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Google Analytics: Introduction & User Training

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Google Analytics: Introduction & User Training are the slides from our public training courses - Seminars for Success in association with Google.

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Google Analytics: Introduction & User Training

  1. 1. Analytics: Introduction & User Training Presentation to J P Morgan Global Equity Derivatives Group Matt Trimmer Principal Consultant & Managing Director Username: exam Password: LetMe1n
  2. 2. Timings and housekeeping <ul><li>Start 09:30 </li></ul><ul><li>Break 11:15-11:30 </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch 12:45-13:45 </li></ul><ul><li>Break 15:15-15:30 </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap-up 17:00 </li></ul><ul><li>Nearest fire exit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assemble in Conway Street (where you came in), outside the Lukin Pub </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Toilets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upstairs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prayer room </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This floor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Back of the room </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drinks and snacks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help yourself </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Course Overview <ul><li>Session 1 – The Google Analytics reporting interface </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessing Google Analytics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Google Analytics Dashboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Editing your Dashboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mailing your Dashboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mailing your Dashboard to colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mailing your Dashboard in accordance with a schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exporting your Dashboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mailing and exporting reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding Google Analytics graphs, graphing options, date range and comparing with data from other periods </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Course Overview <ul><li>Session 2 – Tasks, Goals and Funnels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is possible with Web Analytics? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is possible with GA? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Analytics and your website’s Goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Configuring a basic Goal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Placing a value on a Goal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The $index value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and your site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Analytics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Course Overview <ul><li>Session 3 – Visits, visitors, traffic and website campaigns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How does GA measure visitors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ‘Visitors’ report suite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using, building and applying ‘Advanced Segments’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting on your marketing campaigns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ‘Traffic Sources’ report suite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tagging Google Adwords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tagging other PPC campaigns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tagging e-mail campaigns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tagging display advertising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tagging off-line advertising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When not to tag campaigns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ‘Visualisation’ tool </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Course Overview <ul><li>Session 4 – Interaction and website content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting on what users are doing on your site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ‘Content’ and ‘Goals’ report suites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting on what users are searching for on your site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ‘Site Search’ tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting on what users are interacting with on your site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ‘Site Overlay’ tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ‘Event Tracking’ module </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating ‘Custom Reports’ </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Introductions <ul><li>Matt Trimmer & ivantage overview </li></ul><ul><li>You </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your role </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your department/website/website area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your objectives for attending today </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. About ivantage <ul><li>Founded in 2002 by Matt Trimmer </li></ul><ul><li>Independent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not compromised by being part of an all-purpose agency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The only UK agency to have 3 Google certifications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adwords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analytics (Google Analytics) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Urchin (Urchin Software from Google) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>London based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ranked 33 rd UK Agency according to New Media Age criteria </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. What we do <ul><li>We specialise in growing online businesses by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generating website traffic using </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Paid Search (PPC) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Natural Search (SEO) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Display Advertising </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail marketing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysing website traffic using </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web Analytics to accurately analyse how visitors find and interact with websites </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Converting website traffic using </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conversion Rate Optimisation to convert visitors into customers or clients </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. How we do it <ul><li>Using affordable technology and tools mostly from Google and </li></ul><ul><ul><li>bright, well-trained people who are passionate about what they do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a focus on intelligent campaigns which deliver results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>high standards of service and client care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>strong and enduring client relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ethical best practices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Our vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To be recognised as the UK’s leading performance-driven Internet marketing agency </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Managed services <ul><li>Traffic generation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search Engine Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PPC Campaign Management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PfP Manage </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SEO Services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SEO Manage </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SEO Consult </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Display