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Questions tagged [google-analytics]

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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How can I track outbound links with Google Analytics?

I currently have a WordPress website, where I would like to be able to create an Event which tracks when visitors click through to a 3rd party web page (outbound link). At present, my website has 3 ...
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What is the risk of giving a 3rd party read only access to Google Analytics?

An agency has asked for access to my Google Analytics. I don't really trust them, but I need them to be able to verify my web site stats. What are the risks associated with giving them read only ...
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Is there a way to track the Page Load Timestamp, of an External Link, for Google Analytics purposes?

In the interest of trying to generate more meaningful insights, I have inserted the following Event snippet into my Google Analytics Tracking code: setTimeout("gtag('event', 'adjusted bounce rate', ...
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Google Analytics is not picking up my website as a referring site any longer - any thoughts?

I run a holiday cottage (vacation rental) website and recently some customers (owners of holiday properties) have contacted me to say that there has been a significant drop in the number of clicks ...
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How to get URL at the time Google analytics event was fired?

I want to track various events on my website. I am defining Category, Action, and Label for each event. How do I track from which page/URL the event got triggered. One way is to put page name in ...
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Do i need User consent for Google Analytics to be GDPR complaint

I am using GA on website as everyone out there does same. In order to be GDPR complaint i had used "https://cookie-script.com" script to for user consent for one of my website and i notice for last ...
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How can I integrate the `setTimeout` into my Google Tag Manager/Analytics code?

I have recently come across the relative importance of creating an 'Adjusted Bounce Rate' Metric. In order to do this, the following code needs to the integrated into the Google Analytics coding: ...
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Why is Host Name in Google Analytics showing other websites along with my website?

In Google Analytics, Audience -> Geo -> Location -> Secondary dimension: Host Name, I see three different websites along with my website. When I checked those websites, I can see they have ...
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Which one to consider for accurate traffic Google Analytics or AWStats

I have been using Google Analytics for long but i am still not convinced why Google Analytics reports less traffic than AWStats, even though i know AWStats reports traffic from bots, spiders etc.. My ...
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What is the exact definition/meaning of Users, Sessions and Page Views in Google Analytics report?

As the subject says, I'd like to know what is the exact definition of these 3 terms: Users Sessions Page Views And why is there Pages/Session, not Pages/User?
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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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Using Google Analytics with WordPress plugin VS without - which is better?

I read that the more plugins you have, the more bloat that needs to be loaded. Therefore I am prudent in adding plugins to my site. What are the pros and cons of using google analytics with a plugin (...
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Why does search act differently to segment and filter in Google Analytics

If I go to a report and I do a search in the search box (1) I can filter the results. So on this screen I'm on the products result and I've decided to filter anything with a certain word in the ...
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How does Google Analytics know about referral sites?

My site is abc.example. xyz.example links to my site. Google Analytics reports that users come via xyz.example to my site. How does Google Analytics know that users have come from the link on xyz....
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analytics attribution first vs. last click

Suppose the following scenario: User visits a blog User goes to my domain via blog, with a specifically tagged link (source/medium) for that blog only Session cookie expires A week later, the same ...
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sudden drop in google index, any good ideas what to do? [duplicate]

we are experiencing a sudden drop in google index, clicks, impressions, basically everything but we haven't changed anything really. What can I use to figure out what is going on and the revert the ...
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Funnel Visualization - Goals

I have setup a funnel visualization for a destination goal for mobile. The funnel is showing up however it is showing it at a session level. I want the data to show me at a User level i.e how many ...
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What happens if I send both pageviews and screenviews to my Google Analytics property?

As of today I'm sending what seems like two hits from each page of my SPA (built on Angular): one pageview and one screenview. // ga('send', 'pageview'); ga('send', 'screenview', { ...
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HTTPS site to HTTPS site refferal info in Google Analytics

We are moving a site from HTTP to HTTPS. Apart from security one of the reasons we are doing it is so that we can get referrer info in google analytics. 1-2 years ago when many fewer sites where ...
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Preview mode in google tag manger

I active preview mode in Google tag manager but preview pane doesn't show in website tab? whats the problem?
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When moving from Blogger to WordPress do I need to remove Google Search Console and Analytics from the old Blogger site?

I initially hosted my website using Blogger's free hosting platform. I accordingly linked Analytics and Google Search Console with the site. Recently I switched to WordPress while the domain remains ...
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GA Data Ownership Client / Account Owner

I created a website for a client a few years back, I setup GA under my standard, personal account so I have full account ownership. Now, having not maintained the website in a while, the client would ...
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Analytics not tracking goals

I'm getting atleast a lead daily on my mail but it doesn't show up in Google Analytics. I cross-checked the goal path, everything is fine. What could be the issue?
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Block Internal Traffic from Google Analytics for Remote Team Members [duplicate]

We are 100% remote, meaning no office. Currently I have an IP filter that blocks the IP of every single team member but this is not manageable since A) It's a pain to get everyone to send me their IP ...
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Twitter - Google Analytics discrepancy

I am trying to find out what, if anything, we can do about the discrepancy between Twitter's reported websiteclicks on our ads there, and the sessions showing up in Google Analytics for the campaigns. ...
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GA IP Anonymisation conflicting with IP exclusion rules?

