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Google Analytics and Alexa have nothing to do with one another. Alexa is a relatively meaningless metric which only shows an approximate traffic rank based on only users that have their browser toolbar/extension/site script installed. It can only measure statistics based on their own userbase so the real accuracy of Alexa ranking is considerably wayward. ...


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There are up-to-date stats at http://gs.statcounter.com/ Just select "Screen resolution" from the stat dropdown. At the time of this writing, it seems that 1366 * 768 is the rage.


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Users almost never resize a window while using your site. It is often possible for the resizing itself to cause problems. This is especially the case when you use JavaScript to calculate and set some sizes when the window loads. Some frameworks rely on that technique and it makes resized-on-the-fly window look pretty broken. When you are testing you ...


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I know that referrer field can be changed.. but why? This is known as referrer spam - unfortunately, spammers caught on to the fact that some webmasters do not secure their automatically-generated stat reports and, as most report generators do not add nofollow to referrer links, it is possible to get a link from a number of domains simply by providing a ...


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It depends on the type of redirect. If you have a Javascript or Meta Refresh redirect with Google Analytics running on that page, then Google might track the page if the pause between loading the page, loading the Google Analytics tracking script and the redirect is long enough. If you have a server redirect, then no Javascript code is actually triggered ...


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No, unfortunately it's not literally 100,000 different people. More accurately, it's 100,000 different cookie values. A user can visit your site for the very first time and be counted with a first unique visit, but if they clear their cookies, or log in from a different computer, or do private browsing, then a subsequent visit would be "unique" again. So ...


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The video that you have linked does not look like real time monitering it just looks like SSH and they are preforming SSH commands such as GREP and CURL, or they are viewing files that contain scripts and just scrolling down. It's worth mentioning that generally when news companies make videos they want the IT guys to look super smart and super geeky.. Its ...


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MixPanel is reasonably priced, has an excellent feature set and has emailed reports.


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Google Analytics would be the most reliable. Edit I was being a bit lazy for not posting this, earlier, I realize that this comparison might help others (including myself!) All the services you mentioned offer javascript code based tracking. Alexa also does this in their Pro Plan, so do Quantcast and Compete. However, the data reported by all these ...


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Unless you see reported "Crawl Errors" or "Blocked URLs" then it would seem that missing graph data is simply "where the data is not available". However, Google does not appear to be particularly clear as to why these "gaps" occur, simply stating that it can take time for data to appear for new sites and to check the stats for both the www and bare domains (...


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Back in the day when I used Google Analytics (GA), I had to use javascript code it gave me and embed it into my website in order for GA to track number of visits. The biggest reason why the difference in numbers can be way off between counting visitors directly on your server and counting visitors through GA is because some guests (or more likely some ...


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The common issue of this error is that is we forgot to attach the google analytics id again or there is mistake in google analytics tracking code. It has happened to me quite often carefully analyzing should fix the issue.


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You can't. Site Speed (as the metric is defined in Analytics) is attributed to pages, not users. You can add the typical secondary dimensions when exploring these statistics, but these dimensions don't include users. You should be able to get a decent idea of page speeds by whatever metrics might be a deciding factor (new vs returning, for example) by ...


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(I'm not an expert in statistics.) One month's data is almost certainly not representative, for a couple of reasons. Most sites have seasonal trends (both monthly and weekly). Picking a really light month or a really heavy month will skew your results. You'll probably need a sample size of more than 1/12 to get results worth betting business on. It would ...


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Why don't you try Google Keyword Research Tool !! it will provide perfect insight about estimated search query and competition.


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There is no single "correct" method of accomplishing this task. Let me explain why. Within a single IP many PC may reside behind the NAT. Within a PC user may use different browsers. Withing each browser user can reset it's history (or simply clear cookies). From other side user can have multiple devices that will create multiple IP addresses for a single ...


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You should set up a Goal. The goal should be {Thank you page URL} -> {Login page URL}. This does not require any code at all to be implemented in your page.


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If you would like to track just a few pages or a section (/blog/) and not all I would recommend setting up Custom Intelligent Event alert with a threshold. Below is a screenshot of what something like that would look like: Its not 100% what you want but it should give you a better automated option. Otherwise, you can just pull up pages in Behavior - All ...


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It's sampling. Google Analytics analyzes a sample set of data to extrapolate an estimate of 100% for certain non-default reports. This is common with most analytics tools as it saves huge amounts of space / CPU. The thresholds for Google Analytics are thus: Default reports are not subject to sampling. Ad-hoc queries of your data are subject to the ...


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No CAPTCHAs correspond to the "I'm not a robot" checkbox captcha alternative: This is only available if you are using Recaptcha v2. (If your Captcha was setup before October 2014, chances are it has been deprecated and doesn't include the No CAPTCHA). Passed CAPTCHAs including noCAPTCHAs reflects how many captcha tests succeeded. Failed CAPTCHAs reflect ...


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Check the backend of your website and see if there's a tracking code for Google Analytics in it. Aside from that, you can also check the real-time traffic in your site. If it's not fetched while you are on the site (unless you have excluded your IP), the tracking code is missing. Another thing you can do is to check the tracking code info in the admin ...


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That can happen when you are registering hits as events with non-interaction. Check Google's official post for further information: It's possible for the value of the metric Sessions to be less than the value of New Users. The reason is that Sessions is not incremented in cases where a session only consists of non-interaction events. In contrast, ...


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You are right that in general you can't "pre-set" filters on metrics. However, once you've segmented or created a custom report with the filters that are available, you can apply metric filters from the advanced filtration area on any individual report. However, for these particular two metrics, you can create a segment for the filtration you want. Instead ...


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At least around May/June 2010 the answer was no: Webspam does not use Google Analytics. And a while ago I went and checked and search quality in general, does not use Google Analytics in ranking. So you can use Google Analytics, you can not use Google Analytics, it won't effect your ranking within Googlesearch results.


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Although Google likes force webmasters to use their tools, I don't think using Google Analytics takes into account for websites indexing or ranking. There are too many big websites that prefer to use other web analytics systems like Piwik or Yandex.Metrica. In my opinion, you can remove Google Analytics's script from your website.


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Unless your hosts built in web analytics software will break down page views for you, there won't be a great deal you can do if I follow correctly (and this will vary depending on host).. Would it not be possible to import the raw access logs into MS Excel or similar and then use a program such as Xenu to crawl your site. Export the list of URL's from your ...


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On Google Analytics you can go on the tab called "Home", then go to "Real time", and "Overview" for real time analytics. For time spent, i usually look at AW stats, which is not great, but apparently does the job. Just in canse you didn't know about the real time option on ga.


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Most web applications that run on your own server will do this for you. Log Analyzers Analog AwStats Deep Log File Analyzer Weblog Expert Webalizer W3Perl Jaw Stats Going Up Analytics PiWiki Crazy Egg Open Web Analytics Trace Watch Some Analytics platforms that do not need to run on your own server supports this such as Stat Counter, you can find many ...


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You could try Piwik which is a self-hosted Analytics package. Another alternative would be to use Google Analytics and have a custom variable for each session, which is set by your server side script (PHP, et al).


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Google Analytics measures your traffic on your own site through a Javascript snippet integrated into all your website's pages. Alexa, Compete and Quantcast merely do estimates of your traffic and are generally not very reliable. Not sure about Alexa and Compete, but Quantcase does offer to integrate a javascript snippet of their own, which increases ...


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