Advertising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PfP Manage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Email Manage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Traffic analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Analytics Implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analytics Accelerator </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Analytics Interpretation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analytics Insight </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Analytics Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analytics Trouble Shooter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Traffic conversion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversion Rate Optimisation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CRO Manage </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Public, scheduled or private, on-site training workshops <ul><li>Google Analytics Workshops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Analytics Interpretation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Analytics Configuration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Adwords Workshops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Adwords Essentials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Adwords Advanced </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Urchin Software from Google Workshops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Urchin Interpretation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Urchin Configuration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Workshops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SEO Essentials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SEO Advanced </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Client projects – multi-channel retail
  14. 14. Client projects - business to business
  15. 15. Client projects – travel, manufacturing, agencies
  16. 16. Introductions – your turn <ul><li>Matt Trimmer & ivantage overview </li></ul><ul><li>You </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your role </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your department/website/website area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your objectives for attending today </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. How many ways are there to access GA? <ul><li>Three </li></ul>
  18. 18. Accessing Google Analytics <ul><li>Available at </li></ul><ul><ul><li> or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Via Google Account or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Via Google Adwords </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Exercise <ul><li>Log in to Google Analytics at </li></ul><ul><li>How are you accessing GA? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you using your own email address? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Note <ul><li>Don’t share a log-in with colleagues! </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use a generic team-based log in! </li></ul><ul><li>Security and confidentially issue </li></ul><ul><li>GA has four “personal” features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dashboards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Segments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Custom Reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emailing reports </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Exercise <ul><li>Go to Analytics Settings > User Manager </li></ul><ul><li>What observations would you make about your list of users? </li></ul>
  22. 22. Why a Google Account? <ul><li>Personality attached to a email address of your choice </li></ul><ul><li>Not related to Gmail or Google Mail </li></ul><ul><li>Central access to all Google services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Single-sign on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customise pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More relevant search results </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Note <ul><li>All GA users must have a Google Account </li></ul><ul><li>GA Administrator also needs to add Google Account to GA </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t allow users to access with personal email addresses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gmail, Hotmail, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security and confidentially issue </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ensure users use their correct (not aliased) corporate email addresses </li></ul>
  24. 24. Exercise – if you are not accessing GA properly <ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><li>Search for “google account” </li></ul><ul><li>Select “Create an Account now” </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the form </li></ul><ul><li>Verify the email when you next can </li></ul><ul><li>Use this account from now on </li></ul>
  25. 25. How to get a Google Account
  26. 26. Accessing a GA Account
  27. 27. Exercises – editing and e-mailing your dashboard <ul><li>Delete reports from your dashboard </li></ul><ul><li>Email it to your self </li></ul><ul><li>Email it to a colleague </li></ul><ul><li>Set-up an e-mail schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Set-up a second e-mail schedule </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With date comparison </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Delete one schedule </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Managed scheduled emails </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Exercises – exporting your dashboard and other reports <ul><li>Export your dashboard to PDF </li></ul><ul><li>Export All Traffic Sources to csv for Excel </li></ul><ul><li>Export Visitors Overview to TSV </li></ul><ul><li>Email All Traffic Sources to a colleague </li></ul><ul><li>Export Visitors Overview to a colleague every week with a date comparison </li></ul>
  29. 29. Exercises – understanding graphs <ul><li>Change the Visits plot metric to Pageviews on your dashboard </li></ul><ul><li>Change the Visits plot metric to % New Visits on your dashboard </li></ul><ul><li>Compare Visits with % New Visits </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the Ave. Time on Site for the last calendar month </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the Ave. Time on Site for the week 2 of last calendar month </li></ul><ul><li>Compare the month just gone with the same month last year </li></ul><ul><li>Compare the Ave. Time on Site for the week 2 of last calendar month with week 2 of the month before </li></ul>
  30. 30. Break time
  31. 31. What’s possible with Web Analytics <ul><li>How visitors found your web site </li></ul><ul><li>What visitors are doing on your web site </li></ul><ul><li>Not WHY they are doing it! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Domain of usability/customer experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Onsite surveys </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sampling visitors arriving/leaving </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Heuristic reviews </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Experts reviewing your site against a set of criteria (heuristics) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conversion Rate Optimisation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A/B testing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A/B/n testing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-variate testing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Usability tests </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Representative customers completing tasks </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  32. 32. What’s possible with GA? <ul><li>How visitors found your website </li></ul><ul><li>What visitors are doing on your website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not why ! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outcomes focused </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Goals <ul><li>Goals should be commercial </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The commercial goals of your website </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Goals should map to visitor tasks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visitors visit sites to accomplish tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tasks normally have a series of steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Funnel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Measure conversion through the task </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When goals match user tasks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Harmony ensues! </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. The importance of goals for you <ul><li>Commercially justify your work </li></ul><ul><li>Focus your work </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritise your work </li></ul>
