Web Analytics Education: Creating Advanced Segments

Part three for segmentation gives you step by step instructions on how to create custom segments.

The Google Analytics series thus far has covered the basics on reports from understanding the difference between Dimensions and Metrics, through selecting a date range, a chart option, or a secondary dimension. We then covered in detail how to setup an account, create profiles, add the Async code, and lately we explored eCommerce. Lately we covered goals and funnels, the meat and potatoes of Web Analytic. See the full list below and at the bottom of every educational post.

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Web Analytics Education: Segmentation Using Advanced Segments

Our second installment for segmentation covers advanced segments. This feature allows you to use some predefined segments or create your own and then implement them on the fly to a report or the whole analytical session.

The Google Analytics series thus far has covered the basics on reports from understanding the difference between Dimensions and Metrics, through selecting a date range, a chart option, or a secondary dimension. We then covered in detail how to setup an account, create profiles, add the Async code, and lately we explored eCommerce. Lately we covered goals and funnels, the meat and potatoes of Web Analytic. See the full list below and at the bottom of every educational post.

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Web Analytics Education: Segmentation Using Profile Filters

Continuing our discussion on segmentation by showing you how to create a filter for segmenting your data.

The Google Analytics series thus far has covered the basics on reports from understanding the difference between Dimensions and Metrics, through selecting a date range, a chart option, or a secondary dimension. We then covered in detail how to setup an account, create profiles, add the Async code, and lately we explored eCommerce. Lately we covered goals and funnels, the meat and potatoes of Web Analytic. See the full list below and at the bottom of every educational post.

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Web Analytics Education: The Importance of Segmentation

Today we start talking about segmentation. Is segmentation important? Watch the video for the answer.

The Google Analytics series thus far has covered the basics on reports from understanding the difference between Dimensions and Metrics, through selecting a date range, a chart option, or a secondary dimension. We then covered in detail how to setup an account, create profiles, add the Async code, and lately we explored eCommerce. Lately we covered goals and funnels, the meat and potatoes of Web Analytic. See the full list below and at the bottom of every educational post.

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Web Analytics Education: Goal Conversions and Funnels – Part 3

More instructions on how to create goals and their associated funnels. The different goal types, with examples.

The Google Analytics series thus far has covered the basics on reports from understanding the difference between Dimensions and Metrics, through selecting a date range, a chart option, or a secondary dimension. We then covered in detail how to setup an account, create profiles, add the Async code, and lately we explored eCommerce. See the full list below and at the bottom of every educational post.

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Web Analytics Education: Goal Conversions and Funnels – Part 2

Here are the detailed instructions on how to create goals and their associated funnels. Image driving your car without a destination. While it may be fun, there is very little purpose or productivity. In business using Web Analytics without goals is kind of driving blindfolded without a destination. Useless and dangerous.

The Google Analytics series thus far has covered the basics on reports from understanding the difference between Dimensions and Metrics, through selecting a date range, a chart option, or a secondary dimension. We then covered in detail how to setup an account, create profiles, add the Async code, and lately we explored eCommerce. See the full list below and at the bottom of every educational post.

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Web Analytics Education: Goal Conversions and Funnels – Part 1

This is the holly grail. This is what makes those stats sing. Setting goals puts everything in perspective. It allows the numbers to tell you how well your are doing, or how much your marketing plan sucks. You can use the information to make real business decisions that affect your bottom line or you can just look at how many visitors you had last week, your choice.

The Google Analytics series thus far has covered the basics on reports from understanding the difference between Dimensions and Metrics, through selecting a date range, a chart option, or a secondary dimension. We then covered in detail how to setup an account, create profiles, add the Async code, and lately we explored eCommerce. See the full list below and at the bottom of every educational post.

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Web Analytics Education: Campaign Tracking

We created a series to teach you about the best free tool (and in my opinion the best tool, period) for web analytics: Google Analytics

The Google Analytics series thus far has covered the basics on reports from understanding the difference between Dimensions and Metrics, through selecting a date range, a chart option, or a secondary dimension. We then covered in detail how to setup an account, create profiles, add the Async code, and lately we explored eCommerce. See the full list below and at the bottom of every educational post.

Today we start talking about campaign tracking, a personal favorite of mine. With this technique, Marketing can really understand what is working and what is not. In my opinion this is where the rubber hits the road (at least initially) and where many spin their wheels trying to grasp and implement this concept.

I often make the analogy of driving a car without instrumentation. You may run out of gas or you may not, you may be speeding or you may not, you maybe halfway there or only a mile from your destination. I don’t know about you, but it would drive me nuts!

So please don’t Market blindly, learn to optimize your campaigns and therefore optimize your revenue.

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Web Analytics Education: Using a Third-Party Payment Gateway

We created a series to teach you about the best free tool (and in my opinion the best tool, period) for web analytics: Google Analytics

In our eCommerce tracking section we had  Tracking eCommerce, and  eCommerce Transactions. Next is how to integrate a third party cart or payment system with your Google Analytics reporting.
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