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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 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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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.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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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 ...
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Tracking multiple domain names with the same portal software in Google Analytics

We provide a portal service to our customers, with different domains but with identical structure. It's really the same web site, deployed on different servers, with different configuration and ...
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Active user meaning when combine all togethers?

I know active users is unique users that in the data range visit our site. but my misunderstanding point is that what is the interpretation when we use 1-day, 7-day, 14-day together? what is the ...
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Why is Google Analytics using “sampling” to produce the All Campaigns report for multiple days?

I recently discovered the Acquisition > Campaigns > All Campaigns report is usually sampled in our Google Analytics. If I reduce the date range to 1 or 2 days, it might be unsampled, but even some ...
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Average Session Duration Total Incorrect

I've currently got an integration with the Google Analytics (GA) API which pulls data on a daily basis and stores it within a database for use within a PHP project. I'm trying to get the "Average ...
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Google analytics URL filter for URLs with multiple specific dates

I work for a news outlet and would like to filter for URLs containing several dates. Each date would have more than one URL associated. For example I would like a filter that catches all of these: /...
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In Google Analytics, how to compare how many views a new Article gets on its first week/month live to another article at a different time?

I know how to filter by date on a specific page. But I'd like to see how many views a new article we have gets on its first week compared to another page with different publication dates on average. ...
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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 measure pageviews, clicks, and subscriptions from different buttons within my site using Google Analytics?

I want to measure where on my website sign-ups to newsletters come from. ie: Are signups coming from my homepage's signup CTA button at the top? Are signups coming form my hompage's signup CTA ...
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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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View hits by domain name in Google Analytics

I have multiple domains and I set the appropriate settings in the javascript code but in Google Analytics I would like to see the number of page views by each domain. I can't seem to find this report. ...
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After switch to https, traffic isn't showing in Analytics

A client has been providing his website with http and https for a few years now and decided to switch to https-only a few months ago. We've started with the usual of changing the internal page links ...
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Why might Google Analytics report a sudden, but persistent, drop in bounce rate (70% to 12%)

I was tracking data for a site and realize that there is a sudden drop in bounce rate in Google Analytics. The sudden drop happened across 2 days and remained consistent after. The bounce rate in ...
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Can Google Analytics and Google Search Console coexist if tied to different accounts?

Can Google Analytics and Google Search Console coexist without issues for the same website if the Google account that is used for Google Analytics is not the same as the account used for Google Search ...
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Google Analytics tracking code is shown on homepage. how to remove it?

I've pasted my GA tracking code using a wordpress plugin called "insert headers and footers" and I can see my data in GA panel. But my problem is that the code is being shown on top of my home page ...
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Google Analytics: How can I tell if an IP Filter is working?

I'm using google analytics for a mobile app and I followed these instructions to create an IP Filter to exclude my own hits: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1034840?hl=en After I created ...
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GA Limit of 500 hits per session - workarounds & awareness?

We're currently walking the fine line between gathering as much data about the user journey and interaction with the site - and also being aware of our 500 or bust limit that GA analytics imposes on ...
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Google Search Console search analytics showing only a fraction of the traffic reported by Google Analytics

My Google Analtyics shows an steady audience of approx 180 visitors a day , most of them coming from organic search. However, Search Console queries show less than 40 clicks a month, which clearly ...
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Google Data studio encode my Arabic titles in landingpage reports table

Google Data studio encode my Arabic titles in landing-page reports table, when my data source is "Search Console URL": in other hand hand when I gather data from "Analytics" data source it shows ...
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Google Analytics funnel with event step and destination as goal

Is there a way to have a GA funnel with a mix of destinations and events? For example, my current funnel is User must start on page W Goes to page X Goes to page Y Goal is page Z But I ...
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Is there a way to create event funnels in Google Analytics?

I try to find a way to create (goal) funnels based on multiple events or a mixture of URL pageviews, events and transactions. The only funnel option I can find is with multiple URLS though. An ...
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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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Google Analytics Funnel Goal Funnel using RegEx

I've created goals using Google Analytics to track the number of pageviews and goal conversions. I have 2 goals in mind. First Goal: User made an appointment without going to other sites > Thank you ...
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Missing or invalid data [condition] in Google Merchant Center?

