June 23, 2016
Google Analytics (via reports or the API) typically deals with aggregated data, where metrics are already summed and averaged for you, and you can easily request a tabular report of (say) Sessions by Date. On the other hand, the Google Analytics BigQuery Export Schema contains a wealth of raw data. While the raw data opens […]
June 22, 2016
It uses the tracking code, of course! But there’s more to it than that. The latest version of Google Analytics (GA) – Universal Analytics – utilizes what is known as the Measurement Protocol to request, compile, and send the information to GA. The Tracking Code The first step is adding tracking code to your page. This post […]
June 16, 2016
Google Analytics works great out-of-the-box for most users. Copy/paste the code onto your site (or set up through Google Tag Manager) and you begin receiving information about who your users are, how they’re arriving on your site and what pages they’re visiting. Just the initial implementation gives you valuable reports that you can use to […]
June 15, 2016
There are lots of external data sources with juicy information you might like to see modeled in Google Analytics. Maybe you’ve got cost data from non-Google ad networks you’d like to see accounted for in your reports. Maybe you have data from a CRM that you want to use to enhance your Google Analytics reporting. For these and many other cases, Data Import is your huckleberry.
June 13, 2016
Enhanced Ecommerce for Google Analytics (Universal) can offer a goldmine of valuable information about your users’ purchases and shopping behavior. With some of its more advanced features, Enhanced Ecommerce can even provide insight into the performance of your product lists and internal promotions. In short, it’s great and everybody should be using it! There’s no […]
June 9, 2016
Like most LunaMetricians and analysts in general, I’m a huge fan of automation. Working on account administration and implementing web tracking should be as efficient as possible so that more time can be spent on the valuable analyses that come after. Google provides API solutions for the majority of implementation, managing accounts and reporting (check out the new […]
June 2, 2016
R is a statistical tool that can enrich you website data analysis. Unfortunately, R has a steep learning curve and can be intimidating to a first time user. However, the payoff is worth the effort. In this post I will help you get started by demonstrating some of the most useful R commands. First, you […]
June 1, 2016
Have you had enough of being mediocre? Are you tired of asking your tech gurus a question? Ready to try your hand at being the best? If so, check out these blog packs, ready for your digital consumption. After reading these, you’ll be ready to do life… in BEAST mode. Achievement unlocked!
May 31, 2016
The User ID features of Google Analytics help address several challenges: Measuring users who switch devices, browsers, or apps as they interact over time. Capturing identifiers for users to match with data about the same users in other systems. These can be really valuable, and if you’re new to the idea of user ID in […]
May 25, 2016
Google Analytics has many built-in ways to report on categories, unless you have individual items that each belong to multiple categories. Have you wondered what’s the best way to report on scenarios like articles belonging to multiple topics or have multiple authors or events (user actions) related to more than one category, If so, this blog post is for you!
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