Google Analytics

  • University of Washington’s Digital Marketing Analysis Certification

    Digital marketing is tricky business. Bridging the gap between your customers and all the data out there is key. Access to helpful data is at our fingertips through digital analytics tools, but without the ability to translate data, all you’ve got are piles of numbers. There are two choices in tackling this challenge: take lots of educated guesses and spend lots of unnecessary time and money, or learn Google Analytics. Do yourself a favor and skip the guessing. Learn the tools that you’ll really need. The University of Washington pulled together a group of advisers to craft a course that gives ...

    Posted at September 16, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Google Analytics | 0 Comment
  • How to Use Cross Device Tracking in Google Analytics

    One of the newest features to be released for Universal Analytics version of Google Analytics this year is cross device tracking. As the name suggests, this tool dares to think differently about how users engage with you brand via desktop, mobile, tablet, non-traditional devices like Xbox and Google Glass, and even offline devices like a refrigerator. There’s very little you can’t track these days. How to Implement Cross Device Tracking It all starts with the user ID. By setting your own unique, persistent, and non-personally identifiable identifier, the Universal library is able to supersede the default Google Analytics client ID to be customizable ...

    Posted at August 6, 2014 | By : | Categories : Google Analytics,Universal Analytics | 0 Comment
  • Installing Google Tag Manager in your CMS – HubSpot, Squarespace, and others

      In recent years some fantastic content management and publishing platforms, both commercial and free, have come to market. I'm using one right now to publish this post: WordPress. Hopefully you use one for your site as well. (Side note: If you don't use one, talk to your tech folks - you really should be. We may be able to help you choose one, and measure its use effectively too.) The most interesting of them integrate a variety of other services, including social media and discussion features, analytics and remarketing, and ...

    Posted at June 13, 2014 | By : | Categories : Beyond Analytics,Blog,Google Analytics,Tag Management | 0 Comment
  • Live Blog from the 2014 Google Analytics Summit

    Live Updates from the Google Analytics Summit 2014 in San Francisco The Google Analytics Summit is an annual event for Google Analytics Certified Partners and Google Analytics Premium customers.  This year we'll be live-blogging from the GA summit once again.  As with past summits, we'll provide real-time updates and announcements from what's shared - at least what's available for public sharing. Stay Tuned! Opening Announcements The ...

    Posted at May 28, 2014 | By : | Categories : Google Analytics | 0 Comment
  • How To Track Responsive Websites

    My illustrious colleague Charles Farina wrote a great post about the importance of mobile design recently when he asked the question, are you analyzing your mobile traffic correctly? I wanted to follow along and give some pointers on how you can get this done and provide you with some useful resources. Many companies are turning to responsive website designs to provide users with an optimized experience without duplicating their efforts in maintaining and promoting their websites. A website is said to be responsive when it, quite literaly, has the ability to respond to the users screen size and change the layout to ...

    Posted at May 7, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Google Analytics | 2 Comments
  • Are You Analyzing Mobile Traffic Correctly?

    In a recent article on Mashable it states that 17.4% of all web traffic now comes from mobile phones. Looking through many of our clients data I can anecdotally confirm this. For Web Analysts this metric is very important to keep track of. Many websites today still do not have a mobile optimized experience and many times the data shows that your business suffers as a result. If you do not have a mobile optimized site, I will show you how to uncover evidence of this. On the other hand if you do have a mobile optimized site, ...

    Posted at April 24, 2014 | By : | Categories : Google Analytics | 0 Comment
  • The Eye of Bocce – Measuring Bocce Ball with Google Universal Analytics

    Digital analytics has changed. Drastically. No longer are we limited to measuring a website or mobile app - we can truly measure just about anything. To prove that point, today we are measuring the great game of Bocce Ball. That’s right, gleeful Opticon attendees will enjoy the favorite pastime of elderly Italian gentleman on a beautiful terrace overlooking San Francisco - and we will capture it all using Google Analytics. What’s even better is that you can follow along at where we have prepared a live gamecast ...

    Posted at April 17, 2014 | By : | Categories : Beyond Analytics,Google Analytics,Universal Analytics | 0 Comment
  • Universal Analytics is Now the Only Analytics

    Today, Google Analytics has finally announced that Universal Analytics is out of beta. The big news this brings along is that Universal Analytics now has full feature parity with Classic Analytics in terms of demographics and remarketing functionality. It also brings along the start of the rollout for cross device and user-centric reporting, which will be a UA-only feature. Most exciting for our Premium customers is that Google is now confident and committed in Universal Analytics functionality and is now supporting it under the Google Analytics Premium service-level agreements. We will be reaching out to all of ...

    Posted at April 2, 2014 | By : | Categories : Google Analytics | 0 Comment
  • Setting up Google Analytics Site Search with No Query Parameter

    Tracking Site Search with Google Analytics has never been easier. If your site has an on-site search component then these Site Search reports are one of the most important to have configured and captured correctly. These reports are incredibly valuable because they give us a window into why your visitors are on your site. When these are setup, you get a concise report of what a subset of your visitors are looking for and whether or not they are finding it. With Query Parameter Setting up these reports has always been painless if your site search keywords exist in the URL with ...

    Posted at March 12, 2014 | By : | Categories : Google Analytics | 0 Comment
  • Understanding the Limits of Google Analytics

    Google Analytics - it's arguably the world's most popular digital analytics tool.  And why wouldn't it be?  It's powerful, easier to use than most other tools, and available free of charge (for the Standard Edition - Premium GA is another story).  However, did you know that there is a Terms of Service limit on the free version?  If you didn't, you should, because you agree to be bound by those Terms of Service when signing up and continuing to use Google Analytics. Introducing HitCheck for Google Analytics

    Posted at January 22, 2014 | By : | Categories : Google Analytics | 0 Comment