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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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Discrepancy in Behavior Flow report

When I look at my Landing Pages report, I see a bounce rate for a specific page of 87.37%. When I look at that same page in Behavior Flow, it suggests a bounce rate of ~97%. Can anyone explain this ...
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Can a Google Analytics goal fire only the first time a user does something?

I have an app where users can create new projects.I would like to create a Google Analytics goal for when a user creates a project for the first time. I currently have an event set up on the site ...
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Generate Google Analytics Alert Based on Visitor Location

Would it be possible to setup Google Analytics to raise an alert and email a pre-defined list of recipients when the website is being accessed from specific geographical locations (preferably ...
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When does Google Analytics record a pageview if it is triggered by Google Tag Manager?

For general user, page view is calculated when page is load. I understand that but I want to ask from web developer's perspective. When is page view incremented: when GTM tracking script, in head ...
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Google Analytics reports that referred visitors come in an an unexpected landing page that isn't where the link is pointing

There is this website's page (similar to reddit) which references my website's main page. I recently realized an increase on my bounce rate. Then I checked and saw that in the last 10 days, users ...
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In Google Analytics, how to set view filters for tracking subdirectories?

How to set view filters for tracking subdirectories like: http://www.example.com/en/us/?sc_lang=en http://www.example.com/en/us/?sc_lang=de-EU http://www.example.com/en/us/?sc_lang=fr-EU I'm ...
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Is it possible to somehow subcategorize events in analyitcs?

Like title says is it possible to get that sub categories and sort them out in analytics? For example we have event that says which city it was where it fired, and we have bunch of other events ...
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Google Analytics property report has different fields for different sites within the same account seemingly based on the age of the site

I have several sites in my google analytics. Taking a specific report: Audience > Overview I've noticed that there is a different set of metrics below the main graph. Below are two screen captures ...
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Why is Google Analytics not showing visits to this page (and goals)?

I checked my Google Analytics goals and I noticed it was at 0%, which I knew to be wrong. Going into the settings: It seems to be correctly set up, for when someone visits the /thank-you/ page, but ...
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Google Analytics unable to filter for_domain/hostname from traffic on specific set of pages report

I am trying to create a custom report in Google Analytics to see the traffic on a specific set of pages. Unfortunately for reasons we cannot ascertain, sometimes the hostname is appended like in the ...
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Increase in self-referrals in Google Analytics since implementation of CDN

Since the implementation of a CDN, my self-referrals have gone from being non-existent to thousands per day, the referral report in analytics with full referrer as a secondary dimension show that the ...
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Google Analytics dimension1 is undefined gtag

I have recently set up Google Analytics on my site with gtag. I have created 1 dimension, store_name. I have added the code to send the dimension value right after the function call like so: gtag('...
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How to predict or simulate how google analytics is going to map page use? [closed]

I'm testing how different programmatic ways of updating the URL are tracked by google analytics (setting window.location properties, using the history API, etc.). I'm applying this to client-side ...
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The best practice of using Google Tag Manager among different domains and co-workers

I can’t wrap my mind around which account and container hierarchy in Google Tag Manager is best for my needs or – to be more precise – if it’s feasible to use multiple containers for different ...
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URL query removal in Google Analytics tracking

We are trying to track all of the page views to certain sites. We ONLY need to know how many folks visit each page. Unfortunately what is happening is Google Analytics (GA) is not aggregating the ...
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How do we track customer lifetime value (LTV) through Google Analytics or our own database?

We operate a cashback site with clients from all over the world. Our business model is pretty simple. A client registers to us and finds products or services he/she likes. The client goes to our ...
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Traffic exclusion for IPv6 addresses when IP Anonymization value in Google Analytics is 'true'

As we know with all this new GDPR, the IP Anonymization settings are more common in our Google Analytics settings. The question is, how to exclude IPv6 addresses by using IP Exclusion filters in ...
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Fr language in Google Analytics [duplicate]

We are using Google Analytics for our portal. In the language metric we see fr-fr and fr. What's the difference between fr-fr and fr in Google Analytics? Thanks
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View both site search and product search data in Google Analytics

Google analytics provides me with data of how the site search is used. However, on our page we also have a separate search on products page (product search). Is there is a way to get search data ...
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calculate seo return on investment in actual dollor [duplicate]

is there any way to calculate SEO campaign investment in the actual dollar? I had run some campaigns for generating content and content-backlink for one year and now I want to know the return on ...
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Google Analytics Report save location

When I create a Google Analytics Report, it is saved just into the general folder of my G-Drive. Is there anyway set a specific folder for the reports to be saved in to?
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Implementing GTM and Data Layer with Squarespace CMS

I only have a remedial understanding of javascript and how data layers work at the moment. I am simply trying to implement a data layer onto a basic ecommerce site using the Squarespace CMS so I can ...
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virtual page views for external content

Would it be incorrect to add virtual page views to any outbound links that might otherwise result in a bounce in google analytics? Example URL’s would be links to application forms or owned social ...
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What is the effect/downside of making GA use session cookies (_ga cookies expire 0 sec)

