It is obvious that digital analytics is a means to obtain data-driven answers to digital questions. This is because every page load, impression, click and video view is tracked and analyzed. But what about the relationship between digital platforms and the environment outside the world of digital? For example, what effect does the weather have on your customers? Or the exchange rate? Or the result of last night’s football match?
There are a number of Google Analytics metrics that continually cause confusion in the world of digital marketers. The five most prevalent ones are average time on site/page, users, direct traffic, the next and previous page path dimension and bounce rates. This blog post sheds some light on these and explains exactly how each one is calculated and how it should be interpreted.
UTM tags allow you to measure the success of any marketing campaign that drives visitors to your website. They rely on adding specific parameters to links to your website. This blog post looks specifically at campaign tagging in Google Analytics, although the same principals apply to many other web analytics tools.
For those who may not know; Ringo, the penguin, helps teach schoolchildren in Zurich about the public transport system. Ringo, being a penguin, is unable to fly. He needs public transport to help him get from place to place. We at Amazee Metrics, in an effort to help Ringo and his fellow commuters, were tasked to assist Zürcher Verkehrsverbund (Zurich Transport Network) in improving their web analytics setup.
Content Grouping in Google Analytics is used to reflect the logical structure of your site. It is typically used to compare and aggregate data within groups you create. It also helps in analysis of your data, as you do not have to deal with messy URL’s, when you try and aggregate groups of data or compare sections of your website.
At the AdWords Conference in Zurich, I gave a presentation about how to create powerful remarketing lists with Google Analytics. In the first part of the presentation, I explained what remarketing is and showed the different types of remarketing.
If you are using Google Analytics out of the box, without additional event tracking codes or custom configurations, you are missing out on a wealth of good data about what users are doing on your website. Unfortunately, many Google Analytics users do not have the technical know-how or the resources to set up the custom tracking necessary to capture that data.
Correctly tagging your marketing campaigns is the most important step you can take to measure marketing performance, after setting up a web analytics tool. Without good campaign tagging, marketers cannot know the real impact of their efforts.
Every smart marketer knows that you cannot optimize what you cannot measure. We have showed you how to set up goals in Google Analytics to measure conversions on your website, so that you can optimize your marketing efforts.