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Google Analytics - doubling page views

   
5:23 pm on Feb 20, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Yesterday's page views in Google Analytics appear to reported as exactly double the true value for one of my sites.

When I first looked at the figures I thought whoooppeee! Then I exported them to excel to see exactly what was happening. At that point I noticed that every reported page view value was an even number. No way! There are always some pages with 1 view at the end of the report but not this time, the lowest are all 2.

Don't get too happy if your page views for yesterday appear high - check it out first.

Yesterday and today's figures look fine.
7:01 pm on Feb 20, 2014 (gmt 0)



I have the same issue for a couple of days now..It seems to be a few hours a day that the stats are wrong. Only the last day is doubled for me.
9:49 am on Mar 4, 2014 (gmt 0)



Have you reported the issue to Google?. It would help
4:34 pm on Mar 4, 2014 (gmt 0)

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No I haven't reported it. It's happening again today (yesterday's page views are doubled again).

I have lost all faith in G doing anything if I did report it, it will just go into the plex waste bin like every other report I have ever made in the past.

They must be aware of it though, it's not like a minor formatting error. And if it's like past times it will get corrected in the next few hours.
9:09 pm on Mar 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I had the same issue on March 3. Huge spike in analytics numbers not reflected in the performance reports or from Piwik.

Noticed a trend of a 25% dofferemce between the two in counting visitors, unique visitors and page views as well. (Guess which was lower.)
1:42 pm on Mar 6, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I experienced (across three properties) around double the pageviews/uniques on three occasions so far this month. On each property, numbers were corrected within 24 hours.

Today, I see that around 80% of all data has disappeared from another property which was visible in the account yesterday on hourly graphs. I'm hoping we'll see a correction of the soon :)

Note: We have recently passed the threshold of 10 million pageviews/month on one property, so it may be related to Analytics' limits.
7:58 pm on Mar 6, 2014 (gmt 0)

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so it may be related to Analytics' limits

Don't worry about that - I run a site with 0.1% of your monthly pageviews and experience the same. Encountered this odd behaviour since beginning of March. Today seems to be the fist day that it looks normal again.
10:17 pm on Mar 20, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Seeing spikes in my stats too which correct itself in a day or two. Maybe an April Fool's joke by GA in advance?
1:33 pm on Mar 21, 2014 (gmt 0)



I have reported the issue to Google, let's hope they react (small chance). I'll let you guys know if I hear from them.

Greetings,
Thom
10:19 pm on Apr 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

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This message is now appearing at the top of my analytics page:

Universal properties created prior to December 2013 may temporarily report doubled Visits counts between the hours of 0500-0800 in the View timezone. This issue corrects itself automatically. We are working on a fix to address this issue as soon as possible.


If this is a reaction to the problem which I reported in February why has it taken G so long to let us know?
12:35 am on Apr 13, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Now if only I know how to turn off that message. I've seen it. I got it. And I don't want to see it anymore. But where is the X button when you need it?
5:14 pm on Apr 17, 2014 (gmt 0)



I notice this issue since January exactly on same times everyday. from 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM (+5GMT)
7:19 am on May 2, 2014 (gmt 0)



It's gone, so looked like they have solved it!