Universal Analytics: The Next Generation of Google Analytics

Universal Analytics: The next generation of Google Analytics

Google Analytics is introducing a number of new technologies, collectively called Universal Analytics, that will create a better way for businesses to measure their digital world. The cornerstone change in Universal Analytics is that Google Analytics is becoming user or customer centric rather than visit centric. This paradigm, sometimes called customer centricity, more closely aligns […]

Analytics Questions & Answers: Volume 2

Setting up an Event as a Google Analytics Goal

It’s that time again! Time to take your analytics questions (via Google+) and try to provide a useful answer. This edition includes information about: Tracking across an iFrame A bug with the Ad Content secondary dimension Integrating Google Analytics and Google AdSense Ecommerce reporting based on item category/group Please note, if I did not get […]

Understanding Google Analytics Time Calculations

Google Analytics time on page calculation for a single page visit.

Measuring time on a website can be hard. Really hard. Every web analytics tool has issues, and that includes Google Analytics. I’d like to clarify how Google Analytics track time on page and visit length. It’s probably different than you think. Understanding Engagement Hits The key to understanding Google Analytics time calculations is understanding the […]

Introducing Google Analytics, The Next Generation

Google Analytics V5 Dashboard

Today at the Google Analytics Great User Conference, Phil Mui, product manager for Google Analytics and all around awesome guy, introduced the new version of Google Analytics. This version includes a completely reworked user interface and many, many infrastructure improvements. Before we get into the deals, I should mention that this version is going to […]

Google Analytics Launches new AdWords Reports & Other Goodies

Today at Emetrics, Brett Crosby announced a number of new features and recapped some recent changes to Google Analytics. Here’s a quick video recap of the announcement and some thoughts on the changes. Specific things that Brett talked about: The rebranding of Google Analytics consultants as Google Analytics authorized partners. This was announced on the […]