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Can you track an event in Google Analytics when the phone call is made, as opposed to just when the user clicks on the number?

Here is how the flow on the website works: There is a button called "show phone number" Click the button and the phone number reveals "0850 XXX XXX" Click the number and if you ...
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Do websites have the choice to block 3rd party trackers? [closed]

I just got the Privacy Badger Chrome extension and have noticed that when I visit some webpages, I have more trackers tracking me than other websites. For example, when using the New York Times, I ...
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Distinguish same page internal links traffic in Google Analytics

On my website, some pages have the same link to another page, in different places. For example, one is a button, another one is an anchor link. I'd like to understand which ones draw more traffic. I ...
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How to measure the number of direct clicks to a file in Google Analytics?

Say I have a file in my website: https://example.com/sample.pdf Is there a way to track how many people clicking on the link, similarly how regular links are tracked? The article Additional kinds of ...
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Google tags assistant reports old ads conversion tracking and multiple google Analytics tags

I have a lot of tags displayed. Which are good and which are not? My website is composed in 2 parts : WordPress + Learnybox (funnel construction) and I'm using tag assistant plugin to see if my ...
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Google Analytics/Tag Master - Tracking unique pageviews with events on a given page

I have set up GA & GTM to do the following: Track when an outgoing link is clicked. Track when an outgoing email address is clicked (mailto:) Google Analytics records this as 2 separate events, ...
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Can I add utm tracking parameters to affiliate clicks via a cloaked link?

I own an affiliate blog through which I started earning commissions in the last couple of months. With that said, I'm having a hard time tracking my converting articles. Whenever i get a commission ...
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Adding Facebook Pixel Event results in error

I'm trying to create a Facebook Pixel Event, however I get an error on my site, every time I try to add it. The error states: "Request could not be processed: We could not process your request. ...
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Does bit.ly pass info about referrer? [duplicate]

So that I will be able to see where people that used my bit.ly link come from? I already checked it with Chrome dev tool in Network tab but there is no info.
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Best way to track link clicks for multiple URLs in one place? [closed]

I'm creating an ecatalog with hundreds of products. Each one has a link back to it's product page on our site. What would be the best way to track them? My main goal is to just find how many people in ...
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Website Funnel Tracking with Google Analytics Goals

I'm really struggling to find a solution for what seems to be a basic tracking setup in Google Analytics. So the main target objective (Goal?) of the following Website is to generate Newsletter ...
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Track link clicks to external website sent via SMS

I have a website created in Webflow. My company (let's call it myco.example) sends out texts to customers with a link to our client's scheduling page on their website. We created a shorter vanity URL ...
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Is Google Analytics considered a tracker that violates user privacy?

I like having Analytics on my site for all the great stats it provides, but I am aware that my customers don't necessarily want to be tracked. But my understanding is that GA isn't a "tracker&...
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How to track from which area of ​the website does the users enter a specific page?

I would like to see from which area of ​​my web site does the users enter a specific page. For instance, I have this category page: /Nike-Shoes. There are many places that the users can enter to this ...
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Could these URL tracking parameters be causing data discrepency between Facebook Ads and Google Analytics?

Problem: We're seeing a lot of traffic from (direct) / (none) in GA whenever a Facebook Ads campaign is launched — it's always the top source/medium pair. In second place, there's some fb / ...
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Google Analytics incorrectly showing data from two sites

I have two websites that I've split up into two properties in Google Analytics with separate tracking codes. But for some reason when I view the raw data for Site A, it's showing me data from both. ...
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Can Google Analytics count visitors from social media through our site to an affiliate link?

Is there are any way to track how many visitors come from a social media channel like Facebook to a landing page and from here to an external page (although an affiliate)?
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What is “fourth-party” in advertisement?

While I understand third-party cookies, I am not sure to understand what exactly "fourth-party" means in sentences such as: Third and fourth party ad tracking is allowed on [website] ...
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Is it possible to trace traffic on my pictures shown in Google Images?

I have a question. I have a Wordpress website for my business. I use Google Analytics and Wordpress Statistics to track organic search and my website traffic. But there is something I wonder: I have a ...
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Google Analytics Content Group, do I use gtag set or gtag config?

I am trying to separate my site pages using "content group" in google analytics. So that I track how different page titles perform. I don't know which of these two is the right way to modify html ...
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How can we setup correct tracking in Google Analytics for Netlify?

Currently, I have added the GA Tag in our Tag Manager in our Netlify website and it is recording/firing the first page. But as I am visiting the other pages, the GA real time tracking still remains on ...
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How is it possible that Google Analytics is showing a high bounce rate (50%) on a cart and checkout page?

The cart and checkout pages are not landing pages so it isn't possible for that to be the first page in their session. The exit rate is way too low (approximately 15%) which signals to me that the ...
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Does the position of Google Analytics snippet within the document head (before or after scripts and css) affect tracking data?

The MonsterInsights plugin puts the Google Analytics tracking code before other java scripts and stylesheets. I wanted to reduce by one more the number of plugins that I’m using so I put the Google ...
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See Google Analytics tracking stats from short cross domain redirect URL used in print media

I am using a different domain for some ads to track how many people access the main site through this domain. How can I see this in Google Analytics? I have DOMAIN A (on the ad) redirecting to ...
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What is the difference between two URL input boxes in Facebook Ad Manager?