If I make the cookies used by Google Analytics session cookies (ie they expire when you close the browser, instead of 2 years), what is the effect on the reports? Would it show repeat visitors as new ...
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How can you share an audience from Google Analytics to Facebok remarketing

Can you use the audience lists that you created in Analytics, in Facebook or you should create them straight in Facebook?
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Google Analytics Opt-out option for users to be GDPR compliance

We have GA installed on almost every website and with GDPR implementation we have to give user option to Opt-Out from google analytics. I didnt fine any such option in GA which we can use rather ...
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Google Analytics cookies _ga and _gid still appearing in Chrome after installing a GDPR consent plugin in WordPress

Trying to get my Wordpress blog into GDPR compliance. I've got most of my cookies under control with a consent plugin (Cookie Notice) but I'm concerned about Google Analytics cookies _ga and _gid, ...
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How does the GDPR affect a personal blog?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. -- Wikipedia I have a low-traffic, personal ...
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Is there a way to set up a default Google Analytics

I set up loads of custom reports, dashboards, filters, and all sorts on Google Analytics. When using Google Tag Manager I can just export my container and then import it to all future accounts ...
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In Google Analytics, how is Average Page Load calculated for Virtual Page Views

I have a full screen image gallery that is opened via js when a user interacts with an image on the page. When this occurs, we fire a GA Virtual Page view, which we can view in analytics. I can see ...
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Google Analytics for separate website in folder

We have a website, www.example.com which has Google Analytics installed. We have another website, www.example2.com which has it's own separate Analytics tracking code. We are rebranding and moving ...
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Displaying only posts with 2017 and 2018 in the URL in Google Analytics

I am trying to get a report of the pageviews of all posts from my website from 2018 and 2017. The problem is, I can't seem to get both of them in the filter. The slugs always come out as /2017/ or /...
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Content Groups in Google Analytics/Data Studio - how to drill down to individual page data?

I've set up Content Groups in GA to be able to break down web stats by different areas of the business (we are a law firm). For example - I've set up a Content Group to show me blog pages tagged to ...
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Estimate the number of users that give up before page fully loads using Google Analytics

I work for a company that has a website with incredibly slow page load speed. (The average for the site is around 8 seconds). We use GA for our analytics so for a person to register as a bounce the ...
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Is there a way to hide my Google Analytics snippet so it can't be copied or spammed?

When I view the page source of my website, I can see my Google Analytics snippet: <script async src="https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtag/js?id=UA-12367889-1"></script> <script> ...
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How to Measure the ROI from SEO Campaigns

How can I measure SEO activities ROI: including on-page and Off-page SEO. As you know any big business has a common organic traffic growth. also, SEO can affect direct traffic. so is there any way ...
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Does Google AdSense show the revenue by day or by week?

In my site, Google Analytics (under Behavior > Overview) shows a revenue of $0.58. However, it is not clear if this is for the day or for the entire week. The timeline shows May 5 to May 11, so I am ...
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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 number of users vs real-time does not match

We are currently testing beta version of our website. According to google analytics real-time, our beta version always reports more users than the old version. So for an example, when beta reports ...
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Google Analytics: Can't Remove Agency From Account

We have a new client that we're trying to get situated. Her previous agency is still on her analytics accounts and does not want them to know who is now working on her project since the previous one ...
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Google Analytics: how to consolidate browser counts by major version number?

In the question "Google Analytics - How to See More Detailed Browser and OS Info at Same Time?" the top answer concludes with 'I really wish that Google Analytics had a "Browser and major version" ...
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Element visibility with Google Tag Manager

I'm trying to know how far my users scroll on my website. With Google Tag Manager I've set a trigger that fire an event when some marked element appears on the page. It's working but something strange ...
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Affiliate Custom Campaign Parameters reports in Google Analytics

I am using an affiliate software which automatically passes custom parameters for all affiliate traffic. This custom parameter variable name doesn't match with standard Google campaign parameters. ...
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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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Google Analytics Count Events given a Previous Page Path

I would like to count the number of events occurring on a specific page, given a Previous Page Path. It doesn't seem to be possible neither with Behaviour>Events report nor with custom report. Could ...
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Google analytics language stats seems contradictory

On the 15th of February I decided to translate two pages of one site to 5 languages: - Russian - Korean - Chinese Simplified - Spanish Now I get what appears to me to be contradictory results. ...
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Paid traffic reported as organic in Analytics

Google Analytics reports paid traffic from Bing, Google, FB, and Yahoo as organic. The AdWords account is linked properly and auto-tagging has been enabled, there doesn't seem to be any reason why ...
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How to exclude my domain from referrals?

I'm using Google Analytics with Google Tag Manager. In the Acquisition > Channels > Referral , I can see our domain: The website domain exists in the Tracking Infos Excluded list, but still I can ...
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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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Question mark in AMP URLs

Are AMP pages with "?amp" at the end correct URLs. If yes what would the filter in Google Analytics view include?