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    Why is there data discrepancies with goal conversions showing?


    I have a goal conversion set up where someone comes to the site, fills out the contact form, and is redirected to a thank you page. When the person hits this thank you page, it is suppose to track it as a conversion.

    This week I had a goal conversion and didn't receive an email from the contact form. When I looked through the data, it showed that the person found us through search, was a new visitor, viewed only 1 page, was on the site for 00:00, and was 100% bounce rate.

    How or why could google analytics be reporting this?
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    I have seen screwy numbers like this when there is more than one GA code

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    Originally Posted by KernelPanic
    I have seen screwy numbers like this when there is more than one GA code
    What exactly do you mean by that? That there is a duplicate code placed on the same page?
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    Great question, Ericwoo:

    RE: When I looked through the data, it showed that the person found us through search, was a new visitor, viewed only 1 page, was on the site for 00:00, and was 100% bounce rate.

    The way that a visitor is measured in google is when a visitor lands on a page and then navigates a new page. The visit length on the original page is then calculated. As such, it seems like whatever this landing page was resulted in a bounce.
    If I am understanding you correctly, the visit in question above never went anywhere, so I am wondering how a conversion was generated?

    To further assist you, can you provide me with further details on how you tracked the conversion path to this particular landing page. Did look at that particular visit to the thank you page and segment by source and landing page?
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    Perhaps your thankyou page is indexed and showed up for a longtail query? They visited, the conversion tracked, they didn't find what they wanted and left. Seems possible ... question is how your robots.txt and robots meta tag are set up, as well as whether you saw the keyword which referred them. If you don't see the keyword, look at the thankyou page title, h1, text and try to guess what keywords it could rank for, then check your rankings on those terms.
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    Hi Gabrlel,
    I cant track the conversion detail in my Google analytics. can you help me?

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