Posts Tagged ‘GA Users Group 2017-05’

Spam Filter Segment – Craig Zaccaro

Posted: May 23, 2017 at 12:52 pm, Last Updated: May 31, 2017 at 12:46 pm

2 types: Spam bots that visit websites (spam crawlers) – send out http requests to websites with fake referral headers Spam bots that don’t visit websites (ghost traffic) – send fake data directly to google analytics without hitting the website Using .htaccess rules won’t help with ghost traffic since it never actually hits your site. […]

Tracking Virtual Pageviews – Craig Zaccaro

Posted: May 23, 2017 at 12:48 pm, Last Updated: May 31, 2017 at 12:41 pm

The default tracking snippet runs on each new page load. This makes it difficult to track single page applications where the site loads new page content dynamically rather than as full page loads. In these cases, pageviews can be tracked manually. Example Use Cases A single page website in which content is loaded once and […]

Analytics Update – May 2017

Posted: May 22, 2017 at 4:42 pm, Last Updated: September 28, 2017 at 1:40 pm

New Websites in Roll-Up Google Tag Manager I have begun implementing Google Tag Manager on both WordPress and Drupal platforms. Over time, this will likely replace our existing standard Google Analytics code-based implementations. I am happy to offer assistance with GTM implementation, and will be providing example GTM containers for both WordPress and Drupal websites […]

Case Study: Sharing News Stories

Posted: May 22, 2017 at 4:34 pm, Last Updated: May 24, 2017 at 9:52 am

News Story: “Student-developed diagnostics could change tuberculosis detection, treatment” – https://www2.gmu.edu/news/394681 Published on: 2017-04-21 Included in The George newsletter: 2017-04-25 Posted to social media: 2017-04-25 Example Account: Mason Communications and Marketing 01 Property: www2.gmu.edu View: All Web Site Data Date Range: Apr 20, 2017-May 3, 2017 Report: Behavior -> Site Content -> All Pages. Filter: […]

Google Analytics Desktop Technical Audit Report

Posted: May 22, 2017 at 2:27 pm, Last Updated: May 31, 2017 at 1:37 pm

This report will help you identify if there are any technical issues that may potentially be affecting your desktop users. It will also allow you to drill-down to see the breakdown of your desktop users, showing operating system, browser, Custom Report Use the following link to import the “Tech: Desktop OS\Browser\Version” into your GA account: […]

Google Analytics Mobile Technical Audit Report

Posted: May 19, 2017 at 4:15 pm, Last Updated: May 31, 2017 at 1:36 pm

This report will help to identify technical issues with mobile devices for specific combinations of mobile devices, operating systems, browsers, and browser versions. Note that this particular view of the data could only be accomplished as a custom report, since the standard Google Analytics reporting interface will only allow you to segment the data by […]

Google Analytics Technical Audit Reports

Posted: May 19, 2017 at 3:41 pm, Last Updated: May 31, 2017 at 1:33 pm

This report will help to identify technical issues with specific combinations of devices, operating systems, and browsers. You can infer that there may be technical issues by reviewing the average page load time and the bounce rate. If you see that a particular line in this report for your website has a higher-than-average bounce rate […]

Google Analytics Custom Report: Landing Pages Audit

Posted: May 19, 2017 at 2:12 pm, Last Updated: May 23, 2017 at 12:42 pm

The top landing pages report is an immediately actionable report, as it shows you how/where users enter you website, and how effective those different entry points are. “…the world is dominated by search engines, and those search engines, not you, determine the home page of your website.” -Avinash Kaushik The standard Google Analytics Behavior -> […]

Interesting Segments: In-State vs. Out-of-State

Posted: May 19, 2017 at 1:13 pm, Last Updated: May 31, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Here are two (simple) segments you can import into your GA account in order to segment your traffic by in-state (region = “Virginia”) or out-of-state (region “Virginia”). Segment Links In-State: https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=_Rzftqh6S6O3dGj5Sr3j_Q Out-of-State: https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=Si2djgwISjmvHoB8Yjhbig Example Account: Mason Communications and Marketing 01 Property: www2.gmu.edu View: All Web Site Data Date Range: Jan 1, 2017-Mar 31, 2017 Report: […]

How To: Access Google Search Console Data from Within Google Analytics

Posted: April 27, 2017 at 10:28 am, Last Updated: June 28, 2017 at 12:29 pm

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/1120006?hl=en Acquisition -> Search Console If you have not yet set-up search console data sharing, you will see the following message: If you click the button for “Set up Search Console data sharing”, you will be taken to the property settings page for the GA property. Toward the bottom of that page, you will see […]