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How users calculated? Is it detected by ip address?

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How users calculated? Is it detect with ip address?

If the user browse the site, but reset his modem and gets another ip address.

Is this calcuated users is one or two?

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August 2016

Re: How users calculated? Is it detected by ip address?

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Hi United D :-)
Its not based on IP, its based on device/browser.
GA uses first party anonymous cookies to track users.

In answer to your question.. it would be classed as One user, Unless the person were to clear their browser cookies, then they would be seen as a new user.
Or if they were to visit the site on two different browsers, then they would be regarded as a different visitor in each browser.
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Re: How users calculated? Is it detected by ip address?

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If he use laptop and iPad surf the site. Is it calculate as two users?

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Yes, it will be seen as two different users

 

If the site is using the GA User ID feature, which helps to associate the data from different devices and sessions to the same user

then it may be seen as the same user. GA doesn't do this out of the box though.

 

It does require some setup as the site needs to be using something like a site login for users that can assign a permanent anonymous id to them each time that particular person logs in.

More info on that here

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3123662?hl=en

 

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