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Setting up a Goal based on Events with sampling issues

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Hi guys

 

I want to set up a goal based on an event I have set up. 

 

When I go to that event, I see that there is a big sampling issue.

 

When I set a goal which is based on this sampled event, will the goal by default suffer from a sampling issue as well?

 

Thank you!

 

Best,

Andreas

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Re: Setting up a Goal based on Events with sampling issues

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Hey,



Yes the reporting will sometimes need sampling which can be adjusted, but when tracking an event and assigning a goal to that event there’s no sampling.



Ali

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Re: Setting up a Goal based on Events with sampling issues

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Hi Andreas,

Are you looking at a lot of data or using a segment when your viewing your events? Are you looking at the Top Events report?

Ali

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Hi Ali

I am looking at a lot of data, and I am not using any segments. And I am using the Top Events report.

Andreas

Re: Setting up a Goal based on Events with sampling issues

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Thanks for that quick reply!



So do you have sampling issues when you look at a smaller date range?



At the top right you’ll see a little box icon, under the date range picker, which you can use to change the sampling criteria.



And to answer your question, sampling only has an impact when you ask Analytics to look at a LOT of data so only your view of a lot of data is sampled, now actual events that are regarded as goals



Ali

Re: Setting up a Goal based on Events with sampling issues

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Looking at the last 30 days the Top Event report is based on 20% of the sessions (with highest precision). It decreases as the date range decreases. Last 7 days I see the report based on 64% of the sessions.

...So setting up a goal based on the Event, will indeed fix the sampling issue for that Event? My own data suggests that Goals based on Events (with sampling issues) will not have an issue with sampling.

Thank you!

Andreas
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Re: Setting up a Goal based on Events with sampling issues

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Hey,



Yes the reporting will sometimes need sampling which can be adjusted, but when tracking an event and assigning a goal to that event there’s no sampling.



Ali