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GA4 Users Defined: Active Users vs. Total Users vs. New Users and Returning Users

The users dimension: it seems so innocuous and so obvious. Users are individuals who are doing things on your website or app. But like many things in the new Google Analytics, GA4 users are not exactly intuitive. In this blog post, we’ll define GA4 users and demystify Active Users vs. Total Users vs. New Users vs. Returning (established) Users. We’ll explore how we can see GA4 returning (established) users through a little custom work.

We’ll also show how to build an audience of returning users.

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Google Analytics is changing. Google Analytics 4 (GA4) will be the only platform that processes data beginning in the middle of 2023 . If you have been struggling to wrap your head around GA4 and all of its new features, below is a list of commonly asked questions surrounding the new property type. Feel free to add any questions you may personally have about the new platform below this blog.
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GA4 vs Universal Analytics – 2023 Update

It’s 2023 and there are big changes in the world of digital analytics. Google Analytics 4 (GA4) is replacing Universal Analytics (UA or GA3) and will be the only option for Google Analytics users beginning on July 1, 2023. Some of us are excited and some are lamenting the upcoming deprecation of UA, but it will be a major impact for everyone.

So let’s dig in and explore the most important differences of GA4 vs. Universal Analytics.

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GA4 Views: How To Create a “View” in Google Analytics 4

You might be wondering, “where are my GA4 Views?” If that’s what brought you here today, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is that technically there are not Views in GA4. The good news, however, is that we can use report filters to replicate much of the same functionality that we liked about UA views.

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GA4 Bounce Rate vs. UA: What’s the Difference?

When GA4 was first launched it did not include a bounce rate metric. That changed on July 11, 2022 when bounce rate was added to GA4. But it’s a different metric and calculation from what we were used to.

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