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Can I use Google Analytics to track a specific referrer URL?

Why not just set it up as an event and then track the event. It will appear in the Events section of your Google Analytics profile and you can also set up a goal based on that event. You can create ...
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Events as Goals in Google Analytics for funnel visualization & flow

Of course, you can. It's as simple as creating the tags in Google Tag Manager and set up those events in Google Analytics as Goals. However, in this scenario, you can send the data to Analytics as ...
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Google Analytics Goal Completed but not Showing

You need to wait at least 24 hours for data to be processed into your standard GA reports. You could also try to verify in your Real-Time reports where you will see the conversion increase if it is ...
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Does opening link in new tab break goal funnels steps?

Opening new tabs or windows does not cause Google Analytics to start a new session for the user. Google Analytics starts new sessions when: There is no existing session cookie The existing session ...
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Facebook pixel/Google Adwords conversion tracking setup when running multiple types of ad for the same landing page

In order to get a conversion from Adwords is required an initial click, so, the answer to your question is that there will be no problem at all. On Facebook, you can see all the conversions for all ...
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Goal isn't triggered when visitors come to the homepage from inner page. Why?

This depends on where you are looking for the goal conversions. If you look at Conversions > Goals > Goal URLs, all conversions will be attributed to the home page since that's where they literally ...
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Need two pages with different URL inside Required Step for GA Goal

You're right that it's tracking only the final page, but it doesn't mean your funnel is broken. You've run into an aspect of Google Analytics that is confusingly named. "Required" in a destination ...
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What motivates users to click on "About Us" versus "Home" after landing on a blog page

Obviously, there cannot be a definitively right or wrong answer to this question due to its subjective nature. However, based on my past SEO experience and some freshly completed research inspired by ...
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Events are being tracked but no corresponding Goals (Goal conversions are equals zero)

I found the solution to the problem myself and I would like to post the answer in here just in case someone goes through the same struggle. Basically the Goal value did not match the value in the ...
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Proper Campaign Tracking With Google Analytics

All those parameters are available as Primary or Secondary dimensions in your Standard reports. If you look at @inkovic's screenshot at the top, you see the header, "Primary Dimension", and then there'...
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See goal conversion for before I created the goal?

The validation conversion rate is just a "prediction", but when you see you actual conversion rate it is 0 because the goal hasn't taken effect yet. You will need to wait a day for conversion rates to ...
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Google Analytics not displaying goal conversion

The predicted goal conversion rate (ie. 0.78% in your case) is an estimate of the rate of conversion if your configuration were to be applied to past data, which of course it will not do. Also, data ...
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Do URL Tracking parameters used on internal links override the inital Google Analytics traffic sources?

Using GA Campaign tagging on internal links is not recommended as they will override the original source/medium of the visitor. There are so many ways this can be done. The quickest/easiest to get up ...
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Google Analytics - Impact of missing steps in goal funnel

From https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2976313?hl=en Backfilling Funnel Steps What happens if someone skips one of the steps in the funnel? The Funnel Visualization report ...
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Require all steps in Google Analytics goals funnel?

You cannot change the way that Google Analytics works to require all steps of the funnel. Any time a user makes it to a later step, Google Analytics "back fills" any missing steps in-between and it ...
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Google Tag Manger Event for 301 Redirect

Google tag manager and Google Analytics can't run on redirect URLs. When a browser hits a redirect URL, it only uses the HTTP headers. It looks at the Location: header to figure out where the ...
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GA Goal destination by specific text on site index page

The simplest solution would be to redirect the user back to the home page with a URL parameter: http://example.com/?now-premium Adding a URL parameter to the URL usually shows the same content, but ...
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Data is not showing accurate in Google Analytics funnel

Goal funnels only affect the goal funnel report. All other goal reports will record a goal conversion if someone reaches the goal destination URL. With funnels, only the first step can be marked as a ...
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Google analytics event goal onclick link

The event value is an integer and should not be within quote characters. ga('send', 'event', 'Captain', 'Click', 'Captain telegram', 1); https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/...
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Google analytics - Goal convesions showing up in "verify" but not in the goal view

Goals aren't applied retroactively, which is somewhat misleading from the ability of "Verify this goal" function. You would think that if Analytics could spot where a goal completion would ...
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DoubleClick Conversions Differing to GA Goal Completions

It is highly likely that ad blockers block anything from DoubleClick by default. DoubleClick serves a lot of ads. However, Google Analytics isn't typically blocked by ad blockers by default.
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Google Analytics for LikeShop Goal Funnel

Since you have selected "Regular Expression" as the match type for the destination, the same match type is applied to all the steps of your funnel. This means that you need to use regular expressions ...
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how to create Google Analytics goal for anchor click to another website?

I would advise setting up event tracking on the link. Event tracking can be implemented with the following syntax for Google Universal Analytics ga('send', 'event', [eventCategory], [eventAction], [...
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Is having a Goal for each Funnel step a good practice?

Google Analytics has a limit of 20 goals per view. If you are using six of those at a time, that means that you can only create three funnels. It is usually best to put the goal as the last step in ...
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How to do Google Analytics conversion/event tracking from organic keywords?

Google makes this a bit cumbersome, but you can see the volume that each search query drove to a specific landing page within Search Console. Go to Search Traffic > Search Analytics, drill down into ...
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Google Analytics - Goal - refreshing the final page means another goal hit?

As @nyuen mentioned, only one conversion per session is accepted, however the realtime view will report goal hits, not conversions. Refreshing the page will cause the goal to be hit again, increasing ...
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Google Analytics - goal funnel max steps includes destination?

The reason is simple. Goal is triggered by its condition (in your case, destination url) and is not affected by funnel steps. So in terms of conversion reports goals with same destination but ...
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GA cookie data passed cross-domain from a form submission?

Google Tag Manager has an option to "decorate forms". You can find it under your pageview tag: More Settings -> Cross Domain Tracking -> Decorate Forms. Set that to true and GTM will send the GA ...
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GA funnel tracking using cross-domains and regex

Doesn't GA say to use /thank-you.html instead of http://www.example.com/thank-you.html when configuring goal steps? I think that might be what the hostname comments above are touching on. You should ...
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Google Analytics Do Similar Goal Funnels cause problems?

It shouldn't cause a problem at all. I think you're applying human thinking to a computer problem. If the pages are different then analytics will treat them as separate chains of links. No issue ...
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