Google Analytics

Destination URLs Not Tagged Google Analytics Alert

The destination URLs not Tagged Google Analytics alert is often accompanied by the equally annoying Tracking Code Mismatch Google Analytics alert. Google Analytics has recently become very, we’ll say, good about alerting you of errors with your data. I’ve covered the redundant hostnames Google alert before. Many people have seen these alerts and are wondering what’s going on. So, what do the destination URLs not tagged Google Analytics alert as well as the Tracking Code Mismatch Google Analytics alert mean? First, this is what I’ve seen and you’re seeing:

Destination URLs not Tagged Google Analytics Alert:

Destination URLs Not Tagged Google Analytics Alert

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Which Social Media Links Does Google Like?

Which Social Media Links Does Google LikeLinks still benefit SEO. There are no better backlinks than those that have the potential of driving actual traffic such as social media links. Below are results reviewing many popular social channels for search engine, or SEO, signals and not visitor click-through value, sharing etc. Most of these social networks are new profiles, so the value at current is mainly limited to what SEO value the social media links Google and the other search engines follow to improve rankings. This infancy made for a test free of many variables. So, which social media links does Google like?

How I Tested

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Top 5 Google Analytics Browser Extensions

Troubleshooting and validating Google Analytics can be a pain. Google Analytics browser extensions are meant to help troubleshoot and debug Analtyics and can be a huge help. There are a number of useful Google Analytics browser extensions, but I wanted to outline what is in my opinion are the Top 5 Google Analytics Browser Extensions.

 

My Top 5 Google Analytics Browser Extensions

  1. Google Analtyics Debugger. Google Analytics Debugger browser extensions is available for Google Chrome. This Google Analytics extension will load the debugger version of the Google Analytics Javascript. Google Analytics DebuggerTo use simply download install and click so that the
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Redundant Hostnames Notification Google Analytics Fix

Effective October 14, 2014 Google Analytics started providing Webmasters with the Redundant Hostnames, Property http://www.domain.com is receiving data from redundant hostnames:

Redundant Hostnames Notification Google Analytics

 

The good news is that there is a quick fix to the redundant hostnames notification in Google Analytics. The better news is that the fix to the redundant hostnames will help your site perform in automated, bot, reviews including those of Google when determining your organic rankings.

Why Did I Receive the Redundant Hostnames Notification in Google Analytics?

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The Basic Necessities of a Google Analytics Setup

Google Analytics is a great, though flawed, tool. It has endless potential and can accomplish most of your website tracking goals for the low price of free. Without diving into advanced setup or getting into unique situations I cover the basic necessities of a Google Analytics setup. I do not use Google Tag Manager, which is great, for this example.

The steps below will get you off the ground with accurate tracking and some recommendations of mine for cleaner data in Universal Analytics.

Necessities of a Google Analytics Setup

 

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See Demographic and Interest Information in Google Analytics

Many don’t know that it is now possible to see demographic and interest information in Google Analytics of their site visitors, but it is. I have also speculated in the past that this is why Google hides organic keyword referral data because you can only see this information for users logged into a Google property. The same quick steps below can be used for building a remarketing audience through Google Analytics.

Below is How to See Demographic and Interest Information in Google Analytics

  1. You’ll need an Analytics account – create one if you haven’t already!
  2. Go to Adming > Property
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Verify Proper Analytics Code Placement

This post quickly details how to verify proper Analytics code placement.

Time would be wasted writing about the importance of Analytics. There are only a handful of website tracking tools and an even smaller number that offer this service for free. Why yes, most agencies who present their own “proprietery” reporting are simply white-labeling data from the free tool Google Analytics. I’m going to skip over what Google covers in the JS code installation section and jump to how you can verify that the code is placed across every page desired on your site.

How to verify proper Analytics

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