  35. 35. The importance of goals for you <ul><li>Goals map to business metrics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enable you to build a business case for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analytics investment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis investment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Action investment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Goals focus on important paths and entrances </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enable you to home-in on problem areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reverse Goal Path </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conversion to goals by traffic source </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Monetize goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enable you to prioritise areas to analyse and optimise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Give goals a goal value </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analyse $ Index </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Goal Value + E-commerce value)/unique page views </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Page up-to goal contribution </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on high $ Index pages for improvement </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><li>You can use Regular Expressions (RegEx) to gain insight into the funnel path: </li></ul><ul><li>User exhibits behavior: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Page 1 = /index.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Page 2 = /category-footwear.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Page 3 = /category-clothing.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Page 4 = /category-headwear.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Page 5 = /products/kangol-tropic-player-trilby.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Page 6= /cart/basketview.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Page 7= /cart/registration.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Page 8 = /cart/paymentoptions.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal = /cart/salesorderconfirmation.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Need to know conversion rate of categories to products to purchase: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Step 1: index.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step 2-4: ^/category.*/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step 5: ^/products.*/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step 6: ^/cart/basketview.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step 7: ^/cart/registration.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step 8 : ^/cart/paymentoptions.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal: ^/cart/salesorderconfirmation.html </li></ul></ul>Goals and funnels
  37. 37. Goal and funnel behavior
  38. 38. Exercise <ul><li>What are the goals for your website? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can you see how they are reported? </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) <ul><li>A metric </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Miles per Hour (mph) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Defining progress to an objective </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To reach the legal motorway speed limit of 70 mph </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enabling you to take corrective action </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accelerate or brake </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Speedometer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Analytics package </li></ul></ul>
  40. 40. KPI Examples Decrease Bounce rate Decrease short visits Increase Average Page Views Increase site interaction Increase % New Visits Increase new visits to the site Increase Goal x (Leads) Increase leads Increase Transactions Increase sales Increase Returning Visits Increase visits from members Increase Visits Increase traffic Increase Absolute Unique Visitors Increase people visiting Affect on Metric Metric Objective
  41. 41. Exercise – Your KPIs and goals <ul><li>What are your KPIs for your web business? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they include goals and if so which goals? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using notepad, map your goals through as though you were a visitor to your site </li></ul></ul>
  42. 42. Lunch time
  43. 43. How does GA measure visitors?
  44. 44. Installing Google Analytics <ul><li>Sign-up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Directly at Google Analytics or via </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your Adwords “Analytics” tab </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get the code </li></ul><ul><li>Install on to every page on your website! </li></ul>
  45. 45. Visit .com
  46. 46. Sign Up
  47. 47. Enter to your website
  48. 48. Enter your contact details
  49. 49. Agree the ToS
  50. 50. The Google Analytics Terms of Service <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to five million (5,000,000) page views per month per account; or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An active Adwords campaign with Google which is in good standing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An active AdWords account is </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One active and running Campaign </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A minimum budget of $1 per day </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>or the equivalent amount in a non-U.S. currency </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  51. 51. The Google Analytics Terms of Service <ul><li>Privacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8.1 You will not associate (or permit any third party to associate) any data gathered from Your Website(s) (or such third parties' website(s)) with any personally identifying information from any source as part of Your use (or such third parties' use) of the Service. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You will have in place in a prominent position on your Website (and will comply with) an appropriate privacy policy. You will also use reasonable endeavours to bring to the attention of website users a statement which in all material respects is as follows: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, …” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  52. 52. Get the code (GAAC)
  53. 53. Install on every page of your site Immediately before the </body> <script type=&quot;text/javascript&quot;> var gaJsHost = ((&quot;https:&quot; == document.location.protocol) ? &quot;https://ssl.&quot; : &quot;http://www.&quot;); document.write(unescape(&quot;%3Cscript src='&quot; + gaJsHost + &quot;' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E&quot;)); </script> <script type=&quot;text/javascript&quot;> try { var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(&quot;UA-9030141-1&quot;); pageTracker._trackPageview(); } catch(err) {}</script> Website
  54. 54. How Google Analytics works Website
  55. 55. How Google Analytics works cookies Website
  56. 56. <ul><li>UTMa Domain, Visitor Identifier </li></ul>Urchin and GA cookies UTMc Domain, Visitor Identifier UTMz Domain, Visitor Identifier, campaign information UTMv Domain, Visitor Identifier, optional user defined segment cookie UTMb Domain, Visitor Identifier
