Using Offline and Online data to drive Google Analytics Remarketing

Offline email actions can be captured with the measurement protocol as events.

The Google Analytics platform has been changing from a web analytics tool to a user-centric digital measurement tool (we’ve been calling it Universal Analytics). This evolution includes a number of changes to the system and completely new features. But what can you do when you put all of these pieces together? I wanted to write […]

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 […]

How to Use Google Analytics Content Grouping: 4 Business Examples

Use the selector to choose a specific content grouping in your Google Analytics Content reports.

Content Grouping is a useful feature that let’s you group your website or app content together and view aggregate metrics for each group. This is particularly useful if you have a lot of content to analyze. Rolling up your content, based on your specific business structure, is very helpful when creating dashboards and other custom […]

How to Set Up Google Analytics Content Grouping

Each content grouping contains multiple content groups. A content group contains multiple pieces of content.

Today everyone is creating content – lots and lots of content. Measuring that content can be a challenge given the sheer volume that’s out there. That’s where Google Analytics Content Grouping can help. This feature let’s you categorize your content based on your own business rules. Then, rather than view your data based on page […]

Dimension Widening: Import data directly into Google Analytics

The key links your custom data to the data in Google Analytics.

There are lots of different ways to put data in Google Analytics. You can collect data from a website with JavaScript. You can collect data from an app using an SDK (Android or iOS). Or you can collect data from any network connected device using the measurement protocol. But there’s another way to add data […]

Tracking Ecommerce Transactions with Universal Analytics

Tracking Ecommerce Transactions

We all know that tracking business outcomes, or conversions, is absolutely critical. If you sell a product that means tracking transactions. Let’s walk through tracking ecommerce transactions with Universal Analytics. How Ecommerce Tracking Works In general, Universal Analytics ecommerce tracking functions the same way as the standard Google Analytics ecommerce tracking. Google Analaytics collects the […]

Tracking Websites with Universal Analytics

Place the Universal Analytics tracking code on every page of your site.

Universal Analytics is the evolution of Google Analytics. In addition to tracking mobile apps and almost any other device. Let’s tracking websites with Universal Analytics and demystify how the tracking works. Note: if you’re a beginner, and you just want to get started, all you need to know is this: get the Universal Analytics tracking […]