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Dmitri Ilin

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Just can’t wait for the upcoming rollout of Google Optimize. Any hints for the release date? +Babak Pahlavan +Stéphane Hamel

Introducing Google Optimize (beta) - a free version of our popular enterprise-class testing and personalization product, Optimize 360! Access to Google… - Google Analytics – Google+
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Stéphane Hamel
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Some good tips and creating segments (or even a view) to isolate & monitor PII (and data quality in general) is the way to go
 
Identifying and preventing Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in your Google Analytics account is important. Discover how: http://cpath.it/2dpEK2s
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Simo Ahava
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Container Snippet placement recommendation now officially changed to <head>

FINALLY! The recommendation for where to put the Google Tag Manager container snippet has changed. The official word is now to put it in <head>.

This is significant, because <head> is the correct place for all asynchronously loading libraries, but GTM's documentation had been steadfast in recommending it to be placed in the beginning of <body>. With this change, the library will start loading earlier in the page load sequence, and as a result your tracking accuracy will improve.

If you want search console verification to still work, and if you care about JavaScript-less users, you'll need to leave the <noscript></noscript> block in the beginning of <body>.

https://developers.google.com/tag-manager/quickstart

H/T +Scott Herman
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Really useful post, thanks! What about dataLayers? Should anything be changed in case I split the container to <head> and <body>?
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Ranyere Rodrigues
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Visualise GA data through Microsoft Power BI.
Learn to visualise Google Analytics data via Microsoft Power BI. Power BI can be connected to various data sources including ‘Google Analytics’.
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Paul Koks

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Complete Guide to Master Hourly Data Sets in Google Analytics
Segmentation is the key to make your data really powerful. Digging into hourly behavioral stats can turn a pile of data into awesome insights. This post demystifies how to use the Google Analytics hourly reports to their maximum potential. Including several use cases.
Discover how to use the hourly reports to optimize your business outcome! Standard and custom reports and several use cases are included!
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Grant Kemp

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If I have combined profile (ie one made up multiple sites) is there a way to track visits between the various hostnames to see if users started on one site and finished on another hostname?
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Thanks for the help guys.
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John Preo

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Hi all!
I hope someone would help me because I'm really confused.

Google Analytics stopped an Experiment I started about 26 days ago although the variant's conversion rate was doing good.
Variant's conversion rate: 19.17%
Original's conversion rate: 16.39%

Thanks in advance
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I'm sure nobody stopped it and I did not change any setting.
This is the message displayed :
"No winners found"
However, the Probability of Outperforming Original was 94.7 % and the experiment sessions were 6,548
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jl townie

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Hi all, I'm hoping someone can point me in a (correct) direction...

I'm working with a company who wants to visualize tiered slices of their users, so, basically, they have 3 activities (tracked as events) set up as part of their overall acquisition funnel, they want to view tier 1 users as users that complete one or more activity A, three or more activity B, and one or more activity C. Later, they may want to visualize Tier 2 users, same activity A and B as Tier 1, but five or more Activity C.. and so on.

I keep concluding that without the ClientID as a custom variable/dimension in GA, I can't do the aggregation at the user level horizontally (intersection of users with certain activity level in A + users with certain activity levels in B + users with certain activity levels in C) before doing the rollup (count of Tier 1 or percent of Tier 1).

Has anyone done this type of thing before (I assume yes) and could you point me in the right direction? What am I missing? What's the best practice here?

Thanks in advance.
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You can use custom segments based on the quantity/type of events that fire for a visitor. You are correct - you will definitely need to capture a customer ID as a custom variable to map it horizontally to a given user
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Gary Le Masson

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hello Guys Have you ever seen that happen in GA ???

You have to know that's a custom report showing specific pages, that are loaded in a React.JS app ... other parts of the website are (classic PHP are running fine).

BTW, Already checked in GA debug ... my pageview is sent... but I cannot understand Why I don't get SESSIONS in the middle that would look logical.

