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For those unfamiliar: this question refers to the Conversions > Goals > Reverse Goal Path report, with a destination goal, so the Goal Completion Location will by definition always be /D. Goal Previous Step - 1 will be the previous page hit, regardless of whether there's a funnel defined. So in your example Foo → /A → /B → /C → /D, the previous step 1 value ...


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On your dashboard, select "Admin" which can be found on the bottom part of the main navigation. Select "View Settings" under the View section. Under the View Settings, you'll see "Default page" left it blank and hit Save. Please note, previously recorded data from google analytics is final according to google. Therefore, the data that will be recorded ...


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Google Analytics as you have heard by now will never give you the exact time spent by each user because of the limitations in its approach to tracking user sessions. It will only report a user active as long as they interact in some way with the page firing events or switching between different pages But THIS js library (disclaimer not mine) seems to track ...


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You should be able to do that with a calculated field. I'm assuming you already have your data source(s) linked to the DS report. In the Menu Bar, click Resource > Manage added Data Sources In the Data Source table, click Edit for the relevant Data Source Once you are on the page with all the listed metrics, dimensions etc, at the upper right click the blue +...


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As @Evgeniy has already covered in his answer, in order to add HTTP response headers to resources external to your site, you need to copy these resources locally - to a server that you control - so you can send the HTTP response header as part of the HTTP response. However, whether you should do this or not is another matter and each instance should be ...


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Simple way: use https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Complicated way: create custom dimension, scope: user after saving load the page twice and notice dimension name, i.e. dimension1 create HTML file "exclude internal users from GA" with GA snippet, which sets your custom dimension (dimension1) to "internal", like: <script> //<![CDATA[ ...


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I believe I have answered this myself. The number of users in each channel adds up to a larger number than the total number of users because some users use multiple channels. The percentage given for each channel refers to the percentage of the total of all channels. New users and sessions are unique values and so are not repeated across channels. A user can ...


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Set the service provider as the primary dimension and see if you can find something interesting using the other dimensions. I would check the browsers, devices, IP addresses, screen resolutions, where the traffic is coming from, and other engagement metrics. If it is a bot it will be very similar. It could be a VPN service?


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Aside from the Domain Property, also create and verify a single prefix url property in GSC and use it to link to your GA property. Make sure the prefix-url property is for the correct version of the domain. More info on prefix-url and domain properties https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/34592?hl=en


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I'm not a lawyer however I think it goes against the Analytics TOS to try and circumvent a user's choice/ability to opt-out of GA tracking. The GA TOS states the following under the 7.Privacy section: You must not circumvent any privacy features (e.g., an opt-out) that are part of the Service. You will comply with all applicable Google Analytics ...


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You can modify your Google Analytics tracking snippet to use the canonical URL that you specify. Your normal GA tracking snippet should look something like this: <!-- Google Analytics --> <script> (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s....


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I do not know if you are using Google Tag Manager (If not that is my super high recommendation to do because it would make your life easier not only for MarTech but as well for other stuff). Therefore your best friends in this case are cookies or local storage. There is very simple to follow instruction about how to create end edit cookies, which later can ...


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Sequence segments to your rescue. They help to get quite granular detail. Filter > Include > Sessions Sequence start > Any user interaction Segment contains 3 steps. Each step configured as Page contains /blog (or pattern/regex applicable to your blog urls) followed by Some great articles online if you do a google search for analytics sequence segments. ...


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I would use a custom sequence segment for this Filter > Include > Sessions Sequence start > Any user interaction Segment contains 10 steps. Each step configured as Page contains /product followed by This way the segment will only include those that visited 10 product pages throughout their session. Can also create another one configured for User


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One more thing you can check is screen resolution, i have had similar issues on some of the sites but it was Facebook instead of Microsoft. The screen resolution was 2000x2000 with 100% bounce rate. Than it is easier for exclusion as well.


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If you have checked the option Set the campaign parameters in the fragment portion of the URL (not recommended) immediately under the field that gives you the completed url, then the url builder will append the parameters with a # instead of a ? By default GA will look for custom utm campaign tracking parameters appended with a ? or # - that only applies ...


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Those are hits from Microsoft Cloud. They could be bots, and could be not. I would decide whether to exclude them on their monetary value (revenue, leads, any other kind of conversion). If they convert - don't exclude, if not - exclude.


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You usually include the Google Analytics code in the header of your page template so that it loads on every page. Google recommends to paste both of these pieces of code right after the opening <head> tag in your document. As to what is the difference between the two: The first (Google Analytics Content Experiment code) is something you need when you ...


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No, you aren't able to manage headers of files you don't host by your own. The single way to manage headers of those files you mentioned (google analytics and so on) is to host them locally. In this case you must manage their updates too. In general you can match files in htaccess with their file types, like this: <IfModule mod_expires.c> # Enable ...


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As per the resources available under this specific topic on the internet it seems these are the traffic coming from Microsoft's Bing search engine bot. You can easily identify/verify them using the following ways. Try to pull the access log information for one of these request and get the IP address of that specific access log entry. Then you can try to ...


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Action and Label in your GTM tags are variables... and will change depending on what link is clicked (eg if you have other outbound links on your site too, then the Event Action and Event Label will vary, depending on which link is clicked. You need to take a look at how the applicble event itself is being reported in GA when it is clicked on for site xyz....


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both sites need to be using the same GA Property for tracking, aside from allowLinker set to true in Fields to set, in More Settings > Cross Domain Tracking In the Auto Link Domains field, enter a comma-separated list of the domains. Ref: https://support.google.com/tagmanager/answer/6164469?hl=en


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This answer was provided by John Wedderburn and copied from the old Google Analytics product forum. Hi there - You're going to have to calculate this yourself. For reference, here's the complete list of all dimensions, metrics and calculated metrics: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/reporting/core/dimsmets One way to approach this would be ...


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you need to write a javascript to send an event to google analytics on viewing of the image. refer https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/single-page-applications


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Ok I have an answer, I write the response as an answer so that I hope it can help someone else. Ok so after Direct Channel reporting didn't give me much info, I switched to PageViews to see what type of content was being viewed. Turns out it was a very specific part of our site (jobs). On a whim, I checked the location report and noticed a huge influx of ...


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In Google Analytics, outside the Attribution and Multi-Channel Funnel reports, by default the conversion is attributed to the last non-direct source/medium/channel. So in this case the sale will be attributed to organic in the non-MCF reports (e.g. Acquisition -> All Traffic -> Channels). It is possible to check this relatively easily if you have the ...


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The previous answer is wrong - in standard reports Google Analytics uses last non-direct click attribution. "The Last Non-Direct Click model ignores direct traffic and attributes 100% of the conversion value to the last channel that the customer clicked through from before buying or converting. Analytics uses this model by default when attributing ...


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In that situation it is a Direct session. Since the "organic" one has expired, new one is started. I do not know what kind of web-shop you are running, ie. does the product have a long description to read or something similar which can cause users to spend more than 30 minutes without performing a hit. But you may consider adding some events or extending a ...


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You can add a "Users" column to the "Content Drilldown" report. Navigate to "Behavior" -> "Site Content" -> "Content Drilldown". Click to Edit that report Add the "Users" metric. Now that report of URLs on your site will have the "Users" column with the metric that you want. If you want to find a specific URL from your site on that report, use the search ...


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