Posts tagged with Google Analytics

Google Analytics will soon be able to answer questions in plain English

"How did traffic from search change year-on-year in June?"

In the coming weeks, Google Analytics users will be able to ask questions like this and have them answered in seconds thanks to natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning (ML) technology Google is integrating into its popular analytics platform.

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What marketers need to know about Google Attribution

Despite the fact that it has been a priority for years, attribution remains one of many marketers' biggest challenges.

Now, Google is trying to change that with the unveiling of a new attribution offering called Google Attribution.

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Research: Three ways leading marketers are using measurement to grow

Econsultancy has conducted research in partnership with Google looking at how enterprise brands are responding to the challenge of measurement in a mobile, multichannel and multidevice world. 

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Five ways marketers can use analytics to combat ad fraud

Data from ad campaigns has, in some ways, never been so important.

Data has become the way marketers know whether the brand messaging is right, what drives customers to purchase and where they should advertise in the future.

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Eight ways brands can take content marketing to the next level

Content marketing as a buzzword seems to have peaked. It's not that content is less popular, but rather that we all now know content is here to stay.

In a way, we've moved from 'doing content marketing' to 'marketing in a content-driven world'.

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Maximising content-led organic traffic with free Google tools: A comprehensive guide

How do you drive more organic traffic by efficiently enhancing your content strategy using only free tools?

Here's a 2,500 word how-to guide.

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The rise of dark social: Everything you need to know

You’d be forgiven for thinking the term ‘dark social’ refers to some kind of demonic get-together during which attendees feast on blood to please their overlords. 

While potentially irksome to social media managers, dark social is somewhat less sinister than the above. 

It simply refers to social sharing that can’t be accurately tracked, i.e. the stuff that isn’t picked up by web analytics platforms. 

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How to stop referral spam from screwing up your Google Analytics stats

What is the deal with referral spam? Aside from it being mega annoying, pointless, and stupid?

If you use Google Analytics, you definitely know what I’m talking about. It’s those almost-real-but-actually-fake-spamming-links that show up on your analytics and screw up your KPIs.

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Seven Google Analytics tips for beginners

Even the smallest of organisations are using web analytics to improve their business, and Google Analytics is one of the most popular tools available today.

Google Analytics might be free, but it's a robust tool that can meet the needs of many businesses large and small.

So where should beginners start? Here are seven tips.

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How to use historic data to predict marketing campaign outcomes

One of the best ways to determine what will happen in the future is to look at the past.

In today’s big data-driven world, we have the ability to access and use information on how customers are interacting with our websites and social media networks. 

But if we’re capturing this information without knowing how to use it, it’s of no use.

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A beginner’s dictionary of Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a fantastic tool for measuring traffic and the behaviour of that traffic on your site.

You can then derive meaning out of your data, report back accurate ROI to your bosses and help you justify further improvements or strategies.

Best of all it’s completely free. However when you open up Google Analytics for the first time, it’s very easy to be intimidated by its vast array of menus, navigation, graphs, visualisations and language.

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A thoroughly entertaining beginner’s guide to data and analytics

Confused by cross-channel analytics? Bewildered by big data? Stupefied by structured data?

Well I’m not surprised. Who wouldn’t be?

It’s a big world of complicated words, terms and phrases that can intimidate even the most digital savvy of webmasters wishing to dig deeper into the information their website has been quietly amassing over the last few years.

Help is at hand though, in the form of this very beginner's guide.

I have written it in the form of a glossary, as it seemed the clearest method of presentation. Not only is it alphabetical but it should also make logical sense if you read it in order.

This is for anyone whose had a rudimentary glance at Google Analytics, or spent a little time in the Site Stats of their WordPress site, or has a copy of our Measurement and Analytics Report but has yet to open it. 

We call these people the intrigued but slightly baffled. Welcome, you’re in good company!

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