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How did new users come to my site and is it safe to keep them?

You just got introduced to bots :) Looks like you are running a vanilla version of software like phpBB or WordPress etc. What are bots? (Source: Wikipedia) Bots are an army of (mostly ...
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How to calculate unique number of events, one event per user in Google Analytics?

Another way of asking your question is: "How many users had at least one download during this time period?" You can use "segments" to answer this question. Create a segment only for users ...
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What are the implications of having two Google Analytics tracking codes on 1 site?

Google allows Multiple tracking codes on web pages. However, some configs may not be supported. You can install multiple instances of the Google Analytics tracking code on your web pages to send data ...
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Why does Google Analytics show more users than sessions?

For those that land on this question where they experience more users than sessions in Audience Overview (I.e. no custom report or hit level dimensions concerned, which seems to crowd out search ...
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Quantcast http://pixel.quantserve.com/pixel request 302 redirects to Facebook and other ad networks

Quantcast Measure Terms of Service (https://www.quantcast.com/terms/measure-terms-service/) Section 6: Quantcast servers may choose to occasionally respond to any publisher’s Tag by redirecting the ...
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How can I pass referrer header from my https domain to http domains?

As mentioned is this answer there is a new method of doing this: Referrer Policy/meta tag. See spec and example in this q&a.
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How can I pass referrer header from my https domain to http domains?

I also had this same problem. I solve by adding meta tag like below and it will be work only in Chrome and Safari. <meta name="Referrer" content="origin">
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How does Google Analytics define a new vs returning user?

ga.js and analytics.js user tracking. The first time a user visits your site, a _ga cookie is set to help distinguish the user. The cookie has a 2 year expiration date from the time it is set. If the ...
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Do I need to add the Google Tag Manager if I already have Google Analytics?

you can leave the global site tag tracking code snippet on your site, just do not also configure tags for GA pageview tracking within GTM. If it were me, I would remove the global site tag tracking ...
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Change to www from naked domain impact on seo

Will you lose SEO value? 301-headers will transfer all* SEO value from the naked version to the www version, you have nothing to worry about, as long as the pages keep existing (which should be the ...
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In Webtrends, what browser is "Mozilla <Version Unknown>"?

Had similar issues with this in the past. From what I've read, there is a big possibility that it is actually IE 11 (really, it comes down to how Webtrends interprets it). This is because IE recently ...
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Quantcast http://pixel.quantserve.com/pixel request 302 redirects to Facebook and other ad networks

I highly suspect this is cookie matching with various audience data/analytics providers and ad companies. It seems to be covered in their privacy policy, albeit fairly vaguely: We may share with ...
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How can I monitor traffic on unused domains to determine which would be most popular?

I were to host a blank page with a tracking code on each of them I would be able to monitor incoming traffic to each domain, correct? Correct, although I would avoid a completely blank page and at ...
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Link to full domain on each website menu - does it affect Analytics or SEO

What you're describing are absolute links (https://example.com/page1.htm) and relative links (/page1.htm). It really doesn't make any difference for SEO or analytics. The advantages/disadvantages of ...
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Why is the http version of my website still receiving the most search traffic?

In most cases the URLs used in Google Search Results come from their search index, and therefore will be based on the canonical entries they have. e.g. it will be the https version of your website ...
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Do I need to add the Google Tag Manager if I already have Google Analytics?

You need to add your Google Tag Manager code in your website. Then, you have two options: Leave it, don't do anything else. Your Google Analytics code will remain as it is and FB Pixel will be added ...
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How to know if visitors are reading my long-form articles?

The solution that has been working for me, is to check for the appearance of a specific DOM element's appearance in view. For instance, you may have a #comment element after the article content. So ...
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Why does Google Analytics end sessions at midnight?

Midnight is the logic time to end a session - if there has to be a specific time at which each and every session, no matter how long it is open has to be ended. Even if it might seem stupid to count ...
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Google Analytics not same with my database records

There are a number of reasons why Google Analytics may not be showing the traffic your database shows... Your Code Is Positioned Poorly Your GA tracking code should be in the head section of the ...
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Does viewing PDF pages in a browser send multiple HTTP requests to the server?

I'd say it's more likely to be a 206 (Partial content) code. One PDF = one resource. But if the file is large and both the browser and the server support range requests, the file can be fetched over a ...
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How to decide which browsers to support?

The objective measure is in money: How much does it cost to maintain the browser support vs how much it costs to turn away users because of browser compatibility. Costs of turning away users ...
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How to calculate average daily / monthly pageviews in Google Analytics?

Go to Audience > Overview Select your desired date range (go from when you started your website if you want the figures for all-time) Have a look at the total number pageviews, or another metric such ...
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Legal Ramifications Of Constantly Checking A Website

As mentioned by Stephen Ostermiller, you have several options. 1. Asking Owner Ask the owner of the site directly. Of course, this could be a scary thought... but I think that's the best way if you ...
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Most active hours per day in Firebase Analytics

Sadly that is impossible with Google Firebase Analytics. And yes, Google is deprecating and shutting down their superb Google Analytics SDK in 4 months and forces App developers to use their "new" ...
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Possibility to make website analytics public?

You could create public reports within Data Studio using the GA Data and then embed these into a website. More information on embedding DS Reports here: https://support.google.com/datastudio/answer/...
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Google Analytics Content Group, do I use gtag set or gtag config?

Content group passed with set command will be added to the next hit, like: gtag('set', {'content_group1': 'My Group Name'}); \\ No data sent gtag('event', <action>, { \\ Now ...
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Google Analytics Destination Goal

Not possible as a standard analytics setup, but you can use a PHP / javascript timer (or whatever language you use). start the timer when the process starts and end it on the thank you page. Once ...
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How to get statistics and reporting on alternate domain names that you own?

I'm not sure about this but I'll hazard a guess. Verify all the domains in Webmaster Tools (Google, Bing) this will help you to see 'who links to you.' As far as links, also try Majestic SEO. The ...
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Google Analytics API: return data on HTTP status codes?

Google Analytics is not good at tracking response codes. The JavaScript snippet does not usually get installed on 404, or 500 error pages. It would be possible to do so using custom error pages, ...
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Low Bounce rate - too good to be true?

Does the website meet the the visitors expectations and fulfill their needs? If so, why wouldn't you expect a low bounce rate? Maybe this website doesn't have "genuine" visitors. It may just appear ...
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