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3:22 pm on Sep 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

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- In some cases it only seems to be reporting around 60% of the actual traffic. Not sure how or why that is happening, but we host 250 sites here, and have all the actual logfiles and several analyzers running, and we remove all the bots and our own traffic, and it STILL shows as way low in some cases. Examples available upon request.

- How about a general repository for us to share filters? I'm thinking of something along the lines of the way Google offers widgets and gadgets and whatnot for iGoogle and Desktop. I've created some and gone out and found some out there that did things I didn't even realize were possible; why re-invent the wheel?

- I find the breadcrumb navigation somewhat lacking. There's a lot of times where I'm digging down deep to the keyword level, and I want to go back just one step, and I end up back about four levels, or worse yet, where I started.

- Much more help on setting up to track other types of campaigns (MSN and Yahoo PPC, online campaigns, offline campaigns)

- For those of us who are working with clients (as opposed to just our own accounts) it would be really great to be able to set up some kind of a demo account with some demo stats (or have one available) to show to clients. To be honest, they'd rather have me show them the benefits step by step with an account that looks like their traffic and their sample products than sit through your presentation. I can't show one client another's data, and they just don't seem to get how useful and important this information is unless they can see it and click on it and I can explain it in terms of their business.

Ok, that's for starters. I have more.

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Nice one. Now included. :)

I'll check back one more time just before sending the report.

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Amazingly enough, I finished the report early this week - so I'm calling it done.

Happy to add anything new to next week's report, as always.

AWA

<edit> Fix post so it actually makes sense </edit>

[edited by: AdWordsAdvisor at 3:35 am (utc) on April 17, 2009]

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And still happy to do it. ;)

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The report goes out in about 4 to 5 hours - and I'll check back at least one more time.

Further feedback happily included.

Thanks in advance. ;)

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I'd like to be able to filter on more than one element.
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Got it, netmeg!

Many thanks. ;)

I'll check back one more time before sending the report, in about an hour.

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It's Thursday, and that means it's time for my usual Thursday afternoon message (though I will probably stop doing it next week, as it is mostly me posting, and I don't want to wear out my welcome!)

In any case, the Advertiser Feedback Report will go out in about six to seven hours - and I will happily quote any GA feature requests made in this thread before then.

Best,

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Ok - I can't stop myself from bringing this thread to the top of the page just one more time.

Any GA feedback?

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Is there any way to filter for only new referring sites/pages?
(not existing since GAnalytics started with your site until the reported period?)

Or those referring sites that are hot? (50% more visitors than history average for the reporting period)

Why is it Google Analytics still reports a multitude of Google domains as Referring sites? (when they normally would be in the Traffic Sources -> Search Engines)

I still see: google.co.ve; google.cl; google.com.pe etc and all the google.images.tlds?

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I did include vitaplease's feedback last week (thanks!) and am just double checking this week.

Any late breaking additions?

The Advertiser Feedback Report goes out in about 4 hours - and it's a good chance to get your GA feedback in front of the right folks, verbatim.

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Keywords from Bing.com are not passing to GA.
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Keywords from Bing.com are not passing to GA.

Hi Cline,

The charter of this forum prevents me from linking to Google blogs, but please go to the Google Analytics blog and look for a June 8th post entitled "Bing to be Integrated into Search Engine Reports".

I think this will speak to your post quoted above.

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Option to move an adgroup including all historical data (views, clicks, conversions etc. etc.) from campaign 1 to campaign 2.
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Since I've used this item enough to bitch about stuff I'd like to change, it's only fair to use it to acknowledge that something I've been asking for since day one has surreptitiously been implemented - I noticed completely by accident today that I can sort Transactions in the Ecommerce section by Transaction # (previously it was only by Revenue, Tax, Shipping or Quantity) THANK YOU; will make my life much easier.

What I don't get though is why the CSS for the link is different than the other columns - I only found out by clicking on it by accident - there's no underline when you mouse over, or any other indication that the text is clickable. Same for the Product views - the first column is sortable, and when you click, the items become bold - but no arrow, no underline.

At any rate, as long as it works, I'm happy.

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Got em' thanks!

Very nice to see you posting, netmeg - and I will be certain to pass along the THANK YOU.

The occasional positive comments go farther than many folks on the forum might imagine. I know we are seen by many as a vast and perhaps aloof corporation, but there are real people behind these products - and like most folks I know, they like to do things that turn out to be recognized as valuable by 'their audience'.

So, thank you - very much.

AWA

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Add keyword to the search query report so that I know which keyword drove the search query.
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It's been a couple of weeks since I brought this thread back to the top of the page to see if anyone has any GA feedback they'd like me to pass along in the weekly Advertiser Feedback Report.

