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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GTAG User ID tracking not working

I've turned on User ID tracking, and am using the following code: window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag('js', new Date()); gtag('config', '<...
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Why use underscores in URLs with UTMs?

Back in the day (2005), Matt Cutts said "use dashes, not underscores" in URLs. But that was before search engines got smart, and now it seems it doesn't really matter what you use in canonical URLs. ...
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Why are URLs with my domain name at the end showing up in analytics?

I have a multi-language WordPress site that has been live since the last 3 months and today when I checked Analytics, I saw a lot of weird URLs: /menswear-fashion-autumn-winter-2013-2014/www.domain....
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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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Changing domains and Google Analytics

My website has moved from example.com to example2.com and now I have two questions: Although all pages in example.com are being 301 redirected to example2.com, why are my users now about 50% of the ...
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Unable to use anchor hash tag if using Google Analytics utm

If I want to user to go a particular section of my webpage, I will use http://www.example.com/help_faq.html#contribution However, sometimes, I need to track where user come from, if I use http://...
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How do I keep the hash (#) in a URL while using utm query strings in Google Analytics?

I've got a website that uses hash # to identify URLs. So URLs might look like: www.mywebsite.com/somepage.aspx#productname Obviously, "product name" is important here, and I need it to show up in ...
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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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Is it normal to have some huge anomolies in Google Analytics site speed tracking?

I've recently started using the new _trackPageLoadTime function in Google Analytics to measure page load times. However, I have noticed a few pages appear with a huge "Average Load Time". One page is ...
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Google analytics: how many visitors have visited n times?

I'm trying to guess how many loyal users I have by counting the number of people that have visited the site 10 times. How can I answer this question with Google Analytics? "Visitor Loyalty" is a ...
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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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These files aren't on my server. How are they showing in Google Analytics?

I'm trying to understand how this is possible. The screenshot below shows two page views. both are .html files, but my site has ZERO .html files in it. My site also does not have a /h/ directory. ...
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Google Analytics - User vs New Visitor vs Returning Visitor

In the Google Analytics audience overview report, I see "users" as 145, however in the audience -> behaviour -> new vs returning report, I see "new visitor" as 98 and "returning visitor" as 53. This ...
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How to track site searches in Google Analytics?

I would like to set up search queries in Google Analytics to have stats of site searches, however it doesn't seem to show me any stats. This is what I have entered so far: On my site, searching (or ...
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Google Experiments & dynamic URLs

I want to set up a Google Analytic's Experiment to test variations of product page. Parts of the URL changes depending on what product you are viewing - here are some examples... example.com/products/...
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View traffic source on Google Analytics?

I noticed there was a sudden spike in traffic in my Google Analytics. Is there a way to possibly identify where the traffic was from? It only happened on a specific date though.
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filtering out excessively long views from google analytics

I have a landing page I'm watching pretty closely and I'm trying to track the avg view time on that page to see if it's going up or down based on changes. The problem is some day in December the avg ...
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Why does Google Analytics log a user logging in as an exit?

I have custom event tracking set up in Google Analytics that tracks when a visitor registers on the site. The tracking is working fine. However, GA is showing that 100% of users "exit" the site after ...
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How can I track “user returns after X days” as a goal in Google Analytics?

I would like to set up goals that track specific cases of user behavior that we have decided are interest to us, such as when a user returns after having not been on the site for a week, or a month. ...
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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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How much time until real time users drop off the Google Analytics real time report after their last hit?

In Google Analytics under the "real time analytics", how much time does it take before the report stops tracking the user if no more hits are detected? I know that if clicks, events or pages are ...
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Google Analytics for custom URL parameters

I want to track the stats for my website with custom GET parameters instead of utm parameters. With UTM the URL gets longer and messy. http://www.example.com/posts/scM21x?utm_source=fb&...
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Referrals from googleads.g.doubleclick.net . I don't have adwords running

I am seeing referrals from googleads.g.doubleclick.net in Google Analytics reports off late. They are very sparse but it's there. I am confused as I understand this may be referral from AdWords but I ...
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What does the 'c' language represent in Google Analytics?

Checking out my Google Analytics I see I am getting a good amount of hits from a language just called 'c'. This normally wouldn't bug me, but all these 'c' hits have a 100% bounce rate. As these ...
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How to use Google Analytics Site Search when the search term is not a query parameter?

My site search works as follows: client types query into form and presses submit it GETs the search page /search?q=keyword that page redirecs the client to /products/keyword, which shows the search ...
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How do I get social engagement data in Google Analytics?

