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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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Google Analytics - Showing multiple site stats at once

Is there a way in google analytics to add multiple sites to and show all the stats together? So like the graphs and total visits/unique hits all combined for all the sites added to the google ...
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How to use Google Analytics to get a distribution of time on page for a specific set of pages?

Google Analytics provides a fairly comprehensive breakdown for session duration under Audience > Behavior > Engagement: But I'm having trouble finding a similar GA view or other means of pulling data ...
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How to detect and track broken pages using Google Analytics or some other tool?

On my blog (WordPress), I am using a caching plugin, and somehow it happens that on my popular posts, the page broke, which means the generated HTML never reached the ending HTML tag and broke in ...
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In Google Analytics, how can I plot an overtime line chart of the percentage of visitors from mobile devices out of total number of visitors?

how can I plot this metric? Note that I want to see a graph of the percentage of mobile devices visitors out of the total number of visitors, but without also displaying the total number of visitors ...
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GA4 Why numbers of event count and conversions of the same conversion-marked event are different?

I had created the 'submission_complete' event on GTM and push it to GA4 report, then marked the event as conversion by toggle the switch on the GA4 event configure page. I thought that after the event ...
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In Google Analytics how do I determine which pages are losing page views month over month?

How do I show and order the pages which lost views (popularity) in Google Analytics? e.g. page A lost 350 unique visitors this month and page B lost 300, etc.
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Fake organic traffic from baidu to one particular page

Recently I started to have spikes in organic traffic coming from baidu to one particular page of my site. First of all, my site has a Chinese version and I do need visitors from China. So I don't ...
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How to track a site-search with lots of options?

Our website has two search forms. One of them includes no text input, but a lot of checkboxes, dropdown boxes and radio buttons for narrowing down our product catalogue. Is there a good way to track ...
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How can I get stats for what 3rd-party sites have embedded our iframe widget?

Say we've produced a widget for other sites to use, like so: <iframe src="http://example.com/whatever.php" frameBorder="0" width="200px" height="300px" scrolling="no"></iframe> The ...
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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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easier way to include Google Analytics script code on every page?

I have a website made up of only HTML pages. Instead of copy pasting the Google Analytics code on every .html file, is there a better way to include the Google code on every page?
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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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Huge drop off in Google "indexed" pages after switching to HTTPS, should I switch back to HTTP?

I did a full redesign of my website to make it responsive (bootstrap), added localization, and also switched the whole website to use HTTPS. My website use to default to http://www.domain.com/ and ...
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How do I find information on who links to my sites? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out if there's a free way to get information on back links to my site. I've had webmaster tools and Google Analytics set up for years. But I can't find access to data about site ...
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In Google Analytics, given I have a specific page, how do I track where the user went to next?

Note: I'm an analytics "n00b". I have a specific page on my website, say [/users/register]. Where in Google Analytics do I go to see where visitors to that page went to next? I saw that, for that ...
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Domain name appended to the end of every URL as tracked in Google Analytics

We have been tracking the content pages which are getting the traffic from different sources through Google Analytics for our website. Google Analytics append the domain URL after every content page ...
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How can I see in Google Analytics where my users came from?

I am using Google Analitics and struggling to find where my users came from. I can see demographics (country / city) information, but struggling to find what site have they came from. I found this ...
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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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Do i need User consent for Google Analytics to be GDPR complaint

I am using GA on website as everyone out there does same. In order to be GDPR complaint i had used "https://cookie-script.com" script to for user consent for one of my website and i notice for last ...
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How to calculate average daily / monthly pageviews in Google Analytics?

Is it possible to calculate the average daily pageviews or the average monthly pageviews for my website using Google Analytics?
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Google Tag Manager and AMP

I am setting up AMP for my news site. Does anyone know if there is Google Tag Manager Support? I know you can use Google Analytics. I wonder if I use GA tracking code on all /amp/ pages it will track ...
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How can Screen Resolution be smaller than Browser Size in Google Analytics?

I see that the "screen resolution" is smaller than the "browser size" in MANY cases. How is that possible? Some of these entries look a bit fishy. Any ideas what's going on? Is ...
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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 is Google Analytics experiment not being shown equally?

I have set-up and simple A/B test with 100% of my traffic, everything seems to be running fine except the original page and the page variants aren't getting an equal split of visits. It seems that ...
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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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Can google analytics track # (URL fragment) in url?

In one of my url, www.mycompany.com/accounts, I show different content based on the hash. e.g. www.mycompany.com/accounts#profile shows user profile and www.mycompany.com/accounts#subscription shows ...
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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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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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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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Google Analytics Report For Weekdays Only

I would like to create a custom report in Google Analytics that will measure weekday performance only over a period of time ie week 01 (Monday to Friday) verses week 02 (Monday to Friday). Is this ...
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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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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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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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What search statistics are most reliable?

I'm doing some research into the SEO of one my websites and looking at different keywords and the search traffic they generate. Let's say I have a search term I'm ranked number one for a keyword and ...
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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 do we get our sites' sections displayed under the description in a Google search? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? For Example, if I Google "Stack Overflow" the site comes up but also links to the main sections ...
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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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Google Analytics 4 withholding data due to thresholding

I'm a web developer using Google Analytics. A client asked us to build a fun "personality quiz" with 4 simple questions. At the end of the quiz we'd show a description of their personality ...
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Google Analytics 4 - Free form Table report, is there a way to wrap text in table's column or extend the column width?

In Google Analytics 4 - Free form exploration report I have selected Table as visualization. Now after I add my custom dimensions and metric, one of my columns(Custom Dimension 9) can have the text ...
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Should you use the same Google Analytics property for your website and YouTube channel?

I've setup a YouTube channel to host some of my site's videos on and to share on social media. I'd like to add Google Analytics to it now but I'm not sure if I should use my website's property or ...
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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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