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Limitations of Dashboards in Google Analytics

Hi all, I wonder if anyone can help me - I have a very specific question re Google Analytics dashboard limits. Currently there is a limit of 25 private dashboards and 50 shared dashboards per account.

Does this same restriction apply to Google Analytics Premium/360 accounts?

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6099989?hl=en
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It's 20 private dashboards per user and 50 shared dashboards per view. And yes this is the same limit for GA360
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Introducing Deeplinking from GA to AdWords
/by +Joan Arensman  #analytics   #adwords  

The AdWords reports in Google Analytics are a treasure trove for AdWords advertisers. Unlike AdWords, GA knows what happened on your website after a user clicked an AdWords ad.

We want to make it easier to take action in AdWords based on insights you generate from the AdWords reports in GA. That’s why we’re excited to launch deeplinking from the AdWords reports in GA to AdWords itself. 

In the AdWords reports in GA, we’ll start showing the AdWords logo next to each Campaign. Clicking the AdWords logo will take you straight to the corresponding Campaign in the AdWords interface - provided that you have access to the AdWords account.

Deeplinking will roll out in the coming weeks. For analysis ideas, check out the whitepaper we published last year (“Better Together: AdWords and Analytics”): http://goo.gl/shTpEM
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I'm having issues trying to manually append the linkerParam or client id to a custom form via Google Tag Manager. I'm sending users from a website to a third-party booking engine (allowLinker is true on destination domain both domains share the same Google Analytics account. Worth noting, the destination domain is on a manual Universal implementation whilst the source domain is on GTM with Universal firing.

I've constructed the custom form URL and the linkerParam variable is returning undefined (the URLis being constructed via an external script.je file here: http://bit.ly/1OuFTm2)

I discovered this article from Dec 2014 which includes a suggested workaround but this doesn't work and returns undefined: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/tag-manager/PLjk1ahL4Cw - this is the only reference I can find.

Any help or a point in the best direction would be much appreciated Cheers.
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Thanks +Zorin Radovancevic, I'll give it a go and let you know how I get on.  
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There are often scenarios where it is not yet possible to migrate a client to Universal or where you would like to run both Classic (CA) and Universal Analytics (UA) side-by-side in GTM.

Here is my issue - I have all of my tags setup with custom dimensions and other configurations applied to a UA tag - I now want to replicate the UA config in CA. It would be useful if I was able to copy the UA tag and change the tag type from CA to UA without having to input my variables again. This would be a useful feature / time saver - I appreciate that the tags are different but for event tags this should be a 2 click process as oppose to a 2 min process. 
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I have a specific question re. Google Search Console which hopefully someone can help me with.  

I have a generic TLD - example.com which I want to target geographically (the UK) via webmaster tools, whilst I want to introduced a new subdomain to host some products at shop.example.com but I want the shop.example.com to target a global audience.

Can I configure the root domain and subdomain in Google Search Console to target different markets, or does the subdomain inherit the geo-targeting from that of the root?

Any thoughts are greatly welcomed :)
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Thanks all, some mixed views on this. +Ashley Berman Hale  - The client is very unique in that it offers wine tasting tours & is a local venue for weddings/corporate events. Alongside the local side of the business, it produces fine wine, luxury chocolates & chutneys etc, which it wishes to sell/grow internationally.

+Erik Dafforn Logically, I should be able to configure each search console geo-target, assuming that it is a gTLD but not 100% sure as I've never attempted it before.

My experience with the geo-targeting setting is that it can help help to establish consistent rankings within a given market, whilst not setting the geo-target can results in stronger ranking fluctuations (for location specific queries i.e. 'in london') - not sure what your experience with this is.

Think I may have a .com sitting around somewhere so will run some tests. Thanks you all for your input.
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General Questions  - 
 
Quick question, has anyone ever implemented cross domain tracking from domain A.com (which contains a GTM container) to domain B.com which contains a Universal Analytics tag (no GTM container) using the form decorate method - is it possible?
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Remember GTM is just an empty box, the fact you have GTM on one side doesn't really matter, it's the UA tag you have in it that will. As long as it's configured properly for cross-domain on both sides, this kind of setup will work.
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Hi all, I have a quick question re the data import feature in GA. I have a legacy GA account with 3+ years of data and a new GA account that is 1+ year old. A new account was created some time ago which replaced the legacy tracking ID.

Has anyone ever used the data import feature to import any legacy GA data from one account to another? I appreciate it would not necessarily give you an in-depth view / advanced ability to segment report data but perhaps it has been done to inject some benchmarks?

Has anyone ever explored such a scenario?
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Thanks +Simo Ahava, very sensible. Looks like I'll be exploring the GA Reporting API route.
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Technical Audits  - 
 
I'm considering a best practice approach for managing event pages for a client (although the same could be applied to job vacancies). 

Essentially, event pages are being deleted from the website once the events are over, returning a 404. I am considering leaving the pages on the site and managing them within an event archive (there will be roughly 10 per month) and continuing to allow crawler access (200) to all event pages. Some say leave a 404, others would say implement a 301 to the event category and some online forums even suggest returning a 410. Some of the event pages will also be updated post launch with slides etc.

Pre-panda/phantom, this would have been an easier decision to make, as there would have been less risk associated with poor UX, but now I would value a second opinion on how best to tackle this scenario, or if there are others that have handled similar projects for large recruitment agencies/event aggregators? 

Any suggestions/advice will be greatly received. 
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As others have said, determining the value here becomes a question of usability. If you're going back and adding photos after the events have happened, that seems like a good reason to keep these pages active. I have seen venue/band websites that do this with their concert calendars, and I have found that to be useful in the past.

Perhaps through the use of a tagging system you could create link modules on these pages that link to related upcoming events to help distribute page authority?
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I have a very specific issue I hope someone can help me with. On IE9 we are having some issues with 301 permanent redirect caching. We would like to consider migrating all HTTP pages to HTTPS using a 301 redirect but are fearful that this may result in IE 9 users arriving on a 404 page.

We are looking to migrate our clients website from HTTP to HTTPS and our preference would be to implement 301s over 302s, but in fear of IE 9 issues being raised we are a little hesitant. I have two questions:

1 - Has anyone experienced any similar issues with IE 9 301 redirect caching & can they advise on a solution (if one exists0?

2 - When implementing internal redirects e.g. from a HTTP to HTTPS page, would a 302 suffice or should this always be a 301. 

I would appreciate any thoughts & similar experiences around how to handle this issue. 
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agreed.
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Google & Bing Tools  - 
 
I'm based in Jersey, Channel Islands (which is a small islands near France). There is a localised version of Google - google.je, but unlike most other countries, there is no country redirect being forced for queries performed on google.com so all residents of the island are suffering from a very poor Google search experience with most google.com results showing 'New Jersey' results.

This is a very unique question which I should imagine only Google can comment on, but surely if there is a localised version of the search engine available then it would make sense to force the localised version? 

Can anyone at Google comment on this, or can anyone in the community advise on who I should work with to resolve this issue?
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Check out my 50.9 km Ride on Strava: http://www.strava.com/activities/390373710
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Education
  • University of Chester
    BA Marketing, 2007 - 2010
  • Coleg Llandrillo Cymru
    BTEC: National Diploma in Business, 2005 - 2007
  • Ysgol Y Creuddyn
    GCSEs: Business studies, ICT, and Mathematics, 2000 - 2005
  • Ysgol Bod Alaw
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    Wordpress blog - affiliate / content marketing, 2010 - 2011
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    PPC executive trainee, 2009 - 2009
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