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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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How to Track a page within a existing profile?

I manage a site and do mailing per month. I'm tracking - www.example.com but, I put my mailings under www.example.com/news/newyear/ www.example.com/news/sales/ www.example.com/news/promo1/ etc. ...
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How do i properly use CustomVars in google analytics?

How do i properly use custom vars in google analytics? I used the code below and here is what i notice i only seen 'one' being in the get request After 24 hours only 'one' showed up After commenting ...
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Add to vistor data in google analytics?

How can i add data to google analytics? i'd like to attach data to users such as if silverlight is installed, if i suspect the user of using an adblock etc (i would say if javascript is enabled but i ...
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Why don't my Google Analytics custom segmentation visit numbers match up?

I have three main areas of my site and want to track total usage as well as breakdowns of the three parts. I am trying to segment the "type" of use on each page using a custom variable as such: ['...
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Setup Google Analytics's to track image or page views on another site

Scenario Site (A) which I control and have Google Analytics setup on. Site (B) which is controlled by a 3rd party but we are allowed to customise html including images/javascript (e.g. something like ...
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Google Analytics and Web Optimizer Code creating double site visits

My website currently has a Google Asynchronous tracking code at the top of every page and the home page has an A/B test running on it. This is causing GA to add 2 visits for every 1 to the home page. ...
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Google analytics - Find what time users entered the site from traffic source

The title says it all, I'm trying to find what time each visit came from a particular traffic source. EG if I wanted to find all the times that users visited from Google (Organic) - Can I do this i GA?...
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Setting google analytics cross-domain tracking without the javascript

I sell a windows software through a third party company (FastSpring) and would like to track those sales with GA. The problem is that all my "buy links" on my site (www.easyjob.net) don't point ...
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Is it possible to track different countries in google analytics with the same domain?

Currently my site example.com is tracking sales from the UK. Can I create another instance in Google Analytics in order to track all the users from Europe without creating a subdomain like example....
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Analytics hasn't updated keywords the last week, what could be the problem?

The Keywords section under "Sources" in my GA account hardly updated at all. I KNOW I had more than 2 searches for a keyword, but GA doesn't show these? I have a GA account and I have a tracking code ...
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US traffic by day in Google Analytics. Is it possible and how?

How can I view traffic from specific country day by day ? I mean I would like to get report of US traffic from specific time frame by day. e.g US traffic starting from 1st October 2010 to 31th October ...
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Google Analytics multiple domains under one account while excluding one domain?

Cross-post from Stackoverflow Here's the problem I am having: Currently, we need to track across www.chess.com and secure.chess.com. However, I cannot set the domain to .chess.com because the cookie ...
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Does setting document.domain via script interfere with Google Analytics?

I have a site, www.example.com, that displays some secure content from forms.example.com in iframes. To enable cross-frame navigation, pages on both sites use JavaScript to set the document.domain to ...
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Is there a simple way to query the top URLs in Google Analytics?

I'm looking for an easy way to query GA programmatically in order to display the most popular pages on my site. GA has a Data Export API, but it seems kind of complex to work with for what I want to ...
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Need a non-technical end user Google Analytics guide, suggestions?

What I'm looking for: Super simply, basic intro to using Google Analytics target to non-technical end users.
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How do large sites like StackOverflow handle their access logs?

I'm wondering how large sites like StackOverflow handle their access logs. A write to the disk on every request seems a little bit uneconomical, but is Google Analytics that reliable to use it as your ...
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Is there a way to filter out your own company's IP in Google Analytics?

Can you exclude your own public IP? And if there is a way to do that, can you do that via the reports, or just as an ongoing setting (i.e. will only affect future reports).
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Does page impression get counted for unique visits?

in Google adsense, if a user from any territory revisits page impression is getting updated but that eCPM is not getting updated its showing zero only, does it work only for unique visitors? Thanks ...
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Determine what percentage of visitors to my site leave without taking a certain on-page action

On Rap Genius you can click the orange lyrics to read pop-up explanations: However, I'm sure some visitors don't know that the orange lyrics are clickable. I'd like to figure out what percentage of ...
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How to track subdomains with Google Analytics while having mod_rewrite redirect to a subdomain?

When users come directly to domain.com or www.domain.com, I am redirecting them to shop.domain.com via this .htaccess rewrite: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.domain.com$ [OR] ...
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Piwik vs. Google Analytics

I run both piwik and google analytics on my site. I have noticed that the google analytics data is totally wrong. It does not seem to register any hits while piwik does. What could be wrong?
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Organizing google Analytics accounts

It seems that when logged in to Google Analytics, you can create "Accounts", as well as "Profiles". Websites can be tracked under each of these. If you are wanting to track multiple websites, some ...
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google analytics - how to see the name of the pages which has been viewed by certain countries

I want a list of my site pages which has been viewed in any country. I could not find such option in analytics. How to do that. So that i can know the people who view certain pages. so that i can ...
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Google Analytics in Joomla

I was asked by a client to insert the Google Analytics code in his joomla page. No problem, I said, peace of cake. Little did I know that it is going to be such a struggle. First of all, I ...
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In-page Google Analytics giving no page views recorded

I am trying to use Google In-Page Analytics. The rest of Google Analytics seems to work correctly on my site, but when I go to the new In-page analytics, I get no click appearing. I just get an ...
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Proper way to move Google Analytics code from one site to another one

Currently, I use Google Analytics for www.example.com. example.com is also added to GA and shows "Tracking not installed". Recently I added rewrite rule (301 redirect) to redirect all requests from ...
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Google Analytics - how to track clicks on a screen?

