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Google Analytics is a free web analytics solution provided by Google, featuring several client-side APIs, as well as REST APIs for Data Export and for Management.

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Sudden traffic spikes from India

Recently, our page received unusual behavior from visitors in India. We are receiving spikes of 200/300 real-time users. It lasts for about 30 minutes, then it stops. It repeats several times per day. ...
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Does improving the page load speed decrease user session duration?

I had a website that loaded in 10sec. Then I have improved the sites performance - introducing a cache, minifying files, and compressing images. Reducing the load speed to under 2sec. My question is -...
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In Google Analytics > User explorer, Clientid shows a “loaded” line… what is it?

When looking into GA > Audience > User explorer... I have a line displaying "loaded" instead of an usual clientid : What does that mean ? Is there some issue with my tracking to get the correct ...
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Newly verified property is not showing up in Webmaster Google Search Console

UPDATE: (2018-04-23) - While revising this post to add more detail I went through the steps to add a property again. However, this time I googled "Google Webmaster Tools" and then used the link in ...
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What webmail provider traffic is Google Analytics talking about?

I received this alert in Google Analytics - I'm not running an email campaign and am not sure what emails are linking to my site. But this alert says there is "a lot" of traffic from webmail providers....
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What are this some google analytics scripts? [on hold]

One of the websites i was looking in, i didn't understand this script job it has no ID. And i should have it on my website too? https://www.googletagservices.com/tag/js/gpt.js'>
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Will referrer info get lost in Google Analytics if i 301 from HTTP to HTTPS?

If we have a bunch of backlinks from HTTPS sites, but they link to the http://example.com version of our site or example.com. Even if our site is HTTPS and once traffic gets driven to those URLS ...
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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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Question about tracking forms as a goal in Google Analytics

I have a directory website, include lots of profiles and acetgories i.e Physicians, hospital and clinics On each page there is a consultation form, I need to track these metrics: Which organic ...
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How to connect adwords conversion tracking and analytics goals?

I am using AdWords conversion tracking using AdWords and Tag Manger. What I did is the following: 1) In AdWords: Tools -> Conversion -> New conversion -> Website -> Fill in all the conversion ...
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How can Google Analytics report a high bounce rate and average time on page in minutes? What is the difference? [duplicate]

Some pages in my website(s) have low/high bounce rate but the Avg. Time on Page is more than 4 minutes can anyone explain to me why the bounce rate is still high?
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ga events api - Which guidelines should I follow

this description https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gtagjs/events gtag('event', <action>, { 'event_category': <category>, 'event_label': <label>, '...
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How to get Google Analytics histogram of users duration (lifespan) during certain period

I have google analytics set up for my app. Let the lifespan of a user be the time difference between the last hit and the first hit it sent during certain period (i.e. during 2016). I want a ...
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Do Google Analytics sessions get broken when tracking UserID and ClientID across subdomains that may not send that data?

I have a domain name with three subdomains. One where a user is authenticated and two where they aren't. I'm planning on implementing UserID tracking for Google Analytics in place of the standard ...
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Track user from adwords in my own community

I want to track adwords users, who register to my website. I want to know which ad was clicked and led to a registration and connect this information to the user. I could f.e. modify the final URL ...
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Google Search Console domain property not in the list of properties I can add to Google Analytics

I'm trying to connect a domain property to a google analytics domain. But when the property I added is not in the list of properties where I can choose from. All the other properties are. The big ...
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In Google Analytics what is the relationship between “Event” and “Site Usage” in behavior / events / pages / report

In behavior / events / pages there are 2 options. "Event" and "Site Usage". What is the relationship between these two settings. When i select a page such as "/payment" and action "MyAction" i get ...
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Referral traffic from googleasdservices.com in Analytics

I am seeing referral traffic (not a great volume) in GA coming from googleadservices.com - I suspect that this is actually traffic coming from paid remarketing ads so why would this be logged as ...
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How to make an Analytics segment that is “Everyone not in this other segment”

I have a segment I've created in Google Analytics (called it "segment X"), and now I want to make a new segment that is "Everyone not included in segment X" -- how can I do that? (BTW segments are so ...
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Google Analytics showing the previous page path as the current page

My data shows that for one of my pages, Previous Page Path and the page are the same. After Googling, I see this can be due to page refreshes or uploads. I tried to test this out, by uploading/...
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Error “Field name is required” - Google Analytics API

I'm trying to make API calls to the Google Analytics API v3. Simple read-only calls work just fine, but when trying to update data views (or any update method) I always end up with the following ...
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Google Analytics, filter ALL but a few URL parameters

My sites is being bombarded with new and old URL parameters. At first I tried to add those to the list of excluded URL parameters. With that list now exceeding 200, I wanted to try and use a GA ...
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Google Analytics seems to be affected after setting preferred domain

I hope you can assist me with this! I've recently changed the preferred domain for my site https://example.com. Unfortunately, after doing so, it appears that views/visits are no longer being recorded ...
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Events vs. Pageviews

I know I'm probably missing something silly, but I'm trying to figure the following out. When I run my custom reporting for Top Pageviews, Page A is my top viewed page and Page B is at #10 for ...
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Extracting all page views per URL into data studio or dashboard

There used to be a motion chart in GA to show page view by all URLs. But that’s not working anymore. Is there a way to pull up all pageview by each URL, consolidate it into a single graph over time?
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Track student from our website to completion of registration on another site

