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Analytics Blog Posts

  • Anna Lewis
    First Click v. Last Click Attribution in Google Analytics and AdWords

    ConversionsThere is a fundamental difference in the way that Google Analytics and AdWords report traffic mediums and which mediums lead to conversions; one of reasons why the numbers will always vary. Read more

  • Graeme Benge
    6 Questions Your Boss Will Ask About Google Analytics

    bigstock-confused-businessman-working-a-42101260If you’re investing time and money in Digital Marketing, then you need to know how your website is performing. Using an web analytics package like Google Analytics offers an off the shelf product that is free and easily installed. But we’ve no doubt your boss will want to know more about this package – as such, here are the answers to the questions they’re likely to ask. 

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  • Ali Moghadam
    Dark Search and Dark Social – What You Need to Know

    bigstock-Death-in-the-hood-concept-30103358When (not provided) keywords started growing in Google Analytics, things started to look grim. But SEOs found a way through the problem and persevered. And then, just as one dark cloud passes, another follows in its wake. Dark search and dark social have been topics of discussion since late last year, but now we are seeing increasing effects. Are we facing a data depression? Only one thing’s for sure – Star Wars references. Lots of Star Wars references. Welcome to the Dark Side…

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  • Jamie Hallitt
    Digital Marketing: Short Term Profit vs Long Term Growth

     04-04-2014 10-44-57In January 2012, Haribo released a TV advert showing the results of an interesting (if slightly halfhearted and biased) social experiment. Children were asked to sit at a table, faced with a single Haribo sweet. If they managed to resist eating the sweet for a short period of time, they would get two Haribo sweets to eat rather than one.

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  • Emma North
    Using Google Webmaster Tools To Reclaim Organic Keywords & Rankings

    Analytics Magnifying Glass - Get Organic Keyword Data from Google Webmaster ToolsGoogle Webmaster Tools is an essential resource for webmasters with a wealth of useful information for optimising websites and identifying issues. What’s more, the tool kit was recently revamped with a new navigation structure, additional features and enhanced reports.

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  • Graeme Benge
    What Ecommerce Questions Can Google Analytics Answer?

    Questions for ecommerce sites that Google Analytics can answerForget Google Analytics for a moment. Step back and think as Marketing Managers what it is that you want your website to tell you (as well as do brilliantly making you/the boss stacks of cash in the process).

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  • Chris Simmance
    Server Response Codes And What They Mean

    404 error pageOver the life of a website you will be (if you manage it that is) presented with Server Response Codes or ‘HTTP Status Codes’ in regard to a lot of different elements of your site’s functionality and maintenance needs. Quite often these are the largely well-known codes such as 404 errors and 301′s, but there are a whole world of other response codes that you may be presented with when you work on a site.

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  • Anna Lewis
    Top Ten Best Web Analytics Resources

    WritingI’m going to share my top analytics resources with you to help you find valuable sources of web analytics information. These relate to both Google Analytics and web analytics in general.

    I’m sure everyone has their favourite resources for the areas they work in, but sometimes it’s hard to find new ones that you know you can trust. The lists below are the websites or people I read and use most often. I’ve also included a link to a post on each site so that you can quickly see what they are like and decide whether to bookmark them straight away. Read more

  • Anna Lewis
    How to Link your Google AdWords and Analytics Accounts

    Google Adword LogoHaving AdWords data in Google Analytics is very valuable, but how do you get it? This post is going to show you how to link your AdWords and Analytics accounts so that you see the data in each. I’ll also answer some common questions, such as: why are my AdWords keywords not showing in Google Analytics? What is (not set) in Analytics? What is automatic campaign tagging? And more! Read more

  • Anna Lewis
    Google Analytics Social Reports Explored

    tracking social ROI in google analyticsThe addition of Social Reports represents a major update for Google Analytics. At first glance there’s some useful data that can help you work out a better ROI for social media than ever before. UPDATE: Backlink data has now also been added!

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  • Anna Lewis
    How To Track Contact Form Submissions Without A Confirmation Page

    SubmitSometimes web developers are unable to create a thank you or confirmation page for a form submission, this leaves you unable to easily track how many forms have been completed, as goals in Google Analytics require a URL. However, there is a nice and easy way round this. It just takes a small amount of code and you can create a pretend URL to load when the submit button is pressed.

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