Category Archives: AnalyticsEdge

Google Analytics Filters May Have Become Unlinked

The Analytics Edge connectors ‘GA Management’ and ‘Google Analytics Pro’ have features that use the Google Analytics Management API  in order to change filter settings. Google identified (and fixed) a problem with management.filters.patch and management.filters.update operations that may have caused filters to become unlinked from the view. This problem was introduced on 5/23/2017 and fixed […]

Foxweber.com Spam Review

Just when it looked like the spam referrals in your web site traffic reports was fading away, a new source appears — this time from China: Foxweber (a.k.a. KingDatas, a Beijing Company). Google Analytics has long been a target for referral spam – someone leaving fake referral visits in website traffic reports to entice them […]

Sampling Problems in Google Analytics

“Don’t cross the streams…It would be bad” – Ghostbusters, 1984 It looks like some Google Analytics properties are suffering from severe sampling issues. In one extreme example, reports show data from only 1 out of 3 (yes, THREE) sessions!  The trigger: mixing hit-level and session-level dimensions with hit-level metrics, like Page + Country with Pageviews, […]

Google Analytics Metric and Dimension Changes

Google Analytics is a dynamic application, and the available metrics and dimensions changes over time. The Google Analytics connectors from Analytics Edge can update to the latest dimensions and metrics simply by click the Update button on the Fields tab while editing a query (lower left). Recent changes include: New: ga:userBucket ga:datehourMinute Changed: ga:uniqueEvents no […]

SEO Reporting Tools for Excel

Analytics Edge has all the tools you need for Search Engine Optimization reporting! Start with the free Analytics Edge Basic Add-in and included free Google Analytics connector to build your web site traffic reports. With no account or query limits, one click refresh, and excellent support, you can easily build custom reports for each of your […]