Archives Tag: Google Analytics

Why Clicks Don’t Match up with Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics

Great video by Matt about the reason behind clicks not matching up in Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics. The short? Server-side vs. client-side tracking are measured differently.

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Google Analytics Annotations

This is awesome! I’ve been wanting something like this for a while. There was a greasemonkey hack there for this, but it wasn’t ever really consistent. FINALLY! As a holiday treat, in an email sent to Google Analytics users, the Analytics team has launched a holiday bonus feature of annotations. Here’s what it looks like. […]

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7 New Tools with Google Analytics

An email was recently sent out about some great new tools with Google Analytics. Analytics Intelligence with Custom Alerts Using an algorithmic driven Intelligence engine, Analytics Intelligence monitors data patterns over daily, weekly and monthly periods. Significant changes in data trends and insights you may not have noticed are surfaced directly in your account. You […]

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Tracking Your YouTube Channel with Google Analytics

YouTube recently launched a new blog called the YouTube Biz Blog. In short, a blog to help you make money on YouTube. There hasn’t been as big of a push from Google to generate money via YouTube, but there should be. YouTube is a huge search engine, whether we want to believe it or not. […]

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Google Analytics & AdSense Integration

Late last week, the Google Analytics team announced that they would be pushing out the AdSense+Analytics integration to all publishers. This was previously a feature that was still in a private beta, which I was involved with. I’m mostly happy with the integration, but I’m still not completely happy. It’s can be slightly flakey from […]

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Google Analytics API

Long. Awaited. Anticipated. Google has finally announced the Google Analytics API for public use. Vanessa Fox talked about her beta participation at Jane and Robot last week, which I’ll be posting about later this week. More news to come soon! I’ll be doing some follow-up articles about this since it’s such a huge release. UPDATE: […]

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Upcoming Change to Search Referrals for Google.com

This is a huge announcement. Google is changing the string it sends as a referral to sites. How does this affect you? Indirectly, it won’t, but it will affect your analytics. This is what the string used to look like, http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=google+inside&btnG=Google+Search This is what it will look like, http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=7&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.example.com%2Fmypage.htm&ei=0SjdSa-1N5O8M_qW8dQN&rct=j&q=google+inside&usg=AFQjCNHJXSUh7Vw7oubPaO3tZOzz-F-u_w&sig2=X8uCFh6IoPtnwmvGMULQfw Question and Answer Time Q: Is […]

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Hanging out with Google Around Town

Google likes bring around everyone and meeting people face to face. You certainly will not see Larry Page or Sergey Brin hanging out at these conferences, but you will certainly see Google employees. I was talking with one Googler here at SXSW who is a UX (user experience) designer out of Google New York, and […]

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Google Analytics: Tracking Flex/Flash Applications

Matthew McNeely wrote up a great article about how to track Flex or Flash applications using Google Analytics. McNeely goes over the difference between pageviews and events, and how track each separately. It’s a very in-depth article and does a great job.

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Google Analytics: See Who’s on the iPhone

Here is a short tutorial on how to view your iPhone visitors, using Google Analytics. The Google Analytics blog recently made a public post about this new feature.

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