Get Ready For Google Signals and Cross Device Reporting

Throughout 2018, Google has been releasing all sorts of new and enhanced features inside Analytics and one of the most recent promises to be one of the most exciting: cross device tracking and reporting. Here’s Google’s description: Cross Device reporting in Analytics takes into account people who visit your website multiple times from different devices. Now, instead of seeing metrics in Analytics that show two separate sessions (e.g., one on desktop and the other on mobile), you’ll be able to see when users visited your website from two different devices. By understanding … Read more

Free Resource Getting Started With Google Analytics

Free Resource: Getting Started With Google Analytics

Recently, fellow ArtsHacker, Ceci Dadisman, and I enjoyed giving a presentation to attendees of the Southeastern Theatre Conference 2018 Convention on how to use Google Analytics (GA) to make data-driven improvements to website content and layouts. The session was geared toward professionals just getting into GA. Content focused on using out-of-the-box GA features and simple to implement settings changes to provide access to must-have data. Simply put, if GA seems new and a little scary, this is exactly the place you need to go in order to begin building your skillsets. The session … Read more

Why That Popup You Want So Badly Is Likely Killing Your Search Rank

Why That Popup You Want So Badly Is Probably Hurting Your Search Rank

Rarely do I encounter a web client that doesn’t want some sort of popup to capture email addresses, push an advertisement, or serve up some sort of call to action. Often, the need is genuine but how they envision implementation often risks hurting their search ranking. Here’s what you need to know in order to get past that learning hurdle. Traditional popups tend to force web visitors to interact with the popup before they can begin to interact with site content by either completing the conversion goal or clicking past. In web … Read more

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