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How to Use Filters In Google Analytics to Analyze Ecommerce Sites

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How to Use Filters In Google Analytics to Analyze Ecommerce Sites

When analyzing data on a site that has thousands of pages, it is often useful to group data by page type and measure the performance of those page types. As an example, let’s say that you have an ecommerce site. A typical ecommerce site will have a home page, landing pages, regular content pages (you could segment these further), category pages, product pages, a cart page, a checkout page(s), and a receipt/confirmation page. If you have several thousand product skus, analysis on the performance of all of your product pages (in aggregate) is sometimes not easily accomplished. We will discuss two ways to easily accomplish this.

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April 27, 2011    4 Comments

How to Track Local Search in Google Analytics

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How to Track Local Search in Google Analytics

Learn how to use advanced segments in Google Analytics to track your local search efforts. This specific advanced segment helps you look at your local search traffic as an aggregate to see how well your local search channel is performing as a whole. Then it allows you to more easily isolate the individual local search sites to analyze your channel strengths and weaknesses. This will help you better prioritize your future local search marketing efforts. Read this post and start segmenting your marketing channels today!

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April 25, 2011    2 Comments

Multi-Channel Funnels Provide Attribution Insight in Google Analytics

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Multi-Channel Funnels Provide Attribution Insight in Google Analytics

When a conversion takes place in Google Analytics, it is attributed (given credit) to the last session and source that brought the visitor to the site when that conversion took place. The problem with this is that this is not how it works in the real world for most websites. A visitor will take varying source paths across multiple visits before buying your product or filling out your lead form. Google is testing a new feature called Multi-Channel Funnels (as a limited pilot to trusted testers such as ourselves) that aims to solve this problem.

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April 19, 2011    0 Comments

Google Analytics V5 Custom Reports: What’s New?

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Google Analytics V5 Custom Reports: What’s New?

In the public beta release of Google Analytics v5, Google has dramatically increased the power of Custom Reports. If you find yourself looking at multiple reports to draw insights or commonly filtering reports to get the right view of your data, then you’ll want to use Custom Reports in Google Analytics. The latest version of Google Analytics (v5) offers custom report filters, a new table type and more.

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April 10, 2011    11 Comments

Analytics, Google Analytics

Google Analytics Version 5 Announced

Google Analytics Version 5 has been announced and it is full of exciting upgrades such as Navigation Changes, Events as Goals, Multiple Dashboards (and Widgets), Powerful Custom Reports, Term Cloud Visualization, Advanced Segment Changes and Interactive Help.

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March 21, 2011    1 Comment

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How To Use Events as Goals in Google Analytics (V5)

Events as a goal type in Google Analytics…why does this matter? Because you can now track more types of site interactions as goals. If you have been waiting for better ways to measure overall and individual types of site interactions that help you to better understand user engagement on your site…then your wait is over.

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March 21, 2011    44 Comments

Why are Term Clouds in Google Analytics so Special?

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Why are Term Clouds in Google Analytics so Special?

Google Analytics Term Clouds help you perform and share SEO analysis with stakeholders because they simply and instantly tell the story of what is going on in large/complex data sets. See examples of how to use Term Clouds in your SEO Analysis.

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March 19, 2011    4 Comments

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Cross Domain Tracking in Google Analytics

Cross domain tracking in Google Analytics is a common challenge. There are a number of complex scenarios and variables that can make this type of implementation difficult. In this blog post, we’ll provide you with an understanding of the why and how to tackle the basic techniques of implementing cross domain tracking.

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February 1, 2011    31 Comments

Analytics, Google Analytics

Campaign Tracking in Google Analytics

When you send out your monthly newsletter, how do you measure the performance of your campaign in Google Analytics? When you advertise in a magazine or air a television commercial that directs viewers to your website, how do you measure conversion of those visitors? When you engage users through your social media channels and promote your website, are you able to measure conversion of Twitter versus Facebook? If you are unclear about any of these scenarios, please read on.

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December 28, 2010    8 Comments

Analytics, Google Analytics

Google Analytics Tip: Annotations

Google Analytics has an extremely valuable feature that allows you to add annotations to a specific day in your GA profile. This improves your analysis efficiency by providing a historical record within your reports of marketing efforts, code changes and a variety of other events.

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December 7, 2010    0 Comments

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Google Analytics Partners Developer Competition 2010

The Google Analytics Partner Developer competition was a fierce show-down between the best and brightest Google Analytics developers in the Partner network. The top three Google Analytics API integrated tools took home the glory.

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October 25, 2010    0 Comments

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Don’t be Misled by Averages – Use Advanced Segments

How to segment your metrics to benchmark and measure site activity patterns with a few of our favorite custom advanced segments in Google Analytics. This will help you track big picture trends and help you to optimize your site by allowing you to more easily discover where your site is succeeding or failing to please your users.

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October 2, 2010    1 Comment

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Time Saving Google Analytics Tip: Save Filtered Reports

Looking for Google Analytics Tips that will save you time by giving you faster access to saved reports? Check out this valuable time saving tip.

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September 15, 2010    5 Comments

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Urchin 7 Released – Limited Time Offer

Google Urchin 7 Analytics Software now available, as of August 31, 2010. To celebrate Blast is offering a $2,695 Value Bonus Consulting Package. Hurry only 10 available!

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September 2, 2010    1 Comment

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Google Analytics Tip: Blog Tag Analysis

Google Analytics Tip to analyze your Blog. Two key aspects of Blog Tag analysis are shared which includes External Tag Traffic analysis to evaluate SEO Benefits and Internal Tag Activity analysis to evaluate UX/Navigation Benefits.

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July 29, 2010    5 Comments

Analytics, Google Analytics

New Google Analytics Features Unveiled

Several Blast team members attended the Google Analytics Authorized Consultant Summit (GAAC) last week. The rollout of new Google Analytics features is one of my favorite take-aways –  other than having a great time at the Googleplex.  Google provided us with a glimpse of the new GA features, but we had to keep our lips […]

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October 20, 2009    6 Comments

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Free & Fast Google Analytics
iPhone App

Our team launched our free Google Analytics iPhone app today. It is very basic to start but utilizing the Google Analytics API it provides fast access to your site activity within multiple accounts and profiles. Being a Google Analytics Authorized Consultant, we frequently need to grab quick site metrics during a meeting and this iPhone […]

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June 1, 2009    10 Comments

Analytics

Double your Conversion Rate at EM9 Conference in SF

Ready to improve your Marketing Campaign ROI by Doubling Conversion Rate?You invest a lot of time, money and effort into your website and online marketing. Wouldn’t you like to know about a simple process using free and inexpensive tools that can help you methodically boost your return on investment? Okay, I know you are thinking […]

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April 16, 2009    1 Comment

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Instant Segments Using Google Analytics Advanced Segments

In contrast to filters and multiple profiles, which also allow you to segment your analytics, advanced segments are instantaneous and can often accomplish much of the more basic filters that you’d want to create. The segments you create are available in all reporting areas of Google Analytics. Let’s say that you want to only view […]

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February 27, 2009    7 Comments

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Google Analytics Profiles and Filters – So Much Power!

Google Analytics Profiles and Filters allow you to have so much more power and control over your analytics data. In fact, they allow you to do almost anything expensive web analytics packages can do. Why Use Google Filters and Profiles?Most importantly, filters allow you to make analytics data more meaningful by segmenting and cleaning the […]

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February 26, 2009    3 Comments

 

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