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H. Dean Hua

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I've set up Ecommerce tracking code on the confirmation page but GA isn't tracking revenue or ecommerce activities. Does anyone know why?
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Yeah, both ecommerce and the code is enabled.
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Saurabh Rawat

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How to Set Google analytics in Magento Step by Step
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If you are running your eCommerce store you may have heard about Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a freemium web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. You can find out monthly (duration can be customize) total visits, location visits (city, region, country), language visits, landing page visits, organic, referral, social,
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Tiaan Van Zyl

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Real-Time Overview Change

Seeing that Google isn't sending any organic keyword related data anymore, it would be great if Google could replace the Top Keywords section in the real-time overview report with something like Top Events or Top Conversions.
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I think something is brewing with the Google Webmaster Tools integration (now called Search Console)
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Palak Gupta

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Tips to improve page views & reduce bounce rates
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How to increase page views and decrease bounce rate of your WordPress blogs? 5 expert tips to get you started!
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Mark Bikerdyke

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Hi,
Is it possible to sign into a google analytics account with a hotmail email address?
Thanks in advance.
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You'e welcome, happy to help :-)
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André Mafei
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[Tableau + GA] Does anybody know a workaround +Tableau Software lack of Filter option in GA connector? By filter I mean real filter, like filter by page url, not segments. Things I already know but are not great solutions:
- Export GA data to csv using another tool (like Analytics Canvas) and import in Tableau
- GA Premium can export to BigQuery, then connect to BigQuery using Tableau.
- ... any other idea?

Another thing, please join me and +Stéphane Hamel, request Tableau to add this feature by login and voting in this page:
http://community.tableau.com/ideas/1991
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Thank +Stéphane Hamel ! I am going to try their tool out today. My work arounds have been nightmares. 
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Anthony GP

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Ok all, Here's an interesting issue!

On one of our views, we have it set so that all store subdomain traffic is not included. (store.example.com is not included in this view) My settings for this view are as follows: Filter Type: EXCLUDE>TRAFFIC TO THE HOSTNAME>THAT CONTAIN>store.example.com.  This was working perfectly fine up until recently. Now all traffic to the sub is now included in the data. Can anyone help me figure this out? Thanks!
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+Tiaan Van Zyl Yeah, I'm not seeing anything obvious. It's very weird. I'm going to see if the developers know of something that might have changed. 
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Mike Sullivan

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Google organic search results with URL keywords on the rise.

People are starting to notice that (not provided) has some company again, but the problem is that is they are URLs to landing pages on your own site. I have seen as much as 45% of organic/search traffic contain landing page URLs. 

Not sure what Google is doing with this...or why.
The Request URI is of the form:
http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.analyticsedge.com...

and the keyword is the landing page itself:
http://www.analyticsedge.com...

Started Jan 1st....Infrastructure overload???
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Hey i have some troubles ..i sell ads in my site(i use dfp). Mu client mesure the efectivity using GA referer report..but there is a big difference between click report on dfp and referal report on GA. I mean i know that a difference is common but i read 4000 clck on dfp and they read only 250 referer

What do you think is the issue?

Sorry mu english
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Stéphane Hamel
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Yep...
 
Lies, damned lies, and aggregated statistics. Advice on digging deep and staying clear of "overview" data #googleanalytics #segmentation

Strong title I know, but its got your attention. For clarity, Google Analytics doesn’t lie, what does is those people using the data who are either misinformed or aren’t getting the most out of GA…read on if that’s you! This post has come about because of…
Strong title I know, but its got your attention. For clarity, Google Analytics doesn't lie, what does is those people using the data who are either misinformed or aren't getting the most out of GA....
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Cheers +Simo Ahava +Stéphane Hamel . So true with users meaning. Left of bounce as could write a whole post on that!
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Shuki Mann

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What would you tell to a client who wants to know the real benefits of Google Analytics over his own, custom-built BI platform.

He tells that GA is "too basic" for him. The attribution isn't accurate, and he can see all the basic data (mobile, new/returning, GEO etc.) in his own platform too.

