Here’s built from a question posed on the Google Analytics Support Forum. Question: Direct and Referral Traffic Doesn’t Add Up For Campaigns [info] I’ve been running Google analytics for several months and was particularly monitoring referral traffic after running several non-google ad campaigns via Facebook and LinkedIn. The results appeared pretty disappointing until I discovered
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This post is inspired by something that’s become a bit of a pasttime for me these days: diving into unsampled data working with our GA Premium clients. It’s almost addicting! After working with unsampled data more and more, working with sampled data sets are just not as much fun because I know what’s likely missing.
We all know about the highly publicized attribution modelling tool, remarketing, viz flow and social media tracking but what about some of the more soft-spoken updates to Google Analytics that have taken place the last 10 months. Well, at GAUGE Boston Justin Cutroni highlighted some of the lesser-known (but awesome) Google Analytics updates. We’re taking
The first day of GAUGE Boston, the Google Analytics User Conference, wrapped up with the first ever GAUGE Hacknight & Application Showcase. From a packed agenda of learning sessions to an inspiring keynote from Onswipe CEO Jason L. Baptiste, to the reception and hacknight competition, it was a fast-paced info-packed day! Highlights included: Sessions by
The big question: where should you put the Google Analytics tag in your page code? It used to be (now, years ago – as in before 2009!) that Google recommended placing the tag in the bottom of the <body>, right before the </body> tag. So, for years, many people have done just that. Why?
I often post to the official Google Analytics User Forum – this post is an expanded response to a question I answered on the forum. Question Posed: "I've recently launched a big redesign on an ecommerce site. After that, the Avgerage Time on Site increased by around 1.5 minutes, and the Pages/Visit dropped by half.
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It's Saturday afternoon, and what better to be doing than enjoying a mocha, watching by littlest kid so my wife can take a nap, and… geeking out on Google Analytics! So, here's what I've come up with – a really nifty chart visualizing the relationship between dimensions and various metrics of interest. How I
Let's face it: Google Analytics' documentation contains a lot of examples that work very well for simple use-cases, but advanced configurations require planning and attention to detail, and copying-and-pasting sometimes introduces problems that can affect data accuracy. Historically, the biggest problems we find stem from configuring multiple trackers – often because some third-party script (for
The digital analytics industry is excellent at sharing information for the betterment of the community. This is often done through conferences, blogs, document integration, API hacks and more. If there are new ways to gather information, we share it. Within this industry, Google Analytics has proven effective at providing powerful data to any user. One