What is Google Analytics

Managing your own website isn’t an easy business. From content creation, to hosting concerns, you have to keep a lot in mind for your website to be successful. But all of that work is just the start of the equation. Why? Because it’s imperative that you track how your message, products, and services are resonating…

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best plugins for working with google analytics

Regardless of the kind of website you own, traffic analysis is – or should be – an important part of your operations. It may be at the top of the list when measuring your site’s performance. Knowing more about the visitors you’re getting and which ones you’re missing out on helps you get the most…

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You’ve probably read a lot lately about the importance of choosing the right Key Performance Indicators, or KPI. But, what are Key Performance Indicators and which ones are right for you? More importantly, which ones are right for your website? In the general sense, a Key Performance Indicator is any piece of data used as…

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When building websites, someone may ask, “What’s your call-to-action?” So, what are they, and more importantly, why are they important to your website? What Is a Call-To-Action? Simply put, a call-to-action is what you are asking a user to do on a webpage. This “ask” can come in many different forms. Typically for webpages calls-to-action…

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No! There is often confusion about what Google Analytics is tracking. By default Google Analytics tracks base level data like pageviews, time on page, demographics, and more. But you have to set up your website to record Events. What are Events? Events occur any time a user interacts with your website. This can include things…

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Google Analytics tracks an incredible amount of data. While a wealth of information can be great, it can also be overwhelming. So how can you sift through the data to find what you need to make informed decision to improve your website’s user experience? Be judicious about Event tracking. Determine Which Events to Track It…

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In the world of website analytics, tracking events is the key to understanding behavior on your website. What actions are people taking (such as scrolling, clicking, downloading or filling out)? Which specific page elements are motivating them to take that action? Which potential actions are being ignored? The answers to questions like these can be…

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Good websites are not just static “online brochures”—they’re meant to be interactive. You want your website visitors to scroll through the page, click on links, download helpful content, play videos, fill out your form, etc. In the world of website analytics, each of these actions is called an “event”. Event tracking is how you can…

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Wondering why your website isn’t getting the results you want? It could be that you’re making one or more of the most common conversion mistakes. “Conversion” refers to the percentage of your website visitors who take a desired action, such as clicking, buying or downloading. In a previous post we talked about some of the…

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