Web Analytics

Web analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of web data for purposes of understanding and optimizing web usage.Web analytics is not just a tool for measuring web traffic but can be used as a tool for business and market research, and to assess and improve the effectiveness of a web site. Web analytics applications can also help companies measure the results of traditional print or broadcast advertising campaigns. It helps one to estimate how traffic to a website changes after the launch of a new advertising campaign. Web analytics provides information about the number of visitors to a website and the number of page views.
Posts about Web Analytics
  • More New Features for Facebook’s Analytics for Apps

    … and a long list of new features earlier this month: people insights, push notifications, in-application notifications, sharing insights, breakdowns, improved event trends and an app events export application-programming interface. Product manager Josh Twist provided details on the latest round of new Analytics for Apps features in a blog post: Analytics…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 12 readers -
  • Spot Data Issues From the Start With Weekly Analysis

    … not overshadow a different kind of analysis, one that focuses on uncovering data quality issues before you have to generate monthly, quarterly, or other regularly scheduled reports. For example, would you want to uncover that a website functionality was broken, preventing users from triggering a KPI, before collecting an entire quarter’s worth of data? Your…

    SEER Interactivein Affiliate- 9 readers -
  • Four Stories: A Decade of Writing Occam's Razor!

    … to remind me of the birthday. Her note read: "…. and it is pretty impressive that you've managed to stay relevant for a decade, it is a very long time in digital years…" It gave me a pause. I had to go check how long I've been at this. My very first post, audaciously, was titled Traditional Web Analytics is Dead (05/15/06). Given that title…

    Avinash Kaushik/ Occam's Razor- 7 readers -
  • 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 -
  • How to fix discrepancies in your web analytics data

    … enough sample size), you have an issue somewhere in your tracking. The code works, or no data would be collected at all, but it is not correctly submitting measurements to the web analytics tool in all cases. Causes To simplify the language within this blog post, I will be using transactions on an Magento ecommerce website compared to Google Analytics…

    Search Engine Watchin How To's- 12 readers -
  • A Great Analyst's Best Friends: Skepticism & Wisdom!

    … being skeptical and not being paralyzed helps you get to Wisdom faster. One last bonus before we close… If you would like to get a sense for specific salaries, four key choices you have to make to have a fabulous analytics career AND how to get there… Here's a post you'll find to be of value: Web Analytics Career Guide: From Zero To Hero In Five…

    Avinash Kaushik/ Occam's Razorin EMail- 12 readers -
  • The Marketing < > Analytics Intersect: My Newsletter!

    … decide? People tend to use the terms metrics and KPIs interchangeably. I humbly believe this is a disservice as it results in a lack of focus on what really matters: Business impact. In my post Web Analytics 101: Goals, Metrics, KPIs, Dimensions, Targets, I'd defined metric as "a metric is a number." Simple. :) I'd defined a KPI as " a key…

    Avinash Kaushik/ Occam's Razorin Affiliate- 11 readers -
  • Rock Analytics More: Obsess About Goals And Goal Values!

    …. "Micro-Outcome Goal": Key Events 5. "Macro-Outcome Goal": Outbound Clicks Benefits of Identifying Goals and Economic Value In each case we'll learn in detail how to set up the goal, what type of data might we get from it that will be of value and get tips on what actions we can take. Ready? Higher-Order Bits: Location, Pan-Commerce, Re…

    Avinash Kaushik/ Occam's Razor- 23 readers -
  • Excellent Analytics Tip #27: Chase Smart Calculated Metrics!

    … To Use The Google Analytics Calculated Metrics Feature #1. Real Conversion Rate Per User #2. "Gross" Calculated Profit #3. Average Time Per User #4. Combine Results / Metrics Performance #5. Product Views Per Transaction Closing Thoughts. I hope you are really excited about what you are going to learn. I am so very excited about…

    Avinash Kaushik/ Occam's Razor- 21 readers -
  • Great Storytelling With Data: Visualize Simply And Focus Obsessively

    … The difference between a Reporting Squirrel and Analysis Ninja? Insights. As in, the former is in the business of providing data, the latter in the business of understanding the performance implied by the data. That understanding leads to insights about why the performance occurred, which leads to so what we should do. Do you see how far away…

    Avinash Kaushik/ Occam's Razor- 22 readers -
  • Is the 10/90 Rule of Web Analytics a Practical Measure?

    … In 2006, a web analyst at Intuit wrote a blog post that really resonated with me. At the time I was just getting my feet wet in the world of Web Analytics, with the release of Google Analytics the year before finally making analysis affordable. Here I had this free tool, Google Analytics, and barely enough knowledge to be dangerous. So I…

    Jeff Sauer/ Depth of Knowledge- 23 readers -
  • Quick Tips to Format Data to Make your Data Sets Flexible

    … If you want to analyze or manipulate data, you have to save it in a format that you can easily retrieve. So I want to go over a few best practices for saving data so that it can effectively be used in the future. Don’t include multiple pieces of data in the same cell. There are many reasons you might do this, like having multiple keywords…

    Distilled- 13 readers -
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