With GA you can choose to anonymise users IP addresses. You can also choose to exclude IP addresses from affecting your analytics. The question is about how these both work together... My theory is ...
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Metric for if person EVENTUALLY went to certain page

I want to know if people are EVENTUALLY going to a certain page on my website. In my custom report, the primary dimension is keyword. Since people don't seem to be going directly to the page I want ...
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How to reset the Google Analytics cookies?

I asked this question over on StackOverflow, and someone suggested that I might have better luck here, so here it is: I am working on an app that will be running on a single touchscreen device in a ...
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Google Analytics - Customer created UA code. Can I link to my Search Console?

I have a client that created an Analytics code already for their website which I built. I have created a property for the site in my Search Console. I know that I can link an Analytics account to the ...
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Adding custom filter tag gtag.js

I've recently launched a new website for a customer, which will for a time run in parallel to their existing site, on the same domain. I'm trying to find a simple way to setup a Google Analytics ...
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Does scraping using file_get_html or file_get_contents count for traffic on Google Analytics? [closed]

Does scraping using Simple HTML DOM's file_get_html or file_get_contents count for traffic on Google Analytics?
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Google Analytics cohort analysis returns different data refreshing the page

WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO ACHIEVE We are using Google Analytics Cohort Analysis to AB test a feature. We generate a parameter on the client side and set 50% of users to "Yes" and 50% to "No". This ...
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Cohort analysis returns different data refreshing the page

WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO ACHIEVE We are using Google Analytics Cohort Analysis to AB test a feature. We generate a parameter on the client side and set 50% of users to "Yes" and 50% to "No". This ...
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How do I handle 404 errors from Android Google Quick Search Box?

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has a Drupal website, example.com. In Google Analytics, I'm noticing a lot of strange 404 errors that are coming from android-app://com.google....
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Click to Call Tracking

I am trying to set up click to call tracking from the link on our mobile website. The link was set up on our mobile site using word press (Not sure if that matters). Here is the code on the page ...
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Track counts of company names on pages

I'm new to Google Analytics, is it possible to use it to track a dynamic page that generates a list of companies? In particular, how many times they appear on the page? Example, imagine the user ...
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How can I detect IPs of visitors in my Google analytics?

Is there any solution to find their IPs? There are some reqular daily bounce visitors on our website that I want to block their IPs but I cannot find them. I have the record of online IPs in panel of ...
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Both gtag.js tracking snippet and Google tag manager on?

I noticed that both the gtag.js tracking snippet and Google tag manager (with GA tracking tag enabled) were placed at the same time. Could this cause any tracking issues?
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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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Google Tag Manager tag creation requirements

I just created a new tag on one of my Google Analytics accounts. That generated a new Google Analytics tracking code. So because this property has a different tracking code does this now mean I have ...
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Most active hours per day in Firebase Analytics

How can one find in which hours user are most active? There are charts that show daily users, but I need a chart to show for example "active hours" or "traffic per hour in 24 hour" per last week or ...
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Average Views Per Day by Page - Google Analytics

Today : 2018-05-07 Page 01 (90 Page views): GA First tracking start 2018-04-07 - There are 30 days to today. Page 02 (48 Page Views): GA First tracking start 2018-05-01 - There are 6 days to today. ...
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Sync analytics data between Firebase and Google Analytics with different accounts

Is it possible to share analytics data between firebase and google analytics with 2 different google accounts? If yes, what's the recommended way to do that?
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View Creation not showing data

I have three views in one of my account. The All data view shows what I assume is all traffic to the website. The second view is the test view. the only filter on that view is "Lowercase". But for ...
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Delete Google analytics entries of leaked Personal Identifiable Information

we have entries in GA that appear with PII like so: they are there because of a sub optimal way pardot implemented their form handlers. Basically on error the form handler will return a redirect with ...
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Google Analytics not recording any hits on country subdomain. Google tag assistant reports net::ERR_ABORTED

We are having a bit of trouble in setting up country-specific subdomains in Google Analytics and it is not registering traffic on one of the subdomains. So the domains are example.com & nz....
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Migrating from analytics.js to gtag.js (Google Analytics)

I am migrating from analytics.js to gtag.js and it is otherwise easy enough. But I fo have a custom function that allows me to measure engagement on bounce pages and I simply don't know how to "...
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How many Google analytics segments can I create?

What is the total number of segments a person can have? I was told once that the number was 1000/user that were visible in any segment and 100/user visible in a specific view. Are those numbers ...
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Google Analytics to only track specific events

Is it possible to limit Google Analytics to only track certain events? Note: Tracking all events and then filtering at the dashboard would not be an acceptable solution here. Context: for a specific ...
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Google adwords app install campaign: UTM parameter tracking [duplicate]

I am running an Universal app install campaign through google adwords. In ads setting, I couldn't find a manual URL option as it directly associates your app install campaign to the app listed in ...