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Where to find ga= in Google Analytics 4

Where in GA4 reports do you find the ga=? This is popping up on the end of a lot of my URLs.
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Multiple Websites - PHP Session Isolation

I have a LAMP stack on a VPS where I set up multiple virtual hosts for different (sub)domains: example.com www.example.com dev.example.com Now, I would like to make sure that PHP session data is ...
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Recent Samsung Internet browser update is blocking cookies for "log in" and "add to basket" on my site

Over the last couple of days I've had half a dozen users report to me that Samsung Internet has broken my website. (Although of course none of them realise this, they think the site is broken). ...
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PhpMyAdmin session is closed after 1440 seconds

Adding this to config file is supposed to avoid it $cfg['Servers'][$i]['LoginCookieValidity'] = 2592000; Now checking cookies I can see the one named pmaUser-1 expires on March 21, that's correct. ...
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Use Google Analytics to figure out a user's landing page (not session's landing page)

I've spent hours and hours trying to find the answer and it seems Google is being intentionally vague about this... In Google analytics "Landing page" is the first page IN A SESSION (proof). And a ...
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Chrome 80 clears session cookies for users returning from payment gateway

I'm managing several e-commerce websites, they are all custom build and they all accept credit card payments via bank redirection (website redirects the client to bank's payment page, bank redirects ...
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What should the Hreflang and canonical be with session parameters?

We have a oxid onlineshop with different domains/subdomains depending on currency and language. Now we have a problem with hreflang tags, because of parameters the session of the basket between ...
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Google Analytics Ecommerce doesn't track Social media referrals

I have GA set up with external payment gateway. The cross-domain linker properly tracks both website and the payment gateway. Ecommerce tracks all referrals correctly (direct, organic, newsletters etc....
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Why is Chrome's session per user rate higher than other browsers'?

I'm trying to figure out why the Chrome's session/user rate is higher than that of other browsers. More specifically the session/user rate for each browser is: Does it mean something for Chrome ...
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What happens in GA when a user follows multiple UTM links in the same session

Consider the following scenario - A user follows a UTM-tracked link to our website utm_campaign=external-campaign (and for example medium: social-network, source: linkedin) - During the registration ...
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Does improving the page load speed decrease user session duration?

My website loaded in 10 seconds, then I improved the site's performance. I introduced a cache, minified files, and compressed images. This reduced the load speed to under 2 seconds. Is this why the ...
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How can Google Analytics report a high bounce rate and average time on page in minutes? What is the difference? [duplicate]

Some pages in my website(s) have low/high bounce rate but the Avg. Time on Page is more than 4 minutes can anyone explain to me why the bounce rate is still high?
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Will google still index a page if I use a $_SESSION variable?

For a couple of pages on our site, I'm writing a widget that relies on what it displays on other pages to determine what it displays on the current page. Basically, the purpose is just to ensure there'...
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Google Analytics session scope custom dimension not showing data in widget

I have a web application in which at the time of login I am setting the custom dimension. The scope of the dimension is "Session". The value of the custom dimension can be US or UK markets. When the ...
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ISP Config broke my PHP sessions and cookies [closed]

To explain my problem I have to add some context info: We have a website, it works with sessions and has been working for 7 years with no problems, except for our server administrator, he can not ...
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Google Analytics reports more new users than new visitor sessions

Look at the screenshot: Do you see, that the amount of sessions, generated by new users, is lesser then the amount of new users? How can it be? Are there new users, who don't created sessions? If ...
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How can there be fewer sessions than visitors in Google Analytics? [duplicate]

I found here a great explanation regarding the difference between users and visitors in GA, but somehow my stats (image attached) show 7330 New Visitors had 7312 Sessions (visits). How can there be ...
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Bounce Rate Calculation Query

A visitor comes to my site and stays on my home page for close to 2 mins and then leaves. This lead to a bounce. I am sure this would be happening with many visitors as my home page has got two videos ...
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Logged Out Too Soon; PHP Sessions Expire Too Quickly. Is this a Linux, CentOS, Cookies, CPanel problem?

Recently, I've been getting logged out sooner than expected on several websites that I manage on Linux servers. The problem started spontaneously a few months ago. At the time, I had not made any ...
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What does session duration less than equal to 1 second signify in Google Analytics? [closed]

I was trying to segment my users on the basis of session duration which lies under 1 minute and when I used a filter of session duration less than equal to 1, it got set to session duration less than ...
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Session drop to -77% in Chrome browser [closed]

I have used GTM and GA to implement analytics for one of my client. Last week all of a sudden there is a session drop to -77% in chrome browser. This is the top browser that most of the sessions are ...
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The Google Analytics frequency and recency reports shows more sessions than I have for a day

In Audience --> Behavior --> Frequency & Recency --> Days Since Last Session I for the Value 0 I have 3000 sessions. If I understand this correctly, it means that 3000 sessions happened today. ...
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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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Why are Library of Congress searches treated as live sessions?

Something unusual happened yesterday. I was asking a question in another SE, and had searched, in another browser tab, the Library of Congress (LoC) for the book title, programming the Z80. As I was ...
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SEO for URLs that are only accessible to users with a specific session variable

I'm coding a website and I want to increase its SEO. I was wondering how the page rank was dealing with session-based url. I have a session variable "town" which construct all URLs of the website (...
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How to detect the server has logged out the user from the client side?