Using Google Analytics we are wanting to track users and then know when they have completed our student registration form, as a goal. The student registration is from another provider on a different ...
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Filter RegEx in Google Analytics Addon in Google Sheet

I am using Google Analytics SpreadSheet Addon to get data in Google Sheets. I took reference to this Google Analytics API V3 documentation for filter operators. I am using RegEx to filter data. ...
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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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Google Analytics subdomain filter is filtering out virtual page views

I have a reporting view setup with a filter to show only the traffic to the subdomain. I can see in realtime view that it is correctly showing only traffic to the subdomain. However, it seems that no ...
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Googlebot intermittently fails to download ressources from AWS CloudFront CDN

I have a weird issue and after a few weeks of investigation I think I may have found the cause : Cloudfront & Googlebot. Context : I launched a French website that compares and combines all ...
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Virtual page view funnel not showing the drop outs from any step

I am creating a destination goal for my funnel visualization.I have created virtual page views and used same in my funnel step inside goal.My Funnel report is ok if user completes a session , but its ...
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Separate conversion goals for separate products in Google Analytics when there is a single “thank you” page

I have 6 products, each product has separate application form (different url), but "thanks for application" page I have only one for all application forms. I set up goal with funnel /product-1-...
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Suspicious Web Traffic from Amazon.com ISP

Just a few hours back I was checking my logs when I found a whole bunch of traffic from IP address 54.174.xx.xx and ISP Amazon.com (validated from Google analytics). It lasted for an hour and then ...
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Google Analytics Not Providing Google Traffic Keywords [duplicate]

Why Google analytics not tracking my organic google keywords and can track other search engines like bing, yahoo, etc? screenshot: http://prnt.sc/n60ahn
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Google Analytics Dimensions Not Feeding Through

I have setup custom dimensions as follows My source code shows as this: <script> window.ga=window.ga||function(){(ga.q=ga.q||[]).push(arguments)};ga.l=+new Date; ga('create', 'UA-...
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Are eventParameters in gtag event required?

Simple question, in a gtag event, can we do just this : gtag('event', 'generate_lead'); instead of gtag('event', 'generate_lead', { 'value': '2', 'currency': 'USD', '...
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Google Analytics campaign tracking via the utm_campaign query parameter

I've placed URLs in my newsletter like this: www.mydomain.com/?utm_campaign=summer Now in Google Analytics I want to see when and how many visitors came to my site via this 'summer' campaign. I ...
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Google Analytics: does “referral” apply too to sites in your same domain?

I have a website, let's say example.com. We have recently launched a new product and set up a new site in the same domain, newservice.example.com, and have added a prominent link on the existing ...
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Session per User (LTV) calculation?

I have one diagram in google analytics: and others as: My question is how Day 0 is calculated as 1.09?
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Analytics segments with OR conditions show too few sessions

I've created a segment in analytics with an OR condition like so: However it's not showing the correct number of sessions. The number of unique pageviews for just one of the pages (ie. the number of ...
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Why Google analytics show zero result in search console section in acquisition?

Google analytics show zero result in search console section in acquisition, While i applied no segment on my result and also long tie a go I connected both GA and Search console by each other. You ...
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Using Google Analytics to track user profile data

We use Google Analytics on our Intranet. Each time a user goes on a page, at that point, we know all the information about them (we use SSO). I would like to capture Department and Team (as examples) ...
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'google.com / referral' showing up too often recently. But why?

recently i'm experiencing that GA is showing a ton of 'google.com / referral' traffic on 2 separate websites that i manage. Before this amount was near to zero. Both sites started to produce this ...
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Sudden Drop In Google Analytics Search Console Metrics After Linking HTTPS Property

I recently switched to HTTPS having no prior experience with GA, GSC, etc. I didn't realize until last week that I had to change the property and view settings in GA accordingly so I did that. I then ...
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Google Analytics Goal Special URL Parameters based on {{page URL]] event

In my Google Tag Manager Events, I am tracking Downloads use {{Page URL}} as the action. However, in my Analytics Goals, I'd like to use an event to track downloads of a SPECIFIC PAGE. So, ...
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Filter to show complete URL (including subdomain) in Google Analytics reports

I have a subdomain on my website and am unable to get some data individually for the main domain and subdomain. For example, both the homepages are counted as one with the "/". I have seen some ...
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Why does Google Analytics show traffic to my website when I open up an AdWords campaign?

I have noticed that every time I open up an AdWords campaign I receive traffic to the landing page for the campaign. The traffic is a google.com referral traffic. It's a single page visit with no ...
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Google Analytics doesn't track events, everything else is correctly tracked

I've set Analytics for my new landing page. Everything works correctly( real-time data as well) except for Events tracking. Actually, this is the first time I'm working with Analytics Events tracking,...
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Google Tag Manager event listener cannot find Youtube video

I am trying to insert video tracking with GTM on a Wordpress website, and use two custom JS codes for that: youtube-is-present function () { for (var e = document.getElementsByTagName('iframe'), x = ...
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Can you use utm_content without other utm parameters?

tl;dr If you have a URL with a utm_content parameter, but no other UTM parameters, is it possible to track that in Google Analytics? I was trying to help somebody run a very simple Facebook Ads ...