Google Analytics

  • 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
  • Measuring Movement With Universal Analytics

    Universal Analytics is the new way to send Google Analytics. The beauty of Universal is that it can track user interactions from anywhere, including online and offline! As an analytics firm, we completely geek out when it comes to tracking new user interactions. One long standing question we had was: How much activity is there in our Seattle office during the day? This presented the challenge of accurately quantifying how many movement happened in our lobby on any given day. We wanted answers to several questions: When is foot traffic the highest? Was there foot traffic on the weekends? Why was foot ...

    Posted at January 16, 2014 | By : | Categories : Google Analytics,Universal Analytics | 0 Comment
  • Content Grouping: Intro to Google Analytics Newest Feature

    Finally, the day is upon us! A long awaited feature, Content Grouping, has at last rolled out to all Google Analytics accounts. The wait was well worth it as it supports a variety of ways to group content that could potentially save you significant time and resources, while still providing significant value to your analysis. Google Analytics has always been built on a foundation of capturing page URLs, which is the foundation of a lot of our analysis. One of the problems with this has been that the way that sites and URLs are structured may make perfect sense from ...

    Posted at December 19, 2013 | By : | Categories : Digital Analytics Strategy,Google Analytics | 0 Comment
  • The 12 Days of Data: 5 UTMs!

    On the Fifth Day of Data my true love gave to me . . . 5 UTM’s! 4 Advanced Segments 3 French Fans (Viewed in GA Real Time) 2 Profile Settings And an Unsampled GA Data Set If you want to know how your marketing efforts influence conversion on your site you absolutely need to use ...

    Posted at December 12, 2013 | By : | Categories : Google Analytics,Tag Management | 0 Comment
  • The 12 Days of Data: 4 Advanced Segments

    On the Fourth day of Data my true love gave to me...4 Advanced Segments 3 French Fans (Viewed in GA Real Time) 2 Profile Settings And an Unsampled GA Data Set   My true love knows that if I want to keep my job as an Analyst, I need to be able to confidently find insights and come up with recommendations based on them. If all I do is click between standard reports to try to find these insights, ...

    Posted at December 11, 2013 | By : | Categories : Google Analytics | 0 Comment