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Can Google show where people are from ( i.e. city) when they view a specific page?

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We are a destination marketing organization and want to know where our visitors are coming from and what specific pages they are viewing on our website. We would also like to know if they are viewing the webpage in their hometown or if they are already in our destination. It would also be of interest to know if they are using their mobile or desktop/tablet devices in addition to the above criteria.

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Hello Visit M,

yes, custom report and/or dashboards with specific filters would be options.

But you are also abe to use segments:
1. Follow step 1 to 5 above with page as second dimension.
2. Open the segment box by clicking on "all users" above the map.
3. Deselect "all users" and select "mobile trafic"
4. Click on "Apply"

Now you have only the sessions by mobile. Change "mobile traffic" in "tablet traffic" to see only tablet sessions. "Desktop traffic" is not a standard segment, you have to set up a new segment with technology -> device category exactly matches "desktop".

I hope that this answers your question. Please do not hesitate to ask, if you need further advice.

Bye.

Nils

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Re: Can Google show where people are from ( i.e. city) when they view a specific page?

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Hi Visit M,

yes, it is possible to view the city, country or continent:
1. Choose the time periode
2. Click on Audience -> Geo -> Location
3. Choose as primary dimension "City"

For special information for users coming from the choosen city:
4. Click on one city of your interest.
5. Choose as secondary dimension "device category" or "page".

That's it, if you only need such a report rarely. If you need such a report on a regular basis, I would recommend a custom report or a dashboard.

Please notice: The location depends on IPs. Therefore, it is not 100 % accurate, especially mobile devices are not exact as they depend on the location of the dial-in node of the phone company (which is not always the same as the location of the user of the mobile phone). It becomes also a litte less accurate if anonymizeIP is activated.

Bye. Nils.

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Hi Nils,

Thank you for the response! Using all the steps above, is there a way to also see the specific pages the visitor in a city using the device categories is looking at? What I'm seeing now is just the city and the breakdown of viewers by desktop, mobile or tablet. Or would that require a custom report/dashboard?

Thank you again!
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Hello Visit M,

yes, custom report and/or dashboards with specific filters would be options.

But you are also abe to use segments:
1. Follow step 1 to 5 above with page as second dimension.
2. Open the segment box by clicking on "all users" above the map.
3. Deselect "all users" and select "mobile trafic"
4. Click on "Apply"

Now you have only the sessions by mobile. Change "mobile traffic" in "tablet traffic" to see only tablet sessions. "Desktop traffic" is not a standard segment, you have to set up a new segment with technology -> device category exactly matches "desktop".

I hope that this answers your question. Please do not hesitate to ask, if you need further advice.

Bye.

Nils

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Hi Nils,

This is exactly what we were hoping for. Thank you so much for your wonderful help!