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.

  • 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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  • BigQuery Export for Google Analytics Premium

    BigQuery Export for Google Analytics Premium

    In this post, Kristoffer Olofsson walks us through how the BigQuery Export feature for Google Analytics Premium is put together, what it looks like, and some important things to be aware of when considering BigQuery Export as part of your Analytics solution.

    Kristoffer Olofsson - February 12, 2014
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  • Visualizing Google Analytics Data With Fusion Tables

    Visualizing Google Analytics Data With Fusion Tables

    In this article I provide a quick step-by-step guide to use Fusion Tables to visualize Google Analytics data: how to bring the data, prepare it and visualize it using great charts.

    Daniel Waisberg - February 6, 2014
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  • Top Data-Driven Marketing Terms

    Data-Driven Marketing Terms

    The coming year will likely bring even more data-driven initiatives and action to your organization. Get prepared for another tsunami of data with these top terms for 2014.

    David Booth - February 5, 2014
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  • The Challenge Of Advertising In The Big Game

    Super Bowl Metrics and ROI Analysis

    As a person who works with brands trying to accurately value and measure the impact of social communication on a brand, the biggest question about Super Bowl ads surrounds the ROI of the many advertising campaigns that we see.

    Nathaniel Payne - February 3, 2014
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