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KISSmetrics list of Google Website Optimizer resources

The KISSmetrics blog recently posted 35 Resources for Getting the Most out of Google Website Optimizer. We are of course excited that they included six resources that we created or were involved in: Google Website Optimizer A/B Test Tutorial for Content Page Google Website Optimizer Multivariate Test Tutorial for Ecommerce Product Page Google Website Optimizer […]

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March 6, 2009    1 Comment

Analytics, Google Analytics

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

Google Analytics

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

Analytics, Google Analytics

Easier Tracking of iPhone Analytics

An update to Google Analytics Advanced Segmentation feature allows you to quickly and easily see what your iPhone users are doing on your site. The iPhone has brought phone based web browsing to a new level making it simpler to view websites on their phones. As more and more smartphones make it easier to browse […]

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February 26, 2009    0 Comments

Conversion Testing

Blast AM at SES Chicago: Lesson in Google Website Optimizer

More WebProNews Videos Google Website Optimizer is a great tool, but just like any other tool, it too has to be used correctly in order for it to work correctly. Kayden Kelly of Blast Advanced Media is an evangelist for Google Website Optimizer and believes the tool takes analytics to a whole new level that […]

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January 13, 2009    1 Comment

Conversion Testing

Google Website Optimizer A/B Test Tutorial for Content Page

In this post we demonstrate how to setup a Google Website Optimizer A/B test using the Motivity Ecommerce/CMS Platform. The Motivity platform includes a Google Website Optimizer module that allows you to test your website content and ecommerce pages. In order to test pages you normally need to insert snippets of JavaScript code provided by […]

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January 10, 2009    2 Comments

Website Optimizer Tips for Tracking Complex Conversions

Google Analytics, Conversion Testing

Website Optimizer Tips for Tracking Complex Conversions

You don’t need to have a separate page to track Website Optimizer conversions We’ve learned that many people struggle with how to setup conversion tracking in Google Website Optimizer for videos, product demos, ajax forms, multiple forms on a page, or other pages that either have multiple desired actions or don’t have any clear actions. […]

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December 18, 2008    13 Comments

Google Website Optimizer Test: We Didn’t Implement the Winner

Conversion Testing

Google Website Optimizer Test: We Didn’t Implement the Winner

Google Website Optimizer Multichannel Ecommerce Case Study Why was this Website Optimizer test so important? This test makes a great case study for the value of follow up tests, how strong conversion rates can still be improved substantially, and most importantly provides a critical lesson in why the Google Website Optimizer results cannot be taken […]

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December 14, 2008    4 Comments

Top 7 Google Website Optimizer Tips

Analytics, Google Analytics

Top 7 Google Website Optimizer Tips

Here are our top 7 tips for Google Website Optimizer when you are getting started and looking for fast, actionable feedback to improve your website conversion rates. Keep it SimpleStart with A/B Testing and test major page changes with fewer variations. Google offers some sophisticated functionality for performing multivariate tests but remember that these complex […]

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December 13, 2008    1 Comment

Digital Marketing

SES Chicago & Snow!

Here at Blast we’re all very excited that Kayden is moderating and presenting a session at Search Engine Strategies Chicago next week. We’re also very excited that we’re not going with him. At least those of us who are native Californians and aren’t quite ready for below freezing weather & snow. Yes, we’re wimpy Californians. […]

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December 5, 2008    0 Comments

Conversion Testing, Digital Marketing

AT&T Doesn’t Want You to See Special Offers

After taking about 20 steps, I couldn’t get to the special offers in AT&T’s email! Apparently, AT&T doesn’t really want you to get your free ringtone or help the environment. Read the quick case study below… AT&T’s Mistake #1: Hiding the offer in the email preview Due to the use of only images in AT&T’s […]

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November 20, 2008    3 Comments

Search Engine Optimization

Google’s Search-based Keyword Tool

Via Search Engine Land, Google released a new keyword tool last night named the Search-Based Keyword Tool. This new, nifty tool from Google helps you to identify potentially valuable keywords that you may be missing from your website and AdWords campaigns based on search query data from your site’s content. From the horse’s mouth:The Search-based […]

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November 19, 2008    0 Comments

Conversion Testing

The 3 Fundamental Questions of Persuasion

We often talk about persuasion with our clients when discussing website optimization. Today, I came across a twitter post from Bryan Eisenberg that led me to a concise review of a recent online marketing flub they found by MagicJack. It provides a revealing discussion regarding the three fundamental questions of Future Now’s Persuasion Architecture(R): who […]

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November 13, 2008    0 Comments

Search Engine Optimization

Google’s SEO Starter Guide

Google has made their SEO standards more transparent than ever for webmasters with their new SEO Starter Guide! Understandably, diving into the relatively uncharted world of SEO optimization can be intimidating and tricky for new webmasters at first. But luckily, Google’s new compact guide will help to assuage some of those initial fears and shed […]

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November 13, 2008    2 Comments

Google Analytics

Seven Great Enhancements to Google Analytics with Greasemonkey Plugin

Looking for ways to easily enhance Google Analytics? While reading news in my Web Analytics Association I stumbled across this great article “Social Media Metrics Greasemonkey Plugin For Google Analytics” that enables you to add social metrics to your content detail reports. (See example Google Analytics screenshot to the right) Plus, I then found the […]

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November 11, 2008    0 Comments

Analytics

Skydeck – Manage Your Cell Phone Bill

Last Friday, I signed up for Skydeck, a free web service that connects to your cell phone provider and allows you to keep track of your cell phone calls and text messages. The service works great and here are some highlights of its features: Easily find out who of your friends you call the most […]

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November 10, 2008    2 Comments

Google Analytics, Conversion Testing

More Google Analytics Updates

Google Analytics adds custom reports and advanced segmentation These new features are in Beta, but should show up now when you log into Analytics. Advanced segmentation allows you to easily separate your traffic streams and then view these separations graphically. You can use existing segments or create new ones. Custom reports are where the fun […]

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November 10, 2008    2 Comments

Digital Marketing

Advanced Media Seminar for the Emmy’s at KVIE 6

Kayden Kelly, CEO of Blast Analytics & Marketing, to give presentation on “Marketing Benefits of Blogs & Does Your Website Rock?” to the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Northern California Chapter) that puts on the International Emmy Awards. This is a must attend event for all people who live in the Sacramento and […]

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October 28, 2008    0 Comments

Digital Marketing

Social Communities Build Brand and Business

  I recently read a great article in EContent Magazine (November 2008, Volume 31, Number 9) called “Build Community to Build Brand and Business” by Joe Dysart. Below are the highlights of the article that validate our contention that transparent online reviews and social communities foster trust and affinity. Online Reviews Influence Purchasing Decisions While […]

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October 26, 2008    0 Comments

Google Analytics, Conversion Testing

Google Analytics Updates

Google analytics has made some great updates to the analytics package. One update that I have been anxiously awaiting (had to use some creative programming in the past) is getting an analytics API(Yay!). Another great new feature is the motion charts that can be heavily customized to really get a clear picture how efforts have […]

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October 22, 2008    1 Comment

 

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