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André Mafei
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What are you trying to do these days?
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Configuring things to get data.
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Trying to analyse the data I have.
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Both, trying to get data and analyse it.
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Other (leave a comment please).
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Brian Jensen

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Spam/Bot Traffic Infiltrating Organic Reports in GA

I've noticed over the past few weeks that spam/bot traffic is starting to invade my organic reports in GA. For some time, it seemed the issue was exclusive to the referral reports.

Enabling bot filtering doesn't seem to eliminate the problem.

Are there any community members that have a good solution beyond constantly updating filters?




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Brian Jensen's profile photoDavid Navarro Arnao's profile photo
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Awesome, thanks for the resource +Jonas Klimas.
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Is it only mine or do all GA accounts show a red arrow pointing downwards for CPC, when doing a comparison, when in fact it should point up!
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Tiaan Van Zyl

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Hit Limit Quotas - Property

Could anyone clarify 10 million hits per month per property?

The reason why I ask this is because the property in question is receiving a lot of hits (will definitely reach the limit a month), but I would like to create a new profile view. Would this mean that the number of hits will then increase because it is on property level? Or would it just be the same data, but a filtered view of the originial hits?

I ask this because I don't want to increase the number of hits to this property.

Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers,
Tiaan
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Tamás Geiger's profile photoTiaan Van Zyl's profile photo
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Thank you +Tamás Geiger. 
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Tiaan Van Zyl

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Location / Sub folder Filter

Question: We have a website that redirects users to the specific sub folders (i.e. www.domain.com/en-au/) when they come from a specific country. My question is, which option would be the best:

1. Filter by Country which will include all hits coming from that specific country
2. Filter all hits to pages started with that sub folder

More on the second point - if I decide to go that route, what are the pitfalls for this over the country version? In theory, all users coming from that country should be redirected to pages with that sub folder.
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Tiaan Van Zyl's profile photoDamion Brown's profile photo
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I vote for #2 also. It makes sense for the analytics to follow the setup on the website, rather than to classify country visitors based on other criteria.
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Andrey Vorobiev

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Hi guys,

I am doing some dashboarding using google analytics spreadsheets add-on.

I have two separate mediums with cpc and CPC inside reports. I need data only for cpc to show, but uppercase CPC always gets on my way and I'm not sure if it is possible to filter it out completely as google analytics case insensitive by default.

Is there any way to filter out uppercase values from the report?

Any help is much appreciated :)

Thanks!
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Tobias Kraeft (Rocket Internet)'s profile photoAndrey Vorobiev's profile photo
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+Oleg Harchenko, thank you. That helped. I had to reconfigure my filters to medium== instead of medium=~ (reg exp) to include all mediums I needed. Too sad that reg exp won't work in this case :(

Thanks everyone for help :)
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Hi guys id like to get a confirmation about a thing recently read.. Does bounce rate mean time on site 0 seconds? Because i read every time someone lands to a page without moving to another one, analytics report will say 0 seconds on the page (as well as bounce rate of course). Am i right?

If so, how to deal with this sort-of-lack of information? I mean, it's a difference if someone stays on a given page 200seconds instead of 3 seconds...

Many thanks guys

#GoogleAnalytics #AnalyticsQuestion #DigitalMarketing #Google
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Gabriele Giacomi's profile photoDavid Kutcher's profile photo
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+Gabriele Giacomi please, please, PLEASE do not go down the path of an adjusted bounce rate. It is a bad idea, and will forever mess up your Analytics.
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MediaJackers

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Google Analytics’ new User Explorer report shows individual, anonymized website interactions


http://www.mediajackers.com/
Just came across a new report in Google Analytics called “User Explorer” today. It is available in beta for some free & …
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Rohit Kumar

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Please help, I need organic traffic in "Acquisition Overview" but is showing for SEO,PPC, Eblasts, Direct/Bookmarked, Referral, Display, Social Media, & (other). How I know the total organic traffic in last month? Please guide
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Tiaan Van Zyl

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New Beta Report - User Explorer

I found a new report in the majority  of my profiles this morning. I couldn't find any documentation on it. Can someone take a guess to what it does?

By the looks of it, it allows you to measure behaviour on client ID level. I see things such as the number of purchases made by a single client ID etc.
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Tiaan Van Zyl's profile photoAngie Ibrahim's profile photoBenjamin Mangold's profile photo
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Hi, I Google+ this last week. Very awesome stuff!
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Alex Fraser

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Is there a way to track visitors using screen readers? 
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Julien Coquet's profile photoAlex Fraser's profile photo
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+Julien Coquet thanks. 
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Eleanor Bennett

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Google has recently announced a new capability to AdWords which it says will ‘deliver even more relevance’ for consumers across its platforms. Customer Match will allow brands to import their own customer email databases directly to AdWords to ascertain how many of these registered email addresses are users of Google products. The addresses can be … Continued
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Impact and Necessity of Google’s Privacy Policy Changes

Google is serious about insisting that Internet users are aware of privacy policy changes.
 
Google interjects a search on google.co.uk with new Privacy policy Notice, according to news from the webmasterworld.com in the UK. There was no way over this hurdle to benefit from Google services until dealing with the Google Privacy Policy notice.

The article states that “if you are signed in, it will remember the choice across signed in devices and browsers.”

Clicking on the "Next" button brings users to standard text describing how Google manages its process of tracking user activity. Now individuals will see a "I Agree" button, or "Other options" which leads you to your privacy setting options. Then the only way to proceed is to select the "I Agree" button.

Online Privacy Continues to be a Concern for Internet Users


This has led to many discussions about increased levels of not provided data in Google Analytics and Ad blocking on mobile devices.

