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How to get Google Analytics histogram of users duration (lifespan) during certain period

I have google analytics set up for my app. Let the lifespan of a user be the time difference between the last hit and the first hit it sent during certain period (i.e. during 2016). I want a ...
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Dealing with illegal user-submitted content

I recently got a question from a user that I'm not quite certain how to answer. Basically I run a service that will allow users to submit content for analysis. The data submitted is very rarely stored,...
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MediaWiki destroys CSS aesthetics for <code> tag

In MediaWiki:Common.css I gave these essential directives: code { display: block; } then I created an article with this content: <code> <x> <y> <z></z> ...
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To know how many unique users view a page should I look at “users” or “new users” in Google Analytics?

I want to know how many users in total are visiting my page. But I have read that the total users don´t need to be the real ones, because we can have some new users that return later several times. ...
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In Google Analytics > User explorer, Clientid shows a “loaded” line… what is it?

When looking into GA > Audience > User explorer... I have a line displaying "loaded" instead of an usual clientid : What does that mean ? Is there some issue with my tracking to get the correct ...
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Is the idea of user registration flawed if we can't provide any real value for it?

I work in a newspaper publishing company and currently, all the contents in our site is free and no user registration is required. Recently, the lifestyle column team proposed to implement a small ...
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Website is pushed away by (porn) advertising

Some website visitors are seeing (porn) advertisement instead of my website. The website is "pushed away" after a few seconds and another website (mostly porn advertising) is taking over. It does not ...
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Can I show contributors to my website a Google Analytics report of the visitors to their posts? [closed]

I have a website where specific users can post different types of content. I want each user to be able to know how many visits each of their posts got. So I thought about linking Google Analytics ...
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Is a screen name considered personal data under the GDPR?

There are many types of data which is considered "personal" (email, real name, ...). What is not considered personal data? Is the username of a person personal data if it can be changed on different ...
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Segmentation of user who have visited a certain page during a time period

At the moment I am doing some analysis about user behaviour and I am particularly interest in those user that have the following behaviour: Visitor visited a promotion page e.g. "promotion" during ...
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Google Analytics - User vs New Visitor vs Returning Visitor

In the Google Analytics audience overview report, I see "users" as 145, however in the audience -> behaviour -> new vs returning report, I see "new visitor" as 98 and "returning visitor" as 53. This ...
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GDPR & Outdated Browsers

So as a web developer we are always asked to support the old browsers for the potential that someone may fire up a decade old computer and visit our sites. However with GDPR now in place I wonder if ...
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Wordpress Buddypress, Show user role next to Displayed Name [closed]

I have a litle question. I want to see the primary role of the user next to the displayed name in activity, profile, and more. Did enyone know how I can do this? Thanks for awnser.
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How to calculate unique number of events, one event per user in Google Analytics?

We have an event which fires every time user initiates a download. How is it possible to calculate number of downloads occurred let's say this month & calculate only 1 download per 1 user? If to ...
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Can DHIS2 provision users in advance and then have them log in using OAuth2?

We are looking at using DHIS2 as the data mart/dashboard backend for an application we are built. Its great that it has OAuth2 built in which makes it easy for us to allow SSO for a user. However is ...
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Identify daily and monthly active users in Google Analytics?

Is there a convenient way to identify Daily / Weekly / Monthly Active User in Google Analytics? I looked at the Active User and Cohort Reports both of which do not provide these metrics. Since I'm ...
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Google Analytics Retroactively Corrects Data?

I've been investigating a usage spike in our Google Analytics system and have just noticed a change in the historical data. Last week our the number of users on our site for March 23, 2017 was ...
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What Schema.org should be used for user profiles?

I might be taking this a little too far outside of the box, but I'm curious about what Schema.org type to use for a user-profile on my site. On the front page for instance (http://www.findgamers.us), ...
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95% of visits in Hostname report are from my sites domain, not the IP addresses and host names of clients

Taking a look at the hostname report in Google Analytics more than 95% of the traffic is my sites domain. I'm wondering if this is correct or if something is misconfigured. When I log into my ...
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How does changing the username affect the profile page SEO?

Assume that in a website in order to view a user's profile you only need to append the username to the end of the URL. For example: twitter.com/myusername In some websites like Twitter this username ...
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User profile URL design

I've noticed that some sites are moving away from root-directory user profiles. For example, YouTube channel URLs are now /channel/<id> and /c/<username> instead of simply /<username>...
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Can I create a Google Analytics report for events related to high-frequency users?

I want to know what are the Google Analytics events related to users that are coming frequently i.e. more than 5 times to my website. Google Analytics tells the count of sessions related to the ...
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What is the Google Analytics cookie expiration?

Do you know how long it takes for the Google Analytics cookie to time out before a user is recognized as new again? I believe it is 2 years. Is that right?
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new cPanel user can't login to cPannel nor ssh [closed]

I'm running a webserver with CloudLinux installed on it. To make the server management a little easier, we've also installed cPanel on it. With the root account, accessing cPanel works. Connecting to ...
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Sudo mandatory for system() or exec() from PHP 5

In our enterprise we have several workers and collaborators. For the external collaborators, we have specific FTP accounts to restricted folders (test folders), and restricted access to MySQL database ...
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Option for allowing new users to post to a Phpbb version 3 forum

I am trying to allow new users to post to the forum. It is not showing me the option of turning this off or on in the settings.
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Is it better to put hyphens in a domain name?