There's a Social Report under the Audience section. However it shows that none of our visitors are socially engaged. Searching the Google Analytics Help Centre for "social" or "engagement" doesn't ...
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How do you change the url that Google Analytics' In-Page Analytics displays?

In Google Analytics, from the dashboard, clicking 'Content' in the left hand pane, and then clicking 'In-Page Analytics' brings up an awesome interface for seeing where users have actually clicked in ...
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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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multiple webmaster properties http and https to be linked with single google analytics account

We are in transition of migrating our site from http - > https So as transition takes some time to reflect and also we are doing it in phases. We are maintaining both http and https in webmaster. ...
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GA ignores tags in utm tagged links

I have a problem with tagged traffic from one social network (odnoklassniki.ru). All links in our latest posts are tagged and shortened by URL shortener of odnoklassniki (shortened link looks like ...
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80% of Website Traffic coming from Just one Town in USA - Strange?

For the last month, 80% of my total traffic was coming from just one Town in the USA. Here are the attributes: It is one of the richest towns in California in USA which defies logic since I run a ...
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More than 5 custom variables across multiple websites using Google Analytics

We have multiple websites using the same Google Analytics account number so we can track visitors across multiple websites. One of these websites has set 5 custom variables. We want to introduce a new ...
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How to use Google Analytics to track a development and production versions of the same site on different servers?

I have a website with two versions, one for production and one for development (testing new features). All of the code is under version control and the websites are on separate servers. Currently, I ...
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Display only visits referred from a Google Adwords campain

I want to only display visits to my site which were sent by my Google Adwords campain preferably in the Visitors overview page. I've tried filtering with 'Advanced Segments' but when I select "Paid ...
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Very few visitors on Analytics: incorrect setting?

it's quite a long time Analytics is making me crazy: I have a 2 years old website, started with Aruba (an Italian provider) and then transfered on Hostgator. It's a blog Wordpress + MyBB forum, and on ...
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Why do I get “irrelevant” URLs in the full referrer field in google analytics?

When looking in Google Analytics for referrers to a specific page, I use the following: Navigate to Behaviour > Site Content > All Pages Search and select the page that I need. Secondary dimension > ...
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Google Analytics Goal funnel setup not reporting correct numbers

We have setup a completion goal in Google Analytics, that should match steps based on the beginning of the URL. The setup screenshot: But in the funnel visualization the "Car detail" page is not ...
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Google Analytics: How to track the amount of time a particular user has been on site in total and time per session?

I need to be able to break down how many users have viewed the site in total for different time ranges (to include recurring visits), same for per session. In other words, I'm trying to provide a ...
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How to get rid of “Analytics Education” when logging into Google Analytics?

Each time I open Google Analytics reporting view, I am presented with their "Analytics Education" pop in: How to have this pop in closed by default please?
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Different filter settings in report tabs of Google Analytics Custom Reporting?

I'm wondering if it's possible to have different filter settings in different report tabs of custom report in Google Analytics? It looks like the filter settings can only be set for all report tabs ...
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Tracking a single page on another domain in Google Analytics

I have access to edit a 'mini-site' hosted on our organisation's parent site. I'd like to track this page using Google Analytics, however I don't have access to the front page so I can't verify this ...
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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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Should I rely on Google Analytics or Alexa for stats about what countries visitors to my site come from?

I wanted to know some demographics about my website and I look at Alexa.com/siteinfo/koolbusiness.com which reports about 50% of the traffic is from India. But when I look with google analytics, 75% ...
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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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Infinite scrolling without losing “Page Views” in Google Analytics

Let's say "Page Views" is a very important metric on your website (KPI) but you want to introduce the nice looking infinity scrolling on certain heavily used pages. What are the possibilities in ...
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Filtering your own IP's in Google Analytics, good or bad idea?

Is it a good idea to filter our own IP addresses from our own websites in Google Analytics? On the one hand, the data is "real" but on the other are you losing browny points with Google as your ...
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Why does Google Analytics report 100% bounce rate when the page has lots of page views?

Google Analytics reports 100% bounce rate for a page which has lots of page views and an Avg Time on Page of 32 seconds. Shouldn't one of the following be true? Either the bounce rate is less than ...
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View hits by domain name in Google Analytics

I have multiple domains and I set the appropriate settings in the javascript code but in Google Analytics I would like to see the number of page views by each domain. I can't seem to find this report. ...
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Problem to stop Google-Analytics from tracking my website

In June 2012 I added my website (a blog that I host on my own server) to Google-Analytics. In January 2013 I decided to use Piwik instead of Google-Analytics. So I removed my website from the Google ...