tools – Hacking Attempt Requests Not showing Up on Webserver Logs But Google Analytics Shows it

Which hacking tool makes a request and does not show up on web-server logs?

/en/latest/ has been requested over 116, we don’t have this URL on the website at all!

The request to that URL does not show up on web-server logs but I setup google analytics to track ad-blockers by loading the script on a different URL that ad-blockers don’t know . But ever since i setup this google analytics it has trapped lots of hacking request on none existing URL?

How comes google analytics captures the request(The Hackers don’t actually know) and the request seems not reach the web-server because no logs are shown?

The thing is there is a deliberate request to none existing URL, that don’t show up on web-server logs, but my secrete google analytic scripts captures the URL

Does following Cookie Consent law make it pointless to include Analytics?

I’m using Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel and I have a pointless ‘Accept Cookies’ button on my website.

I want to fix all this, so I’ve been reading up.

you cannot use any pre-ticked boxes (or equivalents such as β€˜on’ sliders) for non-essential cookies;

the user must take a clear and positive action to give their consent to non-essential cookies – continuing to use your website does not constitute valid consent;

The key implication is that just 0.1% of site visitors would freely choose to enable all cookie categories/vendors

So this leads me to believe have Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel is pointless, because given the choice 0.1% would enable the cookies anyway.

Am I missing something, or should I just remove these two analytics from my site now?

Google Analytics – Filter – hide session tracker in URL

How do you filter out the session code string from a URL in the Behavior page of Google Analytics?

We have several duplicate URLs showing up for the same page due to the ((xxxxx)) code, is there a way to hide that code through the filter? Not too familiar with scripting so if anyone could help, I’d certainly appreciate it.


google analytics – problem with setting up filter with the date

I have data source from PGsql the data looks like 2019-05-08 08:57:54.173726

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and when I connect with the data studio, the field automatically becomes:18 May 2019 with formatting Date(YYYYMMDD)

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now, when I set up filters for another table, I have below condition:

include (created_at) (greater than or equal to (>=)) (17/02/2020)
I did not get any record but I am pretty sure it is not correct.

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can anyone help me with this? thanks a lot!

Google Analytics Goals

Goals in Google Analytics allow you to track specific user interactions on your site. These user interactions can be anything including form submissions, button clicks, ebook downloads, and more. When a website visitor performs the specific action that you’ve defined as a goal, Analytics records that as a conversion.


powershell – Analytics usage report timezone

We are using SP2016 enterprise. In Site settings -> Popularity and Search Reports, we can download the usage report. The report is generated based on GMT 0 timezone but all my users are located in GMT+8. Therefore click rate at Saturday morning are counted as Friday’s.

Am I able to generate the same report using custom timezone? If not, could I query the numbers using PowerShell with specific timezone?

multisite – Site kit Google Analytics setup giving Error: {“error”:”invalid ‘redirect_uri'”}

I was facing some hard time configuring the SSL for my Primary Domain and Subdomain and forcing HTTPS link over HTTP:

I generated the SSL Let’s encrypt certification and then found a solution to add to .htaccess:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
RewriteRule ^ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

Now after adding this, my issue of SSL is resolved but I can see some new error on google analytics setup via Site Kit Plugin, while trying to setup the Google Analytics, its shows the following error on WordPress Admin Console:

Error: {"error":"invalid 'redirect_uri'"} 

When does a custom User Property persist as a dimension for a User in Google Analytics?

We have setup a custom user property for our GA users, and are tracking that property with our GA events through GoogleTagManager.

I can confirm that user events are now coming through with the user property defined. This user property will also be static for each user. So some User1 will always have their custom property value as “xyz”, which will always be reported with each Google Analytics event.

I now want to be able to explore user data by using that custom user property as a dimension. Now this is sort of working, I can see some percentage of users who are listed as “xyz” or “xyz2”, etc… But most of our users are still listed as (not set) for that user property, even though if I explore their user activity I can see that their events are coming through with the custom user property set as “xyz”.

So my question is how does a dimension for a custom user property determine a users value for that particular custom property? Do I have to wait for a majority of a user’s events to have “xyz” for the custom property value before that user is moved to the “xyz” value of the dimension?