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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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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 - Find out Returning Users from time span less than two years

I know that Google Analytics considers a user who has visited a site in the last 2 years a Returning User. I'm trying to find out whether it would be possible to check what % of users were Returning ...
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“google.co.uk / referral” in Source/Medium of Google Analytics

Google Search results appear to be coming up in our Google Analytics as Referrals. I've tested using a Realtime report, and it's definitely proper search results, not traffic from a different Google ...
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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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Can I use Google Analytics Data Import to import notes?

I use lots of notes in my Google Analytics. I pretty much note everything that I do. I wondered if I could import and export notes. It would be really useful for me to be able to download a CSV ...
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How to setup custom dimensions in Google Analytics?

I have been working to track the user visiting my website with their userID. I am able to see the user by using user explorer in the GA View. But i want to fetch the data over the API to do achieve ...
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Is it really impossible to track (in Google Analytics) Facebook as the referrer for traffic originating from a link to my site in a Facebook post?

I feel like this should be quite simple. I have a website for a small business who's traffic I track/monitor with Google Analytics. I have a FaceBook page for the same business. I make frequent/...
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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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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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Conversion tracking in google analytics with GTM

I have recently installed Google Tag manager on a Magento webshop, and added my analytics code to a tag, and my Adwords Conversion info to another tag. Sales are now being tracked fine in Google ...
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Google Analytics Goal Funnel wrong results when Date Filter is Changed

I am facing issue in funnel visualization report. In my goal funnel visualization for step 1 for a specific date range, I see one of my page URLs as an exit. But when I expand the date range filter, ...
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Migrating a website from one stack to another reports different data on the new analytics

My site domain is example.com There are 2 different stacks behind it (stack A which is the old stack and stack B which is the one we are migrating to). Both stacks have Google Analytics set up. Some ...
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In Google Analytics, how do you only show data for a subset of pages?

I have a web application which consists of the application itself and marketing pages. How do I show data only for the marketing pages? Location, OS, devices etc. I have created a custom segment ...
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I have more new users than new sessions in Google Analytics

I have nearly 250 more new users than new sessions. My understanding is that these two metrics should be identical, and that one reason users might be higher than sessions (in general) is a use case ...
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Google Analytics payment gateway referrals whack-a-mole

My employer uses third-party payment gateways to process debit and credit card payments on our website. Until recently, including these in GA's Referral Exclusion list has been adequate to make sure ...
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In Google Analytics e-commerce data, should the product price include tax?

Should the product price include tax in Google Analytics e-commerce data? Is that tax then tracked separately?
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DataLayers, Wordpress and Analytics not showing any info

I'm trying to use a JS function to retrieve data from categories, posts and etc, but I can't get any data. Here is the code I've been trying to use: gtm_datalayers = function() { var dataLayer = ...
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Google Analytics listing hundreds of pages that are not from my site

lately i'm getting very strange pageviews in my GA report. On the tracked domain i have only 4 pages active. Instead of getting the report only for those pages i see 481 pages viewed on the tracked ...
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How do you trigger a Google Analytics event for section scroll using Google Tag Manager?

We have section in a page where the content inside the section in scrollable within that particular section. i.e the Height of the section is fixed but we can add any length of content inside that ...
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Can I set a saved report or shortcut as the default Google Analytics home page?

By default, http://analytics.google.com comes to the Home dashboard, that can also be found here: Is there a way to set a "Saved report" or "Shortcut" as default home page for analytics when going to ...
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Filter internal traffic in Analytics and variable IP

How to filter internal traffic in Google Analytics if I do not have a fix IP? I have followed Google instructions and I only see the option of filtering introducing my IP https://support.google.com/...
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GA: Can Unique Screen/Page Views be combined with Hit-level Custom Dimensions?

I take it from Google's documentation and this thread that unique screen/pageviews are hit-level based. Hence, custom dimensions with hit-level scope and unique views should be combinable. However, ...
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Google Analytics: How to get WeChat traffic to show as a social network

One of our clients is doing a lot of advertising on WeChat, the leading social network in China (800M+ active users). As it's an international client, we're using Google Analytics as main platform for ...
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How to link a signup with a utm source across multiple steps with google analytics and mixpanel?

Currently I am running an ad champaign to get users to click on a link to my wordpress site. The link uses utm_source code google-ads. Once the user is on the wordpress landing pages, they can click ...
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Where does campaign source “LIN” come from in Google Analytics?

We are running digital campaigns on two websites and both are recording a top traffic driver where the campaign source = LIN. There are no other campaign parameters (campaign, medium, etc.) and we ...
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After changing Google Analytics Custom Dimensions from user id to user name, some ids are still showing up in reports

I have a WordPress website and I setup a custom dimension in Google Analytics to log, as a custom dimension, the blog post authors user ID. This worked fine. I have since changed this to now log the ...
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Google Analytics include hostnames beyond character limit

In an effort to prevent ghost spam, I am trying to filter traffic by hostname in Google Analytics. I have found several hostnames that appear legitimate, and now the length of these hostnames in regex ...
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Google analytics - how do I submit a non-integer event value?