For performance reasons I'm setting some user info in the local storage of the client/navigator when he logs in. It allows me to tune the pages appearance (show/hide menus, display the name of the ...
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What types of clicks affect ''pages per session'' in GA? How can ensure click get registered to increase that?

I have on my website a lot JS, e.g.: <a href="#" class="slideshow-button clicked">Slideshow</a> <a href="#" class="fullscreen-button clicked">Full Screen</a> When user click ...
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Bingbot is creating more sessions on my website than any other IP address

I ran some aggregation on my site's session data, mostly out of curiosity. I discovered that certain IP addresses had thousands of sessions, and as far as I can tell all of them were "open once, don'...
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Bounce rate increased, page-per-session decreased on Google Analytics after moving to a new domain

We have a project, let's call it Foo, available at FooBar.com, but we also had another similar (but less successful) project called Bar, available at Bar.com So as you might have already noticed Bar ...
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Facebook Web app development: Storing user access token in a session variable

If i store facebook user access token in session variable , as there will be huge users (may be 10000 daily) will it cause the hosting server any issue ? EDIT 1: Server specification: 400mb disk ...
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Why would a redirected site accrue sessions in Google Analytics?

A site I have is set up to redirect (301) to another site. But strangely the redirected site is accruing sessions in Google Analytics. The session numbers for each site (the redirected one and the one ...
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Google analytics conversion tracking across subdomains

I've got a Drupal site at example.com, which leads to an ecommerce site at ticketing.example.com. Both sites have our GA code installed, and the cookiedomain for both sites is set to 'auto'. Based on ...
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what is a session in google analytics

Case 1: If user search for a keyword Key1 and my site's result Page1 comes in google search results. User clicks that result and enters my site. So it is a session for user with on Page1 Case 2: Now ...
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Report in Google Analytics showing the number of users with multiple visits in a month

I'm trying to figure out the number of users on my site that visit the site more than once in a given period using Google Analytics. Can someone help me with what the best method or report is to get ...
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Why does Google Analytics end sessions at midnight?

I'm storing my own copy of Google Analytics session data and I'm trying to figure out their schema. I'm trying to figure out why does Google Analytics end sessions at midnight?
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Google Analytics custom report that shows more users than sessions

Can anyone give me an example where the users count will be greater than the number of sessions? https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2934985?hl=en As per Google’s explanation I am pasting ...
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Why are there missing sessions in GA shopping behavior analysis?

When I check the shopping behaviour analysis in Google Analytics, I do not understand why there is a decent number of sessions missing. According to Google's support page: The Shopping Behavior ...
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Force sending event for sessions without a logged in user

Is there any possibility using the Google Analytics API to check if the session is logged in or not? I have a problem with destination page (it is not set), and I want to resend the event when the ...
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HELP! my login session is returning the users password instead of their username! [closed]

I have my code set up to display the username in the nav bar however its displaying their password? nav.php <li> <a href class="userName"><?php echo $_SESSION['userName'];?></...
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How are new sessions calculated on a mobile WAP website?

On a 2G phone connection while surfing the mobile website if a user receives a call, what happens to the page session? Does the session continue or is it considered to be the new session?
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Remove Session ID from Canonical URL

I have two URL's http://www.domain.com/thread.php?1234-a-brand-new-thread/page2 http://www.domain.com/thread.php?1234-a-brand-new-thread/p=54762 'p' is equal to a post on the second page, so the two ...
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How does Google Analytics define "new users"?

I've created custom report to track some params of new visitors from Google organic search. When I choose "landing page", the report returns pages like /orders/ or /order?id=xxxxx etc. The reality is ...
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How can I view in Google Analytics the number of sessions where one of a few pages were viewed?

I want to count the number of sessions in Google Analytics so that: at least one of Page A, Page B or Page C were viewed avoid counting twice sessions where there was more than 1 view of these pages (...
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Session Level Custom Dimension in Google Analytics Is Not Set for All Pageviews

I'm using a session custom dimension to distinguish between two variants of my site. I'm setting this dimension to 'A' or 'B' for ALL visits before I track the first pageview. My problem is that when ...
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Is there a way to filter by sessions in Google Analytics custom dashboard?

I'm trying to configure a widget to get pageviews/session and conversion rates by browser. Unfortunately, it's ordered by pageviews. Thus, I end up with unrelevant data because some browsers have high ...
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What happens to a user's browser if an SSL certificate is replaced in mid-session?

In light of modern browsers phasing out security certificates signed using the SHA1 hash algorithm, we're busy replacing all our SHA1 certificates with SHA2. Generally we could simply replace certs ...
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Google Analytics not capturing all sessions

I am doing some testing with Google Analytics to see how it does its tracking. I noticed after testing that it is only capturing 65% of my traffic. This is what I did: Go to site in Internet ...
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Google Analytics - Is Session Time dependent on measured site to be in the current tab?

Suppose that I enter in a site and, 10 seconds later, I change for another tab that contains another site. 19 minutes and 50 seconds after, I return to the original tab and close that site. Which ...
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100% bounce rate with non-zero average time in Google Analytics? [duplicate]

Getting this on keyword reports: 100% bounce rate, 1 pageview and average session duration 24 minutes. I've gone through all of my other analytics properties and this is the first time I see this ...
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Website visitors with same PHP session ID, same cookies, but different IPs and user agents, all within one second. What are they and how to stop them?

We've noticed an unusual and growing pattern in visits to our website. When a user visits, we set a PHP session ID, set cookies, and record the user agent and ip. What we've seen happening a lot ...
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