The report goes out in about 8 hours, so plenty of time for your additions.

Thanks in advance.

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Next report goes out in 24 hours or so. Your GA feed back happily passed along.

You need only post it here. ;)

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Maybe this exists somewhere, and if so, someone will tell me where. But if not - I'd like the ability to push the custom reports I create into my clients' accounts. It's sort of like profiles - I can remake them one by one for each account, but it's a huge time sink. If my Google account is an admin on multiple client accounts, I should be able to push or copy these things from mine into theirs.
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Maybe this exists somewhere, and if so, someone will tell me where. But if not - I'd like the ability to push the custom reports I create into my clients' accounts. It's sort of like profiles - I can remake them one by one for each account, but it's a huge time sink. If my Google account is an admin on multiple client accounts, I should be able to push or copy these things from mine into theirs.

Hi Netmeg,

It's not out just yet, but this feature is coming!

GAA

[edited by: tedster at 1:05 am (utc) on July 23, 2009]
[edit reason] AWA's request [/edit]

1:34 am on July 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Many thanks for the edit, tedster. ;)

Just to explain, I was concerned that my colleague GAA had posted a direct link to the Google Analytics blog - without remembering that, as Googlers, we may not do that per the charter of the forum.

So I ruthlessly turned GAA in, to the proper authorities. I hope I can be forgiven. At some point. ;)

From past experience I know that it's OK to mention blog post titles, though. So, for those who would care to know more, look for "Share Customizations and Dive Much Deeper, Available Soon..."

And thanks for popping in, GAA, to let netmeg know the good news. Even if I did turn you in, hahahaha.

AWA

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Cool! Can't wait!
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Cool! Can't wait!

netmeg - you might call me pathetic for doing it (and you might be right) but I'm still going to include your post in this evenings Advertiser Feedback Report, even though it has already been addressed.

I just hate leaving the GA Feedback section of the report empty week after week.

Now, is it pathetic - or is it a good thing - that an empty section of the report bothers me so much? :)

By the way, everyone else, please feel free to leave your GA related feedback. As you can see, it would be most welcome.

AWA

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That's ok, I got more - I always have more, it's just a question of getting over here.

Like for example - today I am in my Ecommerce section looking at Transactions, and I would really really like to be able to look at a RANGE of transaction numbers. I can filter them by date, and I can filter them by sections of the transaction number, but I can't do something like 35200-39745. THAT's what I would like to be able to do.

(Sure, I can download them and do it in Excel, but then I can't send the pretty report to the client)

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Many thanks for the edit, tedster. ;)
Just to explain, I was concerned that my colleague GAA had posted a direct link to the Google Analytics blog - without remembering that, as Googlers, we may not do that per the charter of the forum.

So I ruthlessly turned GAA in, to the proper authorities. I hope I can be forgiven. At some point. ;)

From past experience I know that it's OK to mention blog post titles, though. So, for those who would care to know more, look for "Share Customizations and Dive Much Deeper, Available Soon..."

And thanks for popping in, GAA, to let netmeg know the good news. Even if I did turn you in, hahahaha.

AWA

Whoops! AWA did indeed set me straight on this one ;) - very sorry about that folks, I'll be sure to not make that mistake again!

GAA

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That's ok, I got more - I always have more, it's just a question of getting over here.
Like for example - today I am in my Ecommerce section looking at Transactions, and I would really really like to be able to look at a RANGE of transaction numbers. I can filter them by date, and I can filter them by sections of the transaction number, but I can't do something like 35200-39745. THAT's what I would like to be able to do.

(Sure, I can download them and do it in Excel, but then I can't send the pretty report to the client)

Fantastic feedback, thank you for this! I'll work with AWA to make sure this one is included as well in our feature requests.

GAA

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For the map overlay feature, breadcrumbs that included the country and the region would be helpful.
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Repeating my request of September 23, 2008.

I NEED MORE THAN 25 ACCOUNTS FOR MY LOGIN; I HAVE CLIENTS!

C'mon, it's been a year. I have *more* clients, not fewer.

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Thanks for the GA feedback, cline and netmeg. It's good to have something for that section of the report again - and you are both quoted, verbatim.

The Advertiser Feedback Report goes out in about 30 hours from the time I write this. So plenty of time (not to mention space in the report) for further comments from anyone who'd like to post here.

Thanks in advance,

AWA

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Please don't remove the reverse goal path report.

Please enable some of the eCommerce reports to work with any goal; such as dates or visits to conversion. These reports are just as useful for non-ecommerce sites in examining user behavior (especially for long sales cycle b2b companies).

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