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

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Google Analytics: How can I track between http:// and https:// profiles for a domain?

I'm trying to set up tracking on a project that I'm working on. The main site is at http://www.example.com/ The order page is at https://www.example.com/index.php Currently they have two different ...
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How to track a download with Google Analytics?

I have a download file that is protected with a reCAPTCHA. Is there a way to track the downloads (both attempts and completed) with Google Analytics?
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Can I track referral traffic in Google Analytics from a domain that is redirecting to my site?

We have two domains such that www.example.org is redirecting to www.example.com. We want to track how many times someone gets to example.com from the example.org redirect. How can do do this in ...
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How to track product list impressions/clicks and related sales?

We have products in several different categories in our Magento shop. And with enhanced ecommerce tracking we want track the product list performance. I used this Google dev docs. Eg.: Product is in ...
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Is it possible to track URL parameters and then the value of a cookie?

I have recently launched a site for a customer which we would like to track initial visits on URLs like below via Google Analytics, and then track revisits on their respective referral code: Users ...
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Track actions of paying customers

I'm looking for software that can analyze my Apache log files (or some other source) and tell me, from the visitors that actually bought something from my site, some profiling information; like time ...
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Tradeoffs of including alt attribute in tracking pixel

I work at a company with a very prolific tracking tag, which uses a tracking pixel to pass information. Currently, our tag uses a bare <img> inside of a <noscript>, and the image does not ...
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Find out where the user has come from -- previous page URL within the same site

Is it possible to use Google Analytics or a similar tool to track the users' inter-site click behaviour? I'd like to know how many users clicked on certain links on a particular page which lead them ...
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How to keep track of a unique and an existing visitor

I am creating an app that requires to know if the visitor visiting the app is a unique visitor or an already visited visitor. I know we could persist a cookie on the visitor's computer to know ...
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What does the Quantcast __qca cookie do?

I'm reviewing the cookies served up from my website and one of them is a first-party cookie __qca which seems to be set by Quantcast. I'm sure this is just used for tracking, but I can't find this ...
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Track 301 redirect traffic from domainA to domainB in Google analytics

Ive got domainA which has a 301 redirect setup to redirect traffic from domainA to domainB, Id like to track how much traffic is coming through as a redirect from domainA. How could i track this in ...
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Discrepancies between visits recorded in analytics and clicks reported in AdWords

According to analytics, there were only 730 visits on the page. According to AdWords, there were about 1200 clicks on the ad. How can I track what is going on? Shouldn't I have the same number of ...
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Tracking PDFs properly on our website

I'm looking for the proper way to track pdf downloads from both emails and our site links. If I have many pdfs on a single page, how do I track the pdf downloaded? I found an article on Moz ...
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How do I properly set up Google Analytics to track conversions that start on my landing pages on a subdomain to the checkout page?

This is the current set up: I have a landing page hosted on a subdomain dedicated to landing pages (ex. lp.mysite.com/product-01 and lp.mysite.com/product-02). Each landing page has a Buy Now button,...
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What are these cookies for: __switchTo5x, __unam, __qca?

I tested on my local Mac's (OS X 10.6.8) Apache. Just now, I did a print_r($_SERVER) from a PHP script, and it shows these three cookies. What is that all about? I didn't set them. Is this something ...
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