Google Analytics

Lynchpin's Andrew Hood and Specsavers' James Saukinsey discuss data on stage at Econsultancy Live April 2023.

Specsavers’ head of analytics on talent hunting: we’re ‘less focused solely on GA and technical skills’

In January, the 2023 Marketing Week Career and Salary Survey found that more than a third (34.4%) of marketers identified data and analytics as a significant skills gap within their organisation, making it the biggest marketing skills gap for the second year in a row. The question of how to tackle marketing’s various skills gaps […]

How to use Google Analytics URL builder to track campaigns

We’re pretty big on measurement on this blog, and we use analytics to identify key topics, improve our content, and prove our effectiveness. To this end, we’re big users of Google Analytics. We use a bunch of custom reports, segments and dashboards for measurement but also the trusty Google URL builder (take our Advanced Data […]

Google Analytics: How to filter out spam traffic to get accurate data

When it comes to analysing your site’s traffic it’s often an assumption that the number of sessions you see in your Google Analytics account accurately represents the number of real people visiting your site, but this isn’t always the case.

Sometimes traffic isn’t a real person, sometimes it’s a bot, or spider, and sometimes it’s a spammer.