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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Does Google use Google Analytics information in its search algorithms?

Does anyone know whether Google makes use of the information it obtains via Google analytics in ranking of search results? Does it, for instance, make use of the bounce rate for a page given a ...
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Huge difference in visits/hits between IIS logs and google analytics

I use google analytics to monitor visitors access, and I am very happy with it, easy to use blabla, you name it :) Few days ago I copied IIS logs from website and used free/evaluation commercial log ...
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Pros and cons of tracking referral trafic with “utm” tags

We have a blog discussing products of a variety of manufacturers. Recently a manufacturer asked us if we could utm tag links from our blog to his site with the tags utm_source=OurSiteName&...
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What is forum20.smailik.org referral traffic?

In my Google Analytics real-time I now see a lot of visitors with referrer forum20.smailik.org This link redirects to http://www.aliexpress.com/ What does this traffic mean? (And should I block it?)
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600 visitors per day, 20 backlinks but still not referenced by Google

i've launch a website on wednesday (9 August) There's already in 4 days 12,000 viewed pages 1,400 visits 20 to 25 backlincks a sitemap.xml (130 URL) english language / french language - url like ...
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External link tracking when opening the link in a new window in Google Analytics?

OK, so this seems like a really simply problem, but I have yet to find a solution that accomplishes the following: Opens the link in a new window Tracks the event in GA (obviously) Doesn't trigger ...
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How to display combined stats for multiple domains in Google Analytics

I run multiple domains that are not related to each other and are all tracked by Google Analytics on separate web properties (different tracking code, same Google Account). I am wondering if there is ...
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Is there a limit to the number of web properties one can create in Google Analytics?

I have a client account in Google Analytics. The client operates about 30 sites and I want to create a web property for each site under the umbrella central account. Looks like I cannot add more ...
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In Google Analytics, what is the differences between a two letter visitor language and the same code duplicated with a dash?

Wondering about my google analytics visitor languages. It shows de and de-de. Is there any difference between them, if yes what do they mean? Is there a possability to get them all together in one ...
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Analysing Bounce Rate and Time on Page

I'm working on an eCommerce site and there's a perceived problem with the bounce rates on product pages. The best performing page (in terms of views), tends to have a very high bounce rate, at about ...
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Google Analytics HTTP vs HTTPS

I want to use Google Analytics on a website that uses both HTTP and HTTPS that works as explained below: Secure pages accessed through https://mydomain.com/secure/* are always on HTTPS. Any access to ...
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Is it possible to track URL parameters and then the value of a cookie?

I have recently launched a site for a customer which we would like to track initial visits on URLs like below via Google Analytics, and then track revisits on their respective referral code: Users ...
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Google Analytics tracking on multi domain environment

We have the following structure of our website: Main site - mainsite.example Contains blog, few products and pricing table etc... Single product sites - myproduct1.example, myproduct2.example ...
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Huge difference between Facebook Ad Click figures and Apache log requests

We're running a facebook ad campaign for our business but there seems to be a huge discrepancy between the number of clicks registered and the number of requests made with "facebook.com" in the HTTP ...
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Multiple domains but one report in Google Analytics?

I'd like to generate a report for a dozen or so websites with different domains. Example: myfirstsite.com acoolsite.com brandsite.com etc. I am obviously able to generate reports for each URL, but ...
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What is the status of Google's action on “Ghost Referrals” in Google Analytics?

I got this in Google Analytics: A significant portion of referral traffic to property example.com is from the following hostnames, which may be self-referrals: 4webmasters.org Self-...
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Tracking click conversions with Google Analytics

Is there anyway I can use Google Analytics to track click conversions on a link? For example, if I have a link to www.a.com , is it possible for google to track the number of times that particular ...
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Do I need to add the Google Tag Manager if I already have Google Analytics?

I have google analytics in my website like this : <!-- Global site tag (gtag.js) - Google Analytics --> <script async src="https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtag/js?id=UA-xxxxxxxx-1"></...
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Can Google Analytics be linked to a Search Console property set?

My site is available as either: http://example.com/ https://example.com/ Users can choose which to use. I have both added as properties in Google Search Console and the two show different data in ...
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Visits Time-of-day Histogram for last week in Google Analytics

How can I know the hours of a day in which my site is the busiest from Google Analytics? I need the graph to take data from last week's visits and show the sum of visits for every hour of the day.
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How do I track a goal path over multiple visits?

My sales cycle is measured in weeks. A typical user behavior pattern looks like this: Finds the site via organic, cpc, or referral Browses the content for awhile. Returns a few days later, browses ...
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Can I use Google Analytics to count QuickTime installations?

By default, Google Analytics produces reports on which versions of Flash and Java my users have. Is it possible to set up a report on which versions of QuickTime (if any)
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Analytics - how to tell where converted traffic came from?

I must be missing something obvious. I have Analytics set up with conversion tracking (goals), and I had 4 customers complete the goals yesterday. I'm trying to find out where those 4 customers came ...
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Is there a way to get rid of Google Analytics event tracking spam?

I'm using event-tracking via the GA-collector (https://ssl.google-analytics.com/collect) to see the usage of an API. When checking the event-category in GA the first line is always to use this ...
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Can I use Google Analytics with commercials from other networks?

