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RE: [webanalytics] Returning Visitor and Profiles doubt

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  • Béate Vervaecke | e-Zen
    It’s a returning user, because the profiles share the same cookie set Béate Vervaecke From: webanalytics@yahoogroups.com
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      It’s a returning user, because the profiles share the same cookie set





      Béate Vervaecke



      From: webanalytics@yahoogroups.com [mailto:webanalytics@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of Décio Alexandre
      Sent: maandag 26 november 2012 13:09
      To: webanalytics@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [webanalytics] Returning Visitor and Profiles doubt





      Hi everyone, I have a few websites which all share the same web property.
      On Google Analytics, I've set up profiles which filter access to each one
      of them through their folders.

      In the following scenario:

      1. User acesses Site A "for the first time".
      2. User acesses Site B "later" (but it "had not acessed it before", or
      deleted cookies).

      My question is about returning visitors.
      Is the user acessing Site B considered a New Visitor, since it "is acessing
      it for the first time" or Returning Visitor, because both sites share the
      same web property?

      From my understanding, the filter profiles in GA only work to filter data
      into different reprts. Therefore, since both sites share the same web
      property, the user acessing Site B would be considered a Returning user. Is
      that right?

      Thanks and regards.
      Decio

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