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Google Analytics: How Long does it take to be Current?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bluehabit, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. bluehabit

    bluehabit Newbie

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    I have slowly been moving my page up through the SERPs through time. From around page 3, to page to the top 3 on page 1. However in google analyitcs my average position is marked as 55. Clearly not accurate.

    How long does it take google to be current with things such as average position in serps, click through rate and other related variables?

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  2. jinsandy

    jinsandy Regular Member

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    are you looking at the right time period?

    you can do a custom time period to see when your page was on page 1 and see the traffic.. you can then break it down based on source/medium and see where your organic traffic comes from.. then refine to omit bing and yahoo.


    no idea why you need to see it on GA, you can take a look at the traffic source...
     
  3. bluehabit

    bluehabit Newbie

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    JinSandy, Thanks. I set a custom time frame for the last couple weeks where this page has been #2 in the SERPs. I don't understand why analyitics is reporting the CTR so low, less than 1%. I know for certain it is higher than that based off the leads I have produced. Problem illustrated below.

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  4. jinsandy

    jinsandy Regular Member

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    well, ctr is clicks/impression *100. So if you are saying you have more leads, then I would assume you are saying you had more clicks? Could be that clicks are not accounted for based on traffic type or source on GA.

    https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1247833?hl=en&ref_topic=1308584
    that might help, at least you can distingush whether it is a medium or a source filter.