Does Google Analytics allow me to configure and evaluate statistics like CTR etc. for commercials from networks other than Google Adsense?
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Will adding “www.” to my domain setting in Google Analytics impact already collected data?

I have a profile in Google Analytics (GA) that has been collecting data for a year. The domain setting in GA is "http://example.com". The site, however, will redirect any non-www request, to www....
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A/B Testing a site-wide feature with Google Analytics

I am considering a major adjustment to the search-input feature on a website. This search feature appears on many pages. I do have e-commerce operating in Google Analytics. I have glanced at ...
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Google Analytics Acquisition>SearchConsole>Queries always empty

I have setup Google Analytics and Google Webmasters and linked between them more than a month ago but I still don't see any data under Acquisition>SearchConsole>Queries. I know that it doesn't show ...
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What is the percentage of users that block cookies in their web browser?

What is the percentage of web users that use either cookie blocking software for their web browsers or software that blocks Google Analytics tracking?
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Setting up funnel URLs with regular expressions

I'm trying to set up Google Analytics to track my e-commerce checkout page. The URLs in the process are as follows: /checkout/[order number] /checkout/[order number]/your_details /checkout/[order ...
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“(not set)” in Google Analytics

Since 1 mounth, I see many pages tagged "(not set)" in the navigation summary section. If I look for global traffic evolution for this tag, it is alwas 0. Where do this kind of tag can comme from ?
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Changing domain name and analytics

We are changing domain name but the website is staying exactly the same. We are 301 redirecting every page. We believe that we wouldn't have to create a new property in analytics or tag manager as ...
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Google Analytics: What is the limit of tracked pageviews per month?

I have been looking around to try and find some confirmation and clarity on the limit of pageviews that Google allow per month for a Google Analytics account. I have read that the limit of hits per ...
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Tracking multiple domains while obtaining single reports also

I own 4 websites site1.com shop.site.com site2.com site3.com Using this information I will get a global report that shows how websites interacts. How to keep getting separate reports for every ...
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Track Google Analytics from a redirected domain using IIS

I have a olddomain.com that redirects to newdomain.com and we want to know the best way to track how many people are coming from olddomain.com on Google Analytics? Currently I have two rewrite ...
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How to track a sale back to the initial visit in Google Analytics

How do you track sales in Google Analytics from the initial visit? I make most of my sales when I promote my products via my list, but when I check the stats to see where the initial visit came from, ...
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Double redirect - referrer in headers

let's say we have redirects like this: (1) my shortener link -> (2) bit.ly -> (3) target URL Is it possible to check on the end (3) that user visit came from (1) my shortened link?
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Track subscription form that redirects to an external URL with Google Tag Manager

I have a Gravity Form subscription form that I am currently tracking by triggering an even on the confirmation page using Google Tag Manager. However, very soon this form will redirect to a page on a ...
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How do I filter HTTPS URLs in Google Analytics?

Most pages on our website use http:// - but some pages use https:// I want to filter out of Google Analytics anything starting with https:// as it's not relevant to our analytics, is there a way to ...
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Google Analytics reverse transaction not working with sales performance

We have Google Analytics account and trying to do reverse transaction. We have created a transaction on one date and reverse transaction on some other date. After transaction if we do reverse ...
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Track 301 redirect traffic from domainA to domainB in Google analytics

Ive got domainA which has a 301 redirect setup to redirect traffic from domainA to domainB, Id like to track how much traffic is coming through as a redirect from domainA. How could i track this in ...
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What are some advantages of using Analytics like Urchin?

I'm interested in utilizing urchin. What are some advantages of self hosted analytics software like urchin over Google analytics?
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What is the difference between google tag manager and google analytics?

I am reading about web analytic and came across GTM and GA. It seems that GA is a service provided by google which generates reports and statistics on website traffic. As per my limited understanding ...
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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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Wordpress Websites Getting High Traffic for the non-Existent Pages like a DDOS Attack

I'm facing a weird situation where my 10 WordPress websites are getting hits for non-existent pages. Mostly those pages which we never created or had in our websites. I searched about it and found Non-...
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In Google Analytics, is there a way to view the distribution of the data underlying the “average” stats?

There are certain stats in Google Analytics, such as "Avg. Session Duration," which present arithmetical means. Arithmetical means are pretty useless if you don't know the distribution of your data (i....
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How to I see the number of sessions in the Google Analytics aquisition overview main graph?

Under Acquisition --> Overview, a graph appears around middle of the screen titled "sessions". It is actually showing the total number of users over a particular time period, I'd like it to show the ...
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Error tracking clickthrough rate with GTM and GA

I am trying to monitor the number of clicks on a ebanner on a website and this ebanner links to an external website. For example, if I'm on abc.com, clicking on the ebanner leaves abc and goes into ...
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How to block google analytics spam from hulfingtonpost.com? [duplicate]

Lately my Google Analytics is getting bombared with fake searches, referrals from ilovevitalli.com, resellerclub.com, hulfingtonpost.com and apple.com. One of my sites shows search results like ...
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What can I do about the difference between adsense and analytics?

My adsense reports 12,000 monthly pageviews and my analytics reports 15,000 monthly pageviews. How can I act upon this difference and use adsense to fully monetize all the pageviews? Is there some way ...