Google Sitemap XML isn’t showing About Page, Contact Page, Etc, only

My google sitemap has been uploaded to Google Search Console using mywebsite.com/sitemap_index.xml When I click to the page in google search console ‘sitemaps read:’ I can only see the following:
website.com/author-sitemap.xml
website.com/category-sitemap.xml
website.com/e-landing-page-sitemap.xml
website.com/page-sitemap.xml
website.com/post-sitemap.xml

The actual pages my site consists of are: website.com/about
website.com/work
website.com/services
website.com/contact

Should the about/work/services pages be listed in Google Search Console when I click into the sitemap_index.xml file? Or have I done the xml file incorrectly?

I am using a Child Theme on Elementor on WordPress. The only thing in my robots.txt file is the following
User-agent: *
Disallow: /wp-admin/
Allow: /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php
I do have a devoted page website.com/sitemap with all my pages listed out

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How to create metrics of specific events in Google Analytics or Data Studio?

On my site, I am firing an event when the user lands on a specific URL. I’m firing another event when the user clicks on a button on that specific page.

When I go to Analytics, I can see the Total Events + Unique events for each dimension (specific page view, button click on specific page).

How is it possible to create a new metric (I assume a calculated metric) to display the Unique Events as metrics for any dimension I’d like to use in a Table?

Here is an example of what I have now:

Event Label Total Events Unique Events
specific_page_views 100 50
specific_page_clicks 20 10

…and what I’d like to achieve:

Source Specific Unique Page Views Specific Unique Page Clicks Specific Page CTR %
(direct) 30 8 26.67
google 15 2 13.34
bing 5 0 0

I have been searching for an answer for many days now and can’t seem to find the answer to this simple question. I will want to create multiple of these Metrics, not just 2.

Is this actually possible with Google Analytics or Google Data Studio? (I’m planning to use Google Data studio)

understanding how google adwords headlines / descriptions work

It says I need five headlines. If I try to add less I get a "Too few elements in the collection" error. Does Google switch out between the headlines? What if I’d rather it just use one headline for all ads? I tried to copy / paste the same headline 5x and got an error about duplicates existing.

I looked at another existant campaign on my website and that campaign appears to have 3x duplicate headlines (not 5x). Is that campaign just kinda being grandfathered in?

And what if I wanted certain headlines to go with certain descriptions? From the UI there doesn’t appear to be a way to link the two.

Finally, does the order of the headlines / descriptions matter?

Any ideas?

Wildcard redirects for paths in Google Domains

The Goal: redirect www.example.com/product/* to www.example.com/product using Google Domains

Background: I’m using github pages to host my site so I cannot add an htaccess file like a more traditional site. Also I had some issues with emails from my domain going to spam when I used Cloudflare.

There doesn’t seem to be an option to simply set up wildcard redirects for paths. it’s just subdomain.

Users (erroneously) type a short URL in the Google search box instead of the address bar. How to make it navigate instead of showing search results?

I’m using a URL shortener to publish pronounceable URLs for my pages so I can tell people something like, "Visit mydomain.com/slug to solve that problem." If people go to the address bar of their browser and enter mydomain.com/slug URL there, then the shortened URL works, and it redirects them to the intended destination page. But if a non-technical user goes to the Google search page and enters mydomain.com/slug into the search box there, apparently, Google apparently isn’t smart enough to recognize that they typed in a URL. It tries instead to search for the URL as keywords and comes back with a list of search results.

When I click "New Tab" in my browser, I know the difference between the address bar and the search box, but many non-technical users don’t, and Google gives the same instructions in both places. Both locations claim to accept both search terms and URLs, but apparently they have different logic for determining which is which. For them to behave differently and not follow the URL when it’s typed into the search box instead of the browser address bar seems to be a fatal flaw in the entire concept of shortened URLs – unless there’s something else I can do to make them work regardless of which field someone types them into. Certainly I can’t be the only one facing this.

What can I do to teach Google that my shortened URL is indeed a URL and when someone types it in the search box, it should go to the place where that URL redirects to?

Google Domains won’t redirect `http` to `https` when Bluehost handles the DNS and website

I have a website hosted on bluehost, but using a domain from Google domains. I am trying to force it to always redirect http://example.io -> https://example.io from the google domains site.

However, when I add the redirect, I get the following error:

This synthetic record has an error and will not function correctly: We had a temporary issue creating your SSL certificate. We will automatically keep trying to resolve this issue. 

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We have it setup to redirect permanently using SSL: enter image description here

We are using bluehost name servers. Are we missing something here?

How do I send a file_download event to google analytics?

Google Analytics considers a file download a link to one of their supported file types. But my single page app generates files on the fly and then generates a hyperlink with base64 data and prompts the user to download it. I want to capture that event as a Conversion as far as analytics is concerned. After my file download code, I’m sending

gtag('event', 'file_download', {'send-to':'downloads'}); 

I see the event being posted in the console and google reports a 204 No Content status back, so everything is working at the network level. But I am not seeing any events listed under Events > events or Engagement > events or even Dashboard > top events. What could be going wrong?