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Can't see any search terms - beginner help

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I have Google search on my site, and have tried to set up site search tracking in Analytics by following these steps:  But I still don't see any search terms in the reports after 2 days. Nada. Total unique searches = 0.  I should see something. I can see search results pages in the traffic report.  


Site search setting in on in view setting, query parameter is "q." See below.


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Re: Can't see any search terms - beginner help

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Hi San Francisco H,

That setup looks correct, but the link you sent doesn't have Analytics on it. That would be one reason why you aren't seeing search results.
Nicky Yuen, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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