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How to find out a users path to conversion in Google Analytics?

I want to find a method by which I can find out that how a conversion has been made. I.e: a user, came from Google click on home page then move to the category page then category 2 then move to ...
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Is it illegal to track website visitors' ip addresses? If so, what precautions can you take to make sure you're covered?

Essentially what I'm wanting to know is, if I set up my website to collect user IP addresses using a mysql database to see when they first visited + when they last visited and other info like what ...
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Link to full domain on each website menu - does it affect Analytics or SEO

I am looking into creating a web portal for my website. The web portal will be inside the directory of the main site and the web portal includes the navigation menu of the main site. e.g. the File ...
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How can I monitor traffic on unused domains to determine which would be most popular?

I recently bought a handful of similar domains. None of the domains are currently hosted, but if I were to host a blank page with a tracking code on each of them I would be able to monitor incoming ...
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Get a list of back links to my website in Google Analytics

I want to know the list of URLs that link to my site. Is it possible with Google Analytics? I want a report with the list of links that are most used.
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How to figure out the monthy views of your website via Google Analytics

I'm trying to figure out how to view monthly visits our sites get. It's tracked via Google Analytics. So, I've looked at various links within Google Analytics, i.e., 'Audience', 'Acquisition', '...
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How do I know if a keyword is worth trying to rank for?

I have just hired an SEO company to help me rank better on google, and they are currently negotiating keywords that we intend to rank for. I want to make sure I'm getting my best bang-for-buck and don'...
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How to Fix inaccuracy of Google Analytics data? Goals are not getting recorded perfectly in Magento

Case: It's an e-commerce website running on the magneto. Condition: I've installed google analytics code UA- on the website in all the pages of it. Issue: The Goals those who are getting recorded is ...
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How to Check Google Analytics for Location > Device > Source > Keyword?

Is it possible to check in google analytics? Just like mentioned above. Location > Device > Source > Campaign Example California > mobile > Google > Best music player online
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Google Analytics: How to remove parameters from Search Results

I have configured Google Analytics in the past hours to get more knowledge about how people come to visit my site. I now have the question wheter Google fetches these links with its parameters (e.g. ?...
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Google Analytics does not show any referrers from link to my site I created in a forum

I added a link to my site on a forum. In source code I not see nofollow so this is follow link which need be detect in Google Analytics - acquisitions - referral. I clicked on this link which I ...
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How to Track Journey flow of an ecommerce?

can anybody tell me how to check the journey flow of a website? Like a person who enters on a website from the homepage. 2. Then click on the banner 1 3. Move to the category 3. 4. Then Open the ...
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Is there a way to view the distribution for “Avg. Time on Page” in Google Analytics?

In Google Analytics, under "Behavior," there is an Avg. Time on Page stat, which indicates the mean time that users spent on the website in question. The mean is pretty meaningless without knowing the ...
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How do I disregard traffic where the visitor has done a specific action in Google Analytics?

Essentially, I want all visitors that follow this specific "funnel" to be ignored in the stats: Go to the website (landing: /) Click on "this specific link" No other action taken. I'd prefer to have ...
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In Google Analytics, is there a way to view the distribution of the data underlying the “average” stats?

There are certain stats in Google Analytics, such as "Avg. Session Duration," which present arithmetical means. Arithmetical means are pretty useless if you don't know the distribution of your data (i....
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How to delete a long list of sites from Webmaster Tools?

I have 8 properties set for deletion or pending. I unlinked Google Analytics, checked all the sites and always get a 404 response. Yet somehow certain domain names are still in Google search or ...
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Manual testing on Mobile app tracking [closed]

My team is implementing analytics tracking on Mobile App. This app is available in mobile version only. Not a website app. I want to test the app in mobile devices if the tracking is working properly ...
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Firebase analytics monthly active users is larger than number of downloads

We have an app for both Android and iOS that are tracked with Firebase Analytics. For both of these we get a higher active monthly users from Firebase Analytics compared to number of downloads of the ...
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Google Analytics for LikeShop Goal Funnel

I'm using Dash Hudson's LikeShop feature for users to shop products in Instagram posts. When A user clicks an Instagram post in LikeShop, they are redirected to the E-comm website page of that product,...
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Does using Facebook Analytics (for Apps) require me to update my privacy policy?

As the topic says: Do I need to update my Apps privacy policy if I integrate Facebook Analytics? I can't find anything searching the Web or Facebook's documentation. It only states all data collected ...
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What is _ga in url path?

I just opened a link which leaded me to a root (main) page of www of some Organization (let's call it XXXXXXX). It was opened from 3rd party www, not from with XXXXXXX's www. The url in web browser ...
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How does GTM work and why aren't events firing?

I have Google Tag Manager set up on a website and want to manually trigger an event when a button is clicked (by manually I mean from Javascript). All tutorials say that pushing into the dataLayer ...
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How do I track internal search analytics in Google Analytics for a separate specific, non-site search

We're currently using Google Analytics to track internal site search. Query parameter in View settings for this is set to 'q' as results are returned as '/search?q=publications'. This works well and ...
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Users who receive email/bot notifications considered “active”?

