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Action to get data from a web site visitors in order to generate statistics.

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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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How to track users now that “Opt-in” is required by law

Recent GDPR law changes means that users must first "opt-in" to cookies and therefore Google Analytics before the GA tag is allowed to fire. This means that anyone who clicks "refuse" to G.Analytics ...
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What is “fourth-party” ad/ad tracking"?

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 I created tracking redirects that are neither crawled nor indexed?

I have tracking redirects on my site. I use server-side tracking on them. They are used for things like: Advertisements Social media sharing The URLs are of the forms: /ad-click?id=12345 /...
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What information can I derive about a website visitor, how can I derive it and how reliable is it?

If I am running a small bookstore, when a customer enters I can: see their height / morphology see whether they are alone or in company see the coat, shoes etc. they are wearing hear their accent (if ...
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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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Calculate conversion percentage in Google Analytics based only on visitors to the page with the conversion action

I have promo website for an app. There is an "Install now" button on the index page, and other pages (such as "tutorial", "private policy", "faq") don't contain the button. So I set event tracking ...
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Is it possible to track google analytics conversions on a shopify buy button?

Client has a website on Squarespace, with google analytics tracking. They are using shopify for order processing. I think this is called the 'buy button sales channel' on shopify. When a user clicks ...
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How To Track Outbound Clicks On Banner Ads Without GA

I cannot use Google Analytics or other premium analytics tools. I can only use AWStats or internal tracking with a PHP script or something like that. First attempt: I have already read about how to ...
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Google Analytics: Internal tracking

I have a custom-made eshop (so I can modify any code if needed) and I have added a section in each product page named recommended products. In there there are 3 links to other products. Moreover there ...
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Google Analytics - exclude from stats if user clicks on a particular link when visiting home page

I have a website for a web application which our company has built. Let's say the domain is https://www.example.com/ Many of our customers have bookmarked this. The navigation for the site features ...
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Do URL Tracking parameters used on internal links override the inital Google Analytics traffic sources?

To test the success of various banners and CTA images that we have put across multiple pages on our website, we are tagging them with URL builders' parameters to track the source, medium and campaign. ...
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Improve performance of tracking scripts - facebook, linkedin google etc

I have Google Tag Manager setup to manage all my third party tracking scripts. These include; LinkedIn, Facebook, Hubspot, Google Adwords/Remarketing etc. Is there a way I can optimize the ...
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The impact of pasting Google Tag Manager's snippets at the end of document instead?

I'm using Google Tag Manger for the purpose using Google's Universal Analytics. Google Tag Manager's instruction suggests that the two snippets be pasted as close to the opening <head> tag as ...

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