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Sudden drop of visitors

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This is really strange. Has never happened before since 3 years i have been publishing articles on my page. Do you see the sudden drop that starts 3 days ago? This graph is until the 31st, and the problem continues today. I have no special notifications and everything looks good in webmasters tools too. No down time on my server and on top of that i cans see in my webmaster tools that i had 125 hits from organic traffic yesterday. Any ideas ? ScreenHunter_107 Jan. 01 15.12.jpg

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Please any help or advice would be appreciated. Thank you

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Re: Sudden drop of visitors

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You should change your tracking code from this:

ga('create', 'UA-XXXXXX908-1', 'auto');
ga('send', 'pageview');

to this:

ga('create', 'UA-XXXXXX908-1', 'auto','myTracker');
ga('myTracker.send', 'pageview');

And if you are using event tracking you also have to modify code from this:

ga('send', 'event',..............);

to this:

ga('myTracker.send', 'event',.............);

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Check if there is still tracking code on your website. Maybe you have removed it accidentally.

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It is there, i even re-inserted the code yesterday but had no results..... and havn't found any possible solution in any forum because i don't see any symptoms of the cases reported so far....

I really appreciate your imput, but do you have any other ideas ? My website is e t h e r n e w s . c o m

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I also realized that when i visited my website from my mobile device, on my real time tracking there was no report of my visit, instead theree was report of an other visit to an article of my page from someone else, it is like google analytics only tracks a fragment of visitors.

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You have multiple Google Analytics code on your website. First is in external file requestform.js UA-XXXXX425-1 and another one is directly in source code UA-XXXXX908-1

 

Both of them is Universal Analytics but you don't use tracker name so only tracker for first one is created.

 

This is some info from debug:
Initializing Google Analytics.
analytics_debug.js:9 Running command: ga("create", "UA-XXXXX425-1", "auto")
analytics_debug.js:9 Creating new tracker: t0
analytics_debug.js:9 Auto cookieDomain found: "XXXXXXX.com"
analytics_debug.js:9 Running command: ga("create", "UA-XXXXX908-1", "auto")
analytics_debug.js:9 Ignoring create request for duplicate tracking name.
analytics_debug.js:9 Running command: ga("send", "pageview")

 

If you want to use multiple tracking code on your website you have to do this that way:

 

ga('create', 'UA-XXXXX-Y', 'auto');
ga('create', 'UA-XXXXX-Z', 'auto', 'secondTracker');
ga('send', 'pageview');
ga('secondTracker.send', 'pageview');
ga('send','event',.....);
ga('secondTracker.send','event',.....);

 

https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/creating-trackers#working_w...

 

And it's better insert tracking code directly to source code in <head> section of your page.

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Thanks so much, why diid this problem appeared suddenly? I did not change anything recently

where is this code UA-XXXXX425-1 inserted into ?

Because i only use the UA-XXXXX908-1 in footer, but i will change it to header

I want to remove the UA-XXXXX425-1 code

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Code for UA-XXXXX425-1 property is inserted in external .js file (http://ads.themoneytizer.com/s/requestform.js?siteId=3561&formatId=1)
Just move your code into the head section.

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I did, so i should be fine now?

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And my advertizing company will also be tracking my stats normally (themoneytizer)?

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Now you reversed the situation - data shoud be properly sending to UA-XXXXX908-1 but not to UA-XXXXX425-1.
You can't use two Universal tracking code on one website without modification.