I'm using the following code to submit events to GA: <script> (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)...
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Is it possible to override the Browser name in Google Analytics?

I was curious how many of my visitors were using the Tor browser and wrote a script to detect it. Since that browser sets the user agent as Windows/Firefox, it means the data (however small) in Google ...
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Connecting different goal types to see correlations in Google Analytics

I am looking for a way to connect asset download goals early in the buying cycle with signups at the end of the cycle. My website has complex buying cycle that happens over the course of months, for ...
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How to enable Site search tracking in Google Analytics when query parameter is a fragment identifier?

I am trying to enable site search tracking on my intranet, but because the query parameter is a fragment identifier, I get no result. Here is the URL of a search result for the word "paper": https://...
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Google Analytics shows sessions but zero users

Is this crazy? Why is Google Analytics showing sessions but no users?
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Google analytics incorrectly labels all goal conversions as coming from repeat visitors

I've set up an event based goal on 2 sites which fires when the user converts. On one site everything is fine - 80% conversions come from new visitors, 20% from repeat visitors, but for some reason it ...
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Google Analytics - Comparing transactions vs page metrics

Is it possible to compare ecommerce transactions (eg product performance) vs page metrics, like average amount of time on page, page views, pages per session, etc? I'm trying to find out things like ...
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Can I see actual App installs instead of new users in Google analytics App Properties?

Google's documentation refers to install tracking for mobile apps when they only provide new users in acquistion reports. To me there is a difference between newly acquired users and the total number ...
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Discrepancy between Google My Business and Google Analytics Sessions Data

I am seeing my Google my business page website visits as - 4,412 while in google analytics sessions - 8,000 for same month (1 month data). We are using utm parameters to capture GMB listings clicks in ...
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Only half the revenue data gets logged in Google Analytics ecommerce

I am sending the following data to Google Analytics to register ecommerce transactions: First of all transaction data: 'form_params' => [ 'v' => $gaVersion, '...
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How do you stop Google Analytics ghost referrals that use the right hostname?

After experiencing a huge spike in traffic, I suspected ghost referrals. So, similar to this recommendation (Google Analytics referrerless ghost direct traffic) I took a look in Google Analytics under ...
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Unexplained spike in Affiliate conversions

I've been seeing a massive conversion spike in affiliate sales (Pepperjam single advertiser). But no change in traffic. I'll show three months below, but I could just as easily go back years and the ...
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Filtering Google Analytics pages for Uppercase characters

I'm trying to see if users have accessed URLs with uppercase characters. I have gone into Behavior>Site Content>All Pages and am attempting to filter using Regex. However, my syntax is not ...
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Configure Adsense and Google Analytics to consistently use ascending date format in reports

This might not be a big issue for some, but it bugs me a lot. The date format for google Adsense, Analytics and AdMob is M/dd/YYYY eg. Feb 1 2017. In some reports the date is mm/dd/yyyy eg. 01/02/...
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Users who receive email/bot notifications considered “active”?

I consider a user to be "active" whenever they sign into my web app. I recently introduced daily emails & bot notifications that include summarized user data. In theory, I think the notifications ...
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Google Analytics - display campaign pages showing up as 'referral' traffic

I tag all Facebook advertising as facebook / display with utm tags, which enables me to see which campaigns are driving traffic and conversions from those ads. However, I also see a large number of ...
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How to set up a spreadsheet for utm tags including sequential numbering

There are a lot of formulas around to generate utm tags, but I specifically want to add sequential numbering to the campaign name. Can someone help me with a formula for this?
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Changes made in Google Analytics Dashboard Not Reflected in Weekly Scheduled Dashboard Reports

I have more than 20 websites for which I have setup Google Analytics and for all those I have created a Dashboard Report, lets say Report A. I have also setup weekly scheduled emails for that ...
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Google Analytics Funnel Step not appearing in Goal Flow

I set up my GA Goals to include funnels, and the configuration is as follows:- Application Details - /application User Details - /application/user Goal: /application/confirmation The steps are ...
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Search analytics data from Google Search Console differs when downloaded to Excel

I downloaded all of the search analytics data for my website for last 3 months. I moved 5000 records at a time and exported it as an MS-Excel file. I can see that the data in the online console and ...
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Cannot get a Google Site verified despite a valid Analytics Tracking ID

I have created a web site on the Google platform: ...sites.google.com/site/golfshotpilot/ Furthermore I have made all administrational steps to get the site's analytics. In this context I got a ...
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Google Content Experiment doesn't show conversions for analytics.js

I created two landing pages. I created a goal page and set up appropriate goal (type: Destination) in Google Analytics. I established a content experiment. There I specified two recently created ...
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Are goals the only way to track conversion rate of non-landing pages, in Google Analytics

It seems easy to look at conversion rates of landing pages in google analytics via: behaviour > site content > landing pages (there's an 'ecommerce conversion rate' column displaying conversion rate ...