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Domain name appended to the end of every URL as tracked in Google Analytics

I've encountered the same situation. It appears that this behaviour is affected by settings in: Admin -> View Settings -> Default site (optional) You've probably placed there your site name, and now ...
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What is _ga in url path?

This is needed for cross-domain-tracking, and yes, it stands for google analytics. You can't stop Google from adding the tag, but you can tell Analytics to ignore it in your reports.
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Tradeoffs of including alt attribute in tracking pixel

The answer from the HTML perspective Almost every img element must have an alt attribute. Almost, because there are two exceptions: under certain conditions, if figure is involved, and if a markup ...
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Is it possible to track google analytics conversions on a shopify buy button?

As you noted, the Shopify -> Settings -> Checkout field called 'additional scripts' will only load on the actual status page after checkout is complete. In order to add your Buy Button event ...
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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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Send pageview with Analytics.js to a second account

If you are using multiple trackers, then you need to name your trackers (or at least one of the two, but better to name both so there's no ambiguity). Much like the Classic (_gaq) code you've posted, ...
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Track 301 redirect traffic from domainA to domainB in Google analytics

Solution that matches your query exactly: https://web.archive.org/web/20161211202057/www.lanevance.com/web/web-development/tracking-301-redirects-with-google-analytics You can set up a campaign ...
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unexpected url parameters added by 3rd party browsers

I know this is old, but after going through some server logs, I came across the same parameters and I was curious where they were from. I have found from=groupmessage, from=timeline, from=...
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Google Analytics - exclude from stats if user clicks on a particular link when visiting home page

You could create a custom dimension at session level scope, set its value to Logged In (or something similar). Then create an onclick event for the link https://app.example.com/login.php and send the ...
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What is the `#` symbol in a link with Google Analytics campaign tracking parameters?

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 ...
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Could these URL tracking parameters be causing data discrepency between Facebook Ads and Google Analytics?

To answer your question: no, looks like that's not the cause. It wouldn't be the tracking parameters because you mentioned that some conversions are being picked up, and others not. If it was the ...
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Histogram view of event value distribution

I know this is an old question but I was looking for something similar and my solution was to use a hit-level custom dimension to collect the numeric value. This allows you to assign a value to each ...
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Is it possible to track an event without increasing sessions?

We've just found out that using of parameter ni=1 in your link helps to not invoke session start. See https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/protocol/v1/parameters#ni
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Best tag placement for Analytics.js tracking code?

Why Google wants you to place it in head, is to ensure high availability of tracking in order to track bounce rates better. To elaborate on that: when the tracking script tag is placed into body tag,...
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Reliably track a visitor's time spent playing music

I know this question is really old ... but for anyone stumbling across this: Google has a limit as to how many hits per session they allow. As of today (march 2021) the limit is still 500 hits per ...
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Get IP source of (direct) / (none) traffic

If users don't send you the referrer information about where they came from, it is very hard to pull it out of thin air. You usually just have to live with not knowing much about direct visitors. ...
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Duplicate Google Analytics tracking happening with iFrame

There are ways around this. You can use JavaScript to tell if a site is being loaded in an iframe. There is a good thread on this here. You can use that to determine if your subdomain is loaded in an ...
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Domain name appended to the end of every URL as tracked in Google Analytics

It looks like misconfigured custom filter for the profile. In standard setup, the home page is normally just /. It is a common practice to create a filter that adds the domain to the beginning to ...
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Is tracking pageviews on a PDF possible with UTM tags?

I wouldn't use campaign tracking for this (campaign tracking is for use on external links for attribution, not internal links). What you want is Event Tracking. It's pretty straight-forward, ...
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What is adding p, subid, and uid variables to the query string of a site url?

These are all used in tracking URLs. A SubID is a string of alphanumeric characters generated at the end of a redirect URL, which records a user-defined variable. uid is Unique Identifier. Check if ...
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Tracking users between sites using contact forms

You can use Google Analytics to do cross-domain tracking: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1034342?hl=en The problem with using cookies is they are assigned to a particular domain and a ...
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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 - exclude from stats if user clicks on a particular link when visiting home page

Yes you can. Create a Event Category for External Links, Event Action : Href URL, Event Label : Label of link Then create a Custom Report with Page Dimension with User Metrics (or what ever Metrics ...
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Google Analytics: Internal tracking

You need to do both. Via GTM - Create a - Event Category : Click Links (whatever name you want) Event Action : href url of that link Event label : Label of the Link Under Behavior in GA > Events ...
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Google Analytics to only track specific events

Yes, you can track only events and not pageviews. The easiest way to add any tracking is to have the clients use Google Tag Manager and give you access there. You can then track just events to your ...
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Measure and Track Value of Website(s) Improvements

You can and should set goals for each website. These vary widely - for an ecommerce site, obviously a purchase is one goal; for a content site, perhaps time on page is a better indicator of whether ...
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Do I have to add Google Analytics events if I have Javacsript buttons on a page or can Analytics track time on page without them by itself?

Google Analytics by default only measures time on page between page views. All in-page interactions such as button presses, mouse movement, and scrolling do not cause any data to be sent to Google ...
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Track user from adwords in my own community

Google Analytics can identify traffic source by UTM parameters, referrals, and by GCLID. This latter is related to Google Ads, and if set up correctly, you'll automatically see the campaign data in ...
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Does the position of Google Analytics snippet within the document head (before or after scripts and css) affect tracking data?

Probably not. Providing you don't have anything that is causing long page load times loading before the Google tracking code is fired, then there shouldn't be a problem. If you do have something that ...
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How is it possible that Google Analytics is showing a high bounce rate (50%) on a cart and checkout page?

[Edited a few times per comments] Bounce rate and exit rate aren't comparable values. For Page A, the bounce rate is (sessions where the only hit was a Page A PV) / (sessions that landed on Page A) ...
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