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Get the latest information about using the #1 web analytics tool from this fully updated guide Google Analytics is the free tool used by millions of web site owners to assess the effectiveness of their efforts. Its revised interface and new features will offer even more ways to increase the value of your web site, and this book will teach you how to use each one to best advantage. Featuring new content based on reader and client requests, the book helps you implement new methods and concepts, track social and ...
Get the latest information about using the #1 web analytics tool from this fully updated guide Google Analytics is the free tool used by millions of web site owners to assess the effectiveness of their efforts. Its revised interface and new features will offer even more ways to increase the value of your web site, and this book will teach you how to use each one to best advantage. Featuring new content based on reader and client requests, the book helps you implement new methods and concepts, track social and mobile visitors, use the new multichannel funnel reporting features, understand which filters to use, and much more. Gets you up and running with all the new tools in the revamped Google Analytics, and includes content requested by readers and users especially for new GA users Covers social media analytics features, advanced segmentation displays, multi-dashboard configurations, and using Top 20 reports Provides a detailed best-practices implementation guide covering advanced topics, such as how to set up GA to track dynamic web pages, banners, outgoing links, and contact forms Includes case studies and demonstrates how to optimize pay- per-click accounts, integrate AdSense, work with new reports and reporting tools, use ad version testing, and more Make your web site a more effective business tool with the detailed information and advice about Google Analytics in Advanced Web Metrics with Google Analytics, 3nd Edition.
Part I Measuring Success 1
Chapter 1 Why Understanding Your Web Traffic Is Important toYour Business 3
Chapter 2 Available Methodologies and Their Accuracy 23
Chapter 3 Google Analytics Features, Benefits, and Limitations53
Part II Using Google Analytics Reports 87
Chapter 4 Using the Google Analytics Interface 89
Chapter 5 Reports Explained 117
Part III Implementing Google Analytics 163
Chapter 6 Getting Started: Initial Setup 165
Chapter 7 Advanced Implementation 207
Chapter 8 Best Practices Configuration Guide 267
Chapter 9 Google Analytics Customizations 315
Part IV Using Visitor Data to Drive Website Improvement357
Chapter 10 Focusing on Key Performance Indicators 359
Chapter 11 Real-World Tasks 417
Chapter 12 Integrating Google Analytics with Third-PartyApplications 503
Appendix A Regular Expression Overview 543
Appendix B Useful Tools 551
Appendix C Recommended Further Reading 557
Posted July 26, 2009
Whoever reads this book will realize how much data Google Analytics can yield. Of course, data overkill can lead to analysis paralysis. For this reason, Mr. Clifton emphasizes that acting on the data is the single most important aspect of web analytics. Yet it is this that most people do not achieve. Furthermore, Bill Hunt, CEO of Global Strategies International, who Mr. Clifton quotes at the beginning of his book, observes: "Eight out of 10 implementations of web analytics solutions are incorrectly set up." Search engine and web site optimization requires time and resources dedicated to this endeavor.
In conclusion, Mr. Clifton shows with success how web analytics can be used to improve the key performance indicators for one's online success without minimizing the amount of work required to get it done.
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Posted January 19, 2011
I did not read this book but just the fact that the e version is $10 more than the print version is enough to give it one star. Can anyone explain the thinking behind making a product that requires no additional materials, shipping, storage, etc, more expensive than the print version?
So, if you spend quite a bit of money on a Nook, then as your reward, you get to pay more for your ebooks than the print version. Come on B&N, you can do better than that. Of course there's always the Kindle and Kindle apps. FYI the Kindle version of this ebook is $12 cheaper than here.
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Posted November 7, 2011
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