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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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In Google Analytics, how do I filter sessions by device platform?

When I open the "User Explorer" section in Google Analytics and open the details of a specific user, I can see their session's Device Platform and Device Category, just like this: However, where as I ...
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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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GA Real-Time > content > Page showing same url with different page title

in realtime >content report Some pages showing the different title of the same page, e.g. /logos page actual title is Free Logo Maker ... but its also showing contactus page title for logo similarly ...
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How do I filter my home IPv6 address in GA when my ISP is continuously reassigning the address?

I would like to set up IP address filtering in Google Analytics so that traffic coming from my home IP address is filtered and not counted as actual site traffic. I.e. I'm only interested in the ...
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GA doesn't receive data from Tumblr when everything is correct

Recently I changed my Tumblr theme, and there is no Google Analytics data received. I've checked and make sure that the Google Analytics ID is correctly put in, as guided in this video. There should ...
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Avoid Google Analytics to count unique goal URL twice

I have a Google Analytics goal (event) and it is set to fire when people reach a certain page with specific values/parameters included in the page URL.  I have set it up in GTM. You can see the tag ...
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How to prevent “Sessions that Enter at Add to Cart” in Google Analytics Enhanced Ecommerce due to user inactivity?

I have very interesting problem, in our Google Analytics > Conversions > Ecommerce > Shopping Behaviour section there is a Session that Enter at Add to Card (ADD_TO_CART_WITHOUT_VIEW). When I ...
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New vs. returning users on Google Analytics

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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Total Goals and separated ones don´t add the same

I have created four goals. The total goals completions is 5,889. But on its right I see the fourth ones separated: Goal 4 is 343, Goal 5 is 2008, Goal 6 is 201 and Goal 7 is 40. It would have an add ...
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Keyword Google Rankings GA / Datastudio

I have a question about to Google Data Studio/Google Analytics/Search Console. I am wondering how to report on keyword top movers as per the attached screenshot? I have been trying to find the ...
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What is a “unique event” in Google analytics?

I don´t really catch the whole sense of an unique event. Can anybody explain it with a claryfing example? Under my point of view, it is an event that is only done once into a session. For example: a ...
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To know how many unique users view a page should I look at “users” or “new users” in Google Analytics?

I want to know how many users in total are visiting my page. But I have read that the total users don´t need to be the real ones, because we can have some new users that return later several times. ...
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“/for_domain/” is getting prepended to all URLs in Google Analytics reports

I have several GA accounts tracking various domains. For some unknown reason, /for_domain/ is being added to front of some of my page URLs. I have tried to exclude them from being reported in the ...
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Tracking purchase made on another site using Google Analytics with tracking codes installed on both sites

The conversion: The goal in Google Analytics is marked as complete when a user makes it from an mydomain.example landing page over to Shopify and from there completes a ticket purchase. When a user ...
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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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How do I exclude one specific form of several from my Google Analytics form fills Goal Conversion tracking?

I have lots of contact forms on my site. All of them could lead to paying customers except one — the form on the hiring page. I want to track all of the form fills as goal conversions for all of the ...
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What is an accurate way to measure the number of clicks on a banner that links to third party?

Currently I'm managing website X and this website has Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager set up. I understand that GTM can be used to track the number of clicks on the ebanner on website X. ...
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How can I use “Product purchased” as a secondary dimension in Geo?

I want to map out the locations of where customers are based on Product ID. So essentially a map of all people that purchased X product. I'm able to make geographic reports based on page visited as ...
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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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Google Analytics: how to build a Goal which has several events

I want to set up a Goal that consist in tracking 3 events: first, when the user clicks in a button. After this, when the user fills out into an input box, and finally another click in other button. I ...
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Google Analytics Goal Completion Scope

Struggling to find the answer to this query, but is a google analytics goal conversion (URL destination) scope set at hit, session or user? i.e. if it was at user scope and a user hit that same URL ...
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Does improving the page load speed decrease user session duration?

My website loaded in 10 seconds, then I improved the site's performance. I introduced a cache, minified files, and compressed images. This reduced the load speed to under 2 seconds. Is this why the ...
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How can Google Tag Manager fire correct pixels on the conversion page based on landing page UTM?

I am managing a crowdfunding website. We place ads for individual campaigns using different content networks like Adgebra and Taboola. Whenever someone clicks on an ad on any of these content ...
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Why does Doubleclick get added to my page (sometimes) when I use Google Analytics?

I have a website that I manage myself on a VPS, so in theory everything should be under my control. I have no advertising whatsoever -- in fact, the only external script I run is for Google Analytics: ...
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Someone else is using our Google Analytics Tracking code number. What do we do?

After looking over our Analytics today, I realized that another website is also using our same tracking code #, which is cause quite a few incorrect hits to our Analytics. Are there any ways to ...
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Google Analytics not tracking goals in event tracking

I have set up event tracking in Google Analytics as shown below, but when test it with triggering the event, it doesn't show any goals! Can you help?
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distinct count of custom dimensions as custom metric

I've count of custom dimension values. I need to display it in a summary report. Is it possible? Like, Role No_of_users Admin 2 Moderator 10 Customers 140 A user can have 2 roles like ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...