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Analytics Blog Posts

  • Anna Lewis
    The Complete Google Analytics Event Tracking Guide Plus 10 Amazing Examples

    ga event tracking guideOver my time working with Google Analytics accounts I have come across many reasons to use Event Tracking, so much so that I now wonder why there are still websites out there that do not utilise this fantastic resource. Here, I’m going to explain what it is, the benefits, the code and examples, covering my favourite things to use Event Tracking for.

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  • Tom Howlett
    15 Ways to Sell or Promote your Products Online

    Lemonade standIf you run a large ecommerce website or just sell products online in your spare time at home, there have never been a greater number of places to promote or even sell your products online.

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  • Anna Lewis

    Do you have external links on your site? Links to PDFs? Advertisements for other websites? Ever wondered how many people click on these? Well, as they don’t lead to a page on your site you might assume that you cannot track them, however – you can! And it’s not too tricky to implement either.

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  • Gemma Holloway
    UTM Parameters Explained With Practical Examples

    Incoming TrafficWhen running an online marketing campaign it is highly likely you will distribute various pieces of marketing material in many places across the web.  Let’s say you place display ads of various sizes on a range of websites, place a feature about your product in your monthly newsletter and place an article and advert in the newsletter of an online industry magazine. Whilst it is easy to determine which channel is bringing in more traffic to your landing page (let’s say email drives more traffic than advertising), how do you determine which newsletter is more effective? Yours or the online magazines? Or what banner size is most effective? This is where UTM parameters come in to play!

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  • Graeme Benge
    13 Free Google Analytics Tools To Use Everyday

    Web Analytics And DataI was having one of my infrequent spates of (spring) cleaning, going through analytics accounts tidying up stray Views and updating IP exclusions as you do, when it occurred to me that I have amassed quite a library of resources that pretty regularly help my analysis.

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  • Anna Lewis
    What Does Bounce Rate Mean and Why is it Important?

    Bouncing BallGoogle Analytics can be confusing to the untrained eye, however the majority of it is all very straight forward once you get the hang of the terminology and data available. One of the most common stumbling blocks is understanding what Bounce Rate means, as it’s reported widely throughout Google Analytics. This post will take you through what Bounce Rate is, what is a good bounce rate and how to improve your bounce rate.

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  • Anna Lewis
    Top 10 Most Important Google Analytics Reports – Keyword Rankings Need Not Apply

    Google Analytics Important ReportsEver found yourself wondering where to go in Google Analytics? There is so much data available that you can sometimes get a little lost and not know what you should be focusing on; so this blog post is here to help you know the main areas to look at for the valuable information. This is particularly important now that some SEO tool companies are removing their rank tracking services – this post will help you identify data that is more valuable than rank reports!

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  • Anna Lewis

    Here’s a quick and easy guide to help you manage a domain change in Google Analytics. Most people will be able to set up Google Analytics. Read more

  • Tom Howlett
    How to Determine the Strengths and Weaknesses of Your Website's Architecture

    ArchitectureThe architecture of a website is an integral part of creating a quality site that is user and search engine friendly. You should consider the architecture from the very beginning, identifying how the user and search engine will navigate your pages. Users want a clean, simple to use interface and to be able to easily find what they are looking for. Search engines like to experience concise and well structured code, a clear navigation and pages where the subject is easily identifiable. Read more

  • Gemma Holloway
    Universal Analytics and Cookies – The Complete Guide

    Universal AnalyticsUniversal Analytics uses cookies as a means for collecting data and customising these cookies can allow you to collect the exact data you require for your project.  In this blog post I am going to look at the cookies used by Universal Analytics and the potential customisations of those cookies.  Finally, I am going to look at some specific cookie data and decipher what the different data refers to.

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  • Anna Lewis
    #BrightonSEO Quickfire Analytics – 7 Freebies in 7 Minutes

    Anna Lewis Brighton SEO TalkAs this post goes live, I am talking at BrightonSEO. It’s the end of the day, there have been many fantastic talks so far, the sun is setting over a beautiful horizon, the people of Brighton are moving from work to bar… I’m getting off topic!

    This post covers everything I talked about and probably has more detail than the talk itself. I’ve even included links to 11 custom reports or dashboards that you can use yourself. Yes, I really am that kind (sometimes)!
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