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This is from one of our Developers: We're investigating, we've had a number of large changes to our Google Analytics infrastructure, looks like we missed some bits...


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There's a lot to unpack here. tl;dr is "use your best judgment" but that's probably not very helpful. So, in no particular order: For one thing, the message is just plain old. I think it's as old as the mod analytics page itself, and I don't think it's ever been changed, even as the analytics themselves have been updated (one random example) and the site-...


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This is also affecting the Traffic Sources panel, which (on Physics, at least) isn't displaying any data at all: For comparison, this is what the traffic looks like on the history page:


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In English, there are two schools of thought on this. The convention in the US is to have the punctuation be inside the quotes: Alex said "Yes I will come." or "I will go," she said. The British tend to move it outside the quotes, and also use single instead of double: Alex said 'Yes, I will come'. or 'I will go', she said. Both are widely ...


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I talked to Dean about this... It's not lost, but... Getting it back into the system is gonna be a lot of work. Unfortunately, work we don't have the time for. If, at some point, we can spare the time to figure out how to merge it in... We'll do so. Otherwise, it probably will end up lost eventually. Either way, by then we should have plenty of new data.


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The comments are correct: I have it where I expect to have it, though I was (at first) only notified for one (randomly chosen?) site. Since then I have got another notification for Meta. I presume the Workplace notification will show up eventually. (At one point it had been five hours with no sign of it.) The notification for a site appears immediately ...


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Apologies for the slow response here in completely resolving the issue. We made major changes to our Google Analytics infrastructure a few months back and completely missed that the same GA properties were used to drive the metrics behind Area51 stats and overall site analytics. When we finally made the cut over to our new GA properties it coincided with ...


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The visits/day seems to be realistic here, for example 340 visits/day for quantum computing. It seems to be the Area 51 pages that are reporting near 0 visits, for example here. Google Analytics seems to be reporting realistic numbers, Area 51 is just not getting them (but stackexchange.com/sites) is. Should not take long to fix.


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Okay, so the TL;DR is that we were fetching good data, and then accidentally zeroed them out when delivering to the client (Basically we were comparing a .net DateTime with a Time portion to a DateTime without a time portion). That affects other parts of the report as well. This is now fixed, although data is cached for an hour and thus will stay 0 until ...


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This is now fixed. The root cause was something like this: AllPostsDatapoints.Add( questionDatapoint?.Value ?? 0 + answerDatapoint?.Value ?? 0 ) The intent here is to sum the question and answer counts for a given date, allowing for the possibility that either or both might be null (no questions or answers for that day). But... The null coalescing operator ...


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The traffic sources pie chart of the moderator analytics also shows the values as percentages. I find that number more useful than the absolute value, it is much easier to compare. The pie chart should either show just the percentages (the absolute values are still visible in the table), or both the absolute value and the percentage. Another small thing ...


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status-completed - should have caught that myself :/ When one graph is enabled: When three graphs are enabled: Can we not triple-print the scales?


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Sometimes I get upvote surges, and I want to know who referred to the question page in question. I don't think it is a good idea to be able see who opened the page or voted on it. For the first, privacy is the strongest argument, for the second, we have gone over that a million times: votes are anonymous. I suspect this would also be useful for some ...


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This coincides with the Site Name Change & Scope Redefinition, where the site's domain changed from health.stackexchange.com to medicalsciences.stackexchange.com. Of course I can't be 100% sure, but it's too close to ignore. Note that there were some problems with Google Analytics in 2018 which affected all sites but those were solved in July 2018 ...


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These figures are copied directly from the Google Analytics API. Page view matches what you describe. A 'visit' is now called Session; consecutive page views by the same user within 30 minutes count as a single session. (Also, if it's midnight, that will start a new session.) You do not necessarily need to come from an external site to count as a visit. ...


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The traffic sources are based on data from Google Analytics. The data is sampled, so only a small fraction of the traffic is analyzed, and the results are extrapolated to the full amount of traffic. That's the reason you often see identical values, especially on the smaller sites. In reality, Google Analytics only saw one or two requests from that source, ...


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Marking this as completed, but it's demonstrated to be kinda weird, so this is a note to our future selves to not close similar reports of this as a duplicate of this one, but rather make sure this one gets linked. IOW: I can't find anything to blame for this getting fixed :) So it was either 'one of those things' or one of those things, if you know what I ...


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The data for the traffic graph comes from Google Analytics. I did not realize that the API limits the result set to 1000 by default, which is what caused this bug. I have made a change to ensure we get the complete range, so once the cached results are cleared, the graph should display fully.


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This was asked and answered at the time: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/314609/282289 I talked to Dean about this... It's not lost, but... Getting it back into the system is gonna be a lot of work. Unfortunately, work we don't have the time for. If, at some point, we can spare the time to figure out how to merge it in... We'll do so. Otherwise, it ...


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It seems to be network-wide, as Jon Ericson has pointed out in this comment (maybe there's some site that has analytics data from before February 2018, but we know that at least Meta.SE and Biblical Hermeneutics don't have data before 2018).


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Now for the EOS.IO site, the visitors/day value is displaying correctly in the site stats section, Area 51 and "Stack Exchange - All sites" page. Screenshot for site's stats section: Screenshot for EOS.IO Area 51 page: Screenshot for Stack Exchange - All sites page:


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