Can I track the click of every link, button, dropdown select, etc. on a screen and have it be tracked in Google Analytics? I want to create a page and collect data on which widget the users use most. ...
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Can you use Google's Mobile Analytics API for non-mobile sites?

While doing research for one of my company's mobile sites, I discovered that Google has provided an entire serverside API for mobile analytics. Meaning that it doesn't require javascript and that the ...
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Finding results from _trackPageview in Google Analytics

I have a number of PDFs on my website that I want to track when people click on them. To do that I added this code to each <a> tag referencing the PDFs, onclick="pageTracker._trackPageview('/...
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Google Analytics - tracking across sites

We have two websites, A and B. A is tracked with Google Analytics. Users arrive at site A and log in to site B from there. We have teasers for content on site A on the log out page of site B. So: A -...
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What are the boundaries of a day in google analytics?

I thought initally it would be the timezone I have configured, however, this does not seem to reflect the true activity. Or is it only the delay of the data analysis that creates this feeling?
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Google analytics and 301 redirects

We have a multilingual website and the first page redirects to specific language page using 301 redirect based on some logic. For example: http://mysite.com/ redirects to http://mysite.com/en/ The ...
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Problem integrating Adsense with Google Analytics

(Cross-posted to Web Applications) I've posted it once to the adsense ad forum, but as usual Google does not respond to help requests, and I got no real answers. I am having issues integrating my ...
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How can I tell Google Analytics to not use cookies for my sub domain?

I have my web site at example.com, and i have also setup a sub domain for serving static content at static.example.com. On my web pages I'm using Google Analytics, so it will attach its cookies to all ...
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Can I use UTM urls in Google Analytics to track the performance of different *sections* of my site?

If I start using the UTM links in Google Analytics to try and track the conversion rate on for instance, search results, or product recommendations, will I be getting an accurate representation of ...
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Reporting on Specific Event Label in Google Analytics

I am tracking the pageviews that each of my authors' articles generates on a Wordpress site with Google Analytics Event Tracking: var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-xxxxxxx-x"); pageTracker....
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Any way to compare traffic to two pages on the same graph in Google Analytics?

Is there any way to compare the traffic to two different pages on the same graph in Google Analytics? I want to see how Page A compares to Page B over time in terms of number of pageviews.
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Site too large to officially use Google Analytics?

We just got this email from the Google Analytics team: We love that you love our product and use it as much as you do. We have observed however, that a website you are tracking with Google Analytics ...
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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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Why would you use document.location.protocol instead of plain // prefixed urls?

For instance Google Analytics uses document.location.protocol in the boilerplate for tracking: <script type="text/javascript"> var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-XXXXX-X']...
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How do I track Yahoo Adwords campaigns in Google Analytics with cost data?

I'm currently diving into Yahoo's adwords program and am wondering if its possible to track their ad campaigns in Google Analytics with cost data so I can trace my costs to my revenue. Has anyone ...
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Is there any way to improve the speed of Google Adsense/Analytics?

Whenever I run Google Page Speed or YSlow, many of the optimisations suggested stem from my use of Google Adsense and Google Analytics. For example, YSlow says there are "9 external Javascript ...
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Multiple google analytics instances on a page?

My company creates (and hosts) sites for many different clients. We allow clients to send us tracking code, including Google Analytics, and we put them on the page. We would also like to include our ...
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Alternatives to Google Website Optimizer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some good resources for doing A/B testing of a website? What (affordable) alternatives are there to Google Website Optimizer for A/B and multivariate tests? The pro'...
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Realtime HTTP notifications using Google Analytics when user views my page?

(I copied this question from stackoverflow.com, maybe someone here has the answer?) I was wondering if its possible with Google Analytics to send real-time HTTP notifications to say PHP when a user ...
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What is the benefit of using Google Analytics' asynchronous tracking code compared to the non-asynchronous code?

What, specifically, does the asynchronous code accomplish or allow that the older code does not?
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Is there any benefit of Google Analytics asynchronous tracking code if it isn't placed in the <head>?

I'd like to go to the asynchronous Google Analytics script, but I'd rather not have it in the head (even though I know this is best practice). So, is there any benefit of using the async code if it ...
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Is there a way to get browser info on one specific page with Google Analytics?

I have an Ajax-based page which has had a history of problems with Internet Explorer (IE). I spent some time working on the JavaScript to try to get it to work in IE. After this I was interested to ...
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Are there any downsides of including google-analytics on your website?

I am in particular concerned with legal implications due to strong privacy legislations. However, I was also thinking about performance and false results by users blocking it.
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How to make sense of analytics data? [closed]

Are there any good resources out there for learning how to use analytics data? I'd like to learn how to take the data and apply it practically to my site in order to make it a better experience for ...
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