Whenever I work with a client the first thing I do is create a change log for Google Analytics. I create a very basic spreadsheet (usually suing Google Spreadsheets so I can share it with the client) and use it to record every modification I make to their GA settings. The file is not overly […]
I was teaching a class on Google Analytics last week. The audience was non-technical and the session focused on how to effectively use GA reports and the most efficient way to communicate data to clients. While browsing the Content Optimization reports one of the antendees made a great observation. She commented that viewing ‘hits’ based […]
Well, it’s happened. After months of programming and scaling Google has released Google Analytics to the world! No more waiting for an account. The only limitation is that non-AdWords users have a 5 million pageviews/month cap. Congrats to the GA team for all their hard work!
Setting up goals in Google Analytics is a vital step in monitoring the success of your website. While it is not necessary, setting up goals helps you harness the complete power of the application. Most people usually set up goals and scrutinize the conversion rate. I’m not going to comment on conversion rate, Avinash has […]
Holy crap! I just found a GA account number over 500,000! That’s a lot of GA installations. What’s interesting is that I noticed an account number over 400,000 on June 22, 2006. That’s some serious growth. Google also announced this week that they were increasing the number of profile available on each account. Looks like […]
Last week wrote a piece about using custom segments to exclude yourself from Google Analytics tracking. I didn’t stop to think that some folks may not know what custom segmentation is and how it is implemented with Google Analytics. So today I’ll cover how to setup and use custom segmentation with Google Analytics. Segmentation of […]
To keep your Google Analytics data pure you should remove all traffic generated by yourself or others that may not be real visitors. For example, if your company has a large call center you should remove the traffic they generate because it will skew your analytics data. To remove this data we usually use an […]