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VIDEO: Google Analytics Myths
January 30, 2012, 2:29 am
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Google Analytics Best Practices
January 4, 2012, 10:15 pm
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Justin Cutroni talks to Daniel Waisberg about Google Analytics best practices, latest developments, and the future of the Web Analytics industry.

Justin starts by discussing the latest Google Analytics developments and the reasons behind them. According to him:

Google is really listening to us as a community, as marketers and Analysts, on what we are trying to measure and what behavior we are trying to understand, and they are trying to give us the tools that really attack those problems.

He then discusses best practices on designing Google Analytics accounts, which is a process of translating business goals into product implementation. He shares valuable tips for newbies on how to get started with Google Analytics: what to look for and powerful techniques that are usually missed.

More: http://online-behavior.com/googleanalytics/justin-cutroni

Social Media Measurement with Google Analytics
January 4, 2012, 10:01 pm
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In this presentation, delivered at the Google Analytics Users’ Great Event New York 2011, Corey Koberg discusses Social Media measurement using Google Analytics. He starts by talking about what is available from an analysis and collection point of view, social segmentation, social campaign tracking and mobile social interactions.

Corey presents stats on the rise of Social and the challenges that it brings to interaction measurement. One specific set of reports that exist on Google Analytics is the Social Interaction Analytics, which attempts to track social actions within websites. Corey discusses implementation best practices in order to produce accurate and clean data and also analysis tips.

More: http://online-behavior.com/googleanalytics/social-media-measurement

Digital Analysts vs. Web Analysts
January 4, 2012, 9:57 pm
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Segmentation of the Analytics Industry

Digital Analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of digital data for the purposes of understanding and optimizing business performance.

Let’s estimate there are 20,000,000 Google Analytics accounts. Of those, let’s assume 60% of the accounts are active and 70% of the active accounts are small and mid size businesses. That leaves 8,400,000 companies. That’s a lot.

Taking a US focused view… According to Google only about 37% of American small businesses have a website. That means that there are 63% of small businesses don’t have a website. It’s probably safe to say they don’t know about web analytics either!

Let’s just agree that there are a LOT of people out there that don’t know what web analytics is or how to do it.

On the other hand, group number 1, the group that talks about Digital Analytics, is relatively small. Just look at the number of unique folks on twitter posting under the #measure hash tag.

We have a massive number of businesses that are doing Web Analytics while our core industry is focusing on Digital Analytics.

More: http://online-behavior.com/analytics/rethinking

VIDEO: The Evolution of Google Analytics
December 8, 2011, 2:58 am
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In this presentation, delivered at the Google Analytics Great Users’ Event New York 2011, Phil Mui (Lead Product Manager for Google Analytics), walks us through the evolution journey that brought Google Analytics to where it is today.

Phil starts the presentation from 2005, when Google acquired Urchin in order to build Google Analytics. He describes the interactions that improved the product, first from a UI perspective and then from a structure and feature-wise perspectives.

More: http://online-behavior.com/googleanalytics/history

VIDEO: Optimising Marketing Dashboards
October 10, 2011, 7:31 am
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In this presentation, delivered at the eMetrics Marketing Optimisation Summit San Francisco 2011, Jennifer Veesenmeyer, a leading analytics consultant, look at best practices, worst examples, leading indicators and the agony of being lulled into a sense of complacency. Her conclusion: Your dashboards can be business changing and action inducing.

What’s on your dashboard? Are the Key Performance Indicators you chose three years ago still telling you what you need to know? Does having all the dials and gauges shine a steady Green take off the edge of optimization and stopped you from drilling down into the details?

Watch Now! http://online-behavior.com/emetrics/marketing-dashboards

Google Targets IBM, Adobe With a $150,000 Web Analytics Service
October 2, 2011, 2:44 am
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Google Inc. (GOOG), owner of the world’s most popular search engine, will sell an analytics service for online advertisers, in a direct challenge to offerings from International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) andAdobe Systems Inc. (ADBE)

Google Analytics Premium costs $150,000 a year and gives increased processing power, phone support and the ability to measure the impact of a new campaign within four hours of posting it online, said Amy Chang, director of product management, in an interview.

Mountain View, California-based Google is adding new services catering to large businesses to lessen its reliance on online advertising. While a free version of Google’s analytics tool has hundreds of thousands of users, added features in the paid version may lure corporate clients who currently rely on services from IBM and Adobe, Chang said.

“Everyone is struggling to get better ad spend,” Chang said. “Google Analytics allows everyone across the board on a marketing team to be a data-driven marketer.”

More: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-29/google-targets-ibm-adobe-with-advertising-analysis-web-service.html


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