I consider a user to be "active" whenever they sign into my web app. I recently introduced daily emails & bot notifications that include summarized user data. In theory, I think the notifications ...
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What is a 'auto event variable'

While creating User-Defined Variables in GTM, one comes across with type of 'Auto-Event Variable'. I am not entirely sure what it does, and how can it be utilized. Also if I set it to element ...
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Consolidate URLs in Google Analytics

I have a website with the following URL structure: /[country]/city/[cityname]/ /[country]/city/[cityname]/events/[eventname]/ /[country]/city/[cityname]/sights/[sightname]/ /[country]/city/[cityname]/...
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See different actions in Google Analytics when the same page title is used for multiple pages

I work for a company that has a self-service web portal. Most transactions on this portal are in wizard format and broken down by steps. In some cases, the same Page Title may be used for a Step and ...
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Google Analytics - Source of First Session for Repeat Users

Using Google Analytics and trying to figure out the source for the first session of users who recorded 5 or more sessions over a time period. Basically want to figure out how they originally found the ...
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Changes made in Google Analytics Dashboard Not Reflected in Weekly Scheduled Dashboard Reports

I have more than 20 websites for which I have setup Google Analytics and for all those I have created a Dashboard Report, lets say Report A. I have also setup weekly scheduled emails for that ...
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How to track usage of redirecting domains using either Google Analytics or server logs using Apache

My company utilizes numerous domains and TLDs that all end up pointing to one main domain. The domains include variations of the company name or its product items. For instance,domain.cc, domain.biz, ...
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What types of clicks affect ''pages per session'' in GA? How can ensure click get registered to increase that?

I have on my website a lot JS, e.g.: <a href="#" class="slideshow-button clicked">Slideshow</a> <a href="#" class="fullscreen-button clicked">Full Screen</a> When user click ...
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How to decide which browsers to support?

I have to make recommendations to a team of engineers about which (IE) browsers to support and which to drop. Analytics shows that over one year, IE6 is used in 0.0004% of unique pageviews (2/247K) ...
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SEO and traffic statistics for a business with duplicate content on multiple platforms

I have a similar question to this one. I would like to ask the person who answered it (@John Conde), to elaborate more but I can't comment as I am only new on here and don't have enough reputation so ...
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Google Analytics custom report of events

I want to create a custom report of some of the event tracking that I am doing on my site. After creating my report, the report does not show any events listed with the event category name that I am ...
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New Website, Digital Ocean spam traffic very high on Google Analytics

I am hosting my website on a Digital Ocean droplet. It's very new and I'm not expecting any activity yet. However looking at the Analytics I started to notice a high daily increase from a particular ...
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Ignore “HTTP 1.0 OPTIONS” request in GoAccess?

We are analyzing website access with GoAccess web log analyzer. Here's what we see under Requested Files (URLs): > 2 - Requested Files (URLs) Total: 366/66721 ...
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Google Analytics — character limit on Filter Pattern field

It took me a while but I finally found out how to use filters to block spam from my analytics. I currently have the following filter pattern applied to 'campaign source' semalt\.com|buttons-for-...
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Does viewing PDF pages in a browser send multiple HTTP requests to the server?

The person in charge of the metrics analysis in our organization has told me she has to do some filtering on requests for PDFs to separate views of pages in the PDF (in the browser I assume) and the ...
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Should I give a salesman who is selling to me access to my analytics?

An SEO sales web guy is asking for access to my Google Analytics so that he can "report back to me" with how he can help. I know it is just a sales tactic, etc., but is there any harm in doing this? ...
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Excluding Google Analytics spam by referral [duplicate]

I've been reading up on how to filter out spam from Google Analytics. In this case, I'm trying to filter out the spam that shows up under referrals. In the Filter Pattern field of Analytics, I have ...
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How do I segment my users in Google Analytics to show only users who have triggered an event “X” times?

I'm trying to segment my users in Google Analytics to show only users who have performed a specific event "X" time(s). I can only seem to segment them by either "they did, or did not, trigger this ...
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My Big Rock webserver analytics does not matches with Alexa and Google Analytics

I am managing a website with WordPress. As per Alexa (Amazon Product), 90% of my visitors are from India and 5% from US. As per Webserver (Big Rock), 75% from India, 9% from Canada, 5% from US. ...
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How to create a sitemap for parent and separate folder structured websites?

We are looking at creating a parent and subsite folder structure, and we are not sure how to best create a sitemap for these separate installations that all sit under a main site name. Eg: Parent:...
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Screen Resolution Concern in Google Analytics Mobile App

I stumbled upon my Google Analytics screen resolution report and saw this: Are they the same screen resolution since they do have separate sessions in Google Analytics? What's the reason behind this? ...
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How To View Search Landing Pages In AWStats Or CPanel Log Analyzer [closed]

I understand that AWStats shows landing pages and search phrases separately. Also, it will show the number of visits from search engines: I'm looking for a script or some way to customize the data so ...
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Unique event tracking of link clicks does not equal the unique page views on my website

I am tracking all link clicks from my pricing page through to my registration page using events in GA. I have noticed that when viewing the traffic to my registration page, the number of unique page ...
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Why do I get “irrelevant” URLs in the full referrer field in google analytics?

When looking in Google Analytics for referrers to a specific page, I use the following: Navigate to Behaviour > Site Content > All Pages Search and select the page that I need. Secondary dimension > ...
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Filter Piwik widget to only show data for current page

I am embedding a Piwik widget into my page so that when the widget is opened the end user can see page views for the specific page. The issue I am having is that the widget shows analytics data from ...
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Google Analytics landing page (other)?

Most of my data about landing page says (other) and it seems like I really can't do anything with this data... When I try to see the source or medium for example, it simply returns a blank line with ...
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How to migrate old statistics to google analytics?

In our project we stored all users event data in our database for over one year , but it's not indexed. now we are going to use google analytics to store our analytics and analyze the report using ...

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