In a previous post, we talked about the use of report sampling in Google Analytics. In this post, we’ll tell you how you can control sampling in order to get a more accurate picture of your site traffic.
In our first post on this subject, we talked about some situations in which you are likely to see sampling within Google Analytics. Most often, this occurs when you’ve requested a report in which there are over 500,000 visits to report. In order to speed the processing of your report, GA will base its report data on a sample size of your total visits. When this occurs, you will see a notice at the top of your report that says, this report is based on X visits:Sometimes, though, you will want to get a more accurate picture of your data. To do this, you will have to run reports based on a larger sample size. Simply follow the steps below to increase the report sampling size in Google Analytics.
Have you ever experienced data not matching in your custom or segmented reports within Google Analytics? It may be because of sampling. In this two-part series, we help you understand what sampling is, when it happens, and share some things you can do to control sampling within Google Analytics.