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 […]

2012 Google Analytics Summit Recap

2012 Google Analytics Summit

It was a busy week at the 2012 Google Analytics summit. If you’re in the online marketing space you’ve probably heard many of the announcements and some of the features we’ll all see in 2013. Here’s my recap of what’s coming from Google Analytics. Universal Analytics This was the big news. Universal Analytics is the […]

Implementing Google Analytics with Google Tag Manager

Creating a Container with Google Tag Manager

Tag management, and Google Tag Manager, exist to make web analytics implementations easier. If you’ve got a fairly simple site then you should consider using Google Tag Manager to implement Google Analytics. It greatly simplifies the process. The Standard Google Analytics Tag Implementation Let’s Walk through a very basic Google Analytics setup using Google Tag […]

Analytics Questions & Answers: Volume 2

Setting up an Event as a Google Analytics Goal

It’s that time again! Time to take your analytics questions (via Google+) and try to provide a useful answer. This edition includes information about: Tracking across an iFrame A bug with the Ad Content secondary dimension Integrating Google Analytics and Google AdSense Ecommerce reporting based on item category/group Please note, if I did not get […]

Creating an Ecommerce Tracking Plan for Google Analytics

The REI Ecommerce Website

Someone asked me how I would set up Google Analytics for an ecommerce website. And, before I get into all of the setup details, I wanted to lay the foundation from a business perspective. I’ll describe the Google Analytics features and how to configure them in another post. So this post is all about my […]