Msg#: 3390399 posted 9:54 am on Jul 10, 2007 (gmt 0)
Probably this has been already discussed but I couldn't find any threads on it. I have problems with GA goal conversion tracking. So I have admin system that tracks the applications(goals) on my site and I use GA as well. The problem is that GA goal I have set up shows approximately half the applications(goals) I receive in real. I went through my code and it seems my admin is working OK. I checked GA tracking code - it is present on my goal page. So what I found in the logs is that GA tracks all goal conversions from one IP as 1 goal conversion. For example I have 22 applications (goals accomplished) in a day in logs and only 8 showing in GA, as the different IP-s are only 8. Which should mean 8 people applied each of them for more than once. Why can't GA distinguish different goal conversions from the same IP?
Msg#: 3390399 posted 1:37 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)
It seems to be the way they decided to design it. I wouldn't have done it that way myself. I think I've heard of workarounds and hope somebody posts one. It makes it really hard to compare results with other programs that have more flexibility in how this is measured.