Jim Gianoglio

Jim Gianoglio is a Senior Analytics Consultant. He works with implementation, analysis and training of Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager. Before focusing on analytics, he led the SEO campaigns of Fortune 500 companies in the insurance, retail and CPG industries. Things you didn’t know about Jim: he’s biked from Pittsburgh to Washington DC in 41 hours, roasts coffee beans and has done voiceovers for TV commercials.

Hands Free Google Analytics – "OK GA"

April 1, 2014

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What do you do if you need to use Google Analytics, but you have a broken hand (or two)? This is the problem we were faced with last year, as two of our analysts were involved in separate bicycle accidents. Using a mouse and keyboard to navigate the reports in Google Analytics proved difficult, if […]

Cross-Domain Tracking With Google Tag Manager

December 24, 2013

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UPDATE: Looking for instructions on cross-domain tracking with the new version of Google Tag Manager? Check here: Cross Domain Tracking with Google Tag Manager (V2) Cross-domain tracking has been the bane of any analyst’s experience for, oh, just about ever. It is probably the hardest thing to get right in a Google Analytics implementation, and in […]

How to Filter Bot Traffic From Your Google Analytics

September 5, 2013

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UPDATE: July 30, 2014 – Google announced a feature to automatically filter out bots and spiders. Learn more here. One of the benefits of client-side, tag-based analytics (as opposed to server side analytics) is that you generally don’t have to filter out traffic from bots. However, it seems lately that some bots (*cough, cough* Microsoft) have been […]

Email Tracking in Google Analytics with MailChimp

June 17, 2013

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This is Part 1 of a 2-part series. >> Part 2 The Problem: You have some data about your email marketing (for example, open rate) in your email marketing software, and data about visits to your site from email marketing elsewhere (namely, Google Analytics). Wouldn’t it be great to see an end-to-end view of all that data […]

Content Experiments JavaScript API

May 2, 2013

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Google Analytics Content Experiments are a great way to quickly and easily set up simple A/B tests for your website. And for most people, setting up these experiments can be done using the interface in Google Analytics. However, there are some who desire a little more control over the variation pages, that just can’t be […]

Google Analytics Campaign Tagging Tool

March 21, 2013

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Want to know the ROI of your email marketing? What about the performance of your print ads? Are your posts to Facebook leading to conversions on your site? Tagging your marketing campaigns is essential to get these actionable insights from Google Analytics. But you might have more than one person responsible for all of your […]

Deleting Goals in Google Analytics

February 5, 2013

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Have you ever set up a goal in Google Analytics, and later wanted to delete the goal from your profile? You go into the Admin section, click into the Goals tab for the profile, and search for the “delete” button. But you don’t find it. That’s because it doesn’t exist. This is a common question […]

Google Analytics Metrics and Dimensions

December 20, 2012

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Dimensions and metrics are the building blocks of your reports in Google Analytics, but so often I see confusion about the difference between dimensions and metrics. And even when you have a fair understanding of what dimensions and metrics are, you may not realize how many of them you actually have to choose from. There […]

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