A Crawl, Walk, Run Approach to Data Integration

In today's multichannel world, there are few things more exciting (and daunting) than integrating visitor data across all of your customer touch points. While you might be tempted to pull everything in all at once so you’ll have it, ‘just in case’—be mindful that this is, in fact, a very counterproductive and flawed approach to data collection. That ‘just-in-case’ data will quickly turn into an obnoxious overload of data and cause major downfalls.   In attempting to p...
By Erin Cropper
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Erin Cropper is the Director of Client Services at Stratigent.

The Top Travel, Finance and Insurance Industry Metrics for Clean Data and Better Insights

  Gathering clean, reliable data for a business is extremely important and is the first step to becoming a data-driven organization. Often times, as businesses begin collecting their data, they find themselves challenged with lingering questions and an obvious need for clearer metrics.    As businesses continue to build their analytics program by ensuring proper tagging, utilizing a good tag management system (TMS) governance, and configuring alerts, they will still...
By Victoria Sawtelle
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Victoria Sawtelle is a Senior Analyst at Stratigent.

Using Geo Charting to Succeed with Data Visualization

Every day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created, with 90% of the world’s data created in the last two years alone*. As data continues to exponentially grow, the way in which organizations utilize data collected for business decisions is becoming more crucial and complex. Presenting data visually can uncover surprising patterns and observations that wouldn’t be apparent from looking at stats alone. One visualization practice that can help display historical patterns is geo charting. Som...
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What’s New (and Exciting) in ECMA Script Version 6

JavaScript is a widely-used scripting language due to both its simplicity, integration with oft-used browser functionality and ubiquitous availability across all the major browser platforms. However, despite its high functionality and many impressive features, JavaScript has a number of shortcomings. Thankfully, resolutions to these issues have been provided in this upcoming ECMAScript 6 release. In a two part series, I would like to explore some of the various concepts coming to the next ver...
By Whit Waldo
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Whit Waldo is an Analyst at Stratigent.

6 Stages of an Effective Governance Model

Many organizations spend significant portions of their budget to implement analytic tools from providers like Adobe, Google and IBM; yet despite these great tools, they fail to see the deep insights from their investment. These organizations then find themselves struggling to understand where the issues lie. I can tell you from experience, the lack of insights is not from incapable tools or analysts, but rather the absence of effective governance.     To help you get started...
By Scott Friedman
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Scott Friedman is a Manager of Client Services at Stratigent.

Analyzing Website Performance at a Glance

Zippy performance is a vital component of any website’s success. Quickly diagnosing site lag issues is critical but not always easy. In-browser tools like Firebug and Chrome’s developer tools can determine which page elements are slow to load, but not if a DNS lookup or redirect is taking way too long, and the data they provide cannot be stored to view page load trends over time. The Navigation Timing API, simple javascript that measures load times for each step in a page load’s lifecycle,...
By Jim Glauner
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Jim Glauner is a Senior Consultant, Team Lead at Stratigent.

Un-fragment your Sessions Across your Entire Top Level Domain

Tealeaf is a great tool for reviewing your customers’ behavior while visiting your website. Your organization might have started small and done a single application. Quite likely the data proved to be valuable and additional applications were added into the mix. But, as you added applications, did you consider the impact of sessionization? Internally, Tealeaf is deriving a TLTSID value from your chosen session ID. You need to consider whether that session ID value is going to be unique over t...
By Customer Experience Team
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Written by the Stratigent Customer Experience Team.

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 weather a purchase would be made. So what if you have a website, and have tracking implemented, but you are not generating a l...
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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...
By Bill Bruno
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Bill Bruno is the CEO at Stratigent.

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