Understanding Cross Device Measurement and the User-ID

A User-ID view contains only data hits in which the User-ID was set. Think of it as a filtered view.

One of the fundamental new features of Universal Analytics is user-centric measurement. This includes measurement across multiple devices – computers, smart phones, tablets, kiosks, etc. But this change introduces a number of new challenges for analysts and marketers. In order to do cross device measurement you need to understand some of the challenges and limitation. […]

Universal Analytics: Now out of beta!

The User-ID feature let's you measure the user journey across multiple devices - and even in stores.

We’ve been talking about Universal Analytics for a long time – over a year. In that time Universal has always been in beta because it was not 100% compatible with the existing version of GA. Sure, various parts of the Universal platform have rolled out, like the Measurement Protocol and Dimension Widening, but we were […]

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 […]

How Universal Analytics will Drive Strategic Marketing

Universal Analytics: The next generation of Google Analytics

There’s more and more buzz growing around the next generation of Google Analytics, Universal Analytics. As it slowly rolls out, more and more people are talking about some really interesting applications. I thought I would take a moment to write another piece, grounded in a bit of reality, about how Universal Analytics is an analytics […]

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 […]

Migrating to Universal Analytics

Universal Analytics: The next generation of Google Analytics

Universal Analytics is the next generation of Google Analytics. Announced in October, 2012, and previously available in Beta form, it is now rolling out to all new Google Analytics users. Just to be clear, as of March 2013, Universal Analytics is a choice when you create a new web property. You can use the current […]