Analytics Articles

The articles below focus on Web Analytics & Optimization, the art and science of improving websites based on the analysis of visitors' behavior. They focus on analyzing and optimizing marketing efforts, turning new visitors into customers and returning customers into loyal friends. Learn a broad range of techniques (such as social media, segmentation and other website optimization) in order to increase revenue.

  • Building A Google Analytics App With Shiny & R

    Google Analytics App

    Following a recent post at Online Behavior on Visualizing Google Analytics Data With R I thought I would share my own Shiny application (a free package available for R) for visualising visits, bounce rate etc. from websites.

    Chris Beeley - June 17, 2014
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  • Using Google Tag Manager To Fight Gibberish URLs

    Using Google Tag Manager To Fight Gibberish URLs on Google Analytics

    This article shows how to easily rewrite multiple URLs in Google Analytics with the help of Google Tag Manager (GTM). This solution is life changing for websites that do not have friendly URLs, which makes analyzing customer behavior on websites very cumbersome.

    Shuki Mann - June 10, 2014
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  • Google Analytics Segments Best Practices

    Google Analytics Segments Best Practices

    Are you struggling with Google Analytics segments every now and then? Would you like to learn how to use/build them instead of just being overwhelmed with a "best segments" posts? If your answer to these questions is yes, I recommend you read this article very carefully!

    Paul Koks - May 12, 2014
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  • 10 Ways To Improve Google Analytics Data Accuracy

    Google Analytics Data Accuracy

    We've all been there. Everything on surface looks like it's running smoothly. Data is coming in. The 30,000-foot view of your account looks like business as usual. You start upping your analytics game. Maybe you took some training and you're getting your hands dirty asking the tough questions of your data. But how do you know if you can trust your data in the first place?  

    Dave Fimek - April 22, 2014
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  • 5 Events You Must Track With Google Analytics

    5 Google Analytics Events

    If you have a website that is contributing to your business either directly or indirectly, you will probably want to track at least one of these events. Doing so will enable you to make smarter marketing decisions and make a start on a conversion rate optimisation strategy.

    Ted Parry - April 14, 2014
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  • Analyzing Campaigns with Cost Data Upload

    Cost Data in Google Analytics

    In this post you will learn everything you need to know about Google Analytics Cost Data Upload, a feature that allows you to import the extra pieces of data belonging to your non-AdWords paid campaigns into Google Analytics.

    Benjamin Mangold - March 31, 2014
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  • Customer Insights With Google Analytics Demographics

    Demographics insights

    In this article Scott Shannon looks at the new demographic and psychographic segments in Google Analytics, and we learn how we can use this information to help inform our marketing and advertising initiatives. Using user segments in conjunction with audience/customer demographics opens up a whole new realm for web analysts and marketers.

    Scott Shannon - March 24, 2014
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  • Visualizing Google Analytics Data With R [Tutorial]

    Visualizing Google Analytics Data With R

    This article is a step-by-step guide on how to visualze Google Analytics data using the R programming language, a powerful statistical language. It provides both the the code necessary to do so and the explanations on how to make it work.

    Daniel Waisberg - March 10, 2014
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  • Integrating Google Analytics & Fusion Tables [Tutorial]

    Integrating Google Analytics & Fusion Tables [Tutorial]

    This tutorial is a step-by-step guide on how to integrate Fusion Tables and Google Analytics. I present an App Script that gets data using the Google Analytics API and populate it into Fusion Tables.

    Daniel Waisberg - March 4, 2014
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  • A Digital Analyst's Evolution

    Digital Analyst Evolution

    This article tells the story of a Digital Analyst on her path from working to a vendor to becoming tool agnostic. In the end she discovers a way to be loyal to the analytics industry and dedicated to recommending the right solution for her clients' needs.

    Rebecca Visconti - February 20, 2014
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