Using Google Analytics to Find Topics For Your Next Blog Post

The success of a coherent content strategy often depends on the performance of your blog posts. You want to provide your visitors with high quality content that they read, like and share with their peers. You want your blog readers to come back to your website in search of relevant content to gain more knowledge about their area of interest. The success of creating such highly compelling blog posts is not by any random hit and miss method but through data science. In this blog post, we discuss some of the ways in which you can use Google Analytics to generate ideas about your next blog post.

Analyzing the Content of Interest on the Website

Analyze the pages on your website which have garnered highest number of views and the pages which have high user engagement. You can see this report under Behavior > Site Content > All Pages. Continue reading “Using Google Analytics to Find Topics For Your Next Blog Post”

Impact of Ad Blockers on Marketing Campaigns

Ad Blockers are simple software programs that prevent ads from being visible on websites. Ad blockers are basically browser add-ons, and are available for the all the web browsers including Firefox and Chrome. A major chunk of websites on the internet exists mainly due to online advertising. In order to survive in this marketing world, millions of websites depend on online advertising revenues. Apple made headlines recently when it announced that iOS 9, technology. While Android remains the biggest player in the mobile device market, notably more people will be adopting ad blockers now as they’re available on iOS for the very first time, which could undoubtedly have a huge impact on Internet advertising revenues and digital marketing campaigns.

It is a purely a big misconception that ad blockers block all the ads. In reality, only some of the ad blockers block all ads, with many only blocking ads … Continue reading

Understanding the User Explorer Reports in Google Analytics

Understanding the User Explorer Reports in Google Analytics

Google has been announcing some exciting new additions to the google analytics platform this year. The latest addition to the analytics platform is the much awaited feature: User Explorer. This feature allows the users to anonymously analyze the actions of visitors on the website. This new addition allows us to develop a deeper understanding of the kind of actions which would lead to a conversion and make necessary changes on the website to improve conversions rates. This report can be accessed in the Audience section of Google Analytics.

Google Analytics has introduced a new dimension called ‘Client ID’ which is assigned to each user. This is set by the ga cookie and recorded in google analytics. It is combination of a unique random number and the timestamp of first visit of the user. The user explorer report shows the … Continue reading

Google Analytics Dashboards – A Great Way to Visualize Your Results

Dashboards in Google Analytics

Google Analytics Dashboards are basically the collections of widgets where you can collect all kind of similar data. You can have up to 20 dashboards in each for each view / property with 12 widgets in your Google Analytics account. Each view / property comprises a default dashboard to get you started. Since Google Analytics doesn’t have a logical structure in it, having the potential to put similar things together at the same place is indeed a great profit. This means you’ll only have to search at very few places to get the general overview of how your site’s doing.

The best way of getting your own Google Analytics dashboards is to make them yourself. To create your own dashboard, search under the Dashboards menu and click the +New Dashboard option. You will get various options, like to use a blank canvas or a starter dashboard … Continue reading

Big Data – The Mysterious Buzz Word

In the recent times, no other technical word has invoked a mixed response as Big Data. The clear push by major brands and large companies to leverage the benefits of Big Data is evident from the fact that the highest paid jobs in the IT Industry are around Big Data. The social listening and all the articles around the internet adds complexity to the already complex scenario rather than simplifying it.

The definition of Big Data in itself has been so complex that, Jonathan Stuart Ward and Adam Barker at the University of Scotland conducted a survey to analyze what really Big Data stands for and means for various companies. Though this survey was conducted back in 2013, the same confusion around the definition of Big Data still exists today.

This confusion around the Big Data which is often synonymous with enormous sets of unstructured data, data warehousing, machine learning, … Continue reading

Google Analytics for Manufacturers: Significance of Website URL Structure

A good URL structure can help your SEO a long way. We often overlook the impact of well-defined URL structure has on tracking your web analytics. A user friendly URL structure not only provides an excellent navigation experience for visitors, but also helps you in tracking them easily using you google analytics platform. Following are some of the areas in google analytics, where, having a good website URL structure helps in drawing more insights.

Accuracy in Tracking Data

Tracking the performance of landing pages and efficiency of the funnel is an important aspect of analyzing web analytics data. A well-defined URL structure can help you in identifying these web pages easily within the google analytics platform. You can easily visualize the behavior of your users on the website, especially when you have huge content on your website. You can also easily analyze the performance of individual sub sections and identify … Continue reading