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Analytics Blog Posts

  • Anna Lewis
    Google Exams - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    AdWords Certified PartnerWe had a target to achieve as a company – by the end of March 2011 everyone working on PPC accounts was to have taken both the AdWords Fundamentals Exam and the AdWords Advanced Exam. In addition to this, I was also aiming to take the Google Analytics Individual Qualification. I’m very pleased to report that we all took the exams and passed, but this post is here to go in a bit more detail than that.

    We now have 9 AdWords Qualified staff who work on clients PPC accounts and we also have me – a Google Analytics Qualified Individual to help the team out with all things analytical; although I have to admit they’re all pretty good without me, I’m just the one who gets excited about it and in to the really techy bits. I wanted to write this blog post to explain my experiences with the two exams – one was easier and the other harder than anticipated.
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  • Mike Essex
    We Are All Psychologists Now: How The Web Became About Your Mind Not Your Money

    Blotch TestThere have never been more ways to understand human psychology, or a bigger desire to do so. There are now books for fat people, thin people, smokers, romantics, pickup artists, you name it. You can buy a book on how to stop procrastinating, and also a book on why you should procrastinate. Every possible side of every argument is at your fingertips, and people are devouring them at a rapid pace.

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  • Anna Lewis
    Understanding Basic Google Analytics Terminology

    This post is for people just starting to use Google Analytics, to take you through what you see and explain some terms that you may not have heard of if you’ve not used Google Analytics before. Some things make complete sense and others look like they make sense but are actually slightly different to what you expect.

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  • Anna Lewis
    Setting Up and Using Custom Reports in Google Analytics

    google analytics custom report - front imageInstalling Google Analytics tracking code on your site is not the sign of a mission accomplished, it’s the start of a journey into unravelling the data behind your site. From here you can work out how to improve it to increase the return from your site.

    One simple way to make Google Analytics easy to use, in order to get the best data for what you need, is to set up a few custom reports with the data that you want. These can then be set up to show on dashboards when you log-in, so that all your key numbers are easily accessible and actionable.

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  • Gemma Holloway
    Sampled Data - The Black Hole in Google Analytics

    Data Black HoleAs a business owner, it’s likely that you use Google Analytics to track data on your website. Whilst Google Analytics is a fantastically useful tool, there is one area that can cause inaccuracies – the use of sampled data. Find out what this could mean for your website and business.

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  • Anna Lewis
    A Simple Guide to Setting Up Google Analytics

    Before I start, I’d just like to say Hi, I’m Anna Spear (soon to be Lewis!). I work as a Search Specialist and Website Analyst at Koozai. I love spreadsheets and delving in to data, so I’ll be here as the resident Analytics bod. Any requests for future posts – let me know!

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  • Dean Marsden
    10 Great Conversion Rate Optimisation Case Studies

    Website TestingIn my opinion Conversion Rate Optimisation still doesn’t get the attention it deserves so in this post I’m going to share some amazing CRO case studies to inspire and prove that testing works.

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  • Samantha Noble
    Google Website Optimizer Moved to Google Analytics Content Experiments

    On Friday 1st June, Google announced the launch of Google Analytics Content Experiments, which allows elements of website optimisation testing from within the Google Analytics interface.

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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
    Why Pivot Charts In Google Analytics Are Awesome, Including 10 Useful Examples

    Pivot TableIf you use Google Analytics but have never used the pivot chart, you’re missing out! There are some wonderful insights and cross-analysis opportunities that only a pivot can give you. Plus they’re actually not that hard to get your head round!

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  • Gemma Holloway
    7 Common Google Analytics Mistakes And How to Overcome Them

    GA MistakesGoogle Analytics (GA) is a great tool for businesses to track their website data; It’s relatively easy to implement, it’s simple to use and best of all it’s free! There’s a whole wealth of advanced functionality that can be implemented, but even for someone with little knowledge of Google Analytics, it’s perfect as standard, or at least it should be.

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