I'm unable to understand these two boxes for tracking links: I understand that the first one is the link used in the ad. If so, then what is the second one is for?
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Does userId Need to Be Set In Every Google Analytics Session?

When using user-id feature in Google Analytics, does the userId need to be set in every session in order to tie sessions to the same user? I see that there is a session unification option that ...
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Is it possible to track conversions if user converts on a different page than the ad?

In google adwords, my client's conversion goal is contact form submission. They're running ads on different pages of the website. Is it possible to track the conversion if the site user takes a path ...
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What is the `#` symbol in a link with Google Analytics campaign tracking parameters?

This is the link when I generate the tracking tail with Campaign URL Builder today: http://example.com#utm_source=Campaign%20Source&utm_medium=Campaign%20Medium&utm_campaign=Campaign%20Name ...
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Can Google Analytics track video with tracking parameters?

If I link my Google Analytics ID to my YouTube channel, would individual videos be able to tracked via parameters? For example, if one clicks on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMPzDiraNnA&...
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Track user from adwords in my own community

I want to track adwords users, who register to my website. I want to know which ad was clicked and led to a registration and connect this information to the user. I could f.e. modify the final URL ...
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Can you use utm_content without other utm parameters?

tl;dr If you have a URL with a utm_content parameter, but no other UTM parameters, is it possible to track that in Google Analytics? I was trying to help somebody run a very simple Facebook Ads ...
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How to measure purchases on a site when traffic is coming from a particular source?

We have a website which sells products. Soon we are launching some new featured products and have created a microsite on a subdomain to advertise these products and to push customers to the main site ...
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Do I have to add Google Analytics events if I have Javacsript buttons on a page or can Analytics track time on page without them by itself?

On one of my pages I have Javascript code, so when the user clicks buttons the page responds without going to an other page or doing an Ajax call. So the user can be on the page for a while pushing ...
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Canpaigns tracking [closed]

Please, can someone explain me how is the best approach (flow) to track marketing campaigns originated from different sources? For instance, we create one landing page for each campaign and want to ...
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Why tracking pixels opposed to JavaScript calls? Aren't there caching issues?

As I understand it, a "tracking pixel" is a script that contains code that includes a header that make the response appear to be an image, which is then called using an image tag, like: <img src="...
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We use an 'Upgraded Custom Audience Pixel', why is Facebook doing a callback whenever an action is performed on my website

I'm using Facebook's 'Upgraded Custom Audience Pixel' (connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js) and I've just noticed that each time an action is performed on my website, such as using a <select>,...
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Tracking users and visits (web sessions)

I need to track users and their visits in a website. Also I need to track some actions they do in my website based on their anonymous user id and anonymous visit id. One way is to create two ...
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Can UTM tags be used for internal links tracking in Mixpanel?

I've always thought that using UTM parameters for internal links would significantly skew data (incorrect attribution and actual number of sessions), at least when Google Analytics is the engine ...
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Mapping User-ID and source/medium/campaign

I'm trying to create a report from my Google Analytics data, which maps user-ids with the source / medium / campaign. So think something like the table you find in the User Explorer, except with the ...
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How travel tracking/travel blog apps make money? [closed]

My question seems to be weird here but I cannot find any answers for my questions on the Internet. There are two top travel tracking/travel blog apps right now. They seem to offer members free ...
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Measure and Track Value of Website(s) Improvements

is there any way to track and measure a website's value over time? Here is what I mean (btw, very green at this, so no judgement, but constructive criticism is appreciated) We have several websites ...
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Google Analytics to only track specific events

Is it possible to limit Google Analytics to only track certain events? Note: Tracking all events and then filtering at the dashboard would not be an acceptable solution here. Context: for a specific ...
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How to predict or simulate how google analytics is going to map page use? [closed]

I'm testing how different programmatic ways of updating the URL are tracked by google analytics (setting window.location properties, using the history API, etc.). I'm applying this to client-side ...
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Phone call tracking on website, country list [closed]

I would like to know if this list is up to date? [https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2454052#cfcountries][1] Because I was able to configure the phone tacking on a website for an account which ...
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How to identify all search engine bots and crawlers?

I'm recently doing keyword advertising on Bing, which also powers AOL and Yahoo searches, to promote a product. And I'm using a third-party tracker to track the clicks of my advertisements. I found ...
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How does StackOverflow know that the referral traffic is coming from Google organic search?

A lot of StackOverflow's results in Google search append a parameter at the end to indicate that the traffic came from Google. I assume this is largely used for internal search volume tracking. ?...
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How to track digital product sales from third-party vendors

Hopefully this question is in the right place. We are using WordPress with WooCommerce. We sell homeschool curriculum in print and digital versions. Our distributors currently sell our print ...
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Google Analytics 'Appears' to be ignoring campaign attribution

I'm using universal analytics with the userId feature. I create a new clean browser session and hit my site with the following parameters set: https://www.example.com/?utm_source=mysource&...
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Single Page Application: Analytics Broken For Paid Traffic

I am struggling with an issue and can't find a solution online, so I am hoping you can help us out here :-) For our event location booking platform, which is iteratively upgraded to a ReactJS ...
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GTM Size Budgets - What's an average Google Tag Manager payload size (kB/files/other)?

On a landing page I've built, 80% of what the user downloads in terms of kB and even more in terms of number of files comes from GTM. It's an extremely condensed site outside of the GTM implementation,...

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