Google Analytics for PR

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This week I had the opportunity to speak to a Public Relations class at Champlain College about measurement, public relations and Google Analytics. After rambling for an hour, I through it would be a good idea to jot down my advice in hopes that others can use it or, more importantly, improve on it. Let […]

A New Method to Track Keyword Ranking using Google Analytics

The search terms and ranking are stored as Google Analytics Events.

In the past I’ve written about different ways to customize Google Analytics for SEO. This post is all about a new way to track keyword ranking using Google Analytics. A little background… There are lots of paid tools that will track where your content ranks in your search results. But my friend AJ Kohn wanted […]

Cohort Analysis with Google Analytics

Cohorts are groups of people that share a common trait within a certain time.

You might have heard of Cohort Analysis – it’s a time-tested segmentaiton technique used to understand user behavior. Cohort analysis has never been a core part of Google Analytics – it’s always been a bit of a hack. I wanted to discuss how to do cohort analysis with Google Analytics today and what it might […]

SEO Customizations for Google Analytics

SEO Basic Search Engine Report Tabs in Google Analytics

As part of the presentation I put together some Google Analytics customizations for measuring SEO. As long as you’re using Google Analytics :) Custom Reports I love customizing Google Analytics reports. I can create exactly what I want and reduce the number of clicks I need to make to report or analyze data. All of […]

Rethinking Blog Metrics

Google Analytics Engagement Metrics

A few months ago I started an experiment. I added some code to my site to better track how visitors interacted with my content. The new code tracks various user activities, like scrolling and reaching certain locations in the page. Not only did the code collect more data about user behavior it also changed many […]

NEW! Google Analytics Mobile App Tracking: Data & Reports

Devices And Network Overview

The world of digital analytics has been changing fast, very fast! One of the primary drivers has been the development of mobile devices and apps. Google analytics has lagged in measuring mobile apps. It’s always done a good job at mobile web, but not mobile apps. But that all changes with Google Analytics Mobile App […]