I have many clients like this and I'm looking for good answers :)
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+Shuki Mann  - The question seems to assume that GA is indeed better than a custom BI system.  It depends on what the business is trying to answer.  When it comes to attribution, GA's out of the box solution is quite good.  However, GA is strongly lacking when it comes to customer analytics (which impacts the attribution modelling) as there is no back-stitching of customer identities, even in UserId Views.  

The key here for me is having the customer do an honest cost/benefit assessment of maintaining their own solution vs. what GA will give them for from (and what it doesn't offer).

In terms of your reply, +Stéphane Hamel , while it is true that the GA platform is terrific, just because they spend tons of resources on it and have incredible adoption doesn't it that it is the best thing since sliced bread.  Popularity is not the same thing as quality.  Tools like KissMetrics do a way better job with customer level analytics than GA.

The resource thing is important because it means that GA will continue to improve and will be a reliable analytics platform for the next XXX years.  But I'd rather have my data outside of GA if doing something like measuring ROAS in a non-sessionized, cross device way.
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Dean Hua

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Hey guys- What is your preferred add-on or method of generating reports within Google spreadsheets? I am just getting started with using GA Spreadsheet Add-on plugin. Is there something better or this the best?
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Supermetrics if you want to spend some money. Worth it 100% 
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Anthony GP

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I just don't get why I can't filter out my subdomain traffic in a separate view. I've got our main site "example.com" and a sub "store.example.com" both sharing the same tracking ID. Our main view includes traffic to both, which is what we'd like.

 I setup a separate view with a filter to: EXCLUDE>TRAFFIC TO THE HOSTNAME>THAT ARE EQUAL TO>"store.example.com".

I started with "THAT CONTAIN", and that didn't seem to work, so then I tried "THAT BEGIN WITH", and now I'm trying "THAT ARE EQUAL TO".

Anyone have any ideas why this doesn't seem to work?

Thanks!
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+Anthony GP Why not verify this filter before you click on save?
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Carl Kessler

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Looking for resources (guides, videos) on how to export GA data into Google Spreadsheets and then turn into reports? Also, I'm trying to learn Google Spreadsheets. Once I do, can the techniques be easily transferrable to Excel or do I need start over again and learn excel?
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Anyone tried using GA Measurement protocol with SalesForce? I'm considering using SalesForce API to send (off-line) conversion data to GA via measurement protocol. All I can find are examples of sending data from GA TO SalesForce, not the other way around. I have not used SalesForce, but my guess is sales data should be accessible via API (together with GA user ID assuming this has been passed along to SalesForce), so then you can just have a script send this via measurement protocol? Am I overlooking something? Has anyone else tried this?
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it depends on how good you are with reading documentation and implementing server side scripting.  ;)
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Is it possible to analyze a private G+ community in Google analytics?
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Thank you!
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Atit Dave

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What approach to take with company that has many affiliate mini sites? I'm working with an insurance company that has several larger affiliates who have their own co-branded mini-sites (but they are ultimately owned by the main company). Some of these mini sites (there's about 20 of them) get more traffic than the main site itself, and they are all tracked as separate properties. This is making reporting quite messy and broken up as they all drive to the exact same business goal. Does cross-domain tracking sound like a good solution for this? Then we can create different views for each domain, and have one view that shows traffic across all domains...thoughts?Any downsides to this? Are there other approaches that make more sense? 
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Yes, that's how I would do it.
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Stéphane Hamel
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PLEASE READ: Posts about Data Spamming

★★★ ANY future post about data spamming will be removed unless it adds something really new to the conversation ★★★

Google knows about it, and they are working on some documentation, no ETA , no known long term solution that we know of for now. See https://plus.google.com/+GoogleAnalytics/posts/3985ij5QeCa
How to deal with it, be it non-compliant bots, ghost referrers and measurement protocol whores... Do your homework, search previous posts and see http://www.analyticsedge.com/2014/12/removing-referral-spam-google-analytics/ and http://www.ohow.co/what-is-referrer-spam-how-stop-it-guide/. Bonus, see http://referrer-spam.help, a free service offered by +xse media GmbH 
We are annoyed as this poll shows https://plus.google.com/u/0/+StephaneHamel-immeria/posts/RckvNxRjF4u

(Edit: if anything worthy comes up it will be added to this post - feel free to comment)
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thank you!
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