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Florian Schoel

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Multiple Trackers on page for multiple Properties.
Am I correct in assuming that:
1) First Instance of tracker is "default" tracker for that page.
2) If I have a second/third/fourth Tracking Script on the page, they all have the same "tracker name" and will all mis-report? (Even thought the UA_ID is different?)
3) Having multiple UA-IDs and Tracking-Scripts on the page, I HAVE to HAVE multiple Tracker-Names? Otherwise every Event, Transaction etc. will by default report into the first Tracking-Object on the page? (default tracker?)

Excuse my ignorance, but until just 5 Minutes ago I always assumed that all I have to do is put a bunch of Analytics Tracking-Scripts on the page and simply change the UA-ID and that would be enough?

Hoping for an answer here.
Thank you
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Ranyere Rodrigues's profile photoZorin Radovancevic's profile photo
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Nope - it is timestamp related.
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Lindsey Buckle

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Quick question re. Data Import.

Does anyone know whether I have to upload my data file again following a change of views in the data set?

I created my data set to apply only to my test views then uploaded the data. I'm happy that it's working and have now extended the data set to all relevant views. Just wondering whether I now need to upload the data again. I will anyway, for expediency, but it would be good to know whether this is actually necessary for future reference.

TIA
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Noman Karim's profile photoVibhor Jain's profile photo
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I tend to believe - you won't need to upload the data again. Remember data collection happens at "property" level. "View" is just one of several windows to see that data. Meaning, once you upload the data, its there at "property" level and any "views" underneath should have access to that data. Hope this clarifies! :)
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Pulling data from IMDB into Google Data Studio to make an M Night Shyamalan dashboard -- here's the method!

https://www.datarunsdeep.com.au/blog/visualising-m-night-shyamalan-google-data-studio
As part of the new Data Studio Gallery, we built a dashboard showing the performance of M Night Shyamalan's movies over time. Here's how we did it.
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Grant Kemp

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Please can you add two spaces to the end of "Page" dimension so we don't have to scroll for ages trying to find something in the middle of the variety of Page XXX dimensions.

With two spaces at the end, it will be super quick to grab it via the search field drop down and will be a great accelerator for the product for people who live in the product.




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Paul Koks

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How to Improve Your Online Business by Setting Up Goal Values
Setting up goals is a very important step when configuring Google Analytics. However, a lot of people forget to add a goal value to their goals. You will greatly enhance your insights and optimization possibilities if you do both! In this article I will provide you with a framework on how to set up goal values in Google Analytics. In addition to that, I will reveal a few powerful reports and metrics that are enabled by setting up goal values. #googleanalytics  
Setting up goals is a very important step when configuring Google Analytics. However, a lot of people forget to add a goal value to their goals. You will greatly enhance your insights and optimization possibilities if you do both! In general there are two types of websites: Websites that directly sell products and/or services. Websites …
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André Friberg

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Hello fellow Analytics users!

I created a new profile in Analytics some months back. For some reason I can't access the demographics pages for this specific profile? All the other profiles that are under the same property have access to demographics.

Any clues why I can't acces the demographic pages on the new profile?

All the best!

André
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Ellen Edmands

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Been having luck solving artificially low bounce rate/doubling up of page views by removing "snippet tracking code" when it was already tracking via GTM. Been having luck, that is, until recently when after removing the "snippet" code, I'm still left with a low bounce rate.

Used Google Tag Assistant to confirm no longer firing off two page views. Assuming next culprit could be events? Old school event tracking was a lot easier to determine whether or not event interaction was affecting the bounce rate. What's the best way to figure out if one of the events is causing this issue? Thanks!
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Carlson Smith's profile photoRaymond Wong's profile photo
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The WASP Inspector chrome extension build by Cardinalpath is great for detecting what is in the tracking pixel send to GA servers.

http://www.webanalyticssolutionprofiler.com/
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Anna Khan

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Users vs New Users

Hi guys! I've got an issue with the definition of the New User metric... Basically, using segmentation GA gives me 4 new users and 7 (unique) users for a selected period. But, with User Explorer I see 7 users and 6 new users for the same period...

As i understand New Users metric, it's a number of users in a selected period who has got new ClientID during the period. Am I wrong?

What could be a problem? Any ideas?
Thank you in advance :)
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Raymond Wong's profile photoAnna Khan's profile photo
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+Raymond Wong i'm checking how many users visited the page and after clicked the button. So, the segment is a sequence: first step is "page contains...." and second step is "event category contains"...

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Hi guys! Is it possible to setup, configure and deploy (Custom Dimensions, eCommerce...) multiple GA-Properties via an external script? 
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Julien Coquet's profile photoTobias Kraeft (Rocket Internet)'s profile photo
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And within the Management API, have a look at the Google Script implementation, as this is ridiculous easy to setup and use: https://developers.google.com/apps-script/advanced/analytics
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Noman Karim

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Explore the traffic flow from a specific page in GA

http://marketlytics.com/analytics-faq/track-user-flow-from-specific-page
Google analytics user flow reports are helpful in finding where the user went after a specific page. In order to get to user flow reports navigate to audience >> user flow. To check the user flow from the specific page click on the specific page and select “Explore traffic through here”. This will only include the traffic to and from that page. User flow can only be seen for landing pages so make sure that the page you are looking...
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The way most practitioners and consultants approach digital analytics is defunct and in need of a radical overhaul.

