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?
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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
Geographic analysis in Google Analytics is one of the most useful features. However, reporting based on “city” can be very misleading because it is too narrow. Likewise, reporting by “region” (State, in the US) is too broad. Google Analytics lacks Zip Code resolution, so what’s left? It would be great if Google Analytics reported by
I get a lot of questions about Goals in Google Analytics and find myself sending basically the same email to people on a regular basis, providing links to some useful resources on setting up and using Goals in Google Analytics. So, what better that to save some electrons and put that email into a blog
First, let me say that the eMetrics and GAUGE conferences in San Francisco were incredible. There were great keynotes, informative sessions, actionable round-table discussions and intriguing conversations with peers in the industry. I would highly recommend anyone who analyzes data to attend eMetrics. And if your job allows you to touch Google Analytics at any
Today at the SES (Search Engine Strategies) conference in New York City, Google Analytics announced a new suite of reports designed to enhance the measurement of Social Media. This is a welcome and exciting development for the Google Analytics product platform, as it makes analyzing and attributing the value contributed by Social Media easier and