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 […]

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 […]

5 Google Analytics Custom Variables for Ecommerce

Custom Variables for Ecommerce

I believe that every business can use Google Analytics custom variables. Especially ecommerce businesses. Custom variables inject new data dimensions that are crucial for segmentation. As analysts we need to do segmentation to understand user behavior. And ecommerce sites have certain unique behaviors that are not tracked with a basic Google Analytics implementation. For those […]

Count Me Out: GA.JS Version

The user defined report in Google Analytics.

A while back I wrote a post called Count Me Out! that explained how to exclude Google Analytics data based on the custom segment value. My previous post was based on the old, urchin.js tracking code, and a lot of people have been waiting for an update. It’s taken a while, but here it is. […]