For those who rely on the Google Chrome Incognito Mode, note the following statement published in ghacks.net:

“GPUs don't respect process boundaries - physical memory is NOT zeroed when it is passed to a new process. When you close an incognito window, all GPU assets (framebuffer, textures, etc) are left sitting in VRAM. Later, another application can create a new buffer on the GPU and find it filled with the previous incognito window contents.”

The Google Privacy Policy was last modified on March 25, 2016. Everyone who takes advantage of the FREE standard version of Google Analytics should be aware that when you use Google services, you are trusting them with your information.

+John Griffith  suggests a great related article that highlights how Internet use can invade home privacy. See link below.

As levels of Internet use increase., we can expect these issues to increase correspondingly.

#internetprivacy #googleanalytics #internetusers #googleprivacypolicyupdates  

Read more to gain key details:

https://www.hillwebcreations.com/internet-users-privacy-impacts-google-analytics-not-set-data/

http://www.ghacks.net/2016/01/11/chrome-incognito-mode-leak/

https://www.webmasterworld.com/uk_ireland_search_engines/4804184.htm
https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

http://www.gearbrain.com/hackers-home-security-internet-of-things-1778669864.html

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Glad to offer it +Sam Wall - along with the many privileges of more internet use come a few stop-and-think moments.
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Ellen Edmands

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Desktop Chrome Organic Traffic Decline with corresponding increase in direct traffic. Saw a product forum post about this. Anyone else seeing a similar pattern? 
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When I'm viewing landing pages under Behaviors I noticed that there are URLs with some sort of code at the end of them.

Are these UTMs and if there is one URL with different ending codes can this affect an increase in bounce rate?

Is there a way to pool or filter these URLs together?
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Derrick Minutello's profile photoJeff Lukey's profile photo
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Hi +Derrick Minutello ,

Sorry for the slow response. Having tired some of the links above I don't think that either the _hsenc or _hsmi parameters influence the content on page. Could be some sort of affiliate ID or form hash. I would double check with the developers exactly what the _hsenc or _hsmi parameters do but I strongly suspect that using the query parameter exclusion list detailed previously should be the way to go here. Here's the link again as it doesn't look like it came through properly last time:

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1010249?hl=en

Regards,

Jeff
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Harsha Pawadi

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Hi Guys,

I am running a E-mail campaign using a third party source after doing that campaign my coversions seems to be improved but am unable to find out whether the campaign has worked out or not, because under Acquisition tab in Google Analytics there is no traffic which shows from E-mail it can't be that bad after sending thousands of email's So guys how do i solve this tracking issue of my mail campaigns.
Is there anything wrong with tracking code or what ??
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Harsha Pawadi's profile photoMarina Prihodko's profile photo
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As far as I know, this additional parametrs in Url is a common way to track campaigns and everybody use it. As another way... You can create specific landing page for campaign and you will know that every session with this landing page
will be a session from specific campaign. 
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Viktor Iwan

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For those who use UserID.. is the ga("set", "userid", "UNIQUEID") should be set on GA's declaration  OR i can put anywhere on the page ?
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It can be anywhere on the page, but it needs to be before any hits you send to GA that you want to be included in the UserID View.
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Mehdi Oudjida

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Friday question: 
The theoretical (and mythical) date of 2 April 2016 is passed and ga.js still works.
When Google would announce the date of the end of support of ga.js tracking and with which last delay to let (and force) last website owners to do the switch ?
The month of May could be a good window of opportunity with 360 new announcements and design update?
What is your opinion?
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+Simo Ahava  Thank you for this precision!
So, reading some articles and discussions, people seem to mix Universal launching and Classic deprecation. Thank you again for the clarification.
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John Kalinoski

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If a category is defined within the "detail" action and then is added to cart and ultimately purchased.  Do we need to define the category within the "add", "checkout", & "purchase actions" or is GA smart enough to associate it with the category on the detail page?

Basically, I am asking if the product category is automatically bound or do we truly need to define it at each of the steps I listed above?

To be more detailed...Since a product can live in multiple locations on a website, we want to use the category information of where the product lives on the site.  In other words, we don't want to use the same category regardless of where the product lives on the site.

Example: a product lives under the category "mens" and also under the category "sale".  We want to be able to look how these locations perform against each other.

In order to do this, we need to store values of how the product was navigated to in order to pass the same value on the cart & checkout pages.  This is why I was asking if GA was smart enough to associate the category value from the "detail" action all the way through purchase or do we need to still pass the category within the "add", "checkout", & "purchase actions"?
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Maxim Ostapenko's profile photoAl Wightman's profile photo
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Hi +John Kalinoski,

The way Google has thought about this in GA and Enhanced Ecommerce is to not think about "Mens" and "Sale" as product categories but as "Product Lists". They have a separate report in Enhanced Ecommerce performance called "Product List Performance" - some info here https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6014872?hl=en#plp
This will indicate which Product Lists get more views for your products and more clickthroughs to your product detail pages.

The Product List feature of EE also has what's called Product Attribution - some basic details here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6014841?hl=en#product_attribution

This effectively stitches user action post product list e.g. add to baskets, checkouts and order confirmations without having to pass the Product List name all the way through the customer journey. This works on a last list attribution model i.e. the last one interacted with. Note not all sessions involve a list interaction i.e. users land directly onto a product detail page.

This Product List/Product Attribution gets around having to capture that list name at every stage.

You will still want to capture the product category for the product and as +Simo Ahava has said you do need to capture this at every stage. I would recommend capturing this consistently as one value (typically this would be the primary category of the product) rather than adapt it depending on where the user came from within the site's lists.

Cheers,

Al

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