Analytics Canvas V1.1 more data, more flexibility

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We’re pleased to announce that Analytics Canvas V1.1 is now available, here are just some of the goodies you will find in this release: 1) Support for multiple Google accounts and full use of OAuth standards to make the authentication with Google Analytics easier, more secure and more powerful. 2) Enhancements that give more access to more data, through the …

Released! Analytics Canvas 1.0: Data KUNG FU for Google Analytics

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We’re very pleased to announce that Analytics Canvas V1.0 is now available! To Our Beta Testers: A big Thank You to you all for helping us get here! We’re grateful for all your feedback. Analytics Canvas is available in a number of different plans: We believe you’ll find one that gives you the extra Google Analytics data crunching power you …

ETL vs Making a bunch of really hacked together crazy spreadsheets

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ETL stands for “Extract, Transform and Load”. ETL is a key process in the business intelligence and data warehousing arena- it’s all about automating data movement and building repeatable, robust processes that take raw data, clean it, fix it, enrich it, and then load it into a location where it can be easily queried and analyzed. The opposite of ETL …

Google Analytics sampling data

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Google Analytics is being used by some very large websites. The result is that there is a lot of data, and one of the realities of tracking a high traffic website with Google Analytics is that often data will be returned as a statistical sample, rather than exact metrics. Ask for too much data and you will get an estimate. …

Getting your Google Analytics data and databases together

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While Google analytics is a great way to collect data about web traffic, there is lots of data in other places that you probably need to be looking at too. Where is it? It’s in databases and files. in that SQL Server database that marketing uses to track all its promotions in that MS Access database over in sales where …

Google Instant Previews in your data

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Are you suddenly getting lots of traffic from Google Inc. to your site? What you might not know, is it might be affecting your pageviews and your bounce rate in Google analytics. Google Analytics seems to be recording previews (in some cases at least, not yet clear exactly how) as page views. Take a look at your Google Analytics data. …

Analytics Canvas enters private Beta!

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Huzzzah! We are declaring the Alpha over, and starting the private Beta for the Analytics canvas tool. We’ll start contacting the first private Beta testers who have signed up over the coming week, and we’ll get them up and running with the Beta1. We just don’t have the bandwidth to have everyone who has signed up test at first, so …

Combining Google Analytics data with external sources – the next level of analytics

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Google Analytics data is incredibly valuable stuff. But there is a way to make it radically more useful. Combine it with other data, from outside Google Analytics. If you are not doing this now, then using data that is external to Google analytics will bring your “Analytics Game” to the next level. If you are doing it, push it further. …

Google Analytics API Data export – empowering analysis

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As we’re testing the Alpha version of our new product Analytics Canvas, it strikes me how well Google understands the importance of data. Even better, they understand the importance giving access to data widely. While they provide fantastic tools in Google analytics, and keep expanding the platform, (witness some of the new features just released), they also realize that they …