Any idea ? Thanks a lot !!!
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Try the 'Unique Dimension Combinations' metric instead.
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where do I find our website analytics on google+ it looks like it recently had a update?
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Announcing: Smart, Fast-Acting Analytics — For Everyone: goo.gl/aG9OSX [via @babakph] via +Google Analytics 
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The 10 Best Ways to Use #UTM Codes For #Conversion #Tracking
 
The 10 Best Ways to Use #UTM Codes For #Conversion #Tracking
UTM codes are great for determining which of your channels drive the most traffic, but did you know you can also use them to track conversions?
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I have tried using the contact form for Analytics 360 to get someone to talk to us about Google Analytics 360/Premium but can't get a response. I there anyone using 360 that can help point me in the right direction?

https://www.google.com/analytics/360-suite/analytics/contact-us/

I am guessing Google just doesn't have a customer facing sales team for this product and it is outsourced to 3rd party agencies.

The sampling of the data in the free version is really becoming an issue for my company.

Thanks in advance!
Talk with an enterprise sales representative. Get the advanced analytics solutions, services, and support your large enterprise needs for today's modern marketing. Please complete the form below and a Google sales representative will be in touch with you soon. Or go through one of our Authorized ...
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You are better off looking at the list of resellers at https://www.google.com/analytics/partners/search/services and contacting a few of them
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To all fellow GA nerds - have you actually taken the GAIQ exam recently? I think I took it the last time in... 2011 perhaps.

I feel really embarassed not nailing a 100%, having worked so much in GA.

It was a fun video session though! If you enjoy watching a fellow colleague suffer, click the play button! ;)
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I silently watched a lot (30+) people doing the exam, and I think some of the questions (I know for sure for at least 1) was with an incorrect answer in the system, so you couldn't get the full points if you answered them all correctly.
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Nikhil Raj

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I am looking at the effects of sampling in Google Analytics. But first I think I need to understand how filters work! I have two questions.

1. What is the difference that could happen to sampling if I "exclude" let's say /category pages and if I "search and replace" all /category pages as a single /category/ page?

After setting up the above filters in two different views: Let's say my product pages received 10,000 sessions yesterday in the unfiltered view. Now when I excluded all category pages in a different view, the traffic to product pages increased and was at 15,000 sessions on the same day!

Now in the other view where I search and replaced category pages to be tracked as a single /category/ url in GA, the sessions were same as the unfiltered view.

2. So does that mean I can reduce the effects of sampling or the high cardinality issue if I make a view to track only the product pages?
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Thanks +Simo Ahava and +Yehoshua Coren! So as a KPI for product page sessions, is it good to have the view that tracks just the product pages and excludes all category pages, will it be more accurate just like I said in the examples? Also what are the effects if my Property hit volume is above 10M hits / month?
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Hi there,
I will ask my question in german, beacuse I don't know the right english terms - sorry! Hope you can help me anyway.

Und zwar, wenn ich mir über die Akquisition alle organischen Zugriffe anzeigen lasse und "Zielseite" auswähle, wie kann es dann sein, dass dort Seiten angezeigt werden, die auf "noindex" stehen. Sollte die "Zielseite" nicht die erste Seite sein, die der Nutzer auf meiner Webseite sieht? Über die Search Console habe ich ausgeschlossen, dass Traffic von Google auf diese nicht-indexierten Seiten kommt - was bedeutet also Zielseite?? Die Erklärung "Die Seiten, über die Besucher zu Ihrer Website gelangt sind" hilft mir irgendwie nicht weiter...

Danke im Voraus!
LG, Karo
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+Susanne Sporys das könnte die Lösung sein.

+Tobias Kraeft thank you a lot!
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Custom Channel Grouping issues

New CCG prepared, applied and left for 24 hours. 2 issues detected:

1. In Conversions > Attribution > Model Comparison Tool report CCG is not fully applied. Some of the traffic is properly attributed to CCG configuration, other traffic is bucketed into wrong Channels (even though it is properly shown in Acquisition > All Traffic > Channels).

2. In Acquisition > All Traffic > Channels report, some of the Channels show accurate data as long as I don't filter them or drill down. If I do, they show 0 traffic.

Anyone encountered these issues?




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Ryan Praskievicz

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Google Analytics Cost Data Import from Google Sheets – Automated

Manually uploading CSV files to Google Analytics with cost data on your marketing campaigns (or any meta data) is a tedious process. This tutorial shows you how to automatically upload cost data from a Google Sheet to Google Analytics. A sample sheet is included. Free up your time today!

http://bit.ly/2cwJwNx

#googleanalytics #tutorial #measure
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Thanks for sharing.
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