Advanced Web Metrics with Google Analytics [NOOK Book]

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Master Google Analytics with This Complete Guide

Covering the very latest version of Google Analytics (GA), the third edition of this bestseller features more ROI-building tips and techniques than ever. Want to become proficient using all of Google Analytics' powerful capabilities and reports? Measure the performance of your campaigns in real time? Discover the best way to track social and mobile visitors? Evaluate the impact of multichannel marketing? You'll find all this and ...

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Overview

Master Google Analytics with This Complete Guide

Covering the very latest version of Google Analytics (GA), the third edition of this bestseller features more ROI-building tips and techniques than ever. Want to become proficient using all of Google Analytics' powerful capabilities and reports? Measure the performance of your campaigns in real time? Discover the best way to track social and mobile visitors? Evaluate the impact of multichannel marketing? You'll find all this and more in this complete practitioner's guide. Learn how to use GA's new features, why to use them, and how to apply everything Google Analytics has to offer to improve your website, your brand, and your bottom line.

  • Become quickly productive with the new user interface and exciting new tools such as Multi-Channel Funnels
  • Discover new capabilities, such as how to track mobile and social media visitors to your site and track embedded video usage
  • Learn super workarounds and advanced techniques and tactics you can put to use immediately
  • Follow best practices and learn from compelling, real-world examples
  • Optimize your search engine marketing, monetize a non-e-commerce site, and track offline marketing as well as online
  • Integrate Google Analytics data with third-party systems and applications, including your CRM system

It would be a cliché to say Brian Clifton knows Google Analytics like the back of his hand. But he does. So if there is only one book you can buy on Google Analytics . . . buy this book and you'll be on your way to being an analysis ninja!"
Avinash Kaushik, author of Web Analytics 2.0 and Digital Marketing Evangelist, Google

A must-read if you're playing in the big leagues."
Chris Sherman, Executive Editor, Search Engine Land

A great practitioners resource that not only covers the technical details for a best practice setup, but also ties it back to the business objectives."
Sara Andersson, Founder of Search Integration AB and Chairperson, Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMP), Scandinavia

With a good mix of concepts, examples and how-to's, the book structure and writing style will please both marketers and technically inclined analysts, and even help reconcile both universes."
Stéphane Hamel, Director of Strategic Services, Cardinal Path

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118239582
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/30/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 600
  • Sales rank: 610,809
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

Brian Clifton, PhD, is an internationally recognized web analytics expert who specializes in performance optimization using Google Analytics for a variety of high-profile brands. He formerly led the Google Web Analytics team for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and he initiated and helped launch the online learning center for the Google Analytics Individual Qualification (GAIQ). Brian regularly speaks at industry trade shows, maintains the popular blog Measuring Success (www.advanced-web-metrics.com/blog/), and wrote the previous two editions of this book, which are used by students and professionals worldwide.
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Table of Contents

Foreword xix

Introduction xxi

Part I Measuring Success 1

Chapter 1 Why Understanding Your Web Traffic Is Important to Your Business 3

Chapter 2 Available Methodologies and Their Accuracy 23

Chapter 3 Google Analytics Features, Benefits, and Limitations 53

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 Improvement 357

Chapter 10 Focusing on Key Performance Indicators 359

Chapter 11 Real-World Tasks 417

Chapter 12 Integrating Google Analytics with Third-Party Applications 503

Appendix A Regular Expression Overview 543

Appendix B Useful Tools 551

Appendix C Recommended Further Reading 557

Index 561

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  • Posted July 26, 2009

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    The Challenge of Acting on Web Analytics

    Brian Clifton, who is deeply involved with web analytics at Google, usually succeeds in his endeavor to make Google Analytics accessible to an audience who is not just made up of webmasters. Chapter 9 called "Google Analytical Hacks" is probably by far the most challenging chapter for a non-technical audience. Mr. Clifton is very straightforward on this subject. He assumes that his readers have an in-depth knowledge of JavaScript.

    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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    Nook version is $10 more than print version! Kindle is $12 less!

    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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