This blog is almost one year old. In all that time I’ve tried to do two things: 1. create truly original blog posts, and 2. avoid hard selling you, the reader, on EpikOne. Heck, I haven’t even tried to soft sell you anything! Today that changes a bit.
I’d like to talk about something that my co-workers have worked very hard on; the Google Analytics Setup Guide. This PDF is a cohesive guide for installing Google Analytics on a simple website. We feel that one of the biggest obstacles to getting GA setup is figuring out where to start. We’ve tried to simplify the process by only addressing baisc implementations and I think that makes this guide very valuable.
If your site has 5 different sub-domains and uses a third party shopping cart then this guide is probably not for you. But, if you have a fairly basic website, and don’t know where to start, check out the setup guide.
Finally, a hardy well done to Paul, Charles, Melissa and all the others that worked so very hard on this.
I’ve used Google’s GA installation guide, which has about nine steps and is detailed. We used it to create a customized version for our site.
I can’t tell from your description whether your guide is for me! Perhaps I missed it, but for starters it would be interesting to know how many pages it has.
More important, could you describe how your guide compares to Google’s? What extra material do you cover?
Looking for a reason to buy… Thanks.
Hi, great thought, I have figured out the same thing after speaking to few of my clients.. most of them have had a very hard time figuring out how to set up Google analytics and particulalrly the ones who have a E commerce store or are running multiple ad campaigns. You can find a blog post on Ultimate Guide for Google analytics setup and Ecommerce Tracking – I would sincerely appreciate your views on this, also if you would like to use any of this content for your PDF, feel free to drop me a line.
Thanks Greg. I’ll try to update the post with some more information ASAP.
Thanks for the link, I’ll be sure to check it out and contact you if we want to use any of your information.
Elton Lester says
Thanks to our website blocking policy I can’t access the setup guide through the epikone site.
Does the guide use the new ga.js setup or the original urchin.js coding?
Can I get a copy of the guide set to me?