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  • Resolved sigagan



    Been using CAOS for over a week now. I have noticed that each site visit from the same IP is recorded as a separate visitor. Hence, this is affecting all metrics. So if I open my site 3 times on same Machine, same browser, same session, I can see 3 real time users in analytics.

    My settings:
    – allow tracking is always
    – GA loaded in footer
    – snippet type is default
    – cdn is enabled
    – using Analytics.js
    – disable all display features is checked
    – adjusted bounce rate is 30secs
    – not using stealth mode
    – capture outbound links unchecked
    – I use autoptimize. Analytics.js is not excluded.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks in advance for your response.

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  • Plugin Author Daan van den Bergh



    That’s strange. There used to be a bug like this in the Track Ad Blockers option, which should be resolved now. Are you running the latest version, and if so: Is that option enabled?

    Thread Starter sigagan


    Nopes, it’s unchecked.

    In fact all options on extensions tab are uncheked. Plugin handling is set to safe mode. And adjusted bounce rate is 30 secs.

    [Also, this is the only GA tag plugin, I am using]

    • This reply was modified 11 months, 2 weeks ago by sigagan.
    Thread Starter sigagan


    Hi @daanvandenbergh

    Okay, good news.

    I went ahead and set cookie expiry days to 30 days and the issue has gone away. It was blank before(I guess by default).

    Quite surprised I couldn’t find any thread on this issue. (Maybe because no one complains when they see traffic jump on analytics. 🙂 )

    Anyway, that seems to have done it. I will monitor over next 7 days, if anything changes. But so far so good.

    Plugin Author Daan van den Bergh


    Oh, wow. You’re right. Can’t believe I missed this.

    If it’s forced to 0 (which it was) it’ll refresh upon each pageview. I’ve just released an update setting a default of 30 days for people with a fresh install.

    Thanks for getting back to me!

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