools other than Google Analytics put my sites at a disadvantage in Google SEO?

I've been opting for an open source lightweight alternative to Google Analytics on my websites lately. Could this hurt my rankings or 'click-through-rate' on Google search results, even if I register ...
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What is the difference between average daily sessions vs average daily hits for website traffic?

I am referring a link https://www.eurovps.com/blog/how-much-ram-cpu-storage-iops-vps-needs/ to come up with a rough estimate on sizing. For bandwidth consumption, the example used there is Page Size ± ...
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Use Google Tag Manager to detect if a specific brand is being purchased by triggering when it is included in the order

I'm setting up Google Tag Manager on e-commerce store where is a lot of brands. I need to make trigger on Floodlight script when is specific products in purchase. So I made trigger where is detected ...
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Why transaction revenue from google search result go to Direct not Organic Search?

I'm little confused in google analytics channel. I'm trying to check out a product on my website but why is the revenue going to Direct instead of Organic Search? The way I check out the product is as ...
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Is Piwik Pro a fork of Matomo? [closed]

Piwik PRO is web analytics software that is compatible with CNIL's recommendations. Piwik PRO is a Polish company which originally run on the open-source software Piwik; the project later renamed to ...
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With GA4 server side tracking: Where is the database?

With E.U. based websites, being compliant with the GDPR is a requirement. Googles promise with Google Analytics 4 and server side tracking is, that this setup will be compliant (as per their ...
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Google Analytics 4 withholding data due to thresholding

I'm a web developer using Google Analytics. A client asked us to build a fun "personality quiz" with 4 simple questions. At the end of the quiz we'd show a description of their personality ...
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How do I unblock Google Analytics from adblockers and ublock?

I want an accurate picture of all the visitors landing on the website and converting. Unfortunately, the adblocker tools also block Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager, I am using the newer script ...
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Can Sprinklr track Social Media > Organic Search > Website? [closed]

Just wanted to ask, anyone can generally give an idea how tools like Sprinklr works to track omnichannel user? By using cookies to set unique visitor id? (like AA) E.g. Case 1: User login to FB > ...
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Ratio of real visitors to search engine views

I know it is highly website-dependent, but is there any statistics/study/report on the ratio of real visitors websites get and the visits made by the search engine crawler? Services like Alexa reports ...
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Google AdWords "gclid" and Matomo [Offline Conversion Upload]

I recently set up a a Google AdWords campaign for a site. I've enable auto tagging so that Google could append it's "gclid" to the URL. All of the conversions happen offline, so I need the ...
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Tracking splits in behavior flow for a 'simultaneous' split test?

What do I have? A category page with multiple product cards such as below. The (highlighted in blue) thumbnail, title and a sticker on the top right are all clickable, and all lead to the same ...
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How can affiliate sales be tracked across a users various devices?

Someone, with who I will have an affiliate link partnership, has put a link to my e-shop: http://www.example.com/?source=userA. I'd like to track my sales that happen thanks to his link. What ...
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Google Tag Manager Cross Domain not working

I recently implemented Cross Domain tracking on 2 domains. First, I added my GTM script on the second domain (who already had another GTM script). Then, on the GTM, on the GA Pageview tag, I added the ...
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Matomo one click solution GDPR compliant settings

I'm using the latest Matomo self-hosted version. Is there a one click solution to set all settings to be GDPR compliant? (like import default settings for GDPR)
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What are the implications of having two Google Analytics tracking codes on 1 site?

What are the implications of having two tracking codes on 1 site? Both codes will be right under neath one another e.g. <script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[ var _gaq = _gaq || []; ...
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What are Weiterleitungshinweis Backlinks in the Ubersuggest SEO tool?

Today I was checking my old backlinks and I saw my competitor making backlinks exactly where I have created it, so I tried to check his backlinks using the Ubersuggest tool (by Neil Patel) and I saw ...
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How can I display data about a custom event on a particular page using GA4 Analytics?

So using GTM, I designed a custom event and I am able to collect data and send it to Google Analytics. However, the data collected is about that event in general, not about that event occurring on a ...
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Google Analytics: the impact of "Website's URL" in View settings when using a filter to combine path and hostname

I have a Google Analytics view that combines traffic to multiple subdomains. It has an advanced filter set up to view full page URL in reports. As expected when using this filter, when I go to ...
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In Google Analytics, when sending an event, do I need to send "page_path" or does it automatically get it from the last "page_view"?

When I send an even through Google Analytics, more specifically GA4, is that event automatically "linked" to a page_path? I mean, if I send 2 events on /page-a and 4 events from /page-b, I ...
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Which Google Analytics channel grouping would you use for an email being sent legally by a third-party to their subscribers?

We have permission for a third party to send some information about us in one of their newsletters. And we want to use the appropriate tracking. Would you treat this as display (as it's an advert)? I'...
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Why am I missing pages on Google Analytics?

I'm new to GA and I'm trying to create a couple of UTM links to specific pages of my site. I can see that the integration is working as there are visits to the pages when I click on those pages. ...
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How to Remove Resume Pic from Google Results

I created an online portfolio in Wix and created SEO optimization in Google Analytics. A pdf of my resume with personal info was part of the site as a link, and now its image is showing up in google ...
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SEO: Domain name with dash or binded together

As I have made some research on different "SEO" websites and blogs, everyone recommends NOT using dash/hyphen in their domain names for readability and not looking spammy. I did not found ...
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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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Firebase Analytics: Why does Google recommend a "login" event but not "logout"?

After many years of using pageview-based Google Analytics, I'm trying to learn event-based Firebase Analytics. According to the documentation, basic events like page impressions are tracked ...
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Can I use scripts to block other script or block/rewrite HTTP requests?

I'm building a personal website using this premade Enterprise-class CMS because it has both the blogging and wiki/docs parts in one package, it's not as gorgeous as a Wordpress site can get but it's ...
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Tracking alternatives within goal funnels

I honestly have no idea how to phrase this better. I need to take a regular goal funnel tracking and make it report on a few alternatives within one of the steps. Here's an example: back button ...
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On Google Analytics 4, can I create Custom Dimensions & Metris at the account level?

I have an account with 3 properties. They all will use the same custom dimensions & custom metrics. Can I set those at the account level? Or will I have to replicate the same settings for each one ...
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Can I use Google Analytics 4 custom dimensions in the Analysis Hub?

In the Analysis Hub: Can I use a custom dimension I've previously added? For example: I'll send the following events and I would like to do analysis based on one of its parameters: gtag("event&...

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