The Change History Dashboard: Your Google Analytics Secret Weapon

Although it’s been around since 2014, the Change History dashboard inside Google Analytics is one of those oft overlooked, but useful tools that can save your bacon at just the right moment…but only if you know it’s there! There are no settings to adjust, instead, the Change History dashboard is exactly what it sounds like: a list of recent changes. You can find it by navigating to “Admin > Account > Change History.” There’s a search tool to help find users, dates, or specific changes. It’s especially useful when you have a … Read more

12 Dark Pattern Tactics And How To Make Sure You Aren’t Using Them

Undoubtedly, arts organizations want to maintain as large of a list of engaged subscribers as possible when it comes to their users. But there’s a fine line between encouraging ongoing engagement and outright tricking patrons into signing up or making purchases they didn’t mean to. That’s exactly what Dark Patterns are; tricks used to make users engage in an action they didn’t intend. User Experience professional Harry Brignull is a champion of calling out Dark Pattern practices and educating marketing professionals on how to avoid it. The more you learn about Dark … Read more

Easy Meeting Scheduling With Doodle

If I can put on my grumpy Gen-X arts admin hat for a moment, I have to say that the older I get, the less I enjoy trying new apps. Instead, finding something that works and sticking with it holds a lot of value. Having said that, when I do run across something new that makes me want to switch, it’s really exciting. Case in point, I started using Doodle to schedule meetings across multiple participants and it has been a terrific tool. Doodle offers free and paid accounts and for most … Read more

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