- Basic Reporting Automation with Google Analytics
I am not a data scientist. I don’t even like statistics. That puts me in the extreme minority at LunaMetrics, a company comprised of people who ruined grade points in undergraduate statistics by setting test curves beyond the reach of their mere mortal peers. That’s why I like Google Analytics. I don’t need to understand […]
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- How to Publish a Single Tag (and not others) in Google Tag Manager
Let me know if you’ve heard this one before. You have a developer building out some tags in Google Tag Manager, but they’re not ready to be published yet. They have several tags with major changes, new tags, different triggers and variables. Lots of changes. Then you get a notification that you need to quickly […]
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- Super Search Optimization Tips for Publishers & Journalists
In the bustling world of news there’s no time to wait. “First-to-print” has in many ways become “First online” in the 21st century. There’s nothing worse than having a hot take on a breaking lead and getting stuck behind a digital issue. Luckily, there are some tricks for all members of the newsroom to get […]
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- The Art of the Double Negative – Using Trigger Exceptions in GTM
Besides the basics of adding analytics and marketing tags to your website, Google Tag Manager also enables advanced website tagging and management through strategic use of Triggers. Understanding the basics of Trigger conditions, multiple Triggers, and Trigger exceptions will help to make your container smaller, more agile, and more effective. Let’s go through some basics, […]
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- Quick Tips for Google Analytics Enhanced Ecommerce
For ecommerce and retail websites, reporting on revenue, product information and sales is essential to benchmark how the site is performing. If you’re not using the Enhanced Ecommerce features for Google Analytics yet, check out our FAQ! Or, if you’re in the implementation phase, there is a great way to test using Data Layer Forensics by Dorcas […]
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- 11+ Places Where (not set) Can Strike in Google Analytics
When it comes to reporting on your website, knowing that your data is as accurate as possible is one of the most important considerations. Most effort is done in the implementation phase, but as time goes on, you may start to see ‘(not set)’ creeping into some of your Google Analytics reports. This label doesn’t tell […]
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- Career Change Tactics to Steal My Digital Marketing Job
Running a marathon. Speaking a foreign language. Learning to juggle. All of these things are likely easier than changing a career. That is especially true in digital marketing, where aspiring applicants must hit the equivalent of a moving target because the industry changes so quickly. Do you want my job? Here is the blueprint to […]
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- Avoid the Facepalm: 5 Common Mistakes in Your Google Analytics Tracking Code
When something’s broken and you can’t figure out how to fix it, there’s nothing like that feeling of sheepish chagrin after you discover it simply wasn’t plugged in. Believe it or not, we see the equivalent of “not plugged in” pretty often when troubleshooting broken implementations of Google Analytics. Avoid the d’oh moment: Check your […]
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- Remain Calm! Addressing Google Tag Manager’s Security Risks
We hear it all the time – marketers love the idea of Google Tag Manager but aren’t sure that they can talk their development/IT team into it. The conversation can often veer into the dangerous territory of us vs them, complete with finger-pointing and authority-challenging. We address these concerns often with new clients, explaining the […]
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- 3 Keys to Auditing or Migrating Any Website
Working as a search consultant, I often feel more like a doctor than a marketer. Each interaction generally starts out the same way: make an introduction, ask the client where it hurts, run tests to determine what is really going on, then provide recommendations and support in order fix the problem. While the recommendations are […]
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