Google Analytics Advanced Segments – Tips for Success

I’ve been doing quite a bit of training in Google Analytics lately. The most fun thing about that has been walking users through reports and having the chance to ‘WOW’ them with some of GA’s excellent features, especially Advanced Segments. Though I will note, a client recently suggested that there should be a drinking game for real-time reports, which I say, why not? However let’s not digress, drinking games with analytics tools can be fun, but we’ve got a job to do! One thing I’v...
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Are you getting enough value out of your website?

The corporate website is an intrical part to almost every organizations sales/marketing process and still remains the main point of interaction for corporations. The need has never been greater to understand, communicate, and interact with the online behaviors of buyers. A recent study by Forrester Research found a typical business website was ranked first in determining whether a purchase would be made. So what if you have a website and have tracking implemented, but you are not generating a lo...
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Dashboard Logic

When it comes to dashboards and the multitude of vendors out there, how do you know which dashboard solution will best suit your needs? If this question keeps you up at night, please allow me to rid your insomnia once and for all. First, let’s talk about what you need by answering a few questions: What analytics data do you want to present? To whom are you presenting this data? How much are you willing to spend? 1. What analytics data do you want to present? This is a...
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Bill Bruno is the CEO - North America, Ebiquity.

12 Great Charts and When to Use Them

Reports are the primary way that analysts communicate insight and drive change in their organizations. But as we are all aware numbers don’t speak for themselves. Have you gone through the process of defining your organizations KPI’s but find yourself wondering what type of chart/graph to use on your dashboard? Well then, this post is for you. When it comes to selecting the right visualization, there is often confusion around which type to use. The answer depends on what you’re trying to...
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Selecting a Tag Management Solution

The tag management landscape has grown and evolved in the past couple of years. As companies aim to either jumpstart or streamline their tag deployment process, tag management solutions have continuously improved to better meet the demand. Vendors have flourished, consequently giving way to multiple options for Analytics & IT groups to choose from. While the growth of tag management is obviously great news for groups looking to secure one of today’s critical online marketing tools, this d...
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Series: Help! I am the ONLY Web Analyst in my company| Deciding What to Focus On

In my post on Developing a Plan to Get Everything Done I helped Lone Web Analysts create a list of all the immediate and future tasks they’re expected to accomplish. This list can be very long, so let’s talk about how to prioritize.  With so much to do you’ll have to figure out a way to determine where to focus first and every step along the way. The way to approach this will vary depending on your environment: 1. Management has a somewhat clear vision and set of priorities. This...
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SWSE14 Flash Interview! Talking with Maxymiser's Chloe Lind

We are more than ½ way through the Stratigent Workshop series as we tour the nation, sharing our marketing analytics industry insights (learn more about the workshop here). Whether you have attended a workshop or have yet to, you might be wondering about the guests we have touring with us. In today’s partner Flash Interview, we are talking with Chloe Lind, Managing Consultant at Maxymiser - a leader in multivariate testing, personalization and cross-channel optimization solutions. Why does C...
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Great reports aren’t a coincidence

  “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they may make as they fly by.” -Douglas Adams   Many people are looking for a breakthrough in productivity, or a new way of looking at the same old problem, that will allow them to do better work.  Recently, I was on what I’ll lovingly refer to as an analysis bender. You know, one of those nights before your big report is due, and the report you’ve been working on all week long still doesn’t have the ah-ha bullet p...
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Am I Getting Enough Value From My Vendor Investments?

As you grow, your reporting and analysis needs will grow with you. From my experience, working as a marketer in a multi-channel analytics company, I’d first start by saying that most companies aren’t using their analytics vendors to their full potential. And since we are being honest, most companies do not use the full potential of ANY of the software they implement. These products are so packed with features it is difficult to stay out in front of all your needs.  Below I will talk...
By Bill Bruno
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Bill Bruno is the CEO - North America, Ebiquity.

Busting 3 Myths with Google Analytics Premium

Partner Spotlight: Google Analytics Premium   There is a rising theme in our industry today: if you don’t own your data, you don’t own your destiny. Every data analysis and management strategy should prioritize data ownership. Yet the task of managing and processing said data at the necessary speeds is no small order. Unless you are a technology giant that has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in one of the world’s fastest data infrastructures, it’s in your be...
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