  57. 57. The ___utm.gif request from the ga.js to Google <ul><li>__utm.gif? utmwv=6.3 & utmn=101027544 & utmsr=1280x854 & utmsc=32-bit & utmul=en & utmje=1 & utmjv=1.5 & utmfl=7.0 r24 & utmdt=My%20Website & & utmp=/index.html & utmac=UA-51244-4 & utmcc=__utma%3D117945243.823564440.1131054947.1131080858.1133834608.4%3B+__utmb%3D117945243%3B+__utmc%3D117945243%3B+__utmz%3D117945243.1131054947.1.1.utmccn%3D%28Spring%20Sale%29%7Cutmcsr%3D%28google%29%7Cutmcmd%3D%28ppc%29% %7Cutmtm%3D%28shoes%29%3B </li></ul>Screen Resolution : 1280x854 Screen Colors : 32-bit Browser Language : English(en) Java Enabled? Yes (1) Java Version: 1.5 Page Title: My Site Filename : /index.html Visits: 4 Campaigns Clicked: 1 Campaign : Google(PPC) Spring Sale (shoes)
  58. 58. What are “Fortune” Cookies? <ul><li>Text files sent to browsers by websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 ST or 3 rd party </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> issues cookies (1 st party) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If attempts to issue cookies (3 rd party) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Session and persistent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Session </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Last for 30 minutes of inactivity </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Persistent </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lasts for 6 months </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  59. 59. Persistent cookies Browser web server New Visitor Browser web server Cookie Returning Visitor Cookie present Cookie not present cookies Page
  60. 60. Weaknesses of cookies? <ul><li>Machine dependant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As close as we can get to a person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Although modern OSs have multiple user IDs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>User 1, User2, User 3 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Can be cleared </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Worst scenario? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can be blocked/not accepted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most E-commerce sites use 1 st party cookies to make basket function </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>So blocking 1 st party cookies degrades your Internet experience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 rd party cookies are often blocked </li></ul></ul>
  61. 61. Visits and visitors - key metrics <ul><li>Visits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The number of visits received by your site is the most basic measure of how effectively you promote your site. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visitor type </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New Cookie </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Returning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Existing Cookie </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Absolute Unique Visitors (Uniques) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How many people (unique cookies issued) came to your site? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This report graphs people instead of visits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All visits from the same user for the entire active date range </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aggregated so that they will be counted as a single absolute unique visitor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regardless of how many different days they visited your site and how many times they visited your site on each day </li></ul></ul></ul>
  62. 62. Accurate visitor tracking? <ul><li>JavaScript Page Tagging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With a .gif </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Every request for a page is counted (even a refresh) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pageviews </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unique Pageviews </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search engines do not understand JavaScript </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cookies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st party </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search engines do not generally accept Cookies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Our stats may miss some types of visitor? </li></ul>
  63. 63. Advanced Exercise – looking at cookies <ul><li>Use Firefox and delete cookies </li></ul><ul><li>Observe the settings of your cookies as you visit the site from Google organic </li></ul><ul><li>With IE – download IE cookie viewer from </li></ul>
  64. 64. Break time
  65. 65. How fresh are the GA website statistics? <ul><ul><li>Officially </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>24 hours </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Normally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>About 2-3 hours </li></ul></ul></ul>
  66. 66. A tour of GA <ul><li>Dashboards </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing Optimization </li></ul><ul><li>Content Optimization </li></ul><ul><li>E-Commerce Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>IT Reports </li></ul>
  67. 67. The User-Defined Segment <ul><li>Set using a JavaScript function </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assign users on a page load </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li><body onLoad=&quot;javascript:pageTracker._setVar(‘Page X Viewers');&quot;> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assign users to a segment when a link is clicked </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li><a href=&quot;link.html&quot; onClick=&quot;pageTracker._setVar(‘Link X followers');&quot;>Click here</a> </li></ul></ul></ul>
  68. 68. The User-Defined Segment <ul><li>Assign visitors to a segment based on their form selection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In this example, visitors are assigned to a segment according to their selection in a form. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><form onSubmit=&quot;pageTracker._setVar(this.mymenu.options [this.mymenu.selectedIndex].value);&quot;> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><select name=mymenu> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><option value=“Male (18-30)&quot;>Male (18-30)&quot;> option> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><option value=&quot;Male (30-65)&quot;>Male (30-65)&quot;> </option> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><option value=&quot;Male (65+)&quot;> Male (65+)&quot;> </option> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><option value=&quot; Female (18-35)&quot;>Female (18-35)&quot;> </option> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><option value=&quot; Female (30-65)&quot;>Female (30-65)&quot;> </option> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><option value=&quot; Female (65+)&quot;>Female (65+)&quot;> </option> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voucher codes at checkout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Measure off-line marketing promotions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What‘s important for you to know about your visitors? </li></ul>
  69. 69. Traffic Sources - key concepts <ul><li>Search Engines </li></ul><ul><li>Direct </li></ul><ul><li>Referrals </li></ul><ul><li>Campaign, Medium and Source </li></ul>
  70. 70. Tagging other media <ul><li>Campaign tracking URL builder </li></ul><ul><ul><li> The table lists all the pages which were viewed on your site. </li></ul></ul>
  71. 71. Campaign tracking examples
  72. 72. Integrating Google Adwords with Analytics <ul><li>Integrating Adwords requires three steps </li></ul><ul><li>In Adwords </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adwords linked to Analytics via Adwords tab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Auto-tagging enabled </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In Analytics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adwords linked to Analytics via Adwords tab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply cost data checked </li></ul></ul>
  73. 73. Integrating Google Adwords with Analytics
  74. 74. Autotagging
  75. 75. Apply cost data <ul><li>Top Content </li></ul>
  76. 76. Help! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Further reading </li></ul>
  77. 77. The End