Advanced Content Tracking with Universal Analytics

This technique uses Google Analytics events to track a user as they scroll down a page of content.

A while ago I wrote Advanced Content Tracking – a post about how to measure if users are actually reading your content. I’ve been getting a lot of requests to update this code for Universal Analytics. So here it is – an updated script specifically for use with Universal Analytics. This Google Analytics customization collects […]

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 […]

Go With The (Google Analytics Event) Flow

Google Analytics Event Flow

Google Analytics launched a series of enhancements to the Flow Visualization reports. The enhancements include the ability to do a date comparison of the Flow Visualization report and the ability to use other types of goals in the goal flow report. You can read the announcement on the Google Analytics blog. But the biggest news, […]

Tools to Help Organize Google Analytics Events

I love event tracking. If you’ve never used Google Analytics event tracking here’s what you need to know: Event tracking is a flexible, data collection mechanism that you can use to track almost anything. From video players, to mortgage calculators, to mobile apps, events are a way to collect and count visitor actions. While the […]

Advanced Content Tracking with Google Analytics: Part 1

Do people actually read content?

This is part 1 of a two part series on advanced content tracking. This post is about why you might want to use this technique and how to implement. The next post will cover the reporting and analysis. The default content tracking content in Google Analytics is fairly straight forward. Using the standard page tag […]

Tracking YouTube Videos with Google Analytics

YouTube Insight: Information about those viewing your videos on www.youtube.com.

A while back, Google Analytics and YouTube introduced YouTube Insight, a tool to provide more information about the people viewing your videos on www.youtube.com. It’s pretty cool stuff and if you’re posting videos to YouTube it provides a lot of great information. But what about YouTube videos that are embedded in a site? What’s the […]