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Google Analytics - Is there a way to import Universal Analytics property data into Google Analytics 4 property

There is no way to migrate historical data from Universal Analytics (UA) to Google Analytics 4 (GA4). When you migrate, you can avoid data loss by dual-tagging. That is include both GA4 tags and UA ...
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How do I view event label data in Google Analytics 4?

Wait, before throwing out GA4, just to answer the question: You have to register your custom dimensions. Yes, Category, Action, Label and Value used to be default dimensions in GA. Not anymore. Now ...
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How to link new Google Analytics (version 4) property with Search Console?

GA4 Properties are still not linkable. Having said that, the method for linking GA to GSC has changed and it's now referred to as an Association. For GA, it must be done from within the GSC interface, ...
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Is there equivalent functionality for Universal Analytics behavioural flow in Google Analytics 4?

It's not possible as of now, and it's one of the SEO community's largest complaints about the new (cough cough...beta) GA4 experience so far. It's perfectly fine to use both, and I encourage it. I've ...
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Google Analytics 4 - Free form Table report, is there a way to wrap text in table's column or extend the column width?

As of February 2023, I still can't find a way to do this, but here is a pretty easy workaround. Go to the Export icon and select Google Sheets. That opens a Google Sheets page that says "Would ...
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How to link new Google Analytics (version 4) property with Search Console?

As of now, Google recommends creating both UA and GA4 properties together. So this linking is not possible at the moment https://support.google.com/webmasters/thread/77936816/linking-search-console-to-...
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Google Analytics 4 withholding data due to thresholding

When you see this it typically means that sampling is being applied. Thresholding is only applied when you're not running default reports (not subject to it), and yours don't seem default. When ...
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Get Instagram referral profile/user's name in Google Universal Analytics or GA4

Unless it's in the referrer path, you can't. I'm not sure how Instagram operates, but all you get is their referrer. The referrer always exclude the query string when the origin uses an encrypted ...
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For the same date range, the total number of users decreases over time in Google Analytics

Yes, sampling does not kick in at this magnitude and even if it was millions and not thousands, you wouldn't be able to explain it with sampling. Sampling just does not impact the aggregates like that....
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How to setup GA4 account structure for multi-domain project

Disclaimer. First thing first, we don't typically recommend using GA4 at this time. It's severely lacking comparing to UA despite google's efforts to push it. We recommend to not try GA4 for another ...
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How to connected Google Analytics 4 to Google Ads Campaign to track goals?

Go to Conversions in Google Ads, you'll see a list of existing conversions (if you have any) and a button to add new ones (either saying, "+New Conversion Action" or just a + symbol, ...
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Google Tag Manager events not registering in GA4 but do in GA

You are correct, the UA tags and events will not migrate over automatically. The answer here is to restructure your UA events to follow GA4's data collection model, then set up new GA4 conversion ...
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How to replicate a session scope in GA4 for a custom dimension?

Your idea should work. Just set up your custom dimension (event property) as hit-level in GA4, then when you send it, you make a 30-minute cookie, which, if exists, should block it from being sent. ...
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How to Exclude Duck Duck Go Bot Traffic From Google analytics 4

I planned on doing the same so I created a GTM variable and blocking trigger that prevents Amazon and Screaming Frog runs from popping up and distort my GA4/Looker reports. So I created a GTM variable ...
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Does AdSense out-of-the-box GDPR message work with GA4?

It looks like Google Analytics and Adsense adhere to TCF v2.0 which is a standard for consent management. According to this documentation https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/10022331?hl=en if ...
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GA4 does not show earlier statistics in custom report

the amount of data you see in custom reports (or any reports) ultimately depends on when you created your GA4 property and began collecting data. Did you create the GA4 property in that screen prior ...
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GA4 showing far fewer page views (50% or less) than UA

I found the answer in this YouTube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E6hZayk1mQ I had activated Settings --> Reporting Identity --> Blended. Because of this, I had a threshold applied. ...
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Someone used my Google Analytics Tracking ID, how do I remove that traffic in GA4?

Currently the only two options to filter traffic in Google Analytics 4 are the following: Developer traffic: Filter out activity from developers who use debug mode. Internal traffic: Filter out users ...
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Google Ads Conversion Actions - Do you need both a GA4 Purchase event and GoogleAds Conversion event measuring the same thing?

If it is secondary, I would say it does not matter. And I'd agree its presence does not matter. Secondary events are not used to aid advertising. They are for observation only. https://support.google....
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Google Analytics Report with Multiple Link URL Filters

The best way to match multiple urls would be to leverage RegEx pattern matching. You can do something like .*foo.* and it will match any urls that have foo in it. I suggest reading up and becoming ...
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Does AdSense out-of-the-box GDPR message work with GA4?

https://developers.google.com/funding-choices/fc-api-docs gives you a starting point... I figured out a code that so far works good but I'll give it some testing time. BTW, I don't like at all GA4. I'...
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How can I see how many transactions each search query came from Google organic search?

If you are exporting GA4 to BigQuery you can run a query that creates a table that tracks sessions. That table can be used to build a Looker Studio report that focuses on GA4 sessions initiated by ...
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Google Analytics (G4) - Internal Traffic as Dimension

I don't know how / if you can do it in GA4 as I do not use it. However in Universal GA you can accomplish this by leveraging query parameters and a user-scoped custom dimension. Here's a guide: Simple ...
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Not registering engagement time in GA4

Set up the Google analytics debugger for Chrome and look for the _et parameter being sent. If the site is new and the parameter is sent as reported by the debugger, GA might not have enough data to ...
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When cookie consent for Google Analytics 4 in Google Sites will be enhanced to comply with European Union legislation?

Probably never. As of today, Google services are not considered EU GDPR compliant by EU authorities. If personal data is collected with GA a privacy breach occurs under the EU GDPR from a technical ...
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When cookie consent for Google Analytics 4 in Google Sites will be enhanced to comply with European Union legislation?

There is no way to do this. Because of the way GA works, and its relationship with Google in the US, it's not possible to even load the script while remaining compliant with EU law (because the ...
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GA4 data streams and subdomains

According to "Analytics Maniac", for this use case its enough to use the same measurement id on the same property. Even having another data stream isn't required. Reference https://www....
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GA4 open vs. closed Funnel

Well, a session doesn't have to start if the view_item event is non-interactional. Still, there must be a page_view. Unless you're either not tracking some pages with view_items or a user can invoke ...
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Google Analytics 4 withholding data due to thresholding

GA is a free tool. Conducting queries on large amounts of data is expensive. Therefore, thresholding and sampling. You make your request cheaper by typically applying smaller data ranges, so that ...
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