Investigate why /search doesn't like UA

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

Marketplace
Consumer Pages
RESOLVED FIXED
5 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: basta, Unassigned)

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x86
Mac OS X
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Description

5 years ago
It might just be a fluke of the data, but /search is reporting ~90% less traffic in UA than in GA (everything else appears pretty normal).

Gareth is going to collect more information, but we'll need to do more investigation to find out what's going on.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

5 years ago
It turns out that this was a config issue in UA. GA is configured to track site search as purely a URL-based tracking mechanism (similar to any other page). UA was set up to track search per query.

I've changed the config slightly to hopefully fix this issue:
- UA now recognized sort order ("sort="), so different sort orders don't count as different searches.
- UA will now strip "q" and "sort" from the URL when searching. This means that all searches will now appear as hitting the url "/search" rather than "/search?q=..." for each term.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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