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Making the decision on A/B testing your site If you've ever had the pleasure of sitting in a website design meeting, you may have noticed that often times, there are conflicting opinions on everything from content, to navigation, to the color and size of buttons. So how do you decide whose opinion wins? Is it the designer with the latest knowledge from industry trends and standards? Is it the developer who knows which route would be the most efficient to build? Often...→ Read More
Google Changes the Names of Some Key Terms Over the past week or so, you may have noticed that a few key terms have been changed. In a nutshell, Google did a "find and replace" of Visitors and Visits. Visits will now be known as Sessions and Visitors will be known as Users. You'll see this change across the interface on overview reports, tables, segment and report options and even report names. The good news is, the definitions are the same. If you understand the concept that...→ Read More
Five Elements of a Story The Analytics industry loves to talk about how we are storytellers and that the best way to power our presentations is to learn to tell the story in a compelling way. From my experience, however, most analysts are still stuck in data mode. Some have moved beyond the presentation of data tables to visually appealing charts, graphs and other such widgets, but the trick to being a storyteller is much more than visually appealing data representations. In this...→ Read More
Analytics Update: GA Marketing Attribution A Part of Your Daily Routine As a Digital Analyst, one of my favorite areas to review for my clients is their marketing attribution reporting. These reports provide insight into how people are coming to a site, down to the granular level of which specific campaign link they clicked to get there. This attribution does not happen magically though, and requires that the marketer ensure their campaign links include Google Analytics marketing...→ Read More
Free Conversion Funnel Tracking Tool Paditrack A few weeks ago I wanted to set up a conversion funnel that required each step to be based on multiple versions of a page. In Google Analytics, this is very difficult to do because you can only view your funnels via one version of a page at a time. For example, in Google Analytics you can set up a funnel where the following conditions apply: Step 1: Page is www.mysite.com/stepone Step 2: Page is www.mysite.com/steptwo Step 3:...→ Read More
Universal Analytics Officially Out Of Beta What It Means For You If you haven’t already moved to Google’s new Universal Analytics, you’ve probably at least been hearing about it for about a year now. It has been in beta for quite some time, but Google recently announced that it has been released from beta and is now 100% ready to go. Hooray! What does this mean for you? Don’t panic – Google won’t require that you migrate to Universal...→ Read More
Google just released a blog stating that HTTPS data is now visible within webmaster tools. The most important nugget that I gleaned from the post was: "We’ve seen that nearly 10% of all URLs already use a secure connection to transfer data via HTTPS, and we hope to see more webmasters move their websites from HTTP to HTTPS in the future” This news is coming on the heels of a Q&A session that occurred during the Keynote at SMX West 2014 where Danny Sullivan was...→ Read More