Both in terms of SEO and user friendliness, is it better to put hyphens in a multi-words domain name or not ? For example, is www.stackoverflow.com better than www.stack-overflow.com ?
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Allocating Permissions for Users with Negative Reputation [closed]

A friend and myself are currently working on permissions for users with a negative reputation on our forum. If a specific user has a negative reputation, what are the drawbacks of not allowing him/her ...
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How to populate a social-focused website

I'm about to launch a website (that's almost finished) of classified ads specifically for my country, but I just realized that I don't know how to populate it. There's a recursive element to it: if no ...
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What is the correct implementation of personal URL addresses, like in social networks, i.e facebook.com/username?

I’m currently in the process of development and thinking about URL structure. For example social networks make it possible to specify usernames after a slash that seems logical. As a result, the ...
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Why is session count shown rather than using count when requesting ga:users through the Google Analytics API?

I requested data thru the Google Analytics API with the following parameters: start date: 2016-06-14 end date: 2016-06-14 metrics: ga:users dimensions: ga:dateHour But looks like the result I get ...
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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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Can mouse location be used to know if the user is going to leave a web page?

I was checkout out an ecommerce site. I scrolled down on a product page then moved my mouse towards the top of the screen as if I am leaving the web site then suddenly I got a popup promotion "Wait ...
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CAN-SPAM and transactional emails without legitimate physical address (for foreign webmaster)

Situation I am a very small time web developer working on a personal web project. This website will be sending only two types of emails, a email validation email and a forgot password email. I do ...
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How do you deal with users who no longer have access to their login email?

I run a reasonably sized web application and from time to time I get users who for various reasons lose access to the email address they originally registered with. The user will typically make a ...
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How to deter users from making many accounts to skew site functions?

My site requires a unique email address to link to the site account, of course, but does anyone have suggestions as to ways to deter people from using throwaway email addresses to make many accounts? ...
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What is the search rank where people stop searching on Google?

What is the stopping point on Google SERPs where most people stop searching? Does it vary by different keywords? For example, if I was searching for "Orlando hotels", I would instinctively look at ...
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Google Analytics - Problem with custom variable - Data look not precise

I use a custom variable to store the username of who is visiting my site. So I access the custom variable report to list all the values of a custom variable, and have a look at the whole list of ...
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Gravatar or host my own avatars?

Planning on launching a new site and was wondering if I should simply host my own user avatars or integrate gravatars. What is the best way to approach this? Gravatar for those who don't know what ...
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What is the difference between GA Sessions and Users?

Specifically, the way I'm reading how Google describes both, I don't understand why both metrics don't have matching numbers. Can some describe very specifically the difference between the two and ...
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How many links (internal) is too many?

Let's have some fun shall we?? At the bottom of the content for about 1/3rd of my pages, but not in the footer, I create an internal link for each related IP address to the page on my site for that ...
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Can I show AdSense ads only to logged in users?

I have a website on which all the pages are the same for both logged in user and logged out users (guests.) Do you guys think it would be against AdSense policies to display ads on the website only ...
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100% CPU usage while stressing with SIEGE -c5

I've tried apache benchmark and siege for stressing my web server, unfortunately my VPS CPU goes 100% with only 5 concurrent users. I'm also using cache engine for my wordpress site. According to ...
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Can I use Plesk to grant site access to more than one user per site and multiple sites per user?

I am new to Parallels Plesk control panel and I have the reseller account of it. Here I want to ask about user management. Let say I have website A, B, C, D, and E hosted on my dedicated server. Is ...
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How to include canceled Adwords account user credential to invited account?

I need share my AdWords account with another user therefore, as AdWords usual way I send him an invitation. From his end he cannot activate the AdWords shared account with his current Google ...
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How to read user unique code from _ga cookie?

Currently I am facing the problem that have been discussed already here: How to keep track of a unique and an existing visitor (keep track about unique user without registration etc.). The most ...
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Discrepancies in Google Analytics user counts

So I have two discrepancies in GA user counts that I am trying to understand. The first is that my user count for a subset of the site's lifetime is greater than the entire sites lifetime. ...
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How to get a notification whenever a user creates a MediaWiki account?

I'm an administrator and bureaucrat on a few wikis. One wiki allows users to create their own account without approval. Spammers are taking advantage of it and spamming in their profiles. I checked ...
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Differences in Core Reporting API metrics due to users metric

When I used the Google Analytics Core Reporting API to make queries to retrieve data from a GA view I saw quite some big changes in metrics such as sessions, transactions and number of newusers in ...
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How to implement country domains based on geo IP address in ASP.net?

I want to configure a domain such that when the user goes to my website, the system identifies the IP country of user and auto changes www.mysite.com/index.aspx to www.unitedstate.mysite.com (for US ...