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Google AnalyticsBy: Lakora Byrd; Megha Rao; Kwame Hyeamang; Tian Yu April 11, 2013
Google: Who They Are• Founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin• Located in Mountain View California • Named Google from a play on word googol• Introduced AdWords in 2000• Google locations: 70 Offices in more than 40 countries
Google: Who They Are• The Perfect Search Engine• Provides a variety of tools to help businesses of all kinds succeed on and off the web• Build products that they hope will make the web better and therefore your experience on the web better• Cloud Computing• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ6EGmMrcr8
Why & What Why Google Analytics? What does web analytics measure?• Google analytics is not just a tool for • Visitors measuring web traffic but it can also • Traffics be used as a tool for • Business and Market research • Content • Assess effectiveness of a website • Measure traditional prints or advertising campaigns • How traffic changes after the launch of a new advertising campaign
How Google Analytics works• Sign up for Google Analytics • https://www.google.com/analytics/• They return code to you• You paste the code just below the </body> tag• Put it on EVERY page • Edit>Find and Replace is easiest option• Put it in your template pages, so it will be automatically on every page• Go to the Analytics dashboard page to see daily metrics
What it does?• Daily, monthly, yearly tracking of web visits • Graphed over time• Which pages they go to, how long they stay • Bounce rate • Entrance pages• How they got there • Search engines and Search terms used• Location, operating system, monitor resolution• Over 80 reports available
Google Analytics Industry Reviews and Comparisons• The variety, and complexity of web analytics tools presents a challenge for reviewers across specific metrics• Coherency in the sources and determinations of industry previews are a challenge.• Reviews from three independent non-profit sources indicated below• Most analytics tools have overlapping functionalities, therefore tools are categorized into groups of similar functionality.
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Google Analytics Customer Success Stories• Shop.com developed a customized tracking strategy to provide easy access to reporting on their traffic sources and the millions of products in their marketplace.• Travelocity moved from centralized reporting to more democratic access with Google Analytics, and has become more agile in data- driven decision-making across the company.• Nissan Motor Company gains deep insights into users’ product preferences with Google Analytics e-commerce
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Cost Analysis• Google Analytics is free!• Any business or individual with a website can use Google Analytics FREE for any site with up to 5 million pageviews per month• For unlimited pageviews, simply create an AdWords account and link it to your Analytics account
Conclusion• Business and Market research• Assess effectiveness of a website• Measure traditional prints or advertising campaigns• How traffic changes after the launch of a new advertising campaign• It’s free!