I'm getting "Missing or invalid data [condition]" in Google Merchant Center, I have already added microdata on my product's landing page. I have done everything that was told here https://support....
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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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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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Which one of the Google Analytics stats should be my top priority to improve SEO: visits, pageviews, bounce rate, new visitors, or visit duration

My site is getting a lot of traffic from an image (a company logo image) because this image is ranked 1st in Google search results for a company's title. (I have no idea how that happened.) This ...
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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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Embedding Google Analytics/Tag Manager and gtag.js correctly (in WordPress): Is it o.k. in the head or does it have to be after the body tag?

The Google devguide says the following: To install the global tracking snippet, copy the following code and paste it immediately after the tag on every page of your site. Replace ...
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50% traffic coming from a single IP on website

We have an Indian ecommerce website, where around 85% traffic comes from India only. I was observing access logs of last 2 months and found out that nearly 50% traffic is coming from a single IP (162....
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Will linking new Google Analytics account to old Search Console remove all historical data?

I'm doing SEO work on an existing WordPress site for a client and I'm wondering if by linking a brand new Google Analytics tracking ID to their Google Search Console data if it will erase/destroy all ...
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Google tag assistant reports: “Same web property ID is tracked twice”

I've added the following Google Tag and Google Analytics code in my website. When i checked with Google Tag Assistant (Chrome Addon), I can find a yellow indicator against Google Analytics Tag which ...
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The Google Analytics frequency and recency reports shows more sessions than I have for a day

In Audience --> Behavior --> Frequency & Recency --> Days Since Last Session I for the Value 0 I have 3000 sessions. If I understand this correctly, it means that 3000 sessions happened today. ...
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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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Analytics keywords vs search console search terms

We have Google Search Console integrated into Google Analytics, for monitoring our site traffic. I'm seeing a discrepancy in what I thought was similar data relating to organic search. If I go to ...
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How can I aggregate Google Analytics events by event name?

How can I aggregate events by name? We're running focus groups on our new eCommerce site and I'm collecting events which appear in GA as: When user clicks a product: Event Category: Event Action:...
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Do I have to add Google Analytics events if I have Javacsript buttons on a page or can Analytics track time on page without them by itself?

On one of my pages I have Javascript code, so when the user clicks buttons the page responds without going to an other page or doing an Ajax call. So the user can be on the page for a while pushing ...
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How can I track in Google Analytics a long list of all the A/B tests a user is assigned?

For our site's A/B testing requirement we need to track all the tests a visitor is experiencing. This is set to grow to around 100 potentially running concurrently in the future. We would like to ...
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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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Google Search Analytics in Search Console shows almost no data while Google Analytics reports plenty of organic traffic

I don't understand why I don't see any break down of my pages in search analytics, even though: 46 pages currently indexed by google.com Google Analytics shows around 100 daily unique visitors Around ...
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Could this traffic from Amazon AWS traffic be “real” visitors?

I have a small blog that occasionally gets featured in a newsletter with world-wide distribution. When that happens, I see clear spikes in incoming traffic, a significant portion of which is coming ...
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What would happen if a same utm parameter is used multiple times in a link?

Say I have a link: https://www.example.com/?utm_term=X?utm_term=Y then what would happen in my Google Analytics page? The same with utm_campaign, utm_source, and utm_content.
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Google Analytics - Google Organic traffic with backslash

We have recently rolled out an infinite scroll feature in the site that could be generating this issue but we are not sure why/what is causing this. Every page visit and event is reported correctly, ...
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Google Analytics: Can I target utm_term in an Advanced Segment?

I want to track clickthroughs from emails using tracking URLs (eg crafted at URL builder). I'm planning out the various terms to ensure that I have max flexibility in future, and can accommodate, and ...
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Measuring Event Differences in Google Analytics

I've started rolling out new features to a site using Netlify's branch split testing so I can say ex. 10% of users gets a branch with a specific UI change to see if it produces measurably different ...