The Latest List Of Google Analytics Must Have Settings And Configurations

I’m attending #19NTC (the Nonprofit Technology Conference) in Portland, OR this week and in addition to a presenting a session on creating data driven culture along with fellow ArtsHacker, Ceci Dadisman, I’ll be hosting one of NTC’s new tactical sessions. Tactical sessions are shorter sessions, 30-minutes each, are designed to be deep dives into practical, immediately actionable tips and tricks. If that sounds like a lot like what ArtsHacker.com is all about, you’d be on the right track which is why I am all kinds of stoked about being part of the program for … Read more

Activate Google Signals And Slurp Up Even More Of That Sweet Google Juice

Google Signals provides the framework for tracking signed in users across devices, such as multiple browsers, mobile apps, mobile devices, and more. In short, the new reporting features in Signals will let you take advantage of enhanced advertising and reporting features. While all the cross-device capabilities are still in Beta mode, they’ve been up and running for several months. Consequently, if you were waiting to see how these new features would shake out, you should be fine to jump in and start exploring. Activating Signals While you can always go to the … Read more

Get Even More Of That Sweet Google Juice Using Secondary Dimensions

Recently, my fellow ArtsHacker, Ceci Dadisman, and I conducted a private Google Analytics (GA) training session* for a nonprofit performing arts org. About mid-way through the session, we discovered that some of the attendees were unfamiliar with Secondary Dimensions and if there’s one GA feature that rises to “drop everything” status to learn, this is it. Per Google’s geek-speak definition, the “Secondary Dimension feature allows you to define a primary dimension and then view that data by a secondary dimension within the same table.” In English, that means you can cross tabulate … Read more

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