Michael Harrison

Michael is a former LunaMetrician and contributor to our blog.

GoalCopy Updated for Firefox 9

January 31, 2012


If you’re not familiar with the Goal Copy Firefox extension, you can read the original post here. It seems like everyone I know is using Chrome now. It’s fast, it’s simple, it has developer tools built right in. It’s a fantastic browser and it deserves every bit of browser share that it’s taking away from the […]

Google Analytics Custom Variables Not Working?

December 30, 2011


Everyone can agree: Google Analytics’ custom variables are a great feature. It lets you label your visitors with all sorts of fun stuff. Male or female? Member or non-member? Cat person or dog person? If you can identify your visitors’ answers to these sorts of questions, you can tag them with a custom variable. But […]

Automatic Cross Domain Tracking Revisited

December 1, 2011


If you’ve been to one of our Google Analytics trainings, you may have heard me say this: tracking visitors from one domain to another is a huge pain in the neck. Whenever someone goes from domain1.com to domain2.com, you have to take their cookie data and pass it over to the second domain via the […]

Discrepancies in Visits to Transaction and Multi-Channel Funnels

November 1, 2011


We recently ran into a very strange issue here at LunaMetrics. Specifically, my co-worker Dorcas Alexander noticed something odd in one of her client’s reports. While checking out the Multi-Channel Funnels report, Dorcas realized that the number of transactions listed with a path length of 1 (e.g., the transaction occurred on the visitor’s first interaction […]

GoalCopy Updated for Firefox 6

August 30, 2011


If you’re not familiar with the Goal Copy Firefox extension, read the original post. To stay informed of future updates to the GoalCopy Firefox extension, join this email list for a notification of when to update your extension. Join Our Email List Email:   For Email Marketing you can trust   Firefox’s new rapid release […]

Custom Channel Groupings in Google Analytics

August 25, 2011


By now, you’ve probably heard. Google has released Multi-Channel Funnels to everyone. Everyone rejoice, for the days of last-click attribution are passed. Well, not completely. For the moment, Multi-Channel Funnels remains sequestered away in its own special report section under the My Conversions tab. Once we have the ability to segment other reports by first-click […]

Creating Custom Limited-Access Google Analytics Dashboards

July 28, 2011


Sometimes it’s important for certain people within an organization to have access to metrics within Google Analytics, but for whatever reason, they’re not allowed to have access to the whole shebang. Maybe ecommerce data is beyond their pay grade, or there’s sensitive data that they’re not privy to. For whatever the reason, sometimes you have […]

New Google Analytics Features: A Cheat Sheet

June 30, 2011


In case you haven’t been paying attention, it’s been a big week at Google. On Monday, the +1 button was released on all Google search pages. On Tuesday, the Google+ Project was announced. Then, on Wednesday, Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools got new social tracking features. So far, no big announcements for today, but […]

New Site Speed Report Helps Reduce Load Times

May 5, 2011


Getting your website to load faster is always a good idea. It can impact your rankings in both Google organic search and the Google AdWords auction, and it’ll make your users happier. No one likes to sit around and wait for a site to render. Sometimes it’s the difference between someone sticking around on your […]

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