Wednesday, March 30, 2011 | 5:47 PM
Welcome to yet another exciting magical episode of Web Analytics TV!
Web Analytics TV is powered by your questions, in this episode we had questions from Australia, India, Russia, Germany, Israel, Poland, Argentina, Dubai, Cyprus and so many other places. It is amazing to see such an engaged audience from around the world. You all rock!
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We are also thrilled to present Lloyd from Cape Town with the “Analysis Ninja of the Episode” award for his excellent question about the differences about custom variables and advanced segments. Lloyd, just send us an email and we’ll send you an autographed, personalized, copy of Web Analytics 2.0.
Here is the list of last weeks questions.
In this action-packed episode we discuss:
- (0:38) Why you see differences between clicks and visits from Facebook metrics
- (2:35) Setting up goals to match multiple conditions
- (3:55) The best way to create inverse advanced segments
- (4:36) Is there a way to get the path of sources for a user?
- (5:44) Comparing Website Optimizer experiments against different success criteria
- (7:30) How you should track banners for internal campaigns
- (9:01) Targeting visitors using Google Analytics data
- (10:25) What Google Analytics reports for URLs that get rewritten by the server
- (11:41) Is it “cheating” to track virtual pageviews on tabs?
- (13:12) How to group and compare keywords in the longtail
- (15:18) Differences between custom variables and advanced segments
- (18:32) Best ways to test regular expressions on your own data
- (20:30) Testing if multiple tracking codes on the same page are sending data
- (21:45) Generating dashboards for data across profiles
- (23:08) Why conversion goals can be over 100%
- (25:14) Whats up with providing a podcast of web analytics TV?
- (25:53) An easy / automated way to track the download of PDF files
- (27:22) Using events to track more realistic time on site
- (29:11) Removing extra referrals from Google Analytics
Here are the links to the topics we discuss:
- Using regex to configure goals and filters in Google Analytics
- Using the BTBuckets / Google Analytics integration to target segments of users
- How to diagnose and troubleshoot data sent to Google Analytics
- 3rd party tools to test regular expressions
- Compare data across accounts with dashboards from Trakkboard
- Automate tracking download links using the Analytics Engine
- Removing extra referrals from Google Analytics
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