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
    • How to Improve Your SEO and Social Media Presence

      You can be a blogger producing the best content in the world and never be found online. Or you might have a quality product, ethically sourced at the most affordable prices. But if no one knows about you, no one is going to buy from you. Everyone who wants to be found online has three primary concerns.

      Growmapin Social Paid Search SEO How To's- 13 readers -
    • Cookies To Humans: Implications Of Identity Systems On Incentives!

      A story where data is the hero, followed by two mind-challenging business-shifting ideas. At a previous employer customer service on the phone was a huge part of the operation. Qualitative surveys were giving the company a read that customers were unhappy with the service being provided. As bad customer service is a massive long-term cost – and short-term pain –, it was decide ...

      Avinash Kaushik/ Occam's Razor- 12 readers -
  • Five Key Elements For A Big Analytics Driven Business Impact

    …… At this point, it honestly does not matter which web analytics tool you use as long as it is a tool that is under active development by your vendor. Yes, some tools can dance on their left foot and others can only do so with their right foot. Not as important as you might think. My recommended five elements are much more primal, their presence powers…

    Avinash Kaushik/ Occam's Razor- 19 readers -
  • More New Features for Facebook’s Analytics for Apps

    … between them to complete tasks or activities, and 77 percent of people who have three or more devices do the same. Twist wrote on support for web analytics and improved cross-device analytics: We’ve made it as easy as possible for businesses to view cross-platform metrics for their websites and apps. Millions of businesses already embed our JavaScript…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 23 readers -
  • Spot Data Issues From the Start With Weekly Analysis

    … answer is probably a resounding, “YES!” followed by, “But how can I do that efficiently and effectively? Well, if you keep reading, I share how to easily conduct weekly monitoring. 1. Understand that it’s not as difficult as it may seem. It is very easy to become intimidated by the sheer number of reports you have to analyze for a true analytics…

    SEER Interactivein Affiliate- 15 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- 15 readers -
  • Ad Block Tracking With Google Analytics: Code, Metrics, Reports

    … are not this kind), I spend a lot of time on The New York Times and The New Yorker, pay for both. And, of course I would not be as smart about digital marketing as I am without paying for Baekdal Plus. You see different models people use to make money there. You can make money with content. You just need to create something incredible of value and want…

    Avinash Kaushik/ Occam's Razorin Google- 33 readers -
  • How to fix discrepancies in your web analytics data

    … Google Analytics, like every web analytics tool, does not deliver accurate data. There are many reasons behind this including: Visitors don’t allow JavaScript Visitors block cookies Pages missing code Location of the code on the page There are certain actions though that can be exactly measured, as they are recorded in back end…

    Search Engine Watchin How To's- 17 readers -
  • A Great Analyst's Best Friends: Skepticism & Wisdom!

    … newsletter called The Marketing – Analytics Intersect. You can (should!) sign-up for it. I often find that most people who have the title Analyst are essentially data collectors and data sharers with most of the value being added by them in the process is a tablefied or chartfied summary. My newsletter on 29th March, shared a fantastic cartoon…

    Avinash Kaushik/ Occam's Razorin EMail- 21 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- 26 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- 35 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- 39 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- 32 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- 28 readers -
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