What if we’ve been doing it all wrong? The mainstream idea was to gather Business Requirements from our stakeholders, define objectives and KPIs that would resonate across the whole organization. Create a Solution Design, Implement, Test, Go Live and hope for the best. We were expected to dive in the depth of an ocean of data and find the “precious” — the one and unique golden nugget of wisdom that would transform the organization. We’ve been told to “get executive sponsorship” and our goal should be to get a seat at the “grown up” table of management. In a nice echo chamber marketers despised IT and gave themselves pat on the back reinforcing the idea they were destined to become the CTOs, CMOs and CEOs of the future.

Seriously? How is it going for you?
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Nice blog post. Surely the best quote of the month: "Never ask. Always propose." 
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For those who are interested, I've been developing a tool which you can use to manage Google Analytics (properties, views and custom dimensions for now) in batch via a Google Sheet.

It's available for free on GitHub.

http://rutger.meekers.eu/Google-Analytics-Manager/
Background. At one of the projects I've worked on in the past, I had the challenge to manage over a hundred websites on a single platform. All of these websites should be equally tracked in Google Analytics. Each website had his own Google Analytics Property with a minimum of three views and ...
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Branimir Cigale

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Worst Techcrunch's ever about GA
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Zorin Radovancevic's profile photoStéphane Hamel's profile photo
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+Zorin Radovancevic - what I find interesting is there are very few people willing to go out and say there's a lack of fundamental knowledge or something wrong with many aspects of the way we do analytics today. We are (collectively) contempt with the "how to" of GA, technical details about instrumenting and dumbed down "Top X" for anything. The huge benefit of his article is it created some reaction and made us think "oh! wait a minute! do I accept his point of view?", and not wether he is right or wrong, because after all, it's just an opinion :)
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Damion Brown

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How would I go about building a find-and-replace filter to change the syntax of an Event coming from the Measurement Protocol?

I have the following event being sent via Last.fm

Category = Music
Action = Diana Ross - Upside Down
Label = (null)

I can't change the syntax at source, but I'm pretty sure it could be done using a filter at the GA View level.

How would I make it so that the following Event is recorded in Google Analytics?

Category = Music
Action = Diana Ross
Label = Upside Down


Thanks in advance and apologies in advance if you end up with Diana Ross' Upside Down stuck in your head as a result of reading this post.
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Julien Coquet's profile photoDamion Brown's profile photo
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Thanks Julien! Perfect, thank you. You're an absolute gentleman, much appreciated!
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Raymond Wong

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I noticed that direct traffic is gradually increasing month over month this year. I want to find out if there is anything going on that breaks the session. I know for certain that all pages have GA script running. I am suspecting that more users are using adblocker on their browser. How can I verify my assumption? Any suggestions?
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Hello everyone,

I have a question and I was hoping this great community could help me.

I want to receive an email report with the current day/week/month compared to the previous year (day/week/month).

Is that possible?

Thanks and cheers :) bye
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Stefano Albiani's profile photojuanmanuel corao's profile photo
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Hi Stefano, yes I do have lots of data. However, every time I try to do it (automatic emails) it sends me only data from the current month/week compared to the previous one. If you know any link where they explain how to do it by any chance, Thank you!! I can't find any for this specific task. 
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Al Wightman

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Evening All,

Something I have thought about in the past but not had to really consider until today. A client is currently on a .co.uk domain but is planning over the next few months to purchase the .com version of the .co.uk and move the whole site to .com. They are planning to do this at the same time as when launching a redesign and redevelopment of the site.

As the GA cookie is set on the top level domain when the site moves from .co.uk to .com all visitors post that change will be allocated a new client id even if they had visited the site before when it was a .co.uk. So in effect all visitors to the new .com site will be classed as "new" visitors in the User type report

Two quick questions:

1. I 'm just double checking that that assumption is correct?
2. Are there any techniques to potentially pass over the client IDs when a returning visitor first comes to the .com site? I've done quite an extensive Google search and found nothing so any help even if it is to say adios to the historical client IDs would be much appreciated.

Cheers,

Al

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Zorin Radovancevic's profile photoAl Wightman's profile photo
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Thanks +Zorin Radovancevic.

I was beginning to doubt myself on question 1 :-).

Interesting approach using the iframe.

Many thanks for the suggestion.

Cheers,

Al
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*Refund Hit vs Inverse Transaction*

Hey I am trying to figure out what would be a valid approach to zeroing out an incorrect transaction. I have tried the inverse transaction approach [negative values of total, quantity] but was curious if the EET Refund hit can do the trick.

Question is if I sent a refund hit would it adjust the transaction revenue and product revenue so net effect is zero or would the refund only show up under the Product Refund Amount and Refund Amount metrics leaving the original revenues unchanged?
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Hussain Mehmood's profile photoZorin Radovancevic's profile photo
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This is really a per case best practice as additional hits though non interaction ones cause some anomalies inside reports and all highly depends when a negative trans happens, on average, and the share of these negative transactions, again on average.
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Paul Koks

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Top 25 Takeaways from The Google Analytics Demo Account
Nothing can beat learning from real-world Analytics data. Google has just opened the door to their ecommerce store data, a great opportunity for anybody who wants to accelerate their learning! In this article I will share 25 important takeaways from their account setup and reporting environment. #googleanalytics
Awesome! Real-world data from the Google Analytics demo account to speed up your web analytics learning curve. Get started today!
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