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  • Ad Block Tracking With Google Analytics: Code, Metrics, Reports

    … excited that we can track ad blocking behavior in Google Analytics, so easily. This post covers these key elements: Here's how this post unfolds… 1. Ad block: #wth 2. Technical how-to implement enhanced code guidance (Google Tag Manager or direct) 3. Setting Google Analytics front end elements (custom dimensions, advanced segments) 4. Five…

    Avinash Kaushik/ Occam's Razorin Google- 20 readers -
  • A Great Analyst's Best Friends: Skepticism & Wisdom!

    … in the skepticism that they become paralyzed because if you even lift the covers under digital analytics a tiny bit, the way data is collected with scare the bejesus out of you. Oh, and offline analytics? A million times worse. And, tiny data samples to boot! Great analysts get good at one of the most critical elements of our jobs: Timeliness. The ability…

    Avinash Kaushik/ Occam's Razorin EMail- 13 readers -
  • Rock Analytics More: Obsess About Goals And Goal Values!

    … If you don't have goals, you are not doing digital analytics. You are doing i am wasting earth's precious oxygenalytics. Let's back up. Let me start with a story. We were brain storming about the next cluster of coolness for Analytics, the conversation quickly went to what Analysts need to look at on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. I started…

    Avinash Kaushik/ Occam's Razor- 24 readers -
  • Excellent Analytics Tip #27: Chase Smart Calculated Metrics!

    … For the last decade (#omg!), I've consistently complained about a fundamental flaw in Web Analytics tools: They incentivize one night stands, rather than engagements matching customer-intent. This leads to owners of digital experiences (insanely) expecting all visitors to their websites to convert right away – anything less than…

    Avinash Kaushik/ Occam's Razor- 22 readers -
  • Great Storytelling With Data: Visualize Simply And Focus Obsessively

    … at the last mile: Presenting their whys and the so whats, in the form of stories. In fact 86.4% of all Analyst careers fail due to a lack of this critical last mile skill! Ok, ok. I kid. I kid. It is really 88%. : ) Tom Fishburne's wonderful cartoon is here for another purpose. We send out our multi-tab spreadsheets, our best Google Analytics…

    Avinash Kaushik/ Occam's Razor- 23 readers -
  • The Digital Age Is Rapidly Changing Everything

    … When I speak to young employees now, it’s startling to think that they don’t recall the days that we didn’t have the Internet. Some even don’t remember a time without having a smartphone. Their perception of technology has always been that it’s continued to advance. We’ve had decades of periods in my lifetime where technology advancements settled…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 13 readers -
  • Data Visualization Inspiration: Analysis To Insights To Action, Faster!

    … Like a vast majority on planet Earth, I love data visualizations. Ok, so perhaps as the author of two bestselling books on analytics I love it a little bit more! There is something magical about taking an incredible amount of complexity and presenting it as simply as we possibly can with the goal of letting the cogently presented insight drive…

    Avinash Kaushik/ Occam's Razor- 25 readers -
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