It has been real hard to keep secret for the last weeks where I had those new features and could not share with anyone, and is somewhat “liberating” to finally have the chance to review the new version of Google Analytics being announced today. Google, as Google, usually do not “announce” new features. What happens is you either find smth in their blog, or you simply log in to your […]

Last few days I saw some weird new metrics on my Google AdWords report center. At first I didn’t pay too much attention, but then came Google’s message and it got me thinking about the whole concept of conversion attribution models and how easily we can get the wrong conclusions when not analyzing the data properly. I will now present how easily we can persuade ourselves to take wrong campaign […]

“the vast majority of web content is made up of poorly optimised websites. By that I mean poorly optimised for visibility (visitors can’t find you via the search engines) and poorly optimised for the user experience (leading to low conversion rates). These two are closely related and web analytics is the key to unlock the potential of both.” (Brian Clifton) Hi, I just read a very good interview with Brian […]

I had a conversation with Brett Crosby from Google Analytics some hours ago, and it appears Google Analytics is releasing very powerful new features for their free web analytics suite. I must say at first I was not very optimistic, but when our conversation ended, and I was looking at the screenshots – My head was simply nodding unwontedly – These guys usually roll out great products, but these features […]

Following Avinash’s great post I’ve already mentioned yesterday, I re-read the entire post and more than 3o interesting comments. The main problem as Avinash explains, is that we can’t actually calculate the time on page and time on site where we don’t have an “exit” mark. This basically means, that most of our “bounces”, “zero” time on site and “short visits” (depending on your software verbiage) are related not only […]