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Goal not tracking all URLs it is set up to track

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Hello, I set up a goal to track a URL but it seems my goal count is much less than the unique pageviews of that URL. 

 

I set the Destination as a "regular expression" capturing URLs including /search?

 

When I view All Pages, I see about 150 unique pageviews including /search? 

However, my goals only show about 50 goals being completed.

 

I have checked the time frame and that is fine, so it isn't that.

 

Any ideas? 

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Re: Goal not tracking all URLs it is set up to track

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Hi Will,

In a regular expression you need to escape the "?" character like /search\?

Let me know if this helps.

Arnold Majlath, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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Re: Goal not tracking all URLs it is set up to track

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The difference is because each goal is counted only once per session.
If someone open page /search?q=test1 and /search?q=test2 you have 2 unique pageviews but only 1 goal completion.

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Hi Tomasz,

I have the same problem as Will. I followed your thinking by myself as well, but when I checked the unique page views for that page, it is still higher than the number of conversions for the goal.

Do you have any advice about why?

Thanks,
Gabriella