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

      Facebook released more new features for its Analytics for Apps: support for web analytics, improved cross-device analytics, user properties and updated sharing insights. The social network introduced Analytics for Apps at F8 in March 2015, and updates have included the addition of custom audiences and lookalike audiences last October and a long list of new features earlier ...

      David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 10 readers -
    • Spot Data Issues From the Start With Weekly Analysis

      When marketers think of weekly analysis, the focus is almost always on understanding how a campaign performed. This could be the number of leads generated, the CPA (cost per acquisition) metric, or anything that measures the different aspects of a marketing effort. While this kind of analysis is important and meaningful, it should not overshadow a different kind of analysis, ...

      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- 5 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- 17 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- 9 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- 9 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- 8 readers -
  • Rock Analytics More: Obsess About Goals And Goal Values!

    … click to exit to learn more about Market Motive (because you want a superb web analytics education and certification!) and my two books. In the simplest possible implementation of this, each time someone clicks on those links, it creates a pageview that it puts in a special folder (which can then be ignored easily in other analysis). For me to track…

    Avinash Kaushik/ Occam's Razor- 19 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- 17 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- 19 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- 20 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- 10 readers -
  • Omniture for Beginners: 2015 Update

    … Back in December 2013, I wrote a tutorial post showing how to find basic analytics data in Omniture, and explaining differences in terminology between Omniture and Google Analytics. Both platforms have seen some changes since then, so this refresh restores the guide to its original usefulness. Before we get stuck in, keep in mind that one…

    Tom Capper/ Distilledin Paid Search- 77 readers -
  • November’s Google Analytics Blog Insights to Grow Your Business

    … see exactly how Google shows you where the transitions steps in the funnel are, where users dropped out, and how many users entered the funnel at any given point. Image Source: Google Analytics Blog 2. Measure What Matters Most: A Marketer’s Guide Who Should Care: All web marketers, small/medium business owners who have websites The Gist…

    SEER